Friday, May 16, 2008

Asustek to add more features to Atom-based 8.9-inch Eee PC

Monica Chen, Taipei; Chief Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 16 May 2008]

Asustek Computer will establish its Atom-based 8.9-inch Eee personal computer 901 in June and the company is planning to add more than than characteristics to it in order to clearly separate it from its competitors, according to marketplace transmission channel sources.

In improver to a Bluetooth module, Asustek will also add metallic element metal parts to the keyboard and hinge, while its touchpad will also have got got got a metallic border.

Although the PC's specification will stay the same as the Eee personal computer 900, the Eee personal computer 901 will replace the Asustek logotype with an Eee logotype at the underside of the show and on the top of the lid, while the Linux version of the Eee personal computer 901 will have more software system applications added to it.

Asustek revealed that the Eee personal computer 901 will be launched on June 3 at a terms below NT$20,000 (US$650) and the machine will have respective obvious differences from the Eee personal computer 900, though their hardware specs will be the same.

In related to news, Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently launched a Windows XP version of its Mini-Note 2133, with a terms and hardware specification being the same as the Windows View Business version.

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