Asus reveals Eee PC spinoff will be touchscreen only

By Chris Nicholls

SYDNEY: Asus has confirmed rumours circulating on the internet that its Eee PC will evolve into a non-clamshell touchscreen-only device and hinted at a Computex reveal.

Speaking exclusively to, Asus Australia national retail manager, Emmanuele Silanesu, said the company’s Eee PC division was “obviously looking at other form factors rather than just a clamshell”.

While he could not give further details, Silanesu said the new model would use a touchscreen and hinted it could see the light at Taipei’s Computex show, which begins 3 June. The original Eee PC 700 was unveiled at the show last year.

However, Silanesu also hinted the new model may not be badged as an Eee PC, due to its change in usage.

The news comes only a week after Asus announced its Eee PC 901-series model, with upgraded Intel Atom processor and larger hinge, would go on sale in June in the US. Australia has only just received the 900-series model. Details as to when the 901 model would come to Australia were unavailable at time of publication.

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