Asus Eee PC 901 to hit Blighty on 1 July
Availability no problem, maker claims
Asus' Atom-powered Eee PC 901 will go on sale across the UK on 1 July for an Eee PC 900-beating £319, Register Hardware has learned.
The 900, which went on sale back in April, was priced at £329. The new model not only sports a more advanced processor, but also includes Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a two pick-up microphone array and a six-cell, 6600mAh battery.
Asus' Eee PC 901: more features than the 900 - and cheaper too
The 900 had no Bluetooth, was limited to 802.11g and, infamously, shipped here with a 4400mAh battery - a lower capacity than the one that came with the original Eee PC.
The 901 retains its predecessor's 9in, 1024 x 600 display, its 1.3-megapixel webcam and array of three USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, VGA, SDHC card reader and 3.5mm audio socketry.
Asus Eee PC and friend: still around despite more curvaceous successor
The 901 won't replace the 900 immediately, but it's clear that the latter's lifespan is limited. However, Asus indicated the the 7in Eee PC 701 - aka the 4G - will remain on sale.
Asus promised that the 901 will arrive in significant numbers to ensure ready availability from day one.
In addition to being the first Eee PC to contain Intel's 'Diamondville' Atom N270 processor, the 901 sports a redesigned casing and is the first of the Small, Cheap Computer series to be where the Eee branding outweighs the Asus name - which gets a brief mention on the back of the box, since you ask.
More curvy than its predecessors
The 901 will be available in a choice of shiny white or glossy black.
Look out for Register Hardware's Eee PC 901 Linux Edition review next week.
Re: The Acer Aspire One is rubbish
"Have any of you people actually seen/used the Aspire One? It's rubbish.
[...]the Linux OS feels like an afterthough, "
Not that Asus did a much better job with Xandros for the Eee! Setting it to require a password on use of sudo bricks it, and you can't log in successfully if the disk is full!
Despite that, I still like it though!
According to the well respected Apostrophe Protection Society, it should be ASUS's (not that they actually have this example on their site).
ASUS being a singular (as in there is only one company) proper noun and it being possesive of the eeePC. It matters not a jot that it ends in an S.
But if there was more than one ASUS.....stop it, stop it now...
I think most people's ears perked up when they saw the inital price of "Under £200".
If you wanted small you could have bought them for a while now, maybe not such super small, but sub notebooks which just as much power as their older brothers have been around for ages, if you want to pay £1000+
Want a smaller laptop that you can't do much on? Get a PDA. (Yes PDAs are rubbish too, thats my point).
Anger over apostrophe's ?
Its really annoying when people get them wrong isnt it?
Hmm, think I fancy fish and chip's tonight!
Does anyone know which draft of 802.11n the wireless is? A quick search of the web hasn't really pulled up an answer.
Doesn't make a difference to my purchase; I've been fighting my will power and holding off on buying a 900 just for this piece of kit!
Loving the grammar 'discussion' though... Reminds me of some Blackberrys/Blackberries debates I used to see going around.
As I recall, no word that ends in S, plural or singular, is followed by 's. For example, the name Ross: something belonging to Ross is still Ross', even though there is only one Ross.