Asus to bring Windows, improved hardware to Eee PC

The folks at Asus have quite a hit on their hands with the Eee PC, as we noted in our review of the inexpensive mini-notebook. Asus seems to believe it's on to something big, because the firm is planning to offer more options and improved Eee PC hardware in the coming year.Today's biggest news on […]

The folks at Asus have quite a hit on their hands with the Eee PC, as we noted in our review of the inexpensive mini-notebook. Asus seems to believe it's on to something big, because the firm is planning to offer more options and improved Eee PC hardware in the coming year.

Today's biggest news on that front is Asus' announcement that it will offer variants of the current Eee PC 4G and 8G models in North America with Windows XP pre-installed. The firm says this move comes in response to demand from customers "whose existing software and applications require a Windows-based device." The big question, of course, is how much the addition of Windows XP will inflate the Eee PC's diminutive price. Unfortunately, Asus says pricing info isn't yet available—only that the systems will be available through resellers by the end of this quarter.

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