Eee PC with Windows launches in Japan, U.S. is next!

Asus launched the first Windows version of its popular Eee PC in Japan on Thursday, according to a report in The Register.

Called the Eee PC 4G-X, it will come pre-loaded with Windows XP Home Edition. It has the same specs as the original 4G model with Linux introduced last fall: 4GB of storage, Intel Celeron processor, 512MB of RAM, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, and more.

Eee PC

The U.S. version of the Eee PC, pictured above, uses a Linux-based operating system. Next month we’ll see the Windows XP version.

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The Japanese launch is good news for potential U.S. buyers of the computer, a cross between an oversized Internet tablet and a notebook, because it means the U.S. version is coming very soon.

Asus originally promised we’d have the Windows version of the tiny Asus Eee PC in December. The Taiwan-based company now says we can expect it in late February or early March. Though the original date came and went, it certainly hasn’t stopped customers from ordering the Linux-based version: the company reportedly moved 350,000 units in the first quarter it was available.

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