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ASUS to launch hard drive version of S101

updated 03:20 pm EST, Wed December 31, 2008

ASUS to launch S101H

ASUS will launch a variant of its 10.2-inch netbook, the S101, with a conventional hard disk instead of a solid-state drive, reports say. While the capacity of the disk in the upcoming computer -- due to be called the S101H -- is unknown, the netbook's thinness will likely constrain the disk to a smaller, slower 1.8-inch format. Its capacity should be much larger than the current maximum 64GB SSD option, which is also paired exclusively with Linux. S101 buyers who opt for Windows XP are limited to 16GB SSDs, due to rules imposed by Microsoft.

When the S101H is coming and at what price remain undisclosed, but the switch to a regular HDD may drop the S101H's price below the S101's current $699. Remaining features are expected to carry over from the S101, including 1GB of RAM, an 802.11n Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth 2.0 support and a multi-card reader. The 30GB of online storage ASUS offers with the S101 is also expected to be part of the H's selling points.



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