Asus confirms Eee PC 904 and Eee PC 1000 specs and prices
More observant types may have spotted the Eee PC 904 among the myriad of netbooks in our last Asus article . Asus has now officially confirmed the existence of this new netbook – and confirmed both its price, and that of its other new models.
The Eee PC 904 is essentially an Eee PC 900 in an Eee PC 1000’s body and it’s aimed at people who want a low-cost laptop with a large(ish) keyboard. It uses the Intel Celeron-M 900MHz processor rather than the Atom chip of the 901 and 1000, but it also has an 80Gb hard disk rather than an SSD. You can see the full specification and price breakdown after the cut.
At £269 inc Vat, the Eee PC 904 also considerably cheaper than the short-lived Eee PC 900. which means some early adopters will no doubt be kicking themselves.
Asus has also confirmed the final pricing of the Eee PC 901 – both Linux and Windows XP models will cost £299 inc VAT, rather than the £319 we initially predicted.
Finally, the Eee PC 1000 – the 10in-screen netbook with a larger keyboard – will cost £369 for the 40Gb SSD model and £349 for the 80Gb HDD. Both prices include VAT. We now have an Eee PC 10000 in the office, so we’ll be posting a video review that compares it with the MSI Wind U100 shortly.
Incidentally, the Eee PC 905 that was rumoured to exist has been officially confirmed by Asus... as an unfounded rumour.
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