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Asus Eee PC 4G sold at UK Toys R Us

This is probably ancient news to anyone in the UK, but my American self had no idea that the Asus Eee PC 4G could be purchased through Toys R Us there (when not out of stock, of course).

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Since laptops at Toys R Us here are generally of the Barbie variety, I didn’t take mention of the toy store in an Observer article about the Eee PC seriously. The story was titled "Turns out the mini-laptop revolution was just child’s play," so I thought the opening paragraph about "shifty-looking middle-aged men" crying out "Yeehaw!!!" when walking out of the store with the 7-inch mini notebook was meant as a joke. A humorous exaggeration. But when the reference was carried throughout the entire piece, I headed to toysrus.co.uk and stopped laughing.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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2 thoughts on “Asus Eee PC 4G sold at UK Toys R Us

  • Whoa! That’s so weird. It makes kids in the US seem technologically behind kids in the UK, like our kids can’t handle something not made by Fisher Price.

    It also makes the eee pc look like a toy.

    Weird marketing indeed!

    Reply
  • Why not? The EeePC should be “Easy to Work, Easy to Learn, Easy to Play”!

    Reply

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