Asus' new Eee PC to have WiMAX and bigger screen

By on January 8, 2008, 12:23 PM
Although the anticipated second-gen Eee PC failed to make its appearance at this year’s CES, Asus today confirmed that it will be fitting its next generation of Eee PCs not only with WiMAX wireless broadband technology but also with larger displays.

The company will be releasing three new models in Q2 2008, including 7-, 8-, and 8.9-inch screen models, with the latter sporting a 1024x600 resolution, up from the 800x480 in first-generation Eee PCs. Though it stopped short of giving out form factor specifications, Asus said that the 8-inch model will conserve the same form factor as the current 7-inch models – the larger screen versions will require slightly bigger units.

Reports suggest that Windows XP will be the OS of choice for the WiMAX-loaded Eee PCs, due to limited driver support for the technology in Linux. What wasn’t divulged, however, was the estimated price on the upcoming lightweight laptops.




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nirkon said:
Just the fact WinXP is on it is gonna jack the price up.
buttus said:
A good part of the charm of this little beauty is it's size. Hopefully they don't go too big on the monitor as the Eeepc might loose it's identity.
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