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ASUS confirm touchscreen Eee PCs, Windows 7 in 2009

ASUS confirm touchscreen Eee PCs, Windows 7 in 2009

The Eee PC will get at least two touchscreen variants announced in early 2009, with both convertible and standard notebook form-factor designs being explored.  That's the latest news from ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, who has been sharing some more details about what's become the largest netbook range on the market.  As well as the touchscreen models, ASUS have obviously decided to take Steve Ballmer at his word and miss Windows Vista out completely; instead, they're planning to introduce Windows 7 to netbooks in the second half of 2009.

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ASUS touchscreen Eee PC at CES 2009; Dual-core Atom ASAP

ASUS touchscreen Eee PC at CES 2009; Dual-core Atom ASAP

ASUS plan to unveil their touchscreen Eee PC at CES 2009 in January, with a launch early in the new year, according to Samson Hu, general manager of Eee PC business at the company.  No specific details of what format the touchscreen Eee will take have been released; ASUS could choose to add a touch-sensitive panel to the screen of an existing netbook (similar to the aftermarket mods we've seen) or it could develop a new Eee Slate PC.

Touchscreen Eee PC 901 mod

Touchscreen Eee PC 901 mod

Working on the principle that there can never be too many touchscreen Eee variants, jkkmobile has a new tutorial for adding such a panel to the ASUS Eee PC 901.  The 8.9-inch touchscreen panel itself costs around $70 on eBay (plus shipping); then it's just a case of opening up the 901, locating power and USB connections, and carefully squeezing everything in.

Check out the demo video of the touchscreen Eee 901 after the cut

ASUS confirms touchscreen Eee tablet

ASUS confirms touchscreen Eee tablet

ASUS's Australian division has confirmed that the company is working on a touchscreen slate-style version of the Eee.  Asked whether a non-clamshell, touchscreen-based Eee was a possibility,  ASUS Australia national retail manager, Emmanuele Silanesu, confirmed that the budget ultraportable team was "obviously looking at other form factors rather than just a clamshell" and that one such model would use a touchscreen.  However doubt was also cast upon whether the tablet would carry the Eee PC branding.

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