|Screen Size||8.9 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 600 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1024 x 600 pixels|
|RAM||1 GB DDR2-SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||20 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Integrated Graphics|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G, 802.11B|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||3.5 hours|
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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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).Read more ›
I recommend it to anybody.
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.
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.Read more ›
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