New 7-inch Eee PC, the 701SD Emerges

The leaked slide of the new Eee PC models was a glimpse into the additional models that ASUS would release. And the 701SD on the bottom of the pyramid was eye grabbing. It begged the question: What will ASUS do to revive its original 7-inch form? Well these new pictures that have emerged give us a good idea. From the looks of it, the Eee PC 701SD will be built in a similar chassis to the 901 but lacks the rounded edges. The lid has the new Eee logo in the top right corner and is covered in a black and white matte finish. The touchpad button has a divot separating the right and left click button, which if you recall, the original 701 did not. Other than that, the keyboard looks to be the same as the original. According to this leaked ASUS Eee PC roadmap slide, there are a few 701 SDs expected: 701, 701SD(30G HDD), 701SD, 701SD-4G. Interesting that one will sport a 30GB hard drive considering its SD tagged name. We don’t know any more about specs, other than that we are expecting it to run Intel Atom. We have got lots of pictures in our gallery below. Did we miss any details? All of this gets me thinking about a price tag. If the 701 currently is selling for $399, can the hard drive version get a $299 or even a $199 price point? ASUS can you go back to the original promise of a low-cost Eee PC?

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  1. Sascha Says:

    It has to be really cheap and i am sure that means under $300!

  2. A. Pawlowski Says:

    is it multi-touch capable like the 10 inch?

  3. Kola Says:

    It uses to be cause there are 9′-netbook’s for this price from other vendors.

  4. erik Says:

    Wow many new EEE models, now Asus want to introduce a EEE business line Asus Ultimate EEE und Pro Fashion EEE.

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