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DigiTimes is reporting that Asus has stopped taking orders for the Eee PC 900 in anticipation of the launch of the Eee PC 901. That doesn’t mean the Eee PC 900 will disappear overnight. You can still find plenty of Windows and Linux models at online retailers including Amazon and Newegg. But it’s possible that when the current stock dries up, those stores will be forced to replace the 900 with the 901.

This would make perfect sense, since the Eee PC 900 is sort of a transitional product that uses the older Celeron processor while the 901 will use the newer Intel Atom CPU. But it’s also possible that the Eee PC 901 could cost as much as $100 more than the Eee PC 900. Earlier reports indicated that it would be available for “under $650,” while the current generation of computers costs $549.

That means you might be stuck choosing between a sub-$400 Eee PC 701 and and a $600+ Eee PC 901. I think there’s still plenty of room for a $500 in-between device. On the other hand, maybe this means the Eee PC 901 will be cheaper than originally reported, which also seems like a strong possibility since the MSI Wind, a mini-laptop with similar specs, will likely retail for just $400 to $550.

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