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It looks like Asus is slashing the price of the Eee PC 901. Previously you could pick up this 8.9 inch laptop with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 12GB SSD, 1GB of RAM and Windows XP for about $599. But now Amazon is asking just $499 for the netbook and I’m guessing other retailers will soon follow suit.

This isn’t the first time Asus has lowered the price of a netbook to keep it in line with prices for similarly specced machines. When MSI released the 10 inch Wind laptop with a 6 cell battery for $550, Asus cut the price of the 10 inch, 6 cell Eee PC 1000H from $650 to $550. And now that Lenovo, Dell, Acer and other laptop makers are offering 8.9 inch netbooks for under $500, it only make sense that Asus would follow suit.

Oh yeah, the 20GB Linux version of the Eee PC 901 is also now available for $499.

Update: Newegg now has the Eee PC 901 for $499 as well.

via Engadget

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One reply on “Asus cuts Eee PC 901 price: Now less than $500”

  1. Now quite a few different Eee models have dropped $50-$100 on Amazon. Some list the price directly; some you must click to see the lower price. The original 4G 701’s are $349; 900 16G is $349, 4G Surf is $299, etc.

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