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Asus to ship the Eee PC 900 to US stores on May 12

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Asus Eee PC 900

Asus has finally announced that the Eee PC 900 will be hitting US stores on May 12. Retail price will be $549 for both Linux and Windows XP versions. I would say this is a good deal already and we should all thank Asus for not putting too much on the price tag of the Eee PC 900, considering all the upgrades that it has put into the little machine.

U.S. consumers would be treated with all the good stuff that we reported a couple of days ago:

“The Eee PC 900 will feature an 8.9-inch display with a much improved 1024 x 600 resolution, standard 1GB of RAM, an improved 1.3-megapixel webcam as well as the new FingerGlide trackpad. The 900 will also include the other standards such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, built-in card reader, built-in speakers and microphone, Ethernet, three USB ports, a VGA-out and headphone jack.”

What puzzles me most is the reason why Asus decided to release the Eee PC900 just one month after it released the Windows XP-powered Eee PC 701? And with such a small difference in price? It seems like Asus is trying to kill its own product. I don’t think those who haven’t bought the Eee PC would still consider buying the 701 instead of the 900 model.

Via [Notebook Review]

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  1. ASUS never got it ! At £169 the 701 was an "internet terminal". At £329 the 900 is just another budget notebook.

    richard101