|Screen Size||8.9 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 600 pixels|
|RAM||1 GB DDR2-SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||12 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
ASUS Eee PC 900 8.9-Inch Netbook (Intel Mobile Processor, 1 GB RAM, 12 GB Solid State Drive, XP Home, 4 Cell Battery) Galaxy Black
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- Easy to Learn
- Easy to Work
- Easy to Play
- Excellent Internet Experience
- Excellent on the go
Top Customer Reviews
Ideally, I wanted a sub $500 solution, but this was close enough.
I was looking at the Nokia 800 and 810 for a while, but ultimately decided I needed windows compatibility over size.
Also, I almost got the 7inch version when it came out, but I'm glad I waited. The 1024 pixel width makes ALL the difference when browsing.
I was debating quite a bit between the XP and Linux versions, but decided to go with the XP and get a 16 GB SD for $80. The SD card does NOT stick out from the machine when it's inserted, so there is no problem having it in all the time.
Even though technically there is no reason not to install XP on the Linux (20GB) version, I wanted the piece of mind that if anything should go wrong, I won't have to worry about the OS change.
The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is the keyboard.
I know it's impossible to have a great keyboard on such a small machine, but to be honest, I type faster on my cell phone's keyboard than my EEE.
I've just had the machine for a couple of days, so I'm hoping that eventually I'll get used to it.
It's great that it really has just about everything a "full size" laptop does (webcam, built in mic, speakers). I wish it had bluetooth as well, but I can get a USB for like $30 if I really need it.
Also, I read that some people (i think in the UK) got the lower powered battery (I think 4400 mah) but this comes with the better battery (the 5800 mah one).
I do a lot of photo editing with programs like Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro and a bunch of plug-ins. I installed Paint Shop Pro and 5 different plug-in programs on the EEE 12G model. The screen is a little small but portability is the reason I bought this gem in the first place.
I use a small portable optical USB mouse. It works better for something like editing photos.
I've got Street Atlas USA 2008 installed on the SDHC card and my USB GPS works fine with it. Having 3 USB ports makes the EEE quite flexible. I've also got a 160 GB portable USB hard drive so I can use it for storing photos and large documents.
There isn't a thing the EEE won't do. It make take a little longer than your regular computer but this is a great computer to stick in your briefcase or even a purse.
I highly recommend it.
Thus far, I can share that I have been most impressed. The ASUS Eee 900 does exactly what it states. The machine turns on remarkably fast and the Wi-Fi has been flawless so far in my home, in the library, and at a local Starbucks. Connecting to the internet is seamless and the pages move very quickly. The screen is bright and I have an 8GB SDHC card in for additional memory needs. For those that may be concerned that the screen is too small, I would offer that aside from the obviously smaller measurements, the laptop has several options for enlarging the font, including the finger glide option that allows you to immediately enlarge the screen as needed. I learned that this is very similar to the I-phone feature. For those of us who are 40-somethings (like myself) this is really nice. Additionally, I have been able to get 3.5-4.0 hours battery use out of this computer each day before having to recharge.
The challenge I think, for most people will be getting used to the smaller keyboard, although I have been able to adjust fairly quickly. The shift key on the right is a bit smaller and so I have made a few errors due to this, but otherwise, it has not been a big deal.Read more ›
Out of the box everything worked, except I had difficulties getting a good connection with my wireless router. I got the connection established, but, it constantly tried to validate my identity. Two calls to tech support, failed to resolve the issue. The best thing I can say about tech support is that you can reach them relatively easily. They are not particularly nice nor competent. They are quick to shift the problem to others, saying we don't deal with that, call your internet provider or other software provider.
When my wife, a flight attendant, returned from her first trip using the ASUS 900, I had to try again to resolve the wireless issue since she was unable to connect with the internet at hotels where she has always been able to connect with her Sharp. This time when I contacted Tech support, I got a better representative, we deleted the wireless adapter from device manager and reinstalled it. That seems to have fixed the problem, since yesterday we went to a public WiFi location and were able to establish an internet connection.
Now for the more serious drawbacks. I have Network Magic installed on the unit so downloaded files, some of which can be large, can be transfered to a server on our home network. This is to preserve precious disk space on the PC900.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It did not last long' died after about a year. Good for occasional use. Unsure if I would recomend it or not.Published on December 16, 2013 by Heaven Rogerson
This is a small handy Netbook to keep around, husband bought it for his outings and where ever has free WiFi to use. No complaints so far and he is happy with it.Published on November 30, 2011 by Momwithkids
Não gostei muito deste netbook porque o Windows ocupa todo o espaço disponível dele, e ainda o deixa muito pesado, fazendo com que as outras aplicações fiquem muito... Read morePublished on March 16, 2010 by Thiago S. Arakaki
I got an Asus EEE PC 900 for long trips overseas. It works really well. Its plenty rugged. It has enough space to hold some music as well as do all the communications chores while... Read morePublished on November 7, 2009 by J. TOWNSEND
I was interested in the concept of this device for a while, and with refurbished devices coming on the market (and a $50 coupon I received) I decided to go for it and get the... Read morePublished on October 3, 2009 by Roy Ford
I travel a lot, usually on a motorcycle, and this has proven to be a compact (a necessity with the limited storage space afforded by saddlebags), reliable way to check e-mails,... Read morePublished on September 29, 2009 by tartantyger
Battery life is okay and the XP runs okay. This is not a desktop replacement and doing anything with it beyond internet/email use can't be expected to go well. Read morePublished on August 9, 2009 by Gregory Goede
this same machine is $279 else where Techno Intelligence must be ripping people off. The machines are great.Published on July 28, 2009 by Sgt Sak
My brother introduced me to the Eee pc about a year ago when my 10.1 inch Sony Vaio bit the dust. He knew I wanted a lightweight and small "laptop" to take with me to the coffee... Read morePublished on July 12, 2009 by F. L. OKelley
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