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RM develops Windows-based RM Asus miniBook

Ultra-cheap, ultraportable PC gets Windows

RM today announced two additions to its range of RM Asus miniBooks. RM will now sell a a 1GB RAM model, with an 8GB hard drive and a choice of either Windows XP or the Linux operating system currently used.

The two new RM Asus miniBooks both come with a Mobile Intel Celeron-M ULV 900MHz processor, integrated webcam and integrated speakers.

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RM expects that the Linux based RM Asus miniBook will cost around £229 plus VAT. Users wishing to get their hands on a Windows-based will have to shell out around £259 plus VAT for the Windows XP Home version. Both new products should be available from April 2008.

RM CEO Tim Pearson said: "The miniBooks have already proved immensely popular since launch and we are delighted to be expanding our range to include these two new versions.

"The addition of Windows was based on customer feedback and will help further integrate these machines into classrooms, ensuring that all learners have access to the very best learning and the very best technology."

The RM Asus miniBook was launched in October 2007. Based on the chassis of the ultra-popular Asus Eee PC, the miniBook weighs less than 1kg. The screen is just over 7in in size.

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