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Edinburgh, Lothians, United Kingdom, 2008/05/10 - Edinburgh-based mobile phone and IT online retailer, Powerup Mobile, is offering a ASUS Eee PC laptop when customers sign up to T-Mobiles Web n Walk mobile broadband service.
The tiny pocket laptop is Powerup Mobile's best selling item this month. This very affordable laptop weighing in at less than 1kg, and half the size of regular notebooks, is ideally suited for children, and equally popular with adults. Launched in the US last November, it was easily the most wanted Christmas gift across the pond. Sales figures reported post launch were hundreds of thousands, with queues outside high street retailers in the US, and projected sales from ASUS globally for 2008 are in the millions.
Jeff Shillitto, the entrepreneur behind Powerup Mobile said: “The best thing is you can connect it to the internet from anywhere using the USB modem and T-Mobile Web n Walk service. You don't need Wifi or a hot spot or anything, plug in the USB modem anywhere and you get internet access.”
The Eee PC from ASUS is easy to use, portable and has most of the components of a regular laptop, including built in WiFi. Share photos of your travels without waiting till you get home, shop the web without attaching lines or wires, play, relax and entertain on the go, the 2GB mini laptop is shock proof and power efficient so no need to worry about a short battery life. Popular with parents, and useful in schools, (one US education department allegedly ordered 1300 of them right away for teachers and students) it has restricted access to certain websites and an easy to use design. This new product will benefit academically as the PC can be used for schoolwork, projects and research. The less formative side, is the ability to play and download games, connect with their friends on social network sites such as MSN and Bebo and download the latest videos, music and pictures.
Jeff Shillitto, continued: “The Eee PC is good looking, easy to use, fast working and provides every thing you need from a tiny laptop. We are selling them like hotcakes! It’s power efficient and with a dependable solid state disk, you get unparalleled shock protection and reliability. It clears up wire clutter with built in card reader, speakers and microphone. I am not surprised they are so popular with a good low entry point price tag, for a very useful piece of kit.”
ASUS Eee PC 2GB Surf spec:
• CPU & Chipset : Intel Mobile CPU & chipset
• Operating System : Linux System/ Hardware Compatible with Windows XP
• Communication : 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
• WLAN : WiFi 802.11b/g
• Memory : 512MB, DDR2
• Display : 7"
• Storage : 2GB S.S.D. (Solid-State Disk)
• Audio : Hi-Definition audio CODEC, Built-in stereo speaker, Built-in microphone
• Keyboard : Qwerty UK keyboard
• Expansion: 3 x USB ports
• Battery Life : 3 hrs (4 cells)
• Dimension & Weight : 22.5 x 16.4 x 2.15~3.5 cm, less than 1kg
• Offer ends 15th June 2008.
Outwith the special offer, The ASUS Eee PC 700 and other models are available from web retailer priced at £219.95 inc VAT.
PowerUpMobile.com is an e-commerce business, based in Edinburgh – owned and run by entrepreneur Jeff Shillito. The company specialises in sourcing a wide range of hard to find high end mobile devices such as PDA’s (Personal Digital Assistant), smartphones, GPS Sat Nav systems, Ultra Mobile PCs and wireless devices for individual consumers and businesses, who require more from their phone such as email or high speed internet access, while providing sound technical advice. It stocks some of the most unique and sophisticated products and gadgets; many of which are not available via an alternative high street vendor. Current customers include the UN, Google, AstraZeneca and the BBC as well as sole traders and private consumers.