First, the new computers will come in an assortment of colors, including those you can see above. According to Laptop Magazine, the colors are described as Sakura, Sweet Pea, Urban metropolis, White Peony, Pearl White, and Fine Ebony.
As expected, the Eee PC 901 will be be nearly identical to the Eee PC 900, but features a redesigned case and a shiny new Intel Atom CPU, which Asus says will help the computer achieve 7.5 hours of battery life using a 6600mAh battery. Just like the Eee PC 900, the 901 will come in two varieties. One version will come with Windows XP and a 12GB SSD, while the Linux version will have a roomier 20GB SSD.
The Eee PC 1000 will have a 10 inch display and come in two distinct models, the Eee PC 100 and the Eee PC 1000H. The Eee PC 1000 has a 40GB solid state disk, an Intel Atom CPU, 802.11n, Bluetooth, and up to 2GB of RAM. It also weighs 1.33 kg or about 2.9 pounds, which is a bit heavier than earlier Eee PC models. but it also has a nearly full sized keyboard.
The Eee PC 1000H is the Windows model, which comes with an 80GB hard drive instead of a 40GB solid state disk. It also weighs a bit more than its Linux sibling, at 1.45kg or 3.2 pounds.
Engadget has the Taiwanese prices:
- Eee PC 901: NT$ 16,988 or about $559 US
- Eee PC 1000H: NT$18,988 or about $625 US
- Eee PC 1000: NT$19,998 or about $658 US
It’s kind of funny to see the Linux version of the Eee PC 1000 cost more than the Windows version, but those solid state disks don’t come cheap. And I’m pretty happy to see that the Eee PC 901 will sell for about the same price as the existing Eee PC 900, despite early rumors to the contrary. There’s no word on US pricing yet, but Laptop Magazine reports that the computers should be available in the US in July.
You can find more info in the official Asus press release.