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Asus Eee PC X101: $200 netbook that will run MeeGo Linux or Windows 7

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Asus is getting back into the Linux netbook game with the introduction of the Eee PC X101. The company is positioning the new netbook as a thin and light model, measuring just 0.7 inches thick and weighing just 2.1 pounds. Those figures aren’t exactly revolutionary, but they do mean that the new netbook will be thinner and lighter than the original Asus Eee PC 701 which was launched in 2007.

Like the Eee PC 701 though, the X101 will be available with a choice of Windows 7 or Linux — something that Asus hasn’t offered in a couple of years. A Linux-based operating system helps drive down the cost of a netbook. The Eee PC X101 is expected to sell for just $200.

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