If the thought of getting a netbook for the price of a full laptop hurts your sensibilities, turn away from this news post now. DigiTimes has learned from Asus CEO Jerry Shen that fancier Eee PC variants with price tags as high as $900 will come out later this year.
The subnotebooks will reportedly launch as part of new Ultimate and Pro Fashion series. Asus will justify the extra cost by throwing in dual-core Atom processors and different storage solutions, including 120GB hard drives and 32GB solid-state drives. Those 120GB HDDs should be a step up over the 80GB drives in the current Eee PC 1000H, but Asus already offers a $699.99 Eee PC 1000 with 40GB of solid-state storage.
Speaking of the future 32GB Eee in particular, DigiTimes says that laptop will feature a 10.1" LED-backlit display and battery life of just 4-5 hours (compared to a maximum of eight hours for the Eee PC 1000 40G). You can expect to shell out $700-900 for the machine when it hits stores in September.
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