ASUS continues to rack up sales of its popular Eee
PC 4G and 4G Surf. The 2-pound sub-notebook starts at $349 and
comes equipped with 512MB of DDR2 memory, a 4GB solid-state disk (SSD), a
7" 800x480 display and a 900MHz ULV Celeron processor.
The 4G and 4G Surf are about to be joined by another, more
expensive model. The new Eee
PC 8G ups the ante with an 8GB SSD and 1GB of DDR2 memory.
Dynamism shows the price of the new 8G model at $499 with
availability in mid to late December. ASUS gives the users the choice of Pearl
White or Galaxy Black with the 8G.
It will be interesting to see how the market accepts a $499
Eee PC. The $499 price point is still hundreds of dollars less than the
cheapest 12" ultra-portable notebooks and UMPCs on the market,
but $399 appeared to be the sweet spot for the Eee PC.
In other Eee PC news, Mobile O1 has posted
pictures of the upcoming green model. Unlike the Pearl White and Galaxy
Black models, the entire notebook casing is not molded in the same color --
instead, only the LCD lid is molded in green while the rest of the body
(including the keyboard) is molded in white.
The new green option will be joined by a sky blue and pink options