ASUS Looking to Launch S101 rather than Eee
Subject: Mobile | August 7, 2008 - 05:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like even ASUS might be getting tired of the Eee name. The company is apparently going to be launching a new notebook known as the S101 rather than be known as a $900 Eee PC. More than likely ASUS simply realized that selling a $900 Eee PC defeated the purpose of the Eee PC to begin with.
Since its introduction the Eee PC has grown and become more of an
ultraportable in price and features in some of the high-end models. ASUS has
announced a new system called the Eee S101 that would have taken the Eee brand
to a much higher price range. iTech News Net reports that ASUS will drop
the Eee branding from the computer to reflect its higher price tag of $899.
At $899 the notebook will get a 64GB SSD. Users willing to make due with a
32GB SSD will be able to get the S101 for $699. The other features of the
notebook will be the same between the two models. The S101 will use a 10.2-inch
LED backlit LCD and will be powered by an Intel Atom processor.