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.