If you ask us (and you did) all signs seem to be pointing towards an Eee-branded UMPC at some point in the near future. Clearly there is some interest
in such a beast, and we've definitely heard some chatter
, and now we've got several delectable pics of an Eee PC 701
prototype with more than a passing resemblance to the Origami
-- including those telltale keys. According to X-Gadget, the thing weighs 1.68 pounds (as opposed to over 2 pounds for the venerable netbook) and comes complete with a stylus. There's no word yet on a release date, or whether or not the thing will ever swing into production, but we'll keep our eyes peeled. In the meantime, be sure to check out the gallery below.Update:
Looks like this is just a prototype of a case mod based on the Eee PC, not a prototype of a new ASUS product. Thanks, Andy!
Eee PC 701 prototype UMPC spotted, photographed, lusted after
[Via Portable Monkey