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Just yesterday we reported that ASUS would be launching its new-and-improved Eee PC 900, in both Windows and Linux flavours, on May 1st.

We stated that when Intel's Atom processor becomes available, we'd be willing to bet on the launch of an Atom-based Eee, the machine we labelled an 'Eee PC 900A'.

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Well, turns out we were right. ASUS representatives, speaking to TechRadar, have spilt the beans. Helen Ling, of ASUS UK, is quoted to have said that an Atom-based Eee would likely appear "end of June in UK, I would have thought." She then added, "I think it should be after Computex".

Perhaps trying to make it less blatantly obvious, ASUS' Iain Bristow then provided the following statement:

"We all know that Atom is on its way, and obviously all our competitors are saying ‘we’re going to have an Atom machine'. While there hasn’t been anything directly confirmed - I couldn’t possibly say ‘yes there’s going to be one’ - I’d be very surprised if there wasn’t."


We hear you Iain, and we too would be very surprised if there wasn't. An Atom-powered Eee would provide enhanced battery life and could cost less than the Eee PC 900.

Therefore, has the Celeron-packing Eee PC 900, which lands in two weeks, completely lost its value? We think so, and we can't see many tech-savvy users rushing out to buy one now that they know a newer and further improved model is just around the corner.
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Sweet. Anything is better than a celeron lol
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This is my next laptop
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Celeron is most likely faster one, but Atom uses less of that precious battery life.
Also new 6-cell (or was it 8-cell?) battery should come at some point this year.
Perhaps with 900A?

20GB flasherie + 16GB SDHC (1-2). Delicious. No need for a hdd afterall.
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I wonder how much they will cost....
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What is the speed of the ATOM?
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/04..._details_atom/

The Atom line-up comprises five CPUs all with 512KB of on-die L2 cache. The 800MHz Z500 and 1.1GHz Z510 both sit on a 400MHz frontside bus, while the 1.33GHz Z520, 1.6GHz Z530 and 1.86GHz Z540 have 533MHz FSBs. The latter incorporate HyperThreading, as expected, but the 400MHz FSB Atoms do not. All of them support SSE 3 instructions.
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I eagerly await the Atom version.

In the mean time I have my 7" 4G.
    
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Originally Posted by Ikon View Post
Celeron is most likely faster one, but Atom uses less of that precious battery life.
Also new 6-cell (or was it 8-cell?) battery should come at some point this year.
Perhaps with 900A?

20GB flasherie + 16GB SDHC (1-2). Delicious. No need for a hdd afterall.
I certainly hope you mean 900mAh, as 900 amps is quite a lot of current!
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I certainly hope you mean 900mAh, as 900 amps is quite a lot of current!
    
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