updated 12:15 pm EDT, Mon May 12, 2008
Eee PC 900 On Sale
As promised, ASUS' Eee PC 900 micro notebook today went on sale in the US. The 8.9-inch computer's specifications remain the same and take the Eee slightly further upscale with a sharper 1024x600 resolution, a basic multi-touch trackpad, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Versions hold either 12GB of flash storage on Windows XP models or else 20GB on versions with the less expensive Linux operating system, though either can accept SD and SDHC cards. Launch models continue to use a 900MHz Celeron M processor rather than the Intel Atom planned for later editions.
Many stores already list the Eee PC as in stock, though some outlets such as Buy.com and ZipZoomFly are currently commanding a premium of $15 to $50 above the official $550 price. An Amazon listing, however, currently shows the 20GB Linux notebook available at the official $550 price in the computer's standard white color trim.