Asus has been shoving a lot of new Eee branded products lately and here comes another couple. The Eee PC 903 and 904 are very similar to the 901 except the guts are in a 1000’s chassis. That it is a notebook with an 8.9″ display in a case that was built to hold a 10″ display. So, there will be a fairly large bezel around the display (like the original Eee PC).
It isn’t clear what the differences are between these models but presumably it will be different sized solid state drives and/or memory and/or processor speed. There isn’t any word on pricing but if I was to ballpark I would say around $600.
I may be considered by many to be a bit of an Apple fanboy (I’m sorry about that, I try as hard as I can to find interesting news stories from both sides of the fence, but sometimes it’s a little hard). One of the reasons that I love Apple so much is that they are really good at designing great looking hardware, I haven’t seen very many PCs that look that good, this one however, the Voodoo Envy 133 is one that is beautiful.
It may be a little too orange for me but you can’t deny the fact that it is darn classy.
It seems that Dell has been hard at work making some cool and interesting new PCs. First the Dell E and now the Studio Hybrid. This new PC has an orange plexiglas shell, an Intel chipset, 4GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive, Wifi, DVD+R drive, 5 USB ports, HDMI, S/PDIF, DVI, and a memory card reader.
There is no word yet on a hard release date or what the exact cost is going to be, but it is likely it will come later this year for between $500 and $700.
What many have been calling the Dell Inspiron Mini has finally been revealed as the Dell E (not necessarily set in stone, but that is what they’re calling it). The new notebook line will come in two types, a 8.9″ model and a 12.1″ model called the “E Slim.”
The E Slim looks like it will compete more with the MacBook Air and the X300 while the 8.9″ model will be competing with the Eee 900. The device should be released sometime in August/September.
All of the notebooks will be running Linux or Windows XP (presumably chosen by the customer).
The Dell E will have a price starting at $299.
All of these small notebooks should be making Palm think twice about their choice to cease production of the Foleo (which I wanted really bad), but what makes me so frustrated in this whole situation is the fact that Engadget gave the Foleo such a terrible review and yet now they seem to be falling all over themselves over ever single new small notebook that gets announced.
APC got their hands on the upcoming mini-notebook from Dell. Currently the notebook is being called the “Inspiron Mini.”
Ubuntu will probably be an option
Most likely being released in August
The wait is because they are trying to get the keyboard just right
No dedicated function keys
Three USB ports, VGA, and a memory card reader
The notebook looks really good, I love all of these new small form factor notebooks. I personally consider these to be an amazing option for college students, they can take them to classes without adding too much weight to a bag, and since a lot of typing is going to be done on it, it doesn’t need to be too powerful.
Asus has finally unveiled their all-in-one addition to the Eee lineup. The new computer is named the Eee Monitor (terrible name by the way) it should come in sizes from 19 to 21 inches, have a built in TV tuner, and be priced around $500.
The PC should be shipping in September alongside Asus’s 42″ Eee TV.
I think that Asus may be going a little too far with that Eee TV, but I do think the Eee Monitor is a great idea. At $500 who wouldn’t get this all-in-one, the only problem I think the majority of the market would be frustrated by is the fact that it runs Linux (the vast majority of the public just isn’t ready for it yet), but of course, this is just me assuming that it won’t run Windows as well.
The Asus Desktop Eee PC has been a long time coming (a few months at least!) and Asus has finally given some actual info on the computer.
The name of it is now the Asus Eee Box, the computer will be available worldwide in July with both Linux and Windows XP versions. The cheapest model will be priced at $330 and have a 80GB hard drive (250GB max) 802.11n Wifi, 4 USB ports, and a card reader.
There is no word yet on what processor the Eee Box will have but one would assume it will be packing an Atom CPU just like it’s notebook brother.
Brian Lam of Gizmodo ran into Michael Dell at All Things D and saw a pretty interesting little laptop that Dell is developing.
The notebook is Dell’s first ultraportable and is developed with low cost and developing countries in mind. The notebook came from Dell’s IdeaStorm (where customers can go and give Dell ideas for products).
The notebook had three USB ports, a card reader, VGA out, and ethernet. There is no information as to pricing or what operating system it will be running but the thing looks like a very worthy competitor to HPs MiniNote 2133.
The 901 is also supposed to be sporting Bluetooth, which is a first for the Eee PC lineup. What’s interesting about this release is that the MSI Wind is going to be released on the same day as the 901 and the Wind is going to be $250 cheaper and have a larger display (10″), so I wonder how Asus is planning to fight off the Wind, unless of course the $650 price point is for a Windows XP version, or one with a larger solid state drive and a cheaper version of the 901 is also going to be released.