Printed from http://www.electronista.com

ASUS to cease 8.9-inch Eee PC production in 2009

updated 10:25 am EST, Thu February 19, 2009

ASUS ends 8.9-inch Eee PCs

ASUS, maker of the popular Eee PC range of netbooks that arguably pioneered the category, will phase out the production of nearly all of its 8.9-inch Eee PC netbooks, DigiTimes has reported on Thursday. The news came from the company's Asia-Pacific division president, Benson Lin, who says the move is due to the growing popularity and consumer demand for 10-inch models that will become the focus at ASUS.

In 2009, 95 percent of all Eee PCs built will feature a 10-inch screen, with the remaining 5 percent being 7-inch models sold as subsidized units via wireless data providers, Lin says. ASUS is relatively well prepared to offer users a wider range of 10-inch Eee PCs, as it is readying to deploy both a version powered by Intel's new 1.66GHz Atom chip, the 1000HE, and a 1000HG version equipped with WiMAX mobile broadband capabilities.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Linksys WRT1200AC Wi-Fi Router

Once upon a time, a brand-new Linksys router showed up on our doorstep. So we gathered some network-minded friends together, and hooke ...

Rapoo A300 Mini Bluetooth NFC Speaker

The Rapoo Bluetooth Mini NFC Speaker is a little metallic box about the size of a baseball. In spite of its small size, we were very p ...

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitors ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News