Didn't take much Google image searching...
The sun may be about to set on Asus' famous Eee-assessing blonde beach babe. She's apparently been supplanted by another woman, one with a taste for the finer things in life - and Small, Cheap Computers™. The new face of the Eee is known only by the alias 'The Housewife', and was spotted this week appearing in an Asus Eee PC 900 …
Why do they do this?
The beach lady was the whole reason I wanted to buy the EEE.
That is it Reg you have to take a stand for us and create a petition to bring back the beach babe.
I won't even waste the energy to put a Paris avatart here.
Ee + wine drinking beauty... the finer things in life are always welcome.
At least the beach babe had some meat on her. The new girlie looks like she cooks for others but then "forgets to eat".
Lets face it, after a tear sitting in the sun, she'll be looking like sly stallones mum by now <shudder>
The reaction of the majority of Register readers is entirely predictable (see comment number two for an example) but this is good thinking on Asus' part. The beach babe with Eeeeee is attractive to nerdy men, who are also attracted to the latest, most expensive gadget; not Asus' core audience.
Aiming the Eeeeeeeetooo at the housewife is a marketing no brainer, and the new one is a much friendlier, wholesome image. Kudos to them.
That said, it doesn't mean I won't miss the old one.
And that said, I wouldn't complain about the new one...
At the same time please
>an attempt by Asus to attract "housewives and office ladies"
I always thought totty was intended to attract blokes!
She's flaunting her huge carbon footprint by leaving the fridge door open! Who sips wine while the fridge lays open?
both models of Eee? Whatever for? a Beowulf cluster? :P
It's time to apply the "Rayne Ratio":
It might have been better if they had picked a different room in the house. The kitchen isn't the best (even though my wife DOES like to cook). The babe on the beach was much nicer!
Does she have children?
...I think I prefer the new one. She seems like quite the fun hostess, and judging by the bags under her eyes, she does it quite often.
I mean i know they are on a bugdet, cos they flog cheapo laptops we all want,
but coundn't at least hire a decent photographer a fit bit of totty (model), and find somewhere to get some half realistic photo locations and do the job properly, instead of this contrived photo-shop rubbish (with bird showing the onset of celulite(and on the beach (oh-god!) and dodgy housewifey cut n paste).
Hey i know how about a register competition!!!
For the best (photo-shopped) pics with a Eee pc in.
(obviously no rude ones) but anything else is fair game i suppose.
register to post the best and the worst ;p
...she matches the skinny sub-standard 4400mAh battery the UK Eee 900 is being supplied with. Hello Tony - are you there? Why aren't you bugging Asus about it? All us mere mortals are getting is "we're currently reviewing the situation - please keep checking our website." Well I got my UK Eee 900 three weeks ago and it took them an awful lot less time to offer Hong Kong purchasers a free battery upgrade than that.
Looks like she may have had a tipple or two too many, as she's forgotten to close the 'fridge door.
I prefer the new bird... far, far prettier than the funny faced, leather skinned beach "babe". The new girl may be a bit skinny, but I could live with that, she's got a cheeky "Goddess in the kitchen..." look about her.
Come on, someone had to say it!
Mine the one with Sex and the City movie tickets....
Can't see a ring on the ring finger, can you?
And why the hell has she left the fridge door open?
She looks like she'd make particularly good usage of the extra 1.9 inches.
So, she's not even an Eee PC user, then? That hussy! And why is she on the wine before the dinner's even in the oven? Put that glass down love, and get back to yer chopping board!
I heard the old one tried, but her fingers came off.
Anyway, I still prefer the Elonex "pixie".
you have to get rid of beach babe just because there is a new kick in town? Use em both!
Paris because she thought she was going to be the next model for the eee.
who thinks she is saying "I can barely stand, maybe I should open one more bottle..."
"At least the beach babe had some meat on her. The new girlie looks like she cooks for others but then "forgets to eat""
It obvious, she is an alcoholic. She rather have her wine then food
Oh she's such a super domestic godess, cooks like a gourmet, cleans up after the family and still has time in her busy schedule to surf for the latest formica and chipboard nightmare she wants from MFI!
Are the ad people really still stuck in the 50's? Replace EEE with magazine on good housekeeping and it's Festival of Britain Expo all over again.
Looks to me like she's got either no strides or a very short skirt on - kinky!
I'd cook dinner for her anytime...
Can I watch?
She's slim, pretty, slightly drunk and can turn piles of useless vegetables into computer equipment. Can I get her number?
Given what most men tell women is six inches, you could probably convince her that it's a 12 inch screen...
My vote for an eeepc domestic godess model with some meat on her bones goes to Nigella (Lawson)(I put the Lawson bit in brackets for those living under a rock). Nigella could be holding a peeled banana instead of a glass of wine, to give a more wholesome health message.
I feel like I'm cheating on my beach loving girlfriend.
Oh, God. I didn't just say that in public. I must be deeper into this lonely Linux geek thing then I thought.
The above link to the Inmagination site reminds me of an ad from Gateway that I saw in an imported copy of PC World a long time ago.
Moral of the story: Keep your Eee out in the sun too long and it turns into a pile of vegetables.
"The new girlie looks like she cooks for others but then "forgets to eat"."
Those sickly skinny upper arms belong (a) in a charity ad for some starving 3rd-world country, or (b) on a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Noo.... the beach blonde is better. The cleavage at least makes my heart rate pick up a bit. The new girl... nice. Wouldn't throw her out of bed, not that I could do anything about it anyway, but... just does not do anything for the ticker...
If the target audience is bored (fit) housewives then they want to put some male equivalent of the beach babe in the advert, not pretty young models who've never seen the inside of a kitchen. The image at the moment is more likely to raise the ire of any real woman.
On the other hand, if the target is adult, male, and having enough disposable to blow £300 on a fairly pointless laptop then they've probably got it spot on, although ditch the pini and get an evening dress on her might work.
It's nothing to do with the target audience...
The models are obviously chosen because they appeal to the PR-droid making the presentations. Please don't assume that there is any well thought out targeting going on!
I bet those complaining about cellulite and skinny arms etc. are either:
b: Married to someone who fell out the ugly tree, hit every branch on the way down, and landed in a puddle of mud.
c: Gay (and confused)
OK, my contest entry:
I'm sure this is far too powerful for the shuttle, but it may be a good upgrade!
... the quotation
"A woman must be a lady in the living room, a chef in the kitchen and a courtesan in the bedroom^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hlinux geek on the laptop.
She doesn't look as if she's in the first stage of Goatse observation (the "what /is/ that?" stage that precedes recognition, revulsion and finally forwarding), she looks friendlier and you can see her eyes.
Not clever she's burning her fridge motor out leaving the door open! Paris cause she's obviously using it to light the room.
...is pretty good.
Compare nose, chin, cheekbones, laughter lines, eyebrows etc.
Mine's a full bodied Aussie red, cheers.
That wine-glass swigging arm is not attached to her. There's two people in that picture.
They obviously missed a trick...
Here's the title of the web page the pic came from.
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What kind of monitor width do they think we have.
who are these people, do we know their names?
i think they should get some credit for all this ogling that has been done at their pictures?!
btw, tracking this space here (all welcome!)
including piccies! ;)