Exactly a year after launching the first Eee PC 701 4G in Taiwan, Asus is showing off how far the market has come with launch events for the super-thin (and kinda pricy) Eee PC S101 and the super-mobile, 3G-enabled Eee PC 901 Go.

For the Italian launch of the Eee PC 901 Go, Asus picked one of the most ostentaious and obnoxious ways I can think of to demonstrate the computer’s abililty to connect to 3G wireless networks: they took the press out for a drive in a big ole Hummer limo. Notebook Italia was on hand to document the affair.

While I’m not really a big fan of the gas-guzzling vehicle, the brief road trip did provide a half dozen or so journalists and bloggers a chance to check out the netbook’s connection speeds.

thanks Marco!

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6 replies on “Asus throws obnoxious 3G launch event with Hummer limo”

  1. LOL I am sure the streets of Italy loved having a hummer limo driving on them. I can only assume they stuck to major road ways in that bad boy. I almost got an EeePc this year but I figured my iPhone and mcbook were plenty.

  2. Also there’s a little bit of irony provided by the juxtaposition of the huge stretch Hummer and the humble little ole EEE PC.

  3. >For the Italian launch of the Eee PC 901 Go, Asus picked one of
    >the most ostentaious and obnoxious ways I can think of to demonstrate t

    Ever live in an italiant neighborhood?
    Ostentatious, garish and kitsch is day to day life for them.

    Had this been in Taiwan, I would have been a bit surprised.
    In this case, ..not so much.

  4. Is the ASUS EEE the first netbook?

    Im not counting the OLPC here but i cant remember if anyone came out with one slightly before the EE (just like people dont remember who first came out with an mp3 player or touch screen phone first).

    So is the netbook officially one today?

    One year and its been a hell of a ride.
    let’s celebrate.

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