Rumors: New, bigger Asus Eee PCs in the pipeline

According to today's DigiTimes, Asustek Computer is planning to launch new Eee PC models, the 904 and 905 -- which have an 8.9-inch panel but use a similar chassis and keyboard as the company's 10.

Asus Eee PCAccording to today's DigiTimes, Asustek Computer is planning to launch new Eee PC models, the 904 and 905 -- which have an 8.9-inch panel but use a similar chassis and keyboard as the company's 10.2-inch models, according to the Times' vendor sources.

The major difference between these two and the previous 901 model is that the new models feature a bigger keyboard (you know, for less T-Rex-style typing). The Eee PC 904 and 905 are also reported to adopt Atom processors. Asustek is supposedly still evaluating whether to make changes to the two models' battery and storage capacity.

The company is reported to release the Eee PC 904 and 905 at a similar price range as the current 900 and 901, eventually replacing them altogether. The sources also noted that the company is also considering whether to drop prices for the 900 and 901 to clear inventory, or simply leave them in the market to defend against Acer's Aspire One.

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