Asus is showing off the first member of the Eee PC family to sport an 11.6 inch display at Computex this week. The Eee PC 1101HA, which we first heard rumors about last month, will feature an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Atom Z520 or Z530 processor, and run for up to 11 hours on a charge.
The laptop looks a lot like the Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell in terms of styling, although it’s hard to tell much from the promotional flyer snapshot that’s making the rounds. I haven’t seen any hands on photos of the computer yet.
Up until now Asus has tried to draw a distinction between its Eee PC netbooks and its higher end laptop computers by keeping the Eee PC name off of anything with a screen larger than 10.2 inches. But those higher resolution 11.6 inch displays are all the rage these days. Acer, Lenovo, MSI, Dell, Samsung, and other netbook makers are all releasing low cost, light weight machines with 12 inch or smaller screens. It might be time to change our definition of netbooks… what do you think?
Update: Netbook News.de has a few pictures of the laptop from an Asus press event.