Since its introduction the Eee PC has grown and become more of an
ultraportable in price and features in some of the high-end models. ASUS has
announced a new system called the Eee S101 that would have taken the Eee brand
to a much higher price range. iTech News Net reports that ASUS will drop
the Eee branding from the computer to reflect its higher price tag of $899.
At $899 the notebook will get a 64GB SSD. Users willing to make due with a
32GB SSD will be able to get the S101 for $699. The other features of the
notebook will be the same between the two models. The S101 will use a 10.2-inch
LED backlit LCD and will be powered by an Intel Atom processor.
HKEPC reports that the Atom
used in the notebook is the N270 running at 1.6GHz with a 533 MHz FSB. The
S101 is a very thin profile notebook along the lines of the MacBook
Air with a thickness of only 16 to 25mm. The notebook will be officially
launched in September.
quote: iTech News Net reports that ASUS will drop the Eee branding from the computer to reflect its higher price tag of $899.
quote: If I get a UMPC, I think either Acer or Lenovo's is the one to get. The Eee has gone far off track of what it was originally supposed to be. Now you have ones with the same specs and features of the Eee 901 selling for nearly half the price.