Seattle (WA) - The new Asus Eee PC 900 is now available for order at Amazon.com. The online retail giant has a price set at around $550 - $580, depending on specs.
The "Eee" brand has made waves with its light-weight design, reliance on solid-state drive memory and a Linux operating system.
The 900, a second generation version of the Eee PC, features a larger 8.9-inch wide screen capable of displaying 1024 by 600 pixels and dual solid-state drives capable of storing 12 GB in Windows XP and 20 GB in Linux.
Available in either Pearl White or Black, the computer will also feature a new FingerGlide touchpad that can recognize two finger gestures for zooming and scrolling.
The 900 also features a 900 MHz Celeron M CPU from Intel, a UMA graphics chipset, one gigabyte of DDR2 RAM, and built-in 802.11b/g Wi-Fi.
The laptop is available with Windows XP pre-installed.
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From the Asus website and other online searching, it appears that some of the specs of the windows version of the Eee 900 are being misrepresented at some online vendors' sites. As far as I can tell, the windows and linux versions of the Eee 900 both use a 900 MHz Intel CPU. However, zipzoomfly.com, buy.com, and some other vendors are stating that their "windows" version of the 900 comes with a Celeron M 430 1.70 GHz CPU (EEEPC900-W017)... I can't find any official Asus information to verify this claim. Has anyone actually received one of these notebooks yet and can anyone verify that EEEPC900-W017 does come with a 1.7GHz CPU and not the 900MHz speced out by early Asus documentation????Reply