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ASUS Inflates the Eee PC Series Even More

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    They just keep coming in, keep coming in bunches. I'm refering to the Eee PC series by ASUS which has unofficial product releases almost on a daily basis now. As the competition for ultra-portable notebooks hots up with prominent players such as Dell, HP and the more recent MSI with the Wind series, ASUS have scheduled several variants of the Eee PC concept for launch. Feeling the heat of the 10" MSI Wind series, ASUS have announced the Eee PC 1000 and Eee PC 1000H complete with Intel's Atom processor, nearly full-size keyboard, and the option to select a HDD for the first time on the Eee series.

    Apart from these, four new models, the 903, 904, 904 HD, and 905 are in line. Coming to the Eee PC 904 and 905, although not much is known about the differences between the 904 and 905, both use the larger 10" Eee PC 1000's frame with the smaller 8.9" screen from the Eee PC 900/900. So users can now have the 8.9" screen and a larger keyboard; but they now have to deal with the increased screen bezel. With the 904 HD, the 'HD' doesn't refer to a high-definition display as most of us would assume, but that you get a conventional hard-disk drive instead of a solid-state drive. We've already covered the Eee Monitor in a recent news item here.

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    Very neat, but the pricing is getting to the point whre I would rather buy a real laptop. $600 for the 10" one is more then I would pay for a full blown laptop. I know the smallness is cool, but I think Asus has forgoten the concept they originally started with the Eee PC, to make a super cheap laptop that did what it needed to do. Now that they aren't super cheap anymore, there really isn't a reason to buy one IMO.
     
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    They should just get on with it and make full size laptops.
     
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    BRAND overkill.

    ASUS had something with the new, unique, funky, cheap, EEE.

    They've just blown it.

    PR and marketing department should be fed to lions.

    I've made some good money on ASUS... but I'm moving my "buy" recommendation to "sell".
     
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    Sarcastically speaking, I'm waiting for the quad-core gaming version of this!
    I hate it when IT companies are run by people that know scat about IT, but are "masters" of PR and marketing...
     
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    I think Asus can relax for a while honestly they are the kings of this market why completely over saturate.
     
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    +1, now they are just normal laptops. Too much hype for such a mediocre product.
     
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    The Eee pc fad is already over as more and more competitors bring out cheaper and better spec rivals but no doubt Asus will continue to churn out these Eee brand products.
     
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    WTH are they thinking. They are entering dangerous territory with those prices. How come whenever you hear the word expand or inflate a line of products, you know its talking about the prices more than anything else.
     
  10. btarunr

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    Text-book example of how not to dilute a brand.
     
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    I appreciate they cant rest on their laurals with the Eee in the face of increased competition but having so many subtle changes for each SKU is just stupid. There should only ever be 1 kind of Eee notebook on sale to keep costs down to Asus, and therefore to the end user.
     

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