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[TcMag] Second-gen Eee PC expected to debut later this month

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Expected basically since the first Eee PC was released, the second-generation low-cost sub-notebook from Asus is now said to be readying its entrance. Based on the now old platform with a Celeron M CPU, the Eee PC 2.0 or Eee PC 900 will be a little beefier than its predecessor and has a 8.9-inch LCD screen plus, more storage space - from 8GB and up.

The new notebook is now prepped for a late April release, with Taiwan set to get it first, in both Linux and Windows XP versions. The addition of Intel Atom CPUs to the Eee PCs will be made sometime before the end of Q2, most likely around mid- to late June.
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I would love to get an eee, but I want to hold it in my hand before I commit to it.
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While I was very tempted to get one, looking at the Atom benchmarks makes me want to hold off on getting one. Until then I have a 3 pound, 1 inch thick Pentium 3 laptop that scarily enough is darn close to the performance of those EEE's
    
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love to get one for uni
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Let's hope these improvements don't drive up the price too much.
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I see at the very least $100 increase in retail prices and much more for larger SSD equipped models.

I would've loved to see the touch screen feature implemented but I knew that was stretching it a little.

To the above poster, if you want to hold an EEE PC in your hands, find a local Micro Center. They have floor models you can play with and I think some Radioshacks have them as well.
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Ive got an eeepc first gen and its really really good, cant wait till the second gen. first gen is so modable its unreal, all you have to do is google eeepc and there is endless content, ive even seen osx on one. Personaly on mine ive left the original os and put xp on the sdhc card runs fine.

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