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ASUS Eee PC 900 8.9-Inch Netbook (Intel Mobile Processor, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB Solid State Drive, Linux, 4 Cell Battery) Pearl White

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  • Compact notebook for students and road warriors with full QWERTY keyboard, 8.9-inch screen, and integrated webcam
  • Powered by 900 MHz Intel Mobile CPU and pre-installed Linux operating system (compatible with Windows XP)
  • 20 GB solid-state flash memory drive; 1 GB RAM; 10/100 Fast Ethernet; 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Over 40 built-in applications for learn, work and play; up to 3.5-hour battery life
  • Connectivity: three USB 2.0; VGA output; microphone and headphone; Secure Digital card reader
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Product Information

Color: Pearl White
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Screen Size8.9 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
Hard Drive20 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntegrated Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 3.5 hours
Brand NameAsus
SeriesEee PC
Item model numberEee PC 900 20G-Pearl
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemLinux
Item Weight2.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H6.69 x 8.86 x 0.79 inches
Color Pearl White
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power Source100 - 240V AC, 50 - 60Hz
Additional Information
Shipping Weight3.7 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004
Warranty & Support
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Product Description

Color: Pearl White

Product Description

Pearl white 8.9inch Wide 1024x600(WSVGA) TFT Intel UMA Intel Mobile Chipset Intel Mobile CPU 1GB DDR2 20GB SSD Linux Preloaded(Windows XP Compatible, Drivers included) Hi-Definition Audio CODEC 802.11 b/g 10/100 Mbps/RJ-45 4 cell battery, carrying case inc

Amazon.com Product Description

The newest generation of its popular Eee PC line, the Asus Eee PC 900 provides the power of a full-sized laptop in a compact body with a larger 8.9-inch screen. Even with the larger size of the Eee PC 900 when compared to the original Eee PC, the new model still weighs under 2 pounds--perfect for students toting to school or road warriors packing away to Wi-Fi hotspots. And because it uses flash memory instead of a hard drive (with 20 GB of storage), the Eee PC 900 is optimal for weathering rough handling and sharing space in overstuffed bags.

The Asus Eee PC 900's 8.9-inch screen is easier on the eyes, and the integrated webcam makes video chats a snap.
Other features include a 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated into the bezel above the LCD, a Secure Digital memory card slot, Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g), multiple USB ports, and a VGA output for connecting to a monitor. It comes preinstalled with the Linux operating system, and it's also compatible with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

For the students and professionals, the Eee PC comes with a powerful selection of software to maximize personal productivity--over 40 built-in applications. The Open Office suite of software enables the user to open, edit and create documents, presentations, spreadsheets and databases that are compatible with Microsoft Office. For journalists, photographers and other professionals who need to use a computer in the field to create, to communicate and to collaborate with other colleagues, the Eee PC's combination of power, extreme portability and rugged build makes it the ideal computing solution.

No technical manual required with the specially designed, user-friendly, and intuitive graphic interface..
It's also a great choice for young students, with a built-in Dictionary that's great for homework, and it includes two modes of intuitive graphic user interface design to accommodate both experienced and inexperienced PC users. The Eee PC also handles your digital images, movies, and music as well as Internet radio.

Nicely light at just 35 ounces, the Eee PC 900 has an 8.9-inch wide TFT LCD with a 1024 x 600-pixel resolution (WXGA)--making it more comfortable on eyes than its predecessor. Under the hood is a 900 MHz Intel Mobile CPU with integrated Intel graphics processor, 1 GB of RAM (not expandable), and 20 GB of flash memory solid-state drive (SSD). The SSD provides quiet performance and helps save energy, while its shock-proof solid state design helps to guard against data loss or shock-related damage if the laptop is dropped.

The Eee PC includes software for Web browsing (Firefox), e-mail, OpenOffice 2.0 for creating and editing word processing documents and spreadsheets, and a suite of other productivity software to help keep you on track.

You get three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output for connecting to external monitors, headphone and microphone jacks, and a Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot. The rechargeable battery provides up to 3.5 hours of battery life (depending on usage). It's backed by a 1 year warranty for parts and labor.


  • Internal memory: 20 GB solid state disk
  • Memory expansion: Slot for MMC/SD(SDHC) cards
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR2
  • Processor: 900 MHz Intel Mobile CPU
  • Operating system: Linux (supports Windows XP)
  • LCD: 8.9 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Networking: 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • Peripheral connectivity: Three USB 2.0
  • External video: One VGA
  • External audio: One headphone and one microphone port
  • Webcamera: Yes, 1.3 megapixels
  • Battery life: up to 3.5 hours
  • Weight: 2 pounds (32 ounces)
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.7 x 1.33 inches

Customer Reviews

Tolerable battery life time.
M. Olaisen
Well, I like window XP more than Linux due to using Microsoft OS and software when work to be used into that for a long time.
Jiunjr Feng
The laptop is about the size of a small book so it is easy to take with you when you don't feel like lugging a huge laptop.
D. Lasko

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128 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Pichner on May 19, 2008
Color Name: Pearl White
I have to say even though I have only had the Eee 900 for a few days I love it! I plan on coming back and giving updates as I have them but out of the gates it works as advertised. One thing amazon does not say is that it comes with the bigger 5800mah battery which is great. I haven't done an actual timed battery test but we can surf for about three hours on a charge. Also I tested out video skype(which comes installed) and that works well too. For the more advanced users you can enable a full desktop mode for KDE Linux which as a more familiar windows feel. It takes some work but once you get it installed its easy to switch from the standard tabbed interface to the full desktop interface when you need more flexibility. If you are looking for a very portable laptop with good battery life and a great screen this would be a great choice.


Having had the Eee for a while I have to admit that it is difficult to touch type on. I find myself making a large number of typing errors, but given the overall size of this laptop I didn't assume this would be like a full size keyboard. If you are planning to use this as a primary laptop just keep in mind this is a small keyboard. Go to your local retailer and see if they have one of the older models as a display and give it a try. That should give you an idea of what it is like to type on the 900.

*Update* (July 2008)
The battery life seems to be about 2 hours, that is with wifi enabled and 90% of the time spent surfing the net (email, Firefox etc).
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Igor Mendoza on May 21, 2008
Color Name: Pearl White
I just got this 900 Asus laptop and love everything about it.All the talk about the keyboard size is lame. After 30 minutes of typing I don't even notice the difference in size from a regular keyboard. Linux works great- especially after unlocking full desktop mode(which takes only a couple of minutes)It works much faster than my Dell laptop with windows on it that has twice the memory and faster processor. And like somebody mentioned above- I don't have to worry about viruses wiht linux( it's been known to have only 20 written viruses for the OS verses millions for windows)And I got almost 3 hours battery life on my first test drive, downloading music,listening to music and surfing the net at the same time.
I recommend it to anybody.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Micah Hays on May 23, 2008
Color Name: Pearl White
I've been waiting for years for a laptop like this one to come around and from the huge success of the first model I can see I was not alone. I didn't buy the first model because I wanted to hear how well this little laptop held up to daily use - plus the second generations of products usually fix most of the shortcomings of the first one.
Then the Eee Pc 900 came out.
At first I was one of those people that thought the 900 was way overpriced. I had decided that the 4G model for $399 was a much better deal...

and then I did the math!

After you spend 400 bucks on the 4G model (with web cam) the first thing you do is spend another $30 to get a 1G ram stick so you can upgrade the unit. (I've read that if you don't upgrade the ram videos are choppy sometimes). Next you spend another $80 to $125 to get a 16G SD card because the 4G supplied in the machine is worthless. When you are done you've spent around $500 and end up with a unit with pretty much the same specs as the 900 - only you still have a 7" screen and tiny trackpad. For me, the 900's bigger screen and trackpad are worth the extra 50 bucks!

I just got my 900 and I love it! I'm sticking with Linux I already own a laptop with XP and I don't plan on using my 900 as my main machine. Linux will do everything I need for travel.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mehmet Karaca on June 8, 2008
Color Name: Pearl White
I purchased the Linux version of this incarnation of Eee PC. I can honestly say that it surpassed my expectations in all aspects. I have ordered my Eee PC 900 20G online, without ever actually seeing a demo unit. Needless to say, one of my main concerns while placing the order was the material quality. I was afraid I would receive a lightweight and flimsy-feeling toy and boy was I wrong! The material used in making this device is on par with the material used in manufacturing regular laptop computers, if not superior.

On the software side of things, all the research and development Asus invested in putting together the Eee PC software seems to have paid off well. The simplified front-end they created for Linux works for me on multiple levels, but I think this front-end's success mainly boils down to this: Gone are the bells and whistles of contemporary operating systems that do little more than distract you. By minimizing distractions, they were able to create a much calmer environment so to speak, which makes it easier to concentrate on work and getting things done.

Then again if you are a Microsoft devotee, you could install Windows XP on this device but I understand it takes a little bit of tweaking around. Instructions on how to do this as well as all the Windows drivers needed come with the product. Keep in mind though, once you have Windows XP on there, you will also need to install a firewall and an antivirus. Again, you will need to download updates every so often which will consume your valuable disk space.

In my opinion Windows' requirements may be quite taxing on a device with these hardware specifications and would take away all the fun out of owning a device that was, from its conceptualization, meant to be trouble-free and robust.
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