The ASUS Eee PC X101 is now available for pre-orders. This ultra-slim 10.1-inch netbook will come running MeeGo and was originally set to launch sometime this fall at a super low cost of sub-$200. However, ASUS missed the mark just slightly with the netbook now being up for pre-orders starting at $209.99 on CDW and $226.99 on Amazon.
The X101 netbook features 10.1-inch display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 1.33Ghz Intel Atom N435 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB SSD. Connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, audio, and an SD card slot. There's also a webcam and stereo speakers. Battery life is rated at 4 hours with its standard 3-cell battery.
The specs aren't too impressive, but that's not surprising given its low cost. However, it does feature an incredibly slim chassis measuring only 0.69-inches thin and weighing about 2 pounds. And it also offers the Linux-based operating system, MeeGo, as an alternative to your usual Windows 7, if you're into that kind of thing.