Asus EeePC successor with 8.9 inch display to be announced at CeBIT

Summary:I just recently bought a Fujitsu U810 UMPC to serve as my mobile computing device, but have been seriously looking at the Asus EeePC as another alternative for my daily 2+ hour commuting needs. Engadget has pics of the Asus EeePC 900 that is supposed to be officially announced tomorrow at the CeBIT show in Germany. DailyTech also has a few more details, including a photo of the new model. The Asus EeePC 900 looks very similar to the current EeePC, but has an 8.9 inch display (current model has a 7 inch display) and up to 12GB of internal flash memory. Apparently, this new model may launch at a cost of EUR399 this summer. I'll keep my eye out for the press release that should have more details on the specifications.

Asus EeePC successor with 8.9 inch display to be announced at CeBIT soon
I just recently bought a Fujitsu U810 UMPC to serve as my mobile computing device, but have been seriously looking at the Asus EeePC as another alternative for my daily 2+ hour commuting needs. Engadget has pics of the Asus EeePC 900 that is supposed to be officially announced tomorrow at the CeBIT show in Germany. DailyTech also has a few more details, including a photo of the new model. The Asus EeePC 900 looks very similar to the current EeePC, but has an 8.9 inch display (current model has a 7 inch display) and up to 12GB of internal flash memory. Apparently, this new model may launch at a cost of EUR399 this summer. I'll keep my eye out for the press release that should have more details on the specifications.

My only concerns with buying a current model is the 800x480 resolution and lack of Bluetooth. 1024x600 is really the minimum resolution to be acceptable for web browsing without constant scrolling and I need Bluetooth to connect to my 3G mobile phones for connectivity. I am also very happy with the 4+ hours of battery life on my Fujitsu U810. Do you have an Asus EeePC and would you recommend it?

UPDATE: According to more news coming out of CeBIT, this newer model will have a 1024x600 resolution display (YEAH!), drives that range from 8GB to 12GB, and optional Bluetooth (YEAH!) and WiMax wireless modules. I'll have to see if the device is starting to get too large now, but it sure sounds like an attractive offering from Asus.

Topics: Hardware, Emerging Tech, Laptops, Mobility, Networking, Tablets, Wi-Fi

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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