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.

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3 replies on “Asus: Rumors of the Eee PC 900’s demise have been greatly exaggerated”

  1. Do NOT kill the e900! I love that machine and if the Wind isn’t to my liking, I want that e900! It’s wicked fast and the price is better than the Atomized one.

    1. I like the does what I want and its cheap. The memory and screen is nice on the 900, but the price is more than I am willing to pay for a PC of that standard.

  2. The 901 is ugly, and the Atom sucks. Good thing that’s not going to happen.

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