Windows XP-Preinstalled Eee PC Out This February

According to CNet versions of the Asus Eee PC pre-installed with Windows have already been released in Japan. The US market may come next.

Called the Eee PC 4G-X, it will come pre-loaded with Windows XP Home Edition. It has the same specs as the original 4G model with Linux introduced last fall: 4GB of storage, Intel Celeron processor, 512MB of RAM, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, and more.

According to Asus, Eee releases pre-installed with XP may be expected this February or March. Of course, you can install Windows XP yourself, as the DVD with the Eee PC sales packages includes Windows drivers. The manual also has instructions and tips on how to minimize space usage. XP, after all, is a space hog and memory hog compared to the built-in Xandros and most other Linux flavors.

Thing is, the bundled RAM is just 512MB. I doubt if Windows XP will perform well given the limited memory. Best to boost it up to at least 1GB, which is dirt cheap these days.

[via Eeeuser]

4 Responses

  1. deuts Says:

    I need no windows!

  2. Lv_Terorists Says:

    Rubbish.. :D
    My 1st XP PC had 64 RAM… later when SP2 came out, 128 RAM was the minimum.. :P so 512… is more than enough,,,..
    Im running XP on my eee now… all is well… games, Photoshop, everything just works :)

  3. Eee laptop: why it sucks to own the ASUS EeePC Says:

    […] I cannot imagine how a non-nerd could possibly manage to do that. It’s not ready for prime time. That’s why I prefer the XO to the Eee. It’s a disgrace. I’d rather buy one with XP preinstalled. […]

  4. Clock IT Up Says:

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