Eee PC 900 To Cost $549 & Ship 5/12

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News Posted: Sat, Apr 19 2008 4:58 PM

The next-generation Eee PC is due to hit shore shelves on May 12th and carry a price tag of $549, a rather modest hike over current models which top out at $499 for the 8GB SSD/1GB RAM model.  So what does the extra $50 buy?

Quite a lot actually:

"The Linux version of the Eee PC will come with a 4GB SSD + an additional 16GB internal flash module for a total of 20GB of storage space.  The Windows XP model -- due to the licensing fees associated with Windows -- will only feature an internal flash module of 8GB leaving it with just 12GB of total storage space.

The other notable upgrades for the second generation Eee PC include the larger, 8.9" 1024x600 display, 1GB of DDR2 memory, Multi-Touch trackpad, and the inclusion of a 1.3 MP webcam (up from 0.3 MP).  Otherwise, the Eee PC still includes an undersized keyboard, three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, and an Intel Celeron-M processor which can run at 630 MHz or 900 MHz."

Even though the Eee PC 900 is still a few weeks from shipping it is expected to undergo a platform update sometime this year and adopt and Intel Atom-series CPU.



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Ah, the Atom CPU.  I think it's best to wait for one of those to come out before investing in an Ultra Portable like this. 

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