(ASUS) We Are FamilEee!
Asus has announced it is planning to launch a wholeÂ “family” of Eee products.
The new Eeefferings are to include the E-DT (DeskTop), E-TV and an E-Monitor.
This was announced by Jerry Shen, president of Asustek and he says that the new devices will apparently keep the same low-cost price points as the Eee itself.
The E-DTÂ is aÂ PC to be sold without a monitor and is scheduled to launch in April or May this year and will be showcased at CeBIT 2008.Â The company has set the price of the PC at between $200-300, although it’s to keep nearer the $199 mark.
The E-Monitor will be an all-in-one device similar to Apple’s iMac and Dell’s XPS One (but cheaper).Â It will come with aÂ built-in TV tuner and will be aimed at the 19″ to 21″ market.Â The priceÂ will be $499 and should be out in September.
The E-TV will enter the over 42-inch LCD TV market, but will integrate the Linux-based PC functionality of other Eee PC products.Â The E-TV is also pencilled in for a September launch and you’ll be looking to payÂ “……..no greater than $200 more than TVs in the same class.”
The only downside of the announcements was that Shen revealed that the company’sÂ market research points toÂ the fact that aÂ touchscreenÂ on theÂ Eee “is not a highly demanded feature” and itÂ therefore has put that on the backburner.Â