Notebook Italia reports that Asus will not be killing off the Eee PC 900 to make room for the Eee PC 901. At least not right away. The 900 series comes equipped with a 900MHz Celeron processor, while the 901 will pack an Intel Atom CPU, possibly running at 1.6GHz. The upcoming 901 may also have other featurs including Bluetooth, and early reports indicated that it will cost as much as $650, while the Eee PC 900 retails for $549.
Honestly though, I kind of wish Asus would kill the Eee PC 900 and just drop the price of the 901 by a hundred bucks or so. Unless Asus has more surprises up its sleeve that we’re not aware of, it’s going to be tough to justify charging $100 more for the Eee PC 901 than the similarly specced MSI Wind. Of course, Asus has already built a name for itself in the low cost ultraportbale market, so perhaps the company can get away with charging a premium for brand name recognition. But I’d really hate to see it come to that.