March 3, 2008

ASUS today announced that the Eee PC will now come pre-installed with Microsoft Windows operating system beginning March 2008.The new Eee PC with Windows XP will primarily be aimed at the education market and will be available via special tender for educational institutions and through the channel. A number of Australian schools have already taken advantage of the cost benefits associated with the Eee PC and have introduced the product into classrooms, experiencing great success with enthusiastic students.

The revolutionary Eee PC which first hit Australian shores in December 2007 has caused a stir among consumers – children and parents alike, as well as the IT industry. ASUS is now taking the next step with the new Eee PC with Windows XP, developing a new program to help implement the product in schools around the country and providing students with essential technology. School representatives will have the opportunity to experience the Eee PC first-hand as ASUS takes the product on a roadshow tour with events to be held across seven locations around Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, and Hobart) shortly.

The revolutionary Eee PC is a new line of PC – an educational and lifestyle gadget designed for internet access and learning. It is based on the three Es: Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play; and focuses on providing users with comprehensive internet applications and excellent mobile online experience.

Price and availability

The Eee PC with Microsoft Windows XP will be available will be available via special tender for educational institutions and through computer resellers from the second week of March 2008, at an RRP of $579.00 (incl. GST)

Source: ASUS