Asustek plans Eee PC with a bigger screen, more storage


— 12:26 PM on November 14, 2007

Riding high on the success of its Eee PC low-cost notebook, Asustek is planning to introduce a slightly fancier version of the device. A report on Austrian site DerStandard.at quotes Asustek spokesman Holger Schmidt as saying the Taiwanese firm is readying an Eee PC with 8GB of storage capacity and a larger display.

An 8GB Eee PC already rolled out in Taiwan last month, but that model features the same 7" screen as its cheaper siblings. Besides, the highest end model aimed at the United States so far seems to be the existing 4GB version, judging by a leaked Asustek sales kit. DerStandard says the upcoming 8GB model will squeeze a 10" screen into the same case as the other models, although there's no word yet on whether it will retain the same 800 x 480 resolution. The Asustek spokesman apparently didn't mention pricing, either, but something north of the Taiwanese 8GB flavor's $13,888 TWD ($430 USD) price tag seems likely. (Thanks to DailyTech for the tip.)

   
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