Asus officially announced plans to release a 10" Eee PC. The firm says many users are asking for models with a bigger display but says 10" is definitely the largest display the Eee PC will get:
"The feedback we've received from users has been great. Many have asked us for bigger screens and better usability. That's what made us start developing the Eee PC 900," said Jerry Shen, CEO of Asustek, during a news conference in Taipei. People are asking for bigger keypads and more software as well, issues the company continues to work on.
An Eee PC with a 10-inch screen could be out later this year, and it will be the biggest screen an Eee PC will ever get, Shen said. The company defines anything with a 12-inch screen or larger a classic notebook PC, not an Eee PC.
Asustek believes that screen size makes a difference in sales.
The firm also announced they will release Eee PC systems with Intel Atom processors at Computex.