More than four months after the Eee PC's unveiling in June, Asustek has officially introduced the system in Taiwan. The machine is launching in four different flavors dubbed Eee PC 2G Surf, Eee PC 4G Surf, Eee PC 4G, and Eee PC 8G. Prices range from $7,999 TWD ($245) for the 2G Surf to $13,888 TWD ($426) for the 8G.
All four systems have a 7" display, a Linux-based operating system, built-in stereo speakers, a microphone, and a weight of just 0.92 kg (almost exactly 2lbs). The 2G Surf has 256MB of DDR2 RAM and a 2GB flash storage unit, while the 4G Surf and 4G have 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, and the top of the line has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The cheapest two Eee PCs have four-cell, 4400 mAh batteries rated for 2.8 hours, and the Eee PC 4G and Eee PC 8G have four-cell, 5200 mAh batteries rated for 3.5 hours.
According to Asustek's press release, the 4G became available in Taiwan yesterday, while the other models are expected "by the end of November." In North America, Asustek tells us the Eee PC will roll out "within a few weeks" at prices ranging from $299 to $399.