Asus preparing $700-900 Eee PC’s for September
Asustek currently has a total of 11 Eee PC models on the market differentiated in terms of size, CPU type and design. Shen added that two new categories, Ultimate and Pro Fashion, are planned for 2008. These models will feature dual-core Atom processors and larger storage (either 120GB HDD or 32GB SSD). Shen said he anticipates total Eee PC shipments will exceed 1.5-1.6 million units in the third quarter, putting the company on track to achieve its targeted annual shipments of five million units.
Regarding the launch schedule of these upcoming Eee PCs, Shen detailed that an Eee PC with 32GB SSD (S series) will be introduced in late September. The model will feature a 10.1-inch 16:9 ratio LED backlit panel and battery life of 4-5 hours. The new Eee PC will be priced in the range of US$700-900 and will be the first Eee PC designed for the high-end market, Shen detailed.