Eee PCs with bigger, 11.6-inch displays coming soon

Asus has some bigger Eee PCs and some smaller, more affordable ultraportable notebooks up its sleeve. The folks at DigiTimes got the latest word on Asus’ laptop plans straight from company CEO Jerry Shen himself—and apparently, the line between netbooks and notebooks will blur even within Asus’ own product range.

First, the company is getting an Eee PC with an 11.6" display ready for a launch "later this month." Shen still expects 10" Eee PCs to make up half of total shipments this year, but he nevertheless sees the 11.6" systems becoming popular enough to account for 30% of all shipped units. No word yet on that system’s display resolution, though.

On the ultraportable front, DigiTimes writes that Asus plans three ultra-thin notebooks based on Intel’s CULV Core 2 processors later in the year. Two of them will come out in July: a 15.6" "mid-range to high-end" model priced at €799-999, and a 13.3" derivative with a €599-699 price tag. (If today’s Eee PCs are any indication, you can figure out U.S. prices by just swapping out the currency symbol.) A 14" Asus CULV system should also be out some time this year.

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    • Rakhmaninov3
    • 10 years ago

    I’m waiting until they come out with 28.6″ netbooks to get myself one.

      • ludi
      • 10 years ago

      Only if it doubles as a hoverboard.

      • gerbilspy
      • 10 years ago

      good point!

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 10 years ago

    Eee-peen? e-pEeen?

    • Tarx
    • 10 years ago

    Only higher resolution and a better chipset would make this interesting.

    • lex-ington
    • 10 years ago

    When do netbooks stop being netbooks and start becoming ultra-portable laptops?

    What is an ultra-portable laptop?Aren’t they all laptops until its a desktop replacement?

    Why do I even care? . . . . . .I have no clue. . . .

      • 5150
      • 10 years ago

      When Marketing tells you.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 10 years ago

    +1 for 1 and #2. As nice as Atom is for battery life and 10″ and smaller form factors the CULV CPUs from Intel and whatever AMDs equivalent is in 12-13″ are much more appealing.

      • Skrying
      • 10 years ago

      AMD’s equivalent is the Neo, as used in HP’s dv2 model. CULV as a processor should be much better but if a manufacturer decides to pair AMD’s Neo with an appropriate graphics chip then it could be the better bundle, such as the HD3200 and not the more power hungry HD3410 in the dv2 (as of now in the US).

        • MadManOriginal
        • 10 years ago

        I thought that was it but didn’t feel like looking it up and didn’t want some asshat going off ‘It’s the Neo dumbass.’ Either one can be perfect for the application and the fact that both major CPU companies have one is even better for competition 🙂

    • Farting Bob
    • 10 years ago

    Yea with these bigger screens people will want to do more, and that means no love for atom. Maybe second generation Atoms will make up. Dual core atom + Ion is already a good step forward.

      • grege
      • 10 years ago

      I cannot agree more. Once you move out of netbook territory more is expected, and needed. That what makes the HP Pavillion dv2 interesting. 12″ screen, AMD cpu and ATI Radeon graphics. HP just need to get the price down a bit and maybe go dual core. The single core AMD still runs rings around an Atom, it is all about trade offs for battery life.

    • Hattig
    • 10 years ago

    I’d be interested in a 11.6″ or 10.1″ CULV system.

    • Traz
    • 10 years ago

    I’m more interested in the ultraportables with CULV C2s than another netbook amongst the hundreds that Asus already offers.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 10 years ago

      Amen. I’m really interested in Acer’s Timelines That 13.3in honey looks fine. By the time I have to head off to college I should be able to snag a neat little culv notebook.

        • Skrying
        • 10 years ago

        It should be very interesting. Acer has the Timeline series coming out, MSI will be launching their X-Slim lineup, and leaked documents show Dell has a 11.6″ model with CULV inside coming as well. Personally I’m leaning towards the Timeline as the proposed battery numbers and screen size give off the idea of a better product. Though the MSI laptops will likely be the thinnest but I question the benefit as these will all be light notebooks and the MSI might have poor battery life (relatively).

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