ASUS Eee PC 900 US-Launch Confirmed May 12th

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.   

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)