PC World India is reporting that the Eee PC 901 will hit the streets in “late June” and that Asus will be dropping the price of Eee PC 701 and Eee PC 900. I’m taking this information with a grain of salt, since I haven’t seen an official launch date yet and because computer makers have a tendency to miss their initial ship dates.

Also, PC World India says the Eee PC 901 will retail for $649, which is the same price we’ve been hearing, but the magazine claims the new prices for the Eee PC 701 and 900 will be $479 and $549. Last time I checked, the Eee PC 900 is already selling for $549, and the Eee PC 701 sells for between $299 and $499 depending on the configuration. So while it would make sense for Asus to discount the older models, I wouldn’t put too much stock in these prices.

Also, since the Eee PC 901 will be the most expensive computer of the bunch, it’s possible that Asus won’t feel the need to offer any discounts to move the older models. After all, they’re already a bargain compared to the newest PC. On the other hand, when you can pick up an Acer Aspire One or an MSI Wind with an Intel Atom CPU and 1024 x 600 display for under $500, Asus might have to do something to stay competitive.

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2 replies on “Asus to drop Eee PC 701/900 prices?”

  1. http://www.computeralliance.com.au is advertising the 7inch version of the eeepc for AUS$299 with apparently a $180 price drop. I fear something is fishy and Korgmeister may have answered that for me if the battery is downscaled in their batch. Their website offers no specs of any kind.

  2. In Australia, even though the HP Mini-Note has barely arrived here, the EeePC has already had something of a price drop. A well known website here called “Catch of the Day” has been flogging off 701 4G at $330AU a couple of times in the past two weeks. I bought one the first time they offered it.

    Don’t know where those guys got a hold of a buttload of cheap EeePCs, but it seems to indicate that there’s not a supply shortage of them anymore. (They only have a lousy 10Wh battery, though)

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