Eee PC Gets Some New Features

"The second-generation Eee PC is set to get some handy new features"

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New Eee PC Features
 
ASUS has given word that the upcoming 8.9" Eee PC will feature a touchscreen panel and possibly GPS support.  The tiny notebook will also be getting a number of upgrades, utilizing Intel's Atom CPU platform, doubling its RAM to 1GB, and increasing the SSD storage range to 8-12GB.
 
Quite obviously these new features will push the price up, putting the new bar up at around $500.  ASUS is looking to put out the new Eee PC sometime in May or June, alongside the new desktop E-DT, which will be priced around $199.
 
ASUS certainly seems to be beefing up the Eee PC.  Unfortunately, this is being reflected in the price, causing the Eee PC to leave it's initial low-cost purpose behind.  Do the ends justify the means?
 
Update:
 
The people over at DailyTech noticed that the FCC has released a number of internal and external photos, as well as the manual for the Eee PC 900. 
 
  
 
Looking through these items we see that the Eee PC now has built-in Bluetooth support. 
 
 
It also seems that ASUS has given the touchpad multi-finger functionality, allowing users to zoom in and out in a manner much like Apple's iPhone.
 
 
Something to note is that this version of the manual makes no mention of a touchscreen panel or GPS support, so we'll have to wait and see whether the 900 really will have these features.
 
FCC Eee PC 900 Page
 
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28-10-2008, 09:22:22

w3bbo
I'll sort mine out tonight Jim.:)

28-10-2008, 09:26:47

Jim
Cool. Yep be sure to get them in on time lads or I'll be placing you in a room with a very unhappy Emma :p

29-11-2008, 05:56:46

Jim
Payday time again lads. Remember to get your invoices in.

30-11-2008, 04:43:10

w3bbo
Wow, I only got paid friday just gone too:p

30-11-2008, 05:55:24

Jim

Wow, I only got paid friday just gone too:p



LOL you don't need telling. Yours have been on time recently - prolly going into the i7 kitty?

30-11-2008, 09:18:26

WC Annihilus
I already got a purchase planned for mine :D

07-12-2008, 06:12:12

Luigi
Thought Id best subscribe here... Looking back, what happened to all the other news guys?

07-12-2008, 11:15:31

w3bbo

LOL you don't need telling. Yours have been on time recently - prolly going into the i7 kitty?



No, it went to a new Xmas tree (Norwegian Spruce no less) and some puprle borbles/tinsel apparently. Bah humbug tbh.

07-12-2008, 13:31:58

Jim

No, it went to a new Xmas tree (Norwegian Spruce no less) and some puprle borbles/tinsel apparently. Bah humbug tbh.



I'm right with ya there. I just saw £140 get dumped on a load of plastic.

07-12-2008, 18:45:57

PV5150

Thought Id best subscribe here... Looking back, what happened to all the other news guys?

They couldn't keep up the pace :( Stuart has work issues and will hopefully be back though :)
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