Asustek will begin shipping the Asus Eee PC budget laptop simultaneously to clients in the US, Europe, China, and Taiwan in mid-September. The Eee PCs will be available at $199, $239, $349 and $369 depending on specifications. The first round of EEE PC shipments targets 20,000 units. Jonney Shih, Asus’s chairman, predicted earlier that shipments of the Eee PCs will top 500,000 in 2007 and will increase to 3-5 million in 2008. FYI, the cheapest $199 model will not be available in the United States.