The Asus Eee PC 900 has only been available for a few weeks, but Asus is already planning to launch its next, next generation Eee PC on June 3rd. DigiTimes reports that’s when the company will launch the Eee PC 901, which we caught a first glimpse of just a few days ago.
The Eee PC 901 will replace the 900’s Celeron processor with an Intel Atom chip. It will also feature integrated Bluetooth, and a slightly redesigned case. The new case has metal alloy hinges and the touchpad actually has two distinct buttons. The Asus logo is gone, replaced with just the Eee PC logo.
The new computer will be available for under $650 — which means it will be more expensive than pretty much every other low-cost ultraportable on the market except for the top of the line HP Mini-Note models. Hopefully Asus will offer several versions of the Eee PC 901. Not everyone needs Bluetooth. And the Linux version may cost less than the Windows XP version. But overall, the $399 to $549 Atom-based MSI Wind is looking better and better.
looks like the race to the bottom has some bounce to it, eh?
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