This morning ASUS has announced the expansion of their Eee PC family with the introduction of three new models. These three new models use Intel's Atom processor, which makes them the first Netbooks
. In addition to sporting an Atom processor, the 901 and 1000 use Solid-State Disks (SSDs), 1GB of DDR2 memory (or up to 2GB with the 1000/1000H models), and a battery life of nearly eight hours. The ASUS Eee PC 1000 / 1000H have a 10" screen while the 901 is sized at 8.9" and they all weigh 2~3 lbs. All three models do have GNU/Linux operating system availability. The ASUS Eee PC 901 is available today (with a price tag of $600 USD) while the two other models will be released later this month.
The announcement of the new Eee PCs has yet to hit the ASUS website
, but it should be up shortly. Shortly we'll hopefully be reviewing one of these new Atom-based Netbooks at Phoronix.