ASUS Eee PC 900 US-launch confirmed May 12th

May 4, 2008
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Asustek have confirmed that the Eee PC 900 will be available in the US on May 12th.  The budget ultraportable - which adds an 8.9-inch display to the standard ASUS Eee - will be available in two versions, both priced at $549.99.  The first, running Windows XP, will have 12GB of storage, made up of 4GB of Flash memory and an 8GB SSD.  The second, running Linux, will have a larger 20GB of total storage, using the same 4GB Flash but doubling the SSD to 16GB.

 

The larger-screened version was developed as a result of consumer demand, according to Asustek CEO Jerry Shen.  Asustek expect the new model to account for half of all Eee shipments by June, rising to 60-percent or more during the second-half of the year.  It's possible that a 10-inch version of the ultraportable could be released by the end of 2008.

The Eee PC 900 is available to pre-order now.   

ASUS Eee PC 900

Specifications:

MODEL NAME Eee PC 900 XP Eee PC 900 Linux
MSRP $549.99 $549.99
LCD Size / Type 8.9" Wide 8.9" Wide
LCD Resolution 1024x600 1024x600
LCD Type TFT TFT
Graphic Intel UMA Intel UMA
Chipset Intel Mobile Chipset Intel Mobile Chipset
Processor Intel Mobile CPU Intel Mobile CPU
Memory Onboard 1GB DDR2 1GB DDR2
Flash / HDD 12GB (4GB+8GB SSD) 20GB (4GB+16GB SSD)
OS Loaded/Supported Windows XP Home Linux
Microphone 1 Internal Microphone 1 Internal Microphone
Speakers 2 Internal Stereo Speakers 2 Internal Stereo Speakers
Audio Jack - Out (3.5mm) 1 1
Audio Jack – In (3.5mm) 1 1
Wireless Included 802.11 b/g 802.11 b/g
Integrated Camera YES (1.3MP) YES (1.3MP)
LAN / Connector 10/100 Mbps / RJ-45 10/100 Mbps / RJ-45
USB 2.0 ports 3 3
Memory Card Reader MMC/SD (SDHC) MMC/SD (SDHC)
VGA Port 1 (D-sub 15 pin) 1 (D-sub 15 pin)
Battery 4 cell 4 cell
Battery Life ~ ~
AC Adapter Output 12V, 3A 12V, 3A
AC Adapter Input 100-240V AC,
50-60Hz universal
100-240V AC,
50-60Hz universal
Weight 2.18 lbs (with Battery) 2.18 lbs (with Battery)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 8.86" x 6.69" x 0.79"~1.33" 8.86" x 6.69" x 0.79"~1.33"
SD Card (4GB) NO NO
Mouse (USB) NO NO
Inner Bag YES YES
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
(6 months for battery)
1 Year Warranty
(6 months for battery)


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