Asustek announces Eee family product lines

Subject: Systems | January 30, 2008 - 06:47 AM |
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It should come as no surprise that Asus wants to capitalize on the Eee PC branding that has been so damn popular.  Would you be interested in an E-DT (desktop computer), an E-TV or an E-Monitor?

With Eee PC becoming a focus of the PC market, Asustek
Computer has announced it is planning to launch a family of Eee
products including: E-DT (desktop PC), E-TV and E-Monitor. All the
products while have low-cost as their major selling point, according to
Jerry Shen, president of Asustek.

The E-DT, a desktop
PC which will not be sold with a monitor, is scheduled to launch in
April or May this year and will be showcased at CeBIT 2008. The first
E-DT will adopt an Intel Celeron processor, while later generations
will adopt Intel's Shelton'08 platform with Diamondville processors and
the 945GC chipset. The company has set the price of the PC at between
US$200-300 and will try to push it down to US$199.

The
E-Monitor will be an all-in-one device similar to Apple's iMac and
Dell's XPS One. E-Monitor will cut into the 19-21-inch market and will
come with a built-in TV tuner. Pricing is set at US$499, compared to
the iMac's price of US$1,199-2,299 and the XPS One's price of
US$1,499-2,399. E-Monitor will also be based on Intel's Shelton'08
platform and will be launched in September this year.

Finally,
the E-TV will compete in the over 42-inch LCD TV market, but will
integrate the Linux-based PC functionality of other Eee PC products.
Pricing is to be set to at no greater than US$200 more than TVs in the
same class. E-TV is also scheduled to launch in September.

Source: Digitimes
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