Also, since the Eee PC 901 will be the most expensive computer of the bunch, it’s possible that Asus won’t feel the need to offer any discounts to move the older models. After all, they’re already a bargain compared to the newest PC. On the other hand, when you can pick up an Acer Aspire One or an MSI Wind with an Intel Atom CPU and 1024 x 600 display for under $500, Asus might have to do something to stay competitive.
Also, PC World India says the Eee PC 901 will retail for $649, which is the same price we’ve been hearing, but the magazine claims the new prices for the Eee PC 701 and 900 will be $479 and $549. Last time I checked, the Eee PC 900 is already selling for $549, and the Eee PC 701 sells for between $299 and $499 depending on the configuration. So while it would make sense for Asus to discount the older models, I wouldn’t put too much stock in these prices.