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The next generation March 4, 2008

Posted by reverseengineer in Asus, Developments, Hardware.

The only thing that’d possibly get me to sell my EeePC is coming out: another EeePC. New and improved.

DailyTech confirms the new EeePC 900, which is coming out in a few months.

8.9-inch screen, 1024×600 resolution, a 12gb SSD, a bigger touchpad, a gig of RAM. It might use a different processor (likely the Intel Atom, also known as Silverthorne), and might have a different software bundle.

It’ll be a little thicker and a little heavier, but everything I’ve been grousing about is fixed. (It’s as if Asus was actually listening!) Although the deal breaker might be the eventual price. If it wanders off the value-for-money sweet spot, I might hold on to the 701 longer yet. Reports put it at US$600. Hmm…

RAM and storage are moot; we’ve found alternatives and solutions we can live with. But damn. 1024×600 on 9 inches. Bigger touchpad. Oooh.

I hope there’ll be black ones too.

UPDATE: Engadget‘s got a photo gallery! (It looks almost exactly the same save for the bigger parts; in one photo we see they took out the modem hole entirely.)

UPDATE II: It’ll have a better webcam too. 1.3mp, as opposed to the original .3mp. Nice. And Xandros’ll still be the default OS. (Hopefully an improved distro?)



1. macbook-less bernie - March 4, 2008

Now you know why I sold my EeePC πŸ™‚

2. Rey - March 4, 2008

Here’s to the 4G 701 sell-off, hehe

3. naksd - March 4, 2008

D*mn. 12Gb SSD!

But the price….

And the bad part, im typing this on the 7 incher 4G surf, welcome to the “new when you did not expect it” club!

4. Hannah Grace - March 4, 2008

$600=P24,000. macbook air $1799=P71960, actual price sold here almost P100T na din. so i guess more than P30T na pag-umabot na dito ung bagong eeepc. haay, i was actually eyeing the one being sold on ebay 8G 701, 1GB ram P22,500. nagdadalawang isip tuloy me.

5. P-Ray - March 4, 2008

IF the n-eee is selling for 430€ here in europe (that is about 600 US$), then i certainly will get me one. the company i am working for got 2 black s-eee (std-eee πŸ˜‰ ) here for testing, and i love everything but the screen (all the rest i don`t like can be pimped quite easily). so once that n-eee hits the shelf i will become a part of the eee-community πŸ˜‰



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