Asus had planned to ship at least two million of the Eee PCs which has a Linux OS, between January and June, but that figure was not met, and now stands at 1.7 million. The slowing economy and growing competition has probably had a knock on effect. I think that a sales figure of 1.7 million in a six month period should not be sniffed at, considering that the level of marketing for the PC was fairly low.
Asustek are now planning to extend the range with two new Eee PCs which will have an 8.9-inch screen. Models 904 and 905 will be based on Intel’s Atom processor and combine a smaller screen with a bigger keyboard, according to a report by Digitimes.