More details about the Atom-based Asus Eee 901

The impending Eee 901 has been spotted at the WiMax Expo in Taipei and is expected to be formally announced and launched tomorrow. We saw some early details a couple of weeks ago, but here’s some more information.

IDG News is reporting that the Eee PC 901 will have a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, and will ship with a 12GB SSD and Windows XP or with a 20GB SSD and Linux, depending which option you choose. The 901 will feature Bluetooth and future versions will contain a WiMAX chipset once the technology becomes more ubiquitous.

The 901 will come in black or white (see black version here) and apparently battery life is pretty solid at four to six hours. IDG says that pricing wasn’t disclosed, but earlier reports pegged the machine at “under $650,” which sounds reasonable.