ASUS Eee PC 900 US-launch confirmed May 12th

Chris Davies - May 4, 2008, 4:28pm CDT

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


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 1024×600 1024×600
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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