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ASUS Shows Off 8.9" Eee PC 900

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:07 am

Looks like the 8.9" ASUS Eee PC is getting closer. Having a 1024x600 resolution s going to be a lot nicer than the original 800x480 resolution.

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The wait is nearly over for an Eee PC with a larger screen. DailyTech reported in early January that ASUS was hard at work on an 8.9" version of its wildly popular Eee PC sub-notebook. Today, images and details are finally rolling out for the highly-anticipated update.

Engadget was able to fondle ASUS's new Eee PC at CeBIT, but ASUS officials would not allow the publication to boot the machine up -- likely for fear of spilling the beans on the Eee PC's processor/chipset. However, we do know that the Eee PC 900 will feature 1GB of memory and will be available in storage capacities up to 12GB (up from 8GB max on the current Eee PC).


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Re: ASUS Shows Off 8.9" Eee PC 900

Postby kenc51 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:26 am

I was going to buy a EeePC last weekend until I saw this!

I still need to replace my current laptop (Broke the screen on a flight when going to visit Nate & Co) ](*,)

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Re: ASUS Shows Off 8.9" Eee PC 900

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:33 am

Thought you said you broke it in a fight, for a minute there.

If the price isn't much more than the current EEE's then they have a killer model with the larger screen.

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Re: ASUS Shows Off 8.9" Eee PC 900

Postby Alathald » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:43 am

Ahh, the horror, the horror of the European Style Keyboard! :finga:

Other than that, they seem to have a winner!
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Re: ASUS Shows Off 8.9" Eee PC 900

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:40 pm

Yeah, those keys are all in the wrong places.

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Re: ASUS Shows Off 8.9" Eee PC 900

Postby kenc51 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:35 pm

Seems to be using the Italian KB layout

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Re: ASUS Shows Off 8.9" Eee PC 900

Postby w00fd06 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:55 pm

im gonna try to talk to the school board at my school about buying Eee's instead of renewing their contract with apple, seeing as our iBook g4's are 7 years old and worthless, and getting these would probably be cheaper than buying from apple.

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Re: ASUS Shows Off 8.9" Eee PC 900

Postby vicaphit » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:13 pm

"Engadget was able to fondle ASUS's new Eee PC at CeBIT" That sounds so dirty.

I once worked on a german laptop, and it took me forever to log in to the server because I kept hitting the wrong key, but didn't realize it was only Y and Z that were switched.

I have been thinking about purchasing an EEE PC, but I am afriad it will be so dumbed down that it won't have the functionality that I want.

Also, if the new larger screen makes the price go up anywhere past $400, they are going to be competing with the low end full size laptop market, IE this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115426
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