Since Asus realised that its Eee line of tiny “netbook” laptops are wildly successful, it has been slapping an ‘Eee’ badge on to everything that’s compatible with electricity – from monitors, to desktop PCs, and apparently up to 23 different versions of the original Eee PC. The latest in this long line of brand dilution looks set to be the Eee PC 900A.
The Eee 900A looks like it will be so-called because when Asus came up with it, it was a little bit better than the Eee 900, but not quite as good as the 901 – and despite having hundreds of integers to choose from Asus didn’t have the foresight to leave a gap between model numbers, just in case of this eventuality.
Spec-wise it’s similar to the 901 – it has the all-important 1.6ghz Intel Atom processor with its low power consumption, 1GB of RAM, and an 8 or 16GB solid-state disk drive (presumably with the former having XP and the latter Xandros Linux). It does however lack bluetooth and only has a 0.3 megapixel webcam.
Apparently it will cost €299, or $465, or basically much less than I paid for my Eee 900 only two months ago, frustratingly.