EEE PC 8.9 inch to launch early without Intel's Atom
Digitimes is reporting that the Asus EEE 8.9 inch laptop might come out early in Asia to combat competition in the low end laptop space. The 2nd gen laptop may hit in mid April in Asia. This will help them defend the crown in budget laptops that Acer and HP plan on jumping into.
To make this possible the first 9 inch EEE's will not have the Intel Atom chip rather the older chip that is in current laptops. Later versions would have the new Intel Atom chip.