While the world shook its head in wonder last year when Microsoft decided to launch a brown colored Zune music player last year, apparently the color is catching on with other electronics makers. Asus is putting out at least two new netbooks with a 70s style brown facade. 

Hardware Zone reports that the high end Eee PC S101 will be available in brown, champaign or graphite. This model sports a 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, an Intel Atom CPU, and a 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB solid state disk. Prices range from $699 for the 16GB (Windows XP) or 32GB (Linux) models to $799 for the 64GB (Linux) model.

If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, Blogeee has obtained photos of an upcoming brown colored Eee PC 901. This brown looks a bit deeper and has a more metallic sheen to it than the S101 brown. But it’s still brown. The Eee PC 901 comes in Windows XP and Linux varieties and is typically priced around $480 to $500.

You can read more about the Eee PC 901 and Eee PC S101 in the Liliputing Product Database.

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5 replies on “Asus adopts Zune brown color scheme for new netbooks”

  1. According to the database, the S101 seems to be a hair smaller with a hair bigger screen than the 1000H. Seems like a 1000H in a suit, with the same specs, and I only wear suits to weddings and funerals….

    Then I saw the weight !!! Wow, can this thing be a whole pound lighter?? That got my attention. Then I wondered how the battery situation might suffer.

    Speaking of “Wow!!”, how about that database? (I’m wearing out wow–gotta switch to awesome) I wonder how long I’ve been overlooking the 9 extra criteria in the comparison tool. This is a terrific service that makes it super easy to compare netbooks, maybe at the expense of beneficial clicks to the datasheet page.

    I hope Brad will throw an extra piece of meat to the people in the sweatshop who make these things possible 😉

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