The Asus Eee PC goes 9"

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  1. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    Asus have announced and update to their Eee PC, it will feature a 9" screen, 1GB ram and 12GB SSD.

    The 9" screen as a fairly good resolution of 1024x600.

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  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    I would definitely consider upgrade, IF the price can be controlled. Right now, $600.00 just won't cut it for me.
     
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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It sounds like a nice second generation product. Going from about £220 to 300 probably means the US version would slot in at $500-550.... 12GB is a fairly nice size for the SSD
     
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    Screen size is pretty good for an ultracompact - but with the build quality and feel of the existing eee, not something I'd be caught with outside.

    I'm holding out for Sony to do a driveless compact TZ.
     
  7. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    I love the look of the new eee, it's something I'll consider next (academic) year definitely.
     
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    I have the current Eee and would love the higher res screen but $600 is far too steep. The size is great but the cost is the main attraction (for me anyway) so getting it up in normal laptop prices is iffy. I would love the bigger screen with the 4gb HDD since SDHC card so so damn cheap for additional storage.
     
  9. timmillwood thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The nice thing about the Eee is the price, yes I would rather a Sony TZ but it will easily cost 4x the price.

    And I dont understand why everyone is saying $600 is a lot of money, show me another 9" computer for that price?
     
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    Wow, sounds great. However, it's getting larger and larger. If they're going to do that, they may as well also upgrade the 7" version to a 12 GB SSD, which should be a cheaper version of the 9".

    It would give another option. After all, the 2 attractive things about this machine is price and size. If you're going to make a larger version, don't forget why some people buy these systems, namely, the ultra small size.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You have to see them to understand... the 9" model that's floating around is larger, but only extremely slightly -- it seems to be just a few millimeters (1cm or less) deeper, and about the same width as my 701. The 7" model has a huge bezel around the screen. It doesn't sound like it would weigh significantly more either.

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    Hehe, sounds fun. :D
     

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