Asus Announces New 8.9″ Eee PC

by Reads (16,168)

Today Asus finally released a 9" version of the much loved Eee PC at CeBit in Germany. Rumors have been flying back and forth on this speculated model in the past, but it appears Asus finally took action and brought this larger screened UMPC to the market. Not much has changed with this model from its smaller 7" brother, with a larger 12GB SSD option being the only additional option. It’s also nice to see that Asus finally increased the resolution of the EEE PC, since that tends to be the biggest downside to many of these UMPC’s trying to run fullblown operating systems.

From the images below you can see that the oddly placed speakers bars present on the smaller 7" model are gone, leaving a clean look you would find from a normal notebook.


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Images courtesy of Engadget.

Technical specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron M ULV 900MHz (may be changed to newer processor)
  • Storage: 12GB of Flash-based storage (SSD)
  • Memory: 1GB of RAM
  • OS: Linux (Asus customized)
  • Screen: 8.9-inch screen with 1024x 600 resolution
  • Ports: 3 USB, 1 monitor, headphone jack, microphone input, SD card reader (SDHC compatible), Kensington lock slot, Ethernet 10/100
  • Webcam: 0.3 MP resolution
  • Battery: 4-cell 5200 mAh (rated at 3.5 hours)
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g Atheros
  • Input: Keyboard and Touchpad
  • Price: 399 EUR

While Asus hasn’t released a US price for this notebook, they have listed a 399 Euro price for the European market. I am hoping that when this is available in the US, the price isn’t too far above the current EEE PC pricing. 

Read our review of the Asus Eee PC 4G here.

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