Asus confirms Eee PC 900 specs; no Intel Atom

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Jun 26, 2007
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It seems we were right – Asus hasn’t put Intel’s new Atom in its new Eee PCs. It’s a shame, since Asus raised expectations at CeBIT last month that Atom would be under the hood.
We're waiting for confirmation from Asus as to exactly what chip is used in the new models. That's because the spec sheet is poor, citing only 'Intel Mobile' as the chip type and without any speeds.
Asus has sold over a million Eee PCs since the original’s November launch. Those models are still soldiering on (2G at £199 and 4G at £219), but the new 900 series sees the screen grow from 7-inch to 8.9-inch, with memory up to 1GB and more solid state storage.
The EeePC 900 Win has a 12GB SSD and Windows XP installed, while the EeePC 900 vanilla version has Linux and a 20GB SSD. Both are £329, so the choice of Windows bizarrely costs you on storage space.
Asus is also making available a £249 EeePC 4G Win edition – a 4G model with Windows XP preinstalled.
All the new models have a built in webcam (growing from 0.3m to 1.3m pixel), 4GB SSD and a battery life of 3.5hrs.*They will debut on 1 May in the UK.