11.6” Eee may reach Europe this month at €399

We got to see Asus’ 11.6-inch Eee PC 1101HA first-hand a couple of weeks ago, but Asus didn’t tell us about release plans or how much it intends to charge for the netbook. Today, Netbook Italia claims to have filled in those blanks—at least as far as the European market is concerned.

Asus will roll out the 1101HA across the Old Continent by the end of the month, Netbook Italia says, and prices will start at €399. That figure technically works out to around $550 U.S., but considering typical Eurozone pricing, we’d expect pricing closer to $400 across the Atlantic. (For instance, French e-tailers charge roughly €370 for the Eee PC 1000HE, but that same netbook can be had for $376 in the States.)

A separate site, The Netbook Market, also reports that shipments of Asus’ Eee PC T91 tablet are starting today. The T91 has an 8.9″ touch screen that can swivel and rotate, similar to the Gigabyte M912 “nettablet” we reviewed last year. (Thanks to Engadget for the links.)

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    • Rasterian
    • 12 years ago

    Rather than “considering typical Eurozone pricing”, it would be more appropriate (and informative) to state “considering currency exchange rates and sales taxes”.

      • Prototyped
      • 12 years ago

      It’s not as simple as that, and Cyril has it right. The difference in price after exchange rate isn’t just because of VAT, it’s because companies can get away with charging more in the Eurozone. (See for instance typical ThinkPad T and R series prices in Europe compared to the US, and in fact, Canadian pricing compared to US pricing. The exchange rate and taxes come nowhere near accounting for the vast price differences.)

    • ImSpartacus
    • 12 years ago

    I really don’t know what to think with these bigger netbooks. I seriously thought they couldn’t get any bigger than 10in. I figured that was it. I was wrong.

    At least 11.6″ brings 720p resolution. I really hope that netbooks stay at that size. 720p seems like a good stopping point. But who knows? We might see 13.3″ “netbooks” soon.

      • swaaye
      • 12 years ago

      It would be wonderful to see a 9-10″ 1280×800 note. My Eee900 at 1024×600 is certainly usable, but more screen area would make it perfect. Kinda bummed over the 16:9 move though cuz of the reduced height.

        • Hattig
        • 12 years ago

        Yeah, I’ve got a 1280×768 HP 2133, but the CPU performance lets it down, and on top of that it heats up badly playing video or intensive flash. The device is otherwise brilliant, and I recommend the Atom based 2140HD (1366×768) totally.

        Memo to VIA: Try making a dual-core C7 on 45nm – it will be lower power than your 90nm C7s and it won’t hang by being single-threaded. You clearly can’t make Nanos in any quantity anyway. Never have I seen a company ride the failboat for so long.

      • vikramsbox
      • 12 years ago

      You’re right. There has to be some cut off point for screen size. Netbooks are about portability and battery life. The larger the screen size, the heavier they get, and the lesser the battery life for the same battery (increasing cross section of the pixels drain the battery more than anything else).

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