Asus Eee Note: Retro Grayscale Stylus Input Tablet – Kind of Appeals to me For Some Reason

The Asus Eee Note EA800 is “retro” in so many ways.

- Monochrome (grayscale?) display
- Stylus driven touch screen
- Linux based (not Android)

And, yet it has a number of appealing aspects too.

- 8-inch display (not too big and not too small)
- 1024×768 pixel resolution
- Readable in bright sunlight (like the Kindle and unlike the iPad)
- Built-in camera
- Built-in voice recorder
- WiFi (no need for 3G carrier since 3G is not mentioned)
- Micro SD slot for storage expansion
- USB port
- 13.5 hour battery (less than the Kindle, much less, but more than the iPad)
- Built-in Evernote support. Hello? Evernote support? That alone might sell me on the Eee Note.
- $228 suggested retail price in Taiwan

The specs and price looks good to me. I’d consider buying one if it has a decent web browser and email client.

Via ComputerWorld: Asustek unveils low-cost Eee Note e-reader, notepad

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Social Media Metrics

Social Media MetricsStarting September 4, work with a social media manager to monitor, measure and optimize your social media efforts! Danielle Brigida will teach your how to sift through web analytics, Facebook Insights, and Twitter mentions to develop a comprehensive reporting and tracking system for your brand. Register now!