It’s official. The Palm
I wrote about the Palm Centro earlier as a in your face approach of Palm to show Apple’s iPhone that affordability is still tantamount in consumers minds. The Centro is targeted towards fresh grads entering their first jobs. The ASUS eee is a “one laptop per child” competitor device that boasts a more impressive line of technical specs. It isn’t meant to be a full laptop but with specs such as WiFi and a webcam, it allows you to be comfortably mobile and still get the job done!
UPDATE: The ASUS eee has been launched!
Take a look at these detailed specs of both devices:
Palm Centro Technical Specs
320Ã—320 pixel Transflective color touchscreen, supports 16-bit color (up to 65K colors)
Palm OS 5.4.9
BluetoothÂ® Wireless Technology
64MB available user storage
1.3 megapixels with 2x digital zoom and video capture
Removable 1150mAh, lithium-ion, 3.5 hours talk time, up to 300 hours standby time
microSD card (up to 4GB supported)
Available in Ruby and Onyx
ASUS eee Technical Specs
Processor: Intel mobile CPU (Intel 910 chipset, 900MHz Dothan Pentium M)
Memory: 512MB RAM
OS: Linux (Asus customized flavor)
Storage: 8GB or 16GB flash hard drive
Webcam: 300K pixel video camera
Battery life: 3 hours using 4-cell battery
Dimensions: 8.9 in x 6.5 in x 0.82 in – 1.37 in (width x depth x thickness)
Ports: 3 USB ports, 1 VGA out, SD card reader, modem, Ethernet, headphone out, microphone in
It’s three months till Christmas which is more than enough time to start saving for these two great deals!