Guess what just popped up on the FCC website? Yep, a second-generation ASUS Eee PC, still referred to in the filing as the Eee 900. Same size, but with new specs and... what have we here? Why, it's a "multi-finger gesture input" they're trying to sneak in.
So the new Eee trackpad will get a multi-touch sensor that lets you zoom in/out, widen/shrink windows, and amaze your friends with two-finger scrolling. That's not bad for a cute little 9" PC. The projections and specs we've heard before say this'll sport 1GB of RAM and 8 to 12GB SSD, though 8 sounds more likely to us. We've also heard that Microsoft was planning to release an optimized-for-Eee Windows 7, but as-is, we're hearing "Windows-ready" and "Linux is Great!" The Eee 900 was rumored to launch at $500, but that tricked out trackpad might add another $100 to the picture.
Word is they're targeting a Q3 release for the Eee 900, and assuming it sails through its FCC molestation unscathed, it'll likely make that. We'll have your SquareTrade warranty waiting for you, with optional Accidental Damage coverage. It's just a wee computer, y'know.
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