Nippy, Nifty and no Ugly Duckling Wednesday 30 April 2008 PDF Print The New Generation EeePC 900 launches in the UK ASUS are introducing the EeePC 900 this month as an upgrade to their landmark EeePC 701 model and are kick-starting the campaign with an exciting online competition and a promotion with the film, The Ugly Duckling and Me (released on DVD from 16 June). Beautifully designed and available in a variety of colours from pink to blue the versatile EeePC 900 is not just ideal for the fashion-conscious youngster from pre-teen onwards, but is also proving popular with users of all ages as it delivers a comprehensive computing experience that is as at home on the catwalk as it is in the boardroom or the playpen. To celebrate the launch of this petite powerhouse, ASUS will be running an online competition where winners can win either ASUS EeePC 701 or EeePC 900 with a Windows® operating system and Windows Live™ pre installed; please visit www.asus-uk.com/eeepc for competition details. On May 1st ASUS are running a promotion in London along Tottenham Court Road to celebrate the DVD release of the movie 'Ugly Duckling and Me', to include a huge EeePC mascot and two larger-than-life lead characters from The Ugly Duckling and Me, Ratso and Ugly - a fantastic photo opportunity for any snappers in the area (please contact the press office if you would like to organise interviews to accompany shots). To enter the May 1st competition, take a picture with the EeePC man and send to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win the DVD and other fantastic ASUS products as prizes. About the EeePC 900 Easy to Learn, Easy to Work and Easy to Play. Small & compact: The EeePC 900 is a user friendly, highly portable and fully functioning web-surfer, which delivers the features that any user might need for their mobile connection solutions, from business to academic - all packed inside a 23cm (w) x 17cm (l) x 3cm (h), sleek designer casing. New features: All three versions of the ASUS EeePC 900 feature several stunning updates from the 700 series including a wider screen option (from 7” to 8.9”), an additional built in camera and double the RAM. Outstanding anti-shock memory: Like it’s predecessor the EeePC 900 features the use of a groundbreaking onboard solid-state memory (SSD) instead of the more delicate traditional hard drive. This tough and truly "mobile" memory delivers great shockproof features to the user, ideal for protecting your data in any environment. The robust EeePC is speedy to boot up, and highly durable against even the most vigorous usage. Operating systems: What’s more it is available with a choice of two pre-loaded operating systems; Windows XP or Linux, the second of which features ASUS’ bespoke user-friendly interface. Connectivity: The EeePC range comes with between 4 and 20GB of SSD storage depending upon model, as well as an SD/MMC Card Reader, VGA and 3xUSB 2.0 expansion ports - plus WiFi and Bluetooth for ultra-connectivity. The full specification is available online on the press assets pages (see below notes to editors). All this style and functionality is topped off with a reassuring 2 year warranty (collect and return) for all UK consumers. So whether you are at home, at work or on the move and need to stay connected simply drop an EeePC 900 into your bag and you’ll know you have the perfect tool with which to stay in touch. --- ends --- EeePC Background Information: ASUS created a completely new genre of portable device when they launched the original EeePC 701 in October 2007. Stylish, shockproof and featuring solid-state memory and Linux interface (never before seen), the EeePC700 sold at a rate of one per minute in the run up to Christmas and was the ‘most wanted’ Christmas gift on both amazon.com and Cnet. Winning multiple awards the 700 attracted many imitators in its early days, with other manufacturers rushing to create their own version – but the EeePC700 still remains one of the most popular in the market today. So whether you are a family wanting to stay in touch with the latest family gossip, a business person desiring the latest news on stocks and shares, or an entertainment lover wanting to stay hot with the latest trends, then get connected the EeePC way. Awards include Mobile Computer - Editors Choice PC Plus - Editors Choice PC Format - Editors Choice PC Pro - Recommended Stuff - Hot Buy Trusted Reviews - Editors Choice Technet - Recommended ZDNet - Editors Choice About ASUS: ASUS is a market leader in the manufacture of innovative and rule-breaking laptops. Over a remarkably short period of time ASUS has become one of the top laptop manufactures worldwide creating compelling computer experiences that have delighted consumers across the world. This rapid growth has been accomplished through an unrelenting dedication to the development of groundbreaking technologies, allied to strong and mutually supportive partnerships with leading brands. With ASUS new technology is perfectly partnered with strong, original and innovative designs that complement and enhance your chosen lifestyle. This design-led approach means that an ASUS laptop leads the field with its sophisticated ergonomics and finishes that are refined but ruggedly robust, the perfect companion when you are out and about either studying or working. Notes to Editors: We would be pleased to organise interviews with the ASUS team about the launch or product series. In addition should you consider a product review more appropriate for your organisation, we have a limited number of samples available upon request (see sample request form on the press assets pages). Scans and specifications sheets are also available to download from the press assets pages on the following link: www.tru-pr.co.uk/press/client.php?c=asusindex Contact Information: Ugly Duckling enquiries: Tim Cole, Rabbit Promotions T: +44 (0) 207 299 3687 e: email@example.com Sales enquiries: ASUS Sales Team T: +44 (0) 1442 02716 F: +44 (0) 1442 25882 www.asus.com Press enquiries: Danielle Schofield, Tru PR T: +44 (0) 845 833 8292 F: +44 (0) 117 962 9407 e: EeePC@tru-pr.co.uk www.tru-pr.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Tru PR in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Men's Interest, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Consumer Technology, Business & Finance, Travel, Education & Human Resources, Media & Marketing, Retail & Fashion, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.