Asus details 'comfort keyboard' Eee PC 904
Asus UK has formally announced the rumoured Eee PC 904, adding the version that runs Windows XP to its website. The gain: a bigger keyboard. The loss: it doesn't use an Intel Atom processor.
As expected, the Small, Cheap Computer - formally, the 904HD XP - is based around the large chassis of the 1000 series but sports the same 8.9in, 1024 x 600 display as the 900 and 901. Like all those other machines, it comes with 1GB of DDR 2 memory, but in place of solid-state storage it has an 80GB hard drive.
Asus Eee PC and friend: now with 'big comfort'
Its other specs match those of the 900: 900MHz Celeron M processor - we believe - 0.3-megapixel webcam, 10/100Mb/s Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA output and a SDHC/MMC memory card reader.
The unit weighs a whopping - for a machine of its class - 1.4kg, fractionally less than the 80GB HDD-equipped 1000H. Like that Eee, the 904 comes with a "comfort big keyboard".
Right now, there's no word on price, but we'd anticipate a tag in the £320-380 range, right between the 901 and the 1000H.
But where are the 901's?
So far no sign of the 901's in any shops, online or otherwise, despite "going on sale" on the 1st of July.
Fed up waiting, will probably buy an Aspire one now....Play at least seem to have idea when they'll arrive in stock.
Paris + obligitory 8.9" fnaar fnaar one liner.
eeepc: let's see how many variations we can make