Asus Eee to become touch capable in early 2009

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The popular Asus Eee netbook will soon become touch capable according to Asustek’s General Manager of Eee PC, Samson Hu. Touch screen netbooks are going to become popular pretty soon so Asustek has decided to jump on the bandwagon and make their Eee’s touch screen capable as well.

Unfortunately, Hu says that the touch screen Eees won’t be ready until sometime in Q1 of 2009. The good news here is that he also said Asus will have the new touch screen Eees on display come January in CES 2009. Beyond the touch screens, Hu mentioned that Asustek will be shipping out Eees with the new Intel Dual Core Atom processors. However, Intel hasn’t announced a specific shipment date for their Atom processors.

Lastly, Jerry Shen, Asus’ President, has announced that they will also begin shipping a cheap model of the Eee, one that would cost around $307, in 2009. There’s a lot to look forward to from Asus come 2009. Expect more on what they have in store for the general public when CES 2009 rolls around.

Via [Digitimes]

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