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Asus Eee PC 900: Nearly 9 inches of joy

The new Eee PC 900 uses an identical chassis to the previous model but ditches the 7-inch display for a much prettier one that measures 8.9 inches

The oft-rumoured '9-inch' version of the super-cheap, Linux-powered Asus Eee PC has just been unveiled at the CeBIT exhibition in Hanover, Germany. The Eee PC 900, as it's to be known, uses an identical chassis to the previous model but ditches the 7-inch display for one that measures 8.9 inches across.

Asus has managed this by replacing the large, black speakers that flanked the previous screen, with thinner, less unsightly ones. Unfortunately there's no word on whether the resolution has been increased from the standard 800x480 pixels, but you do get the option of 1GB of RAM and solid-state hard drives as large as 12GB.

The Eee PC 900 is set for a summer release and will cost around £300. Click back for more deets and a full review in the near future. -Rory Reid

Update: The screen resolution is 1,024x600 pixels. The original Eee PC's screen resolution was 800x480, not 600x480 as previously stated.

Review update: Read our full Asus Eee PC 900 review and our verdict on the Windows version in our Asus Eee PC 900 Win review.