First thing’s first. This picture would be a lot more informative if I knew how big that coin really is. Anyone know what denomination of currency this is and want to let me know how large it would be next to say, a US quarter? That said, there’s no denying that the recently launched Asus Eee PC S101 is thin and sexy as all get-out. Update: Loks like that’s an $NT 10 coin, which is just about 2mm larger than a US quarter. Thanks non!

Engadget Chinese recently got their hands on an S101 and shot a few pictures that show just how thin this high end Eee PC model is. Not that the original Eee PC 701 was a fatty at 1.4 inches thick. But the S101 is just 1.1 inches thick at its widest, and Asus has used a few visual tricks to make the high-end netbook look even thinner.

Engadget reports that the S101 could be available in the Asia-Pacific region as early as tomorrow, while Asus will launch the netbook in Europe in a few weeks and the US later this month.

You can read more about the Asus Eee PC S101 in the Liliputing Product Database.

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4 replies on “Asus Eee PC S101 gives the MacBook Air a run for its money”

  1. Gives the MacBook Air a run for its money? Perhaps. But I’ll wait for the official dimensions and a side-by-side. Not to mention things like the different processor (MBA is a full Core 2 Duo, not an Atom), larger, faster SSD (64GB of SLC), larger screen, full-sized keyboard…

    Let’s not gloss over the fact that there are still significant differences between the netbooks and something like the MacBook Air – although not enough to justify the much larger difference in price. Different purposes, different computers. Although with netbooks on the scene, I don’t know much longer an ultralight “full powered” computer without a DVD drive has. The Thinkpad X300 certainly will retain its niche, but the MBA I’m not so sure about.

    1. Fair enough. To be honest, I was going to put “in the size department” in my
      headline, but I ran out of room and was too lazy to come up with a
      completely new title.

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