Asus to Offer Windows 7 Upgrade on Eee PCs
Asus Taiwan has officially announced that it will be participating in the Windows 7 Upgrade program. This means if you’re buying a new Eee PC or Eee Top PC during the specified elegibility period, you will have the option to easily upgrade the Windows XP installation of said Asus products to Windows 7.
According to Asus, once the Windows 7 Upgrade Program is rolled out, buyers of qualified models from the Eee PC family will be assured of Windows upgrade feature for free, that is if you’re from the U.S. While for the rest of us who will opt to buy new Eee PCs will get to enjoy only discounted shipping and and handling fee for the Windows 7 upgrade.
So, if you’re planning to get a new Eee PC whether nettop or netbook, you might want to wait until around October 22, 2009 when the Windows 7 is scheduled to be launched. Unlesss of course you don’t mind paying extra for the upgrade of its OS from XP to Windows 7 later on.