Asus launches second-gen Eee PC

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Asus has officially unveiled the Eee PC 900, the larger 8.9-inch version of its popular low-cost notebook. This new version bumps the screen resolution up to 1024 x 600, which is certainly more enjoyable than the 800 x 480 of the older model, and features a 1.3MP webcam.

Spec-wise, onboard memory has been doubled to 1GB of RAM, while storage was also significantly increased to a choice of 12GB (Windows version) or 20GB (Linux version) of solid-state storage, depending on which operating system you opt for. Asus doesn’t mention the processor for the portable, though previous reports have confirmed it will use the same Celeron M as its predecessor until Intel launches its faster, cooler Atom architecture in June.

The new Asus Eee PC 900 is supposed to land in the UK on May 1 and sell for £329 in a Windows XP and Linux configuration. Unfortunately, no US launch dates have been released as of yet.

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