Asus confirms Eee PC 904 HD

Verifies to PC Retail existence of device and reveals launch and pricing details; cheapest model in new range
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PC Retail can exclusively confirm that Asus is to launch a new Eee PC device into the UK, "within a matter of weeks", adding that it would be the cheapest of the new models available.

The device, the Eee PC 904 HD, will be launched into the UK channel within weeks and will be on retailers' shelves within a month.

The Eee PC 904 HD will come in the same body as the 1001, will ship with an 8.9-inch screen, but feature a full size keyboard. It will also feature a hard disk instead of a solid state drive that the other models feature, hence the HD after its name.

When asked how much the device was going to cost, a spokesperson said that the its final pricing hadn't been confirmed but that "it would be around about £250."

The spokesperson stressed that the model wasn't a stripped down version of the 901 or 1000 models, but that it was "a different solution for a different type of consumer," nor will it be replacing any of the newest models.

When asked about the rumoured 905 model, the spokesperson told PC Retail that it hadn't received any information about a device with that name.



Asus EEE PC 1000

So, hot on the heels of the 901 comes the 1000. It takes the same styling as the 8.9-inch model, so packs in a six-cell battery and the same design styling around the screen and hinge and even uses the same high-gloss plastic.