Asus gives higher capacity batteries to Eee reviewers

266448401_cad3b514a7_m People in Hong Kong are upset — maybe outraged! — at Asus for sending out review units of the new Eee PC 900 with 4-cell 5800mAh batteries and then selling the public machines with 4-cell 4400mAh batteries. I’d be a little upset too.

According to DigiTimes,

“Several consumers in Hong Kong who purchased Eee PC 900s on the first day have complained that the battery that came with their system (4-cell, 4400mAh) does not have the same capacity as that of review samples supplied to the Hong Kong media (4-cell, 5800mAh) before the launch.

Asustek explained that the 4400mAh battery is currently the standard for the Eee PC 900, while it plans to introduce the 5800mAh battery in later products. It said 5800mAh batteries were provided to the media for testing by mistake.

The company said it is currently evaluating procedures to instigate a replacement program, details of which it will announce at a later time.”

Sounds a little bit fishy to me, but at least Asus seems to be prepared to offer the higher capacity batteries to those jilted consumers.