ASUS has provided us with the specs for the new Intel Atom processor version of the 8.9" Eee PC 901 and the 10" Eee PC 1000. All models feature 802.11n, a web cam, and max out at 2 gigs of RAM. And all are available in the following colors: Sakura, Sweet Pea, Urban Metropolis, White Peony, Pearl White and Fine Ebony (don't ask us what color Sakura or Urban Metropolis are!).
It's interesting to see the widening field of Eee PC-like devices at Computex and ASUS' own new additions. The trend already seems to be moving to larger, heavier and more expensive models. But the original Eee PC became so popular, selling 1 million units in 6 months, because it was very small (but still usable), extremely light and very inexpensive. Is bigger, heavier and pricing that approaches a budget full-sized notebook really the way to go? What do you think?
Eee PC 1000 10"/10.2" GNU Linux SSD 40GB Intel Atom 802.11n YES Up to 2GB (DDR2) 1.3M Pixel YES Stereo speaker Digital Array Mic 6 cells, 4.2 ~ 7.5 hrs* 1.33kg / 2.9 lbs.
Eee PC 1000H 10"/10.2" Genuine Windows XP Home or GNU Linux HDD 80GB (Genuine Windows XP Home) Intel Atom 802.11 n YES Up to 2GB (DDR2) 1.3M Pixel Dolby Sound Room Certified Stereo speaker Digital Array Mic 6 cells, 3.2 ~ 7 hrs* 1.45kg / 3.19 lbs.
Eee PC 901 8.9? Genuine Windows XP? Home or GNU Linux SSD 12GB (Genuine Windows XP Home), SSD 20GB (Linux) Intel Atom 802.11 n YES 1GB (DDR2) 1.3M Pixel Dolby Sound Room Certified Stereo speaker Digital Array Mic 6 Cells, 4.2 ~ 7.8 hrs* 1.1 kg / 2.4 lbs.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview