Asus 10-inch Eee PC Rumors are False
This is not a 10" screen Asus Eee PC, nor will there be one anytime soon -- says Asus (view large image)
There has been a lot of discussion going around the web today that Asus is going to ship a 10-inch screen Eee PC at the beginning of 2008. Having just reviewed the Asus Eee PC 4G 7-inch screen notebook we decided to reach out to our contacts at Asus and ask why they wouldn't have told us about this upcoming version. Our queston to Asus was:
NotebookReview.com: "Several different sites are picking up on the following story and running with it. We don't recall hearing anything about a 10-inch Eee PC at that press event on Monday.
Apparently, a German Asus PR rep said that the 8G is going to have a 10-inch screen. If this is true, that's news to us. The last "official" word we received was that the 8G will be available in late November with a 7-inch screen just like the 4G.
Please let us know if Asus is indeed planning to launch a 10-inch version of the Eee PC and please keep us informed about other news from Asus."
The response we got from our contact at Asus in California was:
Asus: "I have just spoken to our product manager for the Eee PC and he said so far there has been no plan to introduce the Eee pc with another screen size for the North American market. I don't think other regions will have them either. As you know the demand for the existing Eee PC is already overwhelming, they can't make them fast enough."
Asus is usually not shy about telling the world what they have coming, so the fact they're denying these rumors and pretty much acting clueless as to what it's about is a probable sign we won't see a 10" screen Asus Eee PC anytime soon.
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