10" Eee PC to Be Released Early

It is atypical - and that's being kind - for a tech company to release something early, but here is an example.  According to industry sources quoted by DigiTimes, Asus has decided to release the Eee PC 1000 early.

With Micro-Star International (MSI) expected to officially launch its 10-inch Wind series notebooks and Acer planning to launch an 8.9-inch Aspire low-cost PC in Europe priced at 299 euros (US$469.49) over the next few weeks, Asustek Computer has decided to rush forward plans to launch a 10-inch version Eee PC, according to notebook industry sources. The Eee PC 1000 is now expect to be launched on June 3 along with the Eee PC 901 and Asustek is also preparing lower priced versions of current models, the sources noted.

Ah, competition.  What would we do without it?
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