Asus introduces Atom-powered Eee PC 901, Eee PC 1000

Not one to disappoint, Asus has kicked off its stay at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan this morning by introducing two new Eee PC low-cost notebooks: the Eee PC 901 and the Eee PC 1000. We've already heard a little bit about the former, but suffice it to say it's a revised version of the existing Eee PC 900 with an Intel Atom processor, a bigger keyboard, and a slightly larger enclosure. It nevertheless retains its predecessor's 8.9" display and 12/20GB storage options.

Perhaps more interesting is the new Eee PC 1000, which delivers a 10" display and an even-larger keyboard—92% the size of a typical notebook keyboard, just like what HP slaps on its 2133 Mini-Note. Asus hasn't told us much else about the Eee PC 1000 yet, but we know it features an Atom CPU, too.

According to Asus, both models include an expanded battery that can provide "up to 7.8 hours" of battery life. The company also bundles the new Eee PCs with a Super Hybrid Engine application that lets users adjust CPU frequencies, voltage, and LCD brightness through a graphical user interface. The Super Hybrid Engine can reduce power consumption by as much as 15%, Asus claims.

Last, but not least, Asus is also attending the 2008 WiMAX Summit in Taipei, where the company is showing off a handful of other WiMAX devices as well as an Eee PC 901 equipped with WiMAX connectivity. You can check out pictures of the Eee PC 1000 and Eee PC 901 (with and without WiMAX) by hitting the image gallery below.

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