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Asus has added a minisite that covers the Eee X101 and X101H. Most of this information was already known, but the shocker is the battery life. All X101 and X101H models use the same 28 W/h 3-cell battery. The X101H has a VGA port, a spinning hard drive and ethernet. The X101 and X101H Meego both claim a 4 hour battery life, while the X101H with Windows 7 starter manages to get a fifth hour somehow. Many had speculated that Meego would be a major win for battery life.
Back in the day, every new computer came with a bunch of recovery media. When something went wrong, you would use the disks to bring your computer to a factory fresh state. Sadly, that day is behind us. Nowadays, you have to create your own media, before you need it, usually involving a bunch of blank disks and a burner, even when your computer didn’t include an optical drive. Thankfully, Asus doesn’t expect us to buy a usb cd burner. Of course, what Asus does expect isn’t much better. According to Asus, you can only create a product recovery stick at first boot. That means, before you use your X101 the first time, you need to have an 8gb or larger usb key that doesn’t contain any data, ready to dedicate for this use. Asus also says that SD cards can’t do the job. Be sure to grab an 8gb stick when you buy your Eee X101 so you’re prepared!
Based on the FCC teardown of the X101H, it looks like the X101H uses the Azurewave aw-nb047h combination WiFi B/G/N and Bluetooth card, available here. I’m getting the feeling that the bluetooth model won’t be coming to the US, and this kind of connectivity would be a boon for such a portable machine. Hopefully, adding bluetooth to the Eee X101 will be straightforward for users.