Asus Eee PC 900
Released July, 2008
The Pros:Can handle a Linux installation easily, everything operates normally. Smaller keyboard is easy to adjust to, buttons have a good tactile response. Size and weight are perfect for portability.
The Cons:Lacks processing power, takes awhile to start up applications. Multitasking is limited, can slow down dramatically if too much is open. Screen makes web browsing awkward, browser window needs to be customized to show more of the page.
The Eee PC 900 is a netbook PC that offers a blend of entertainment and productivity features from Asus' 2008 lineup. The netbook features an 8.9" LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and Asus' Super Hybrid Engine for improved performance.
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It has an Intel Celeron processor, up to 1GB of DDR2 memory, an up to 20GB solid state drive, and has the additional option of an external 30GB drive. The Eee PC 900 is designed very lightweight, at only 0.99kg, and includes an SD card reader, 1.3-megapixel webcam, and built-in stereo speakers with HD audio technology. It also offers Wi-Fi connectivity and has a VGA port and 3 USB ports. The netbook offers a battery life of up to 7 hours and operates on either Windows XP Home or Linux. The Eee PC 900 is available in a fine ebony or pearl white finish.
- 8.9" LCD display
- 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
- Super Hybrid Engine
- Intel Celeron M353 Processor
- Up to 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
- Up to 20GB SSD
- Optional 30GB External Drive
- Integrated SD Slot
- UP to 7-hour Battery Life
- Built-in 1.3-megapixel Webcam & Speakers
- Available Colors: Pearl White, Fine Ebony
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g WiFi
- Ports: VGA, Headphone/Line-Out, Microphone, 3 x USB, RJ-45
- Windows XP Home Edition or Linux OS
- Weight: Approx. 0.99kg
User Reviews (2)
can handle a Linux installation easily, everything operates normally
smaller keyboard is easy to adjust to, buttons have a good tactile response
size and weight are perfect for portability
battery lasts a long time between charges
lacks processing power, takes awhile to start up applications
multitasking is limited, can slow down dramatically if too much is open
screen makes web browsing awkward, browser window needs to be customized to show more of the page
Home and End keys are placed in odd positions so that they are frequently hit by accident, or other keys hit when you reach for them
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