Asus announces three new products in their “E” line
It comes as no surprise that in the wake of the success Asus found with their Eee PC, others are already trying to cash in with similar products. Asus isn’t sitting idle, they’ve got their own plans to keep their sales up. In addition to adding Windows XP to their current sub-notebook, they’re planning on branching out with other low-cost computers.
The first new product that has been announced is the E-DT, which is essentially a desktop version of the Eee PC, with no monitor. They’re shooting for a price between $200 and $300 and plan to first use Celeron processors which will later be replaced with single-core Diamondville CPUs. Look for these in April or May.
They are also looking to move in on Apple’s all-in-one turf with the E-Monitor, which will sport a 21-inch display and a TV tuner. This complete desktop system should only run around $499 when it debuts in September.
The final addition to the line is the E-TV. This is basically a 42-inch LCD TV that can run Linux. This will run about $200 more than your average 42-inch set. No word on when we can expect to see this product.