Monday, June 30th 2008

New ASUS Eee PC Variants to Feature Bigger Keyboards

ASUS is planning to launch two new Eee PC variants, the 904 and 905, which have an 8.9-inch display panel but use a similar chassis and keyboard as the company's 10.2-inch models, according to sources at channel vendors.

The Eee PC 904 and 905 will incorporate Intel Atom processors and the major difference between the two and the previous 901 model is that they feature a bigger keyboard. ASUS is still evaluating whether to make changes to the two variants' battery and storage capacity.

ASUS expects the Eee PC 904 and 905 to come out at a similar price band as the current 900 and 901, and will eventually replace them. The company also considers whether to drop prices for the 900 and 901 to flush its inventory or leave them in the market to defend against Acer's Aspire One, noted the sources.Source: DigiTimes
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3 Comments on New ASUS Eee PC Variants to Feature Bigger Keyboards

#1
Triprift
I hope they do drop the price of the pc 900 as ive had my eye on that beauty for a while thanks for this bit of info bta :toast:
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#2
lemonadesoda
"which have an 8.9-inch display panel but use a similar chassis and keyboard as the company's 10.2-inch models"

That's cheap! TFT's are not expensive. To shrink the TFT from 10.2 to 8.9 to save perhaps $2 is cheap in my book, and make these versions of the EEE less practical.
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#3
1c3d0g
The 10.2" notebooks border on the existing 11.1"/12.1" ones, making it a tough sell IMO. I still believe 8.9" strikes a perfect balance between ultra-portable and being just the right size screen-wise. :)
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