The latest ASUS press release on the Eee 900 PC reveals that two models will be offered.
This new generation of the ever popular PC packs in a whole range of hardware that includes a 8.9 inch widescreen, a 1.3M pixels webcam, the new innovative FingerGlide and 12GB and 20GB storage capacities for Windows and Linux platforms respectively – catering to wider consumer needs while still maintaining the "Easy to learn, work and play" concept by keeping the overall weight under 1kg.
The Windows version will come with a total of 12GB of storage (4GB on the motherboard + 8GB SSD) while the Linux OS version will offer 20GB (4GB on the motherboard + 16GB SSD). A new feature called Fingerglide will allow users to use simple gestures.
For example, with just two simple finger movements on the touchpad, users will be able to zoom in and out of pictures (great for looking at image details), or scroll up and down for easier document viewing.
It will also come with the same 900MHz Celeron processor as the first generation Eee, 1GB RAM, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, the aforementioned 1.3MP webcam, and an SDHC expansion slot.
The ASUS Eee 900 release dates will be staggered with Hong Kong leading off on April 15th, France on April 17th, and Taiwan on the 21st. Singapore, the UK and Thailand will follow later in April. Australia, the U.S., Germany and Italy will all have release dates in May. There is no word yet on Canada but I’m guessing that it will also be May.
Update: ASUS has confirmed May 12th as the U.S. release date for the ASUS Eee 900 PC. Both models will be available for USD$549.