|Screen Size||8.9 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 600|
|Max Screen Resolution||1024 x 600 pixels|
|Processor||1.6 GHz Intel Atom|
|RAM||1 GB DDR2-SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||12 GB flash_memory_solid_state|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 hours|
ASUS Eee PC 901 8.9-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 12 GB Solid State Drive, 20 GB Eee Storage, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) Fine Ebony
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The Pros of the 901:
- Uses the Intel Atom processor. Though the Atom doesn't produce significantly more CPU performance vs. the previous 900 model's Celeron M 353, it does use much less power. So you'd be looking at similar CPU performance, but with much better battery life AND runs cooler.
- With the Atom comes also a 2nd generation graphics chip in the GMA950 (vs the 900's GMA900). The 2 big advantages of this are; the GMA950 has a peak pixel fill rate of 1600 megapixels per/second (the GMA900 has a peak of only 1332 megapixels per/second) and more video-decoding is now done in hardware on the GMA950. Combine those together and that means windows will open faster and watching videos will be smoother.
- Uses a Solid State Drive (SSD) for storage. SSD technology means; no moving parts (much less chance of bad things happening and dead silent operation), performance is at least on par with hard drives, and SSD uses less power.
- Has a nice big Trackpad. Unfortunately the default drivers for it leave a LOT to be desired. Luckily though, if you install the manufacturer's drivers instead (search google for "elantech touchpad drivers") then the functionality is INFINITELY better with options like multiple-finger tracking and night-n-day difference in tracking sensitivity.
- 1.3 megapixel Webcam. The 900 has 0.3 and a few competing models also only have 0.3
- Built-in Bluetooth. Nice option if you use BT GPS or use your BT phone as an internet access point. Or whatever you'd like to use BT for.
- Wireless-N (802.11n). If you've got it, you're gonna fly.Read more ›
I use it almost exclusively for checking my e-mail, checking various web sites, IM, and writing documents for work. Typing takes some getting used to on the small keyboard, but after a couple days I'm typing almost as fast and as comfortably as on a full size keyboard. This computer is very portable - Its easy to flip it out in a cafe or coffee house and start working, unlike a full size laptop where setting up seems to be a chore. The 901 is about the same size as the old paper organizer binders, so it is easy to carry around when out and about and no one seems to really notice you carrying it.
The performance of XP on this computer is surprisingly good. It is even better if XP is reinstalled with a utility like nLite to reduce size and remove unnecessary programs - my XP boot time is down to about 15 seconds. The computer has a 4GB main SSD drive and a secondary 8GB SSD. The 4GB SSD is slightly faster than the 8GB drive and is used as the main OS drive. With my reduced install of XP I have about 2.8 GB free on the 4GB drive.Read more ›
I absolutely had no problem with anything. I found the keyboard to be almost too small, but after a few hours learned to type on this keyboard fairly well (the trick is not to let your thumb touch the touchpad... Of course you don't realize your thumb or palm is touching the touchpad, so your cursor seems to go jumping all over the place). Initially touchpad felt too sensitive and erratic, but the EEEuser forum pointed me to download the touchpad manufacturer's driver (called "smartpad") ([...Read more ›
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