How Much are ASUS Eee PC and MSI Wind in Malaysia?

One of the hottest products at the PIKOM PC Fair 2008 (II) was the netbook.

Netbook is small-sized, low-cost, light weight version of notebook computer that has been optimized for Internet access.

Here are the ASUS Eee PC and MSI Wind prices in Malaysia:

ASUS Eee PC 701

  • Intel Mobile CPU
  • Intel UMA graphic
  • 4GB SSD, 512MB RAM
  • 802.11b/g, 10/100 LAN
  • 7″ LCD, USB 2.0 x 3
  • MMC & SD card reader
  • 0.3M pixel webcam

Price: RM 999 (Linux) / RM 1,099 (Windows XP)

ASUS Eee PC 900

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  • Intel Mobile CPU
  • Intel UMA graphic
  • 30GB HDD, 1GB RAM
  • 802.11b/g, 10/100 LAN
  • 8.9″ LCD, USB 2.0 x 3
  • MMC & SD card reader
  • 1.3M pixel webcam
  • Windows XP Home

Price: RM 1,499

ASUS Eee PC 901

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  • Intel Atom CPU
  • 12GB SSD, 1GB RAM
  • 802.11b/g/n, 10/100 LAN
  • 8.9″ LCD, USB 2.0 x 3, Bluetooth
  • MMC & SD card reader
  • 1.3M pixel webcam
  • Doulby Soundroom Certified
  • Windows XP Home

Price: RM 1,749

ASUS Eee PC 1000

  • Intel Atom CPU
  • 80GB HDD, 1GB RAM
  • 802.11b/g/n, 10/100 LAN
  • 10″ LCD, USB 2.0 x 3, Bluetooth
  • MMC & SD card reader
  • 1.3M pixel webcam
  • Dolby Soundroom Certified
  • Windows XP Home

Price: RM 2,099

MSI Wind U100

  • Intel Atom CPU
  • 80GB HDD, 1GB RAM
  • 802.11b/g, bluetooth
  • 10″ widescreen LCD
  • Build-in card reader
  • 3-cells battery
  • 1.3M pixel webcam

Price: RM 1,750 (Linux) / RM 1,899 (Windows XP)

My two cents

There were 2 models in my netbook list: Eee PC 901 and MSI Wind. I was expecting for Linux version of Eee PC 901(which has bigger SSD) but was told that there is No Linux version of Eee PC in Malaysia by ASUS Malaysia. That’s very disappointing. They are expecting everyone to love Windows.

So, I turned to MSI Wind. It is almost perfect but the 3-cells battery(1.5 hours) is a letdown. The 6-cells version is not available yet in Malaysia (except the girlys Wind “Love Edition”).

In the end, I didn’t buy any netbook at the PC Fair. I shall wait for the MSI Wind 6-cells model or other coming-soon-netbooks.

For other netbook choices, CNET UK showed top 10 netbooks and CNET Asia picked the top 5 netbooks.

Will you buy a netbook, or you have got one? Please share with us.

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4 thoughts on “How Much are ASUS Eee PC and MSI Wind in Malaysia?”

  1. No Linux version of EEE PC in Malaysia? If I ever to get one of these, probably I would use it only for online purpose and maybe simple editing of doc/html/php files. Thus, IMHO, for such task, to use Windows is kind of overboard. :-(

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