Feeds

Asus avoids Atom to get next Eee PC out early?

HP has same scheme

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Asus may be working to bring forward the launch of its next Eee PC in a bid to beat rival sub-notebook makers to market, it has been claimed. If so, the Eee PC 900 could appear this month.

When the Eee PC 900 was announced in early March, it was said to be scheduled to ship in April. Later, Asus appeared to revise that timetable to shift the release to late May or early June. The move was blamed primarily on a slow-down in battery shipments, but we shouldn't ignore chip maker Intel's timeline for the release of its 'Diamondville' processor, the Atom-branded CPU designed for sub-notebooks like the Eee.

Last week at Intel Developer Forum, the chip giant said the Atom N270 - the mobile version of Diamondville - will debut in June.

Asus Eee PC 701

Eee PC and friend: trying to come first

According to unnamed industry sources cited by DigiTimes, Asus can't wait and will use an older Intel dual-core ultra-low voltage processor - presumably something like the 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo U7500 or the 1.06GHz Core Duo U2400 - instead of Atom.

The moles said Asus' decision was based on a desire to ship ahead of Atom-based machines from Acer and HP. While Acer may well be waiting for Atom, HP certainly isn't and could well get its based 2133 Mini-Note sub-notebook, launched today out before the new Eee.

The HP machine is scheduled for a late April release, presumably because it's using the already available VIA C7-M processor.

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.