Asus Philippines has launched a promo whereby every purchase of an EeePC 701 gives the buyer a chance to win a trip to Hongkong Disneyland and a Hongkong tour.
ASUS gives you the chance to experience just how mobile the Eee PC is—not only in the comforts of your own home, school or office—but in a whole new country. Not alone either—but with your entire family.
Enjoy a Disneyland Package for 3 days and 2 nights, inclusive of roundtrip tickets from Manila–Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific, hotel accommodations, a whole day Disney tour, and a half-day city tour for you and your family!
Get a chance to be one of eight (8) lucky families of four (4) vacationing in Hong Kong by simply purchasing an Eee PC 701 2g or 4g models between July 22 to August 15, 2008 and send the important details like name, address, signature, and contact information on a sheet of paper, along with a photocopy of the sales invoice, billing statement or delivery receipt and a cut out portion of the box where the serial number is indicated (Customers can only send in one entry per sales invoice, billing statement, or delivery receipt.100 models on one receipt, for example, is considered to be one entry). Place entries in an envelope and sending it to 14 United St., Bo. Kapitolyo, Pasig City, 1603 before the draw date of August 20, 2008.
This contest is open to buyers in the Philippines. For more information, you can get in touch with Asus Philippines at (632) 738-0398 or 631-4715.
I wonder why they have not included the EeEPC 900 in this promo. Perhaps they intend to move the first-generation EeePCs faster. But the price drop of the EeePC 70x would perhaps be a big selling point (the 4G sells for about PhP 16,000 or approximately $350). With competition from the new Acer Aspire one (which sells for PhP 18,800 or $418) Asus has reason to be aggressive in marketing.
Here’s one thing that will give Asus a big edge: The EeePC 901. There are a handful of netbooks being launched this time of the year. But so far, in my opinion, the big advantage that the Asus EeePC 901 has over its contemporaries is its battery life. With the default setup (6-cell battery pack), the 901 can last up to 8 hours. Most others will only go up to 3 to 4 hours with the standard/default setups. With extended battery packs, other brands (like the Acer Aspire one) can go up to 7 hours, but in some markets (like the Philippines) these other netbooks are sold with the smaller battery packs.
At any rate, Asus is still the trailblazer in the netbook industry, I would say. I hope they come up with more innovative gadgets.