How to make cheap, high-end PC laptops
The PC maker has unveiled a new laptop that costs around $700 but has plenty of features to justify the investment.
The $799 PC from Asus is a convertible with a full range of accessories including a detachable keyboard and mouse.
It also includes a built-in screen and webcam, along with two USB 3.0 ports and a mini-DisplayPort video output.
The Asus Eee PC includes two USB ports, one of which can be used for an external display, and an HDMI port.
The other can be connected to a standard USB 3 connection or an HDMI output.
The laptop’s keyboard, which Asus calls the Eee G900, has a dedicated “key lock” button and can be accessed with a finger swipe, according to the company.
Other features include an integrated fingerprint scanner, an anti-glare screen protector and a built in webcam.
The PC also has an optional keyboard that lets users input their own commands, including Windows keystrokes and a “toggling keyboard” function.
The keyboard has a “dual-tap” feature that can be activated by holding down the left and right keys simultaneously.
While it’s not clear what the keyboard is for, the keyboard and monitor are on the same level as the $600 Dell Latitude E6150.
That means the price is lower, and the laptop also has a faster processor and RAM than its $500 Dell Latitudes and a higher price tag.
The Eee is a little smaller than the $1,400 Acer Aspire V10 and less than the Dell Latios, but it’s still a solid choice for a laptop with a bit of a price difference.