The first new addition to the Eee PC family came in the form
of the Eee
PC 900 which added a larger 8.9" screen, larger SSD capacities, and a
multi-touch track pad. Not long after hooking new customers in with the 900,
ASUS announced its successor: the
Eee PC 901. The Eee PC 901 brought Intel's Atom processor to the mix along
with a completely new chassis design.
Feeling heat from the 10" MSI Wind, ASUS days later
announced the 10" Eee PC 1000 and 1000H complete with Intel's Atom
processor, nearly full-size keyboard, and the option to select a HDD for the
first time on the Eee series.
As if those new models weren't enough, ASUS is now throwing
in four additional models: the
Eee PC 903, 904, 904 HD, and 905. The Eee PC 903 crams the 901's Intel
Atom-based components into the 900's chassis design (some previous Eee PC
owners have complained about the "blinged out" 901). This appears to
be the only change for the 903.
Next up are the Eee PC 904 and 905. Although not much is
known about the differences between the 904 and 905, both use the larger
10" Eee PC 1000's frame with the smaller 8.9" screen from the Eee PC
900/900. So users can now have the 8.9" screen and a larger keyboard; but
they now have to deal with the increased screen bezel.
Finally, we have the Eee PC
904 HD. This model has the same characteristics as the 904/905, but adds in
a HDD instead of an SSD.
On top of all this, ASUS also recently showed off the new
Eee Monitor which appears to be a 19" or 20" all-in-one machine
complete with six USB 2.0 ports, a 56k modem, NIC, and a media reader.
While it's commendable that ASUS is not leaving the Eee PC
series to languish in previous successes, one must wonder if the company is
going to confuse or alienate its customers with a dizzying array of overlapping