Asus Eee PC 900 in US – May 12, $549

Asus Eee PC 900 Crave is reporting that the 9-inch Asus Eee PC 900 will be available in the United States (and presumably Canada) on May 12, 2008.

It’ll retail starting at $549 (for comparison, the 7-inch Asus Eee PC initially launched for around $150 less).

Even though this netbook/laptop starts out at a higher price point, you are getting a larger display (resolution: 1024×600), in addition to more starting memory (1GB as opposed to 512MB), and much larger amount of storage (Windows XP: 12GB, Linux: 20GB). As you can see there is a larger hard drive for the Linux-version, at the same price point – the 8GB difference in the solid state drive (SSD) is offset by the higher cost of the Microsoft license for XP.

Source: Crave