October 22, 2009 at 9:59 am
Asus has outlined all of its Eee PC netbooks that will come with Windows 7. In terms of 10-inch models, there will be Windows 7 versions of the 1005HA, 1005HR (that was announced yesterday) and 1008HA Seashell. It also confirmed that the Eee PC Touch T91MT, with multi-touch display is on its way.
In terms of larger netbook models, Asus has listed the 11.6-inch 1101HA and 12.1-inch 1201HA along with the 1201N. The latter is rumoured to come with Nvidia ION graphics and a dual-core Atom processor. This is the first time Asus has formally acknowledged this model.
A number of these Eee PC netbooks are already available on pre-order in both the US and UK at prices higher than their XP equivalents. Why would you want to go for a Windows 7 version then? Well, Asus says that its Windows 7 netbooks comes with exclusive features that makes “life is Eeeasy with Windows 7″. Their slogan not ours.
These features include a complimentary one-year 500GB ASUS WebStorage trial (costs thereafter weren’t given) and Asus Vibe, which gives access to web-based multimedia entertainment. Only you can decide whether the Windows 7 premium is worth it.