Asus Eee PC 900HA at Amazon

Asus Eee PC 900HA A new 8.9″ Eee PC has shown up at Amazon – the Asus Eee PC 900HA (Amazon link). It’s actually very affordable – $349.99 – that’s a very close competitor to the similarly priced Acer Aspire One.

As far as specifications and where it fits into Asus’ lineup, it’s closer to an Asus Eee PC 901 (minus the SSD) than the Celeron-based 900s.

This didn’t show up on the roadmap that came out back in July. Presumably it’s a result of Microsoft loosening the standards for Windows XP Home installs on netbooks back in early July. Even though that took place before the Eee PC roadmap in July came out, these are planned months in advance so it’s understandable why it wouldn’t have appeared on the roadmap. The low price could also reflect the impact that Acer and others are having.

– Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU
– “Shiny Black”
– 160GB HDD
– Windows XP Home
– 4 Cell Battery

You also get 10GB of Asus’ Eee online storage.

Amazon page: Asus Eee PC 900HA

Thanks to Tim for sending the link and pointing out that the roadmap doesn’t have it.