The Eee PCs will be available at $199, $239, $349 and $369 depending on specifications. However, the first-round shipments will be mostly of the $349 model, which targets the mainstream. The company intends to ship 500,000 Eee PCs by the end of the year, and in 2008 the production should hit 3-5 million units. In addition to securing orders from the mentioned countries, Asus has also landed orders for its Eee PCs from a number of education organizations, insurance companies and emerging markets for bulk deals.
The 7-inch screen notebook is based on an Intel mobile chipset and CPU and will reportedly be equipped with 512MB of DDR2-400 memory and 2-16GB of flash memory, 4- or 6-cell battery, card-reader, 0.3Mpixel webcam, and built-in Wi-Fi. On the software side, it will come with a Linux-based OS preinstalled by default, but Asus claims that it will also be Windows OS compatible.