Asus was once again prominent at CeBIT, with a number of interesting products on show. Primary among them was the new 8.9inch, or â€˜9in', Eee PC. Adding a much sought after 1,024 x 600 resolution screen to the current chassis, Asus was showing two as yet unnamed versions, including a Linux powered version with an 8GB SSD:
And a 12GB SSD version running Windows XP.
Unfortunately, Asus was less forthcoming about other elements of the new Eee PCs, specifically what CPU would be used. With Intel having announced its new Atom platform, there's a good chance that these might use the Diamondville chip that's been designed specifically with low-power and low-cost sub-notebooks in mind. Until then, though, we can console ourselves with the fact that these new machines will get those larger SSDs and also a RAM upgrade, with both offering 1GB DDR2.
In addition to all this, Asus was also showing off its range of Eee PC branded accessories. There was all sorts in there, including the obligatory mice and optical drives, but also an HSDPA USB Modem and a VoIP Phone.