Since its introduction the Eee PC has grown and become more of an ultraportable in price and features in some of the high-end models. ASUS has announced a new system called the Eee S101 that would have taken the Eee brand to a much higher price range. iTech News Net reports that ASUS will drop the Eee branding from the computer to reflect its higher price tag of $899.
At $899 the notebook will get a 64GB SSD. Users willing to make due with a 32GB SSD will be able to get the S101 for $699. The other features of the notebook will be the same between the two models. The S101 will use a 10.2-inch LED backlit LCD and will be powered by an Intel Atom processor.
ASUS Looking to Launch S101 rather than Eee
Source: Daily Tech
It looks like even ASUS might be getting tired of the Eee name. The company is apparently going to be launching a new notebook known as the S101 rather than be known as a $900 Eee PC. More than likely ASUS simply realized that selling a $900 Eee PC defeated the purpose of the Eee PC to begin with.