Asus to Release 11.6-inch Eee PC

We’ve seen Asus push the boundaries of what a netbook should do with the Eee PC 1004DN and its built-in optical drive.

Although we’ve seen larger-screened ‘netbooks’ from Dell in the Mini 12, Asus will soon be pushing the Eee PC to 11.6-inches, according to Digitimes.

The most popular, or at least the most readily available Eee PC models will still be 10-inchers – making up half of all Eee PC shipments – but the 11.6-inch model will be the second most popular with 30 percent Asus’ netbook shipments for the year.

The line between notebook and netbook is about to get blurrier.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • jeffeulogy
    i want a 22" netbook to replace my desktop!
  • mtyermom
    ...but will it play...

    (I'm just going to stop right there)
  • falchard
    Why would anyone want a smaller laptop with less performance for more cost then a real laptop?
  • lutel
    just bring back 4:3 screen ratio and stop playing shit with customers
  • dainsane1
    my biggest bother is the move to ditch the SSD from the netbooks.
    have the 701 (8Gb) and it's all the space that i need. it's a secondary computer not for primary use. i'm a nomadic tech and the 701 is great; light, small, and i don't have to worry about messing up a HD when i toss it into my pack.

    personally i'm waiting on the 9'' tablet. i just don't like the thought of paying for a win licence that i will promptly delete and having to go out and spend an extra $100 for a SSD.
  • jeffeulogy
    i think the whole idea is so your average fat dumb wal-mart shopper sees a bigger number next to storage capacity. that and the amount of tweaking involved to get acceptable performance out of the cheaper mlc drives. the 4gb ssd that came with my 900a was bottom of the barrel.
  • shotgunpadre
    not a wise move.
  • Vettedude
    My biggest problem with the Eee is the majority of them sold at places like Best Buy have the Celeron CPU. I am never going to buy another Celeron ever again. (Went that route before, unfortunately) Intel has some pretty good CPU's right now, Celeron isn't one. And this is coming from an Intel "fanboy"
  • mrfisthand
    Asus is my hero, they've managed to both usher in a new trend in computing and then completely butcher it.
  • doomhammr
    An 11" netbook completely defeats the purpose of a netbook.