ASUS to unveil new Eee PC at CeBIT

Andrewr05 - March 3, 2008 01:45PM in Mobile, General News

The current ASUS Eee PC 700 ultraportable has an incredibly small 7 inch LCD screen, this screen has a max resolution of only 800X480. According to an unreleased ASUS press release during this years CeBIT ASUStek will be revealing their Eee PC 900. The new variant will allegedly have a larger 8.9 inch LCD, 1 Gigabyte of DDR2 memory and it is rumored to have a 12GB SSD (solid state hard drive). The unit will use the same design as the Eee PC 700 going as far as using the same case as the 700 but fitting the 8.9" screen in place of the 7". The price is also going to change, the 7" models will retain the same price but the new 8.9" models will jump to around 499$. A 8.9" LCD is small for an LCD on a device that people use for word documents, web browsing and media purposes but it is quite a leap up from the old 7" screen. the larger screen offering while keeping the same overall dimensions will entice more people to buy an ASUS Eee PC.