PC World is reporting that Asus is planning to release a $200 Eee PC by the first quarter of 2009.
The success of Eee PCs with larger 8.9-inch or 10-inch screens and 1.6GHz Intel Atom microprocessors that cost double or more the price of the Surf caught on more quickly around the world. Asustek executives have even said they planned to phase out using 7-inch screens because most people view them as too small for Web surfing.
The company has kept quiet about its plans for the new US$200 Eee PC, except to say that one is coming. No details about its possible screen size or other attributes has been revealed.
Now with the Eee’s prices shooting up as the specs keep on getting better, will the $200 Eees be a rehash of the 701, tweaked just a bit?