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Review: Asus Eee PC

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"PSST. You wanna buy a laptop for $500? Brand new, mate, still in the box and got a year's warranty. It's got wireless internet, it's got the works, mate."

You'd expect to hear this line from some dodgy-looking guy in the pub. But you can also hear a smoother version of it across the counter at Myer, where Australia's cheapest laptop is now on sale.

It's the oddly-named Eee PC, from Taiwanese tech powerhouse Asus. And despite a few rough edges, we found this $499 notebook to be a refreshingly unique product that's near-perfect for primary school students and as a second computer to use around the house, when out and about and even on holidays.

So how much notebook can you get for $499?

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