Battle of the Mini Laptops: Asus Eee PC vs. Intel Classmate
We finally got our hands on the Intel Classmate and Asus Eee, two low-cost laptops that are remarkably similar hardware-wise, even though they look very different. Check out our photo tour of these two systems, both of which offer a (mostly) full-fledged computer experience for less than the cost of a PS3.
There's been lots of buzz lately about small, low-cost laptops. The first one we heard about was the OLPC (or One Laptop Per Child), which, along with the Intel Classmate, was aimed at children in developing countries. The always creative minds at Asus were inspired by these to make the Eee PC, a $399 consumer laptop.