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ASUS Eee PC S101 hits US November 1st for a steep $699

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We went back and forth on price specifics for the States, and now it looks like ASUS has landed firmly in the "forth" category. ASUS's new "fashion-on-the-go" Eee PC S101 hits the States November 1st, and brings with it a hefty $699 pricetag. What you get for that price is a new super-slim enclosure (a mere 0.75-inches thick) and some stylish accents, but the specs are pretty standard for the higher-end of netbooks. There's an Atom N270 processor doing the heavy lifting, 1GB of RAM, a matte 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 LED-backlit display, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, multi-card reader, multi-touch touchpad, VGA webcam, 5.4 hours of quoted battery life (unlikely) and Windows XP. There won't be a Linux option offered in the States. All of this weighs in at 2.3 pounds, and there's still room for "hybrid storage" of a 16GB SSD and 30GB HDD -- but despite the laptop's slimness, it seems a bit of a reach at this price. The laptop comes in "copper brown" and "graphite" versions. Stand by for our impression later today.