On one of my previous posts, I have been raving about the ASUS EeePC 900, the next model (or “generation”, as ASUS’ advertising says) of ASUS’ EeePC line, complete with 8.9″ screen with a 1024×600 resolution, 12Gb storage memory, a larger trackpad, and 1Gb RAM. It was supposed to go for $600, or in our currency (Philippine Pesos), around Php 25,000.
It was my surprise that I sumbled upon this particular retailer’s webpage already, which shows that they already are selling the EeePC 900. And I was even more surprised to find out that they were selling it for 34,000 pesos, or around $800.
Aw come on, the Eee 900 goes for only $600. And they were selling it for $800. That is too much of a price increase here. And I know that that some retailers are actually selling their products here at a premium, but I’m hoping that other retailers don’t follow suit. I mean, a $800 EeePC totally defeats the original purpose, right?