While the earliest Eee PC netbooks all came with solid state disks, Asus now offers a wide array of netbook models with either SSDs or higher capacity hard drives. But according to ZDNet, Asus officials are planning to cut back on the number of choices available in any particular country soon.
The idea is that when Asus launches a model in a new country, the company will decide to offer it with either a hard drive or an SSD. But both options won’t be available. At least not in that country.
On the one hand, this could help clear up any confusion about what customers are buying. If the Asus Eee PC 1000HE is sold in the US with a hard drive and no SSD option, then you’ll know what you’re getting when you place your order. On the other hand, as frequently as people complain about the many, many Eee PC model numbers, I’m of the opinion that it’s rarely a bad idea to offer customers more choices.
Of course, this could mean more business for companies like Buffalo which provide third party SSDs for netbooks like the one pictured above.