There are no ATMs at the Australian Antarctic stations.
Linux: AUD $649;
Windows: AUD $799.
If you opt for the 12 GB XP model then it costs the same at: AUD $649 (stated in the description for the Linux model).
The AUD $599 XP models are the 7" eeePCs with extra RAM and a TV tuner bundled.
APC Magazine must have it wrong!
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