Finally the UK launch date of the Eee 901 was announced yesterday: 1st July, £319. Curiously yesterday was the date that RM had said they would deliver my girlfriend’s Eee 900 order, so I am pleased we canceled it as the quick launch of the Eee 901 would have definitely put a downer on the day.
The quick launch has also probably saved Asus one sale, as I had started to look at some of the numerous other mini-laptops available:
Acer’s Aspire One
Dell’s Mini Inspiron
MSI Wind Notebook
Without getting to spend a week with each of the laptops, it is difficult to see how people will choose between the options that are now available. The biggest concern with mini laptops is generally the keyboard, but you can’t really tell which you will prefer from reading the laptops spec online.
Update: 25/06/08 Eee 901 finally available to order