Even with the larger display, the size of the unit has remained the same as the Eee PC (it’s even in the same chassis), as well as the weight – less than 1kg (2.2 pounds). It looks like it will be retailing for around $550 and on up.
People interested in Eee PCs wanted more storage, and it appears that Asus has responded, bumping up the Solid State Disks (SSDs) to 12GB (Windows XP) or 20GB (Linux) (versus the previously stated 8Gb and 12GB). Jerry Shen, CEO of ASUS, said:
Vital feedback from a wide variety of users have been received, which has spurred us on to create more options to cater to different user requirements.
They are also officially announcing the multi-touch input, called “FingerGlide”:
The new Eee PC will also incorporate an innovative FingerGlide feature that makes operating the Eee PC easy and convenient. For example, with just two simple finger movements on the touchpad, users will be able to zoom in and out of pictures (great for looking at image details), or scroll up and down for easier document viewing â€“ making the Eee PC 900 more convenient to use.
Trusted Reviews has also published a review of the 900 (one of the first), giving it a 9 out of 10 and a “recommended” rating.