Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ASUS Eee PC 900 16G (8.9" Display, Intel Mobile CPU, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB Solid State Drive, Linux) Pearl White

Price as reviewed $363,26

· Batteries Included: 1 · Binding: Electronics · Brand: Asus · Clothing Size: 8.9" screen · Color: Pearl White · CPU Manufacturer: Intel · CPU Speed (Units: MHz): 1000 · CPU Type: Intel Celeron · Display Size (Units: inches): 8.9 · EAN: 0884840272809 · Feature: Easy to learn, work and play | Excellent mobile Internet device | Exciting multimedia enjoyment | shock proof | Excellent on the go · Hard Disk Size (Units: GB): 16 · Label: Asus · Manufacturer: Asus · Model: EEEPC900-W047 · MPN: EEEPC900-W047 · Processor Count: 1 · Product Group: Personal Computer · Publisher: Asus · Size: 8.9" screen · Special Features: nv:Condition^New|Operating Systems^LINUX|Platform^Notebook PC|PS/2 Keyboard Connectors^N/A|PS/2 Mouse Connectors^N/A|Serial Communication Ports^N/A|Parallel Ports^N/A|USB Ports^3|FireWire Ports^N/A|Fast Infrared Ports (FIR)^N/A|LAN Ports^1|Modem Ports^N/A|Audio Out Jacks^1|Line In Jacks^N/A|Microphone Jacks^1|VGA Ports^1|S-Video Connectors^N/A|DVI Video^N/A|Port Replicator/Connector^N/A|Processor Brand^Intel|Processor Class^Mobile CPU|Memory Type^DDR2|Memory Size^1GB · Studio: Asus · System Memory Size (Units: MB): 1000 · System Memory Type: DDR2 SDRAM · UPC: 884840272809

The new Eee PC 900 offers you more options for your mobile computing needs. Incorporating a shockproof design and weighing 2.18 pounds, you will find it "Easy to learn, work and play" - making it your best outdoor companion anywhere, anytime. The large 8.9? screen size allows for more screen space - making it more comfortable on the eyes reading and editing documents when viewing a single A4 page without the need to scroll left or right. On the top of this screen is the 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera that works synchronously with the 802.11b/g wireless to provide web conferencing anywhere, anytime for easier web communications and increased work efficiency. Another great feature is the built-in 16GB Solid State Disk (SSD) which offers 15 seconds boot times that makes for a quiet, energy saving, shock proof design, which is ideal for reporters, wildlife photographers and other like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. Preinstalled on the Eee PC is the Linux operating system, and Open Office for numerous office applications. Lastly the special FingerGlide makes operating the Eee PC easy and convenient through simple finger movements on the touch pad that allows for scrolling horizontally and vertically through documents by swiping two fingers up or down across the surface of the trackpad, or zoom in or zoom out of pictures by making pinching or stretching movement with your fingers. With all of these features the Asus Eee PC makes for a fantastic purchase as a well-equipped second PC or a Web access tool so beat the crowds, and get yours today before they sell out! Intel UMA Graphics Card 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera WiFi 802.11b/g Wireless 10/100Mbps LAN Hi-Definition Audio Speakers and Microphone Memory Card Slot - MultiMedia Card (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, SDHC Connections - 3 x USB, VGA, Headphone, Microphone, RJ-45 (LAN) Approximate Unit Dimensions - 8.85? (W) x 6.69? (D) x 0.78? ~ 1.33? (H) Approximate

Acceptable as a Limited Use PC.
ll the features as advertised function properly, e.g. wifi, SD port,
& Ethernet. It starts up about as fast as my MAC mini (Core 2 Duo, 1G),
hardy an instant-on PC. The suite of apps are adequate for a limited needs
user. The screen size is definitely an improvement over the previous 7"
screen. The screen size would have been more useful at 1024X800 versus
the 1024x600. The screen brightness and sharpness are very good, though.


As mentioned by others, the in-use battery life is very poor. What hasn't
been mentioned, though, is the power-off (non-use) battery life which is
very very poor and is about 5 days. This negative feature shortens the
Lithium-Ion battery's overall useful life significantly, especially when
the battery becomes fully discharged from non-use multiple times.
There's no option to change how the battery life is affected whether
in-use or during power-off and no main power switch which would have
solved this problem.

The O/S (KDE) lacks the overall capabilities and usefulness of a
Ubuntu Linux which would have been a better install and more
comparative to a WIN X/P O/S which was the other O/S option for this
PC. Most who are more of an WIN/MAC power user would probably
prefer Ubuntu, or just select the WIN X/P version of this PC.


If it weren't for the very poor battery life, I'd again buy this PC
and would recommend it for others. Therefore, if I had known this
problem prior to my purchase, I would have considered other
sub-notebook PC options.

its a good li'l puppy laptop
I am writing this review on my new asus eee pc after using it for 4 hours now. Takes a bit of time to get used to typing on this thing. But its good, I tried to get the xandros advanced desktop on it but didn't work the first time.. Have to try later. But overall I am more than happy to have this tiny laptop. BTW it comes with its own pouch, I couldn't figure it before I bought it, bought another from amazon.

I tried some files of 150 KB text files on openoffice calc, works reasonably, movies songs, youtube works just fine.

My verdict its a puppy, and is ultra portable with good battery life