Phoenix Technologies' HyperSpace instant-on system
will soon be appearing on ASUS notebooks and netbooks, offering fast access to internet-based applications and automatic network connection while Windows optionally continues to boot in the background. Once the Microsoft OS has loaded, the user can - device depending - switch between the two platforms, prioritizing functionality or, in the case of HyperSpace, battery savings potentially in excess of 25-percent. However while the software will be preinstalled on the ASUS devices, users will still be expected to pay
Phoenix's annual subscription fees.