Asus Eee PC 1000 All But Officially Confirmed

Asus Eee PC 900 Looks like there could be a slightly bigger version of the 8.9-inch Eee PC 900 announced at the upcoming Computex 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan (which takes place next week).

UMPC Fever is reporting on an invitation sent out with a note from Asus’ Chairman Jonney Shih, that mentioned the an official global launch of the Intel Atom-based Eee PC 901 as well as the “1000 series”.

This after an article from PC World just over a month ago that mentioned comments made by Jerry Shen, the CEO of Asustek in regards to larger versions of the Eee PC series. The comments specifically mentioned 10-inch models (that DigiTimes referred to as the Eee PC 10001).

I would guess that a 10-inch series would be powered by Intel Atom CPUs at this point, since the market for the Celeron M based Eee PCs would rapidly dry up once the Atoms are available in the 8.9-inch Eee PC 901s.

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Via: Gear Diary