We saw all the recent hype that followed the Eee PC 900 series at CeBIT, we even saw some “in-the-wild” style shots, but Asus held back a few of the important details, namely just how much it will set us back and when it will be available. Well wait no longer, they have officially announced both the price and expected shipping dates.
The Asus Eee PC 900 series, complete with
9-inch 8.9-inch display is expected to begin shipping here in the US sometime next month, sadly they did not give an exact date just yet and it will retail for $499. In addition to the larger display the Eee PC 900 will feature your choice of either 8GB of flash-based storage running Windows XP or 12GB or 20GB of storage running Xandros Linux. The display will also offer a much nicer 1024 x 600 resolution as compared to the current 800 x 480 resolution offered on the 7-inch Eee PC 701.
Lets hope the 9-inch Eee has a smoother roll-out than its 7-inch little brother. Of course the question will come up, how many current 7-inch Eee PC users and fanatics will “trade-up” for the 9-inch model? It will be tempting.