Import an Asus R50A UMPC for under $1,400

Asus_r50a_lgEarlier in the week we saw the Asus R50A on sale for 1,475 Euros and that time, the U.S. price roughly equated to nearly $1,900. Way too much these days for a UMPC. I still don’t see Asus selling too many of these, but if your heart was broken by the massive price, how does $1,399 grab you? Still too much for my blood given other less-expensive alternatives on the market. Some might be more apt to place an order at that price though, so hop over to Dynamism, which is where I saw this deal.The 7.8 x 3.9 x 1.1 incher weighs 1.1 pounds and includes a DVD Rewriter, stylus, headphones, VGA cable, and a wireless keyboard, making the price package a little easier to swallow. The R50A is powered by a 1.33GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD drive for Windows Vista Business. It also sports a 1024×600 5.6-inch touchscreen, 802.11g, Bluetooth and integrated HSDPA radio for 3G connectivity. The big downer in my book is the 2600 mAh battery, but this isn’t a device you’re going to run Vista on all day in room without electrical outlets, is it? You’ll need to chill out until just before Christmas for this deal: Dynamism doesn’t expect to ship these until December 22nd, unless Santa can get the Elves to crank ’em out faster.

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