Think the Asus 1015E Windows 8 mini-laptop which sells for around $249 to $299 is cheap? It looks like Asus plans to go even lower. A couple of online stores are now showing listings for a model with Ubuntu Linux which could sell for as little as $215.
Update: The Asus 1015E-DS03 with Ubuntu is now available for $249 — which is about the same price as the Windows 8 model. Go figure.
The Asus 1015E-DS03 is a small laptop with a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive.
Like the Windows 8 version, this little computer supports and Bluetooth, has 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 port, HDMI and Ethernet jacks, stereo speakers, and a headset jack. It also comes with a 6 cell battery.
The only differences I can spot are that the 1015E-DS03 comes with Ubuntu instead of Windows, and therefore has a lower price tag.