ASUS is working on a new Eee PC with the NVIDIA ION 2 platform, this system is expected to arrive in April. A 10" rotable touchscreen Eee PC T101 is expected by late February, and 12" netbooks based on the AMD Congo are expected in February as well.
The company's N-series notebooks will see the addition of USB 3.0 support, and DigiTimes heard that despite expected price hikes of components such as DRAM and LCD panels, Asus currently does not have any plans to raise notebook prices.
Asustek currently positions its Atom N270-based Eee PCs for the NT$10,000 (US$313) segment, N280 models for NT$13,000, and N450 models for NT$14,000-16,000. The company will also have a 12-inch Eee PC for the NT$17,000-19,000 segment.
As Atom N270 and N280-based models will phase out of the market, Atom N450 models are estimated to drop to around NT$14,000 by the end of the second quarter.