Asus CEO Jerry Shen seems to have lots of plans up his sleeve for the Eee PC range. He recently made some new statements regarding future-specs of a new lineup of Eee PC laptops.
In a hour-long interview with Laptopmag.com, Shen shared that the Eee PC will get:
A 8.9-inch display and Windows XP: Confirming that the machine shown at CeBIT will come to market in April, the new Eee PC will have a 8.9-inch screen and a higher 1024 x 600-pixel resolution An 8GB SSD will be available running Windows XP. A 12GB or 20GB SSD model will be available with Xandros.
Hard Drives: Asus is considering giving customers a choice between their current offering of solid state drives and regular hard drives in the future.
Intel’s Diamondville: Shen revealed that the low-cost notebook platform will adopt Intel’s Diamondville processor in Q2 rather than VIA’s mobile computing platform.
More Colors and Stylish Looks: In May or June, Asus will release “very stylish” versions of the Eee PC. Shen says they will have a New York City sleekness.
Shen thinks the days of the Eee PC are just taking off (and his response to the 1st question in the interview below affirms that) & that the competitors will try to knock them off their course but won’t succeed.