In an effort to push out the remaining 900 Eee PC stock to make room for the new Intel Atom-based 901 Eee PC’s, Asus is offering a $100 rebate in the US to help the sales of the original 9″ model, even though it wasn’t that long ago that it was introduced into the marketplace. With the price drop, the Eee PC 900 20G Surf goes for $449 on amazon, the only major retailer that is currently offering discount. Hopefully other retailers and countries will soon follow suit.
The non stop rapid fire about the extention of the Asus Eee family continues, with the first appearance of the Eee Frankenstein Eee PC 903, 904 (pic), and 905. It’s not exactly clear what the differences between the three models are, but as we’ve heard, they’re all basically the Eee PC 901′s Atom based innards shoved into a Eee PC 1000′s case. This ultimately means you’re getting a larger keyboard and a nasty looking bezel around the 8.9 inch display reminiscent of the 700 series. Does the name Victor Frankenstein come to mind? As before, final specs and pricing aren’t available, but since these are destined to replace the 900 and 901, we’d expect pricing to remain in the $600 / £329 range. Who knows what news tomorrow will bring or indeed the next few hours will bring going by the rapid speed of the recent netbook announcements.
Is this de-ja-vu?
Remember when the eee 900 came out? then a week or so later the 901 / 1000 was announced? Well Asus have done it again.
Asustek Computer is planning to launch new Eee PC models, the 904 and 905, which have an 8.9-inch panel but use a similar chassis and keyboard as the company’s 10.2-inch models according to sources at channel vendors.
The Eee PC 904 and 905 will adopt Atom processors and the major difference between the two and the previous 901 model is that they feature a much needed bigger keyboard. Asus are still evaluating whether to make changes to the two models’ battery and storage capacity.
The company expects the Eee PC 904 ad 905 to come out at a similar price range as the current 900 and 901, and will eventually replace them. Asustek is also considering whether to drop prices for the 900 and 901 to completely clear its inventory or leave them in the market to defend against Acer’s Aspire One, noted the sources.