ASUS Eee PC 900 8.9-Inch Netbook (Intel Mobile Processor, 1 GB RAM, 12 GB Solid State Drive, XP Home, 4 Cell Battery) Pearl White
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Product Description

Ever feel that most notebooks are still too large to travel with? 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 12GB Solid State Disk (SSD) for quick 15 second 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 to provide you a familiar interface is Microsoft's Windows XP Home, Windows Live Messenger and Works 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 Display Card 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera WiFi 802.11b/g Wireless 10/100Mbps LAN Hi-Definition Audio Speaker and Microphone Memory Card Slot - MultiMedia Card (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, SDHC Connections - 3 x USB, VGA, Headphone, Mic

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 12 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 12 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.

In addition to its wireless LAN, it also offers wired Fast Ethernet connectivity. 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.

Specifications

  • Internal memory: 12 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
Features:
  • 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
  • 12 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

Customer Reviews:

  • Eee PC 900
    This baby laptop was just what we expected. I bought it for my daughter for our 6 week european trip. It was perfect. Light in her backpack, quick to pull out and use. We both used it every day to check emails, upload pictures and write on our blog. The picture upload was very valuable because even though there is internet access available in nearly all hotels and a cafe in each town, they do not want you to insert any cards or disks into their computers. Baby's keyboard is a little tight but easy to get used to if you have small hands. Every women that saw it raved about it. The men were a little unsure of the keyboard size. Everyone loves the light weight.
    Storage capacity is limited but we carried multiple SD cards and had no problem....more info
  • Eeepc 900
    love this computer.. so small so compact, good for net surfing, email. Come with MS office, nice little toy to carry around the world....more info
  • Cramped keyboard but awesome portability
    I really love how portable this thing is. Even when I throw it into my laptop bag where I'm carrying my work laptop, I hardly notice the added weight or bulk from the Eee PC. And the WiFi has worked like a charm -- I'm able to connect from the public library and at free hotspots such as Panera Bread without any problems.

    On the downside, that keyboard is a bit cramped. You can adjust and get reasonable touch-typing speed but nothing approaching what you can do with a regular keyboard. Still, for jotting down notes and replying to emails it's been fine.

    I'm also not a fan of the mouse buttons beneath the touchpad. They are pretty stiff -- you have to strike them with a fair amount of force before they'll register the click. I've taken to carrying a tiny mouse, which just plugs into one of the USB ports. Even though it does drain the battery a bit faster using that mouse, it's a lot less frustrating to click than the touchpad buttons on the Eee PC....more info
  • Great little laptop
    We bought this for my daughter to use at college in conjunction with a desktop. This gives her a small device to take to class, etc. but she will have her desktop for the heavy work. We're very pleased with the quality of the machine. It seems to do everything she needs, although if you have big hands I think it would be a lot less user friendly. I would definitely buy it again....more info
  • Very Nice LITTLE Computer
    We opted to spend the extra bucks and get the souped up version with more memory and XP. It certainly has made it more useful we've used it more than I expected because it's so portable....more info
  • Best choice I found for cost and weight
    I was looking for a laptop that would run GPS atlas software for a long car trip (but would also do most other things as well, email, web, digital pictures), also it had to be familiar to my wife who is not a computer enthusiast. The Eee PC fits this bill very nicely. At around 2 pounds it's weight is barely noticeable. The battery life is good and it slips into and out of sleep mode quickly to save on power when not being used (though it can be a pain if you are just staring at the screen and not touching it for five minutes...not common at least). I also liked that it came with Windows XP and not Vista. No DVD drive means you need to buy an external but that's okay for my uses. The only thing that's been hard to adjust to is the smaller keyboard size. At first I was missing a lot of key strokes but that is improving with continued use....more info
  • Just as promised
    This little gem has performed just as promised. It's pretty quick and frankly, XP is nice to work with again. Screen is bright and sharp, speed is certainly adequate. Main problem is just size of keyboard, but that comes with the territory. Just brush up on your two finger typing and you'll be fine. A great bargain....more info
  • Perfect Portability Device
    This is a great little laptop that is nice and light and can hold a charge for most of the day with a good deal of usage. It also has a very reasonable and readable resolution that allows you to work on the preinstalled version of windows xp that this comes with.

    The only problems with this laptop are that the HDD they formatted XP on does not have very much space left on it and because of that if you install any applications on that HDD you run the risk of getting disk full messages. So the best thing would have been to put the OS on the larger partition. But oh well, i will be forced to upgrade my SSD to one of the 32GB's or 64Gbs. There is also a good idea to upgrade the ram to 2GB from the preinstalled 1GB. With those upgrades this laptop is similar in specs to 1000+ dollar laptops....more info
  • Excelent roduct for mobile user
    It is designed for road warriors and don't expect to replace your primary laptop. Big difference after upgrading to 2G ram. 4G "C" drive is too small unless you renstall light XP version with nlite(can't use Window XP fro installation disk). Wish I bought Linux version so I can have more SSD space with same cost(8G verse 16G) ...more info
  • EEEPC
    Works as advertised. Plus's include: size, weight, windows xp, response time. Down's include no disc drive (OK unless you want to load software), keyboard is good but requires time to get use to the size. I had the unit 3 weeks, one of the keyboard keys froze, I sent it in, they sent me a new unit, no questions although their process is a little cumbersome and their customer service line very slow. If weight is your prime concern, go with this unit....more info
  • Asus EEPC 900 Great Laptop
    I love this laptop, it is great for travel, Internet, and with Win XP allows me to transfer programs from my home PC to the laptop with the use of a memory card with ease.
    When traveling, I listen to my local radio station's no matter what part of the world I am in with the WiFi or LAN connection at my hotel....more info
  • ASUS laptop
    Small, but for the price ok. No place for CD's. Adapter burnt out in 1 week....more info
  • Nice little machine
    Overall, it's a nice machine. It lives on my couch so I can quickly google something or send an IM while watching TV. It is a great travel and presentation computer too. Here are my main impressions:

    Pros:
    - Pre-installed WinXP already performance optimized for SSD, saved me some time during setup
    - 2 hr battery life is reasonable
    - Very light and small
    - Screen is big enough for many activities
    - Fast enough to play YouTube videos

    Cons:
    - Secondary SSD is slow
    - Primary SSD is small for WinXP... you must install all apps on secondary drive - I almost couldn't update to SP3 because of hard drive space.
    - Keyboard is tiny and cramped, arrow up key between shift and "?" key gets in the way, tilde key in line with f-keys causes me to mistype numbers often since they seem shifted to the left....more info
  • ASUS Eee PC 8.9" with XP
    I love this mini PC! I got it because my laptop is a Compaq with a large screen, and it is really too heavy to lug around, especially when traveling. I can read e-mail. It has a power point viewer, and Microsoft works. There are some games already loaded.

    I had some problems connecting to my wireless network at home. I contacted ASUS tech support, but what they suggested did not work. I took it to the Geek Squad, and they straightened that out. It works great!

    I am glad I waited until the 8.9" screen came out to buy it, but I wish that it had been available in black. I had the 7 inch black one on my wish list. It comes with a case made of material, sort of like foam padding. I wish that it came with a case that would also store the charger....more info
  • Keyboard Needs To Be Replaced In Two Months
    I was happy with it for less than two months, and then the keyboard failed. When I press a key, several characters come out. I was on hold for customer support for more than 20 minutes once, and more than 30 minutes a second time without getting to anyone on the other end. Online tech support is a joke, as the tech support staff kept cut-and-paste the same text telling me to call that number. I had been using Dell for the last 10 years, and thought this small, inexpensive PC would be good to browse Internet in the living room. Big mistake!

    I will be more than willing to just forget about the warranty and pay for a replacement myself if there is a place to purchase one. But, I am not able to find one yet. My Eee PC 900 is now collecting dust. I don't think ASUS is ready for prime time......more info
  • bang for teh buck
    i bought/won this in the amazon's yearly contest.
    I paid 129 and this is worth every buck.

    This is the first time i felt that i can use a computer on your lap.
    (I have 10inch and 14inch HP and dell laptops at home which i never
    like/prefer to put it on my lap as they are heavy).

    Mainly i use to for audio/video chatting..
    the cam quality was impressive..the audio quality is sufficient....more info
  • Asus Eee PC
    The mini-lap top by Asus (Eee PC) is the perfect answer for someone who travels. It allows me to keep up on my emails, I can watch movies(I have eight movies downloaded on an 8gb sdhd card), I can review my daily photography results and I can surf the web. It is light weight as advertised (2 lbs.) and yet large enough that it is no problem to use.
    I was contemplating buying a 12 inch laptop, at approx. $1500 but this 9 inch laptop meets all my needs for $550. One of the best purchases that I have ever made. I am an older retired person in my late 60's and would not generally be thought of as a computer geek, but I get identified as one with my new gadget, quite an experience....more info
  • Robinson
    ASUS Eee PC 900 12G (8.9" Display, 900 MHz Intel Mobile CPU, 1 GB RAM, 12 GB Solid State Drive, XP Home, 4 Cell Battery) Galaxy Black.

    It is a very good "Miiiicro computer". I received it in good condition and in the time appointed by the Amazon. It was a very nice purchase. ...more info
  • Wonderful gadget...very mobile.
    I received this item two days ago and have used it continuously. I love it! No complaints about the size of the keyboard. I purchased this to use as a mobie unit and I am not disappointed. It is mainly used for internet. I have a wireless mouse I use with it which makes surfing the net even easier. I like the two-finger scrolling feature on the pad. After I ordered this I wondered if I should have waited for the new Dell minis to appear, but now I know I bought the right one. It fits in my purse and is ultra mobile. I am thrilled with this gadget!!!...more info
  • Excellent
    Performance is great, just make sure to install XP on the 4gb partition
    Mouse and keyboard specially are bit too small, but you'll get used to it. I recommend this for basic use and more, but if you are picky get the eeePC 901....more info
  • Nice very portable computer!
    We like this EEE much better than the Linux based one. It runs programs designed for Windows perfectly and yet maintains the ultraportablity. We have a cellular modem we plug into a USB port and we can hit the net riding down the road. It is great for travelling. No need for lugging another case, just toss this in your suitcase and you are on your way!...more info
  • Had to Return Two of These
    I wanted this cute PC so badly. The first one I ordered had a loud hum so I had to return it. The second one could not be connected to wireless internet. Customer service at Asus was perfectly nice but not very helpful. Had to return 2 of these. What a disappointment. In this case-- two strikes and they're out!...more info
  • Serious drawbacks
    I bought this computer to replace my wife's Sharp MM20,that was uneconomical to repair due to a damaged screen,and is no longer available new. I searched for a replacement for weeks and bought the EeePC 900 which seemed the best replacement available at a reasonable price. I have waited for a month to learn about the machine prior to writing a review. Had I written my review sooner, it would have had more stars, here is why I reduced the star rating.

    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. Unfortunately, I keep getting warnings that an important update for XP is available and needs to be installed. That update is XP SP3. That is where things got messy. The hard drive is partitioned with 3.75 GB devoted to C: and the remaining 8.25 GB assigned as D: Trying to install SP3 failed due to insufficient space on C:. I began looking for items to delete or remove from C: to try making room. After several hours of trying I called tech support seeking suggestions; they offered none. Only telling me I needed to remove stuff from C: to make room. So into Control Panel Add/Remove Software I went - looking for stuff to remove.

    The machine comes with OEM software installed, some on C: some on D:, however, from Add Remove Software, I could not determine on which drive the software was installed, and regardless, shared files are on C: even if the program is installed on D:. Hours later, after removing software and trying to move files and directories on C: I still encountered the insufficient disk space message. I decided to forget about SP3 and return to my prior configuration. That is when I discovered that the Restore function is turned off and cannot be activated. I had now messed up my configuration and removed programs and moved files, which would not work properly and in some cases would not reinstall. Without Restore the only alternative was to hook up an external DVD Drive and return the machine to original configuration. Good bye hours of work installing and configuring other software.

    Conclusion: Things work as advertised. The installed software is questionable. There is a DVD player without a DVD drive. Who in their right mind buys a miniature computer for convenience, then carries an external DVD player. Star Suite 8 is installed, taking 866mb of disc space and seems to be identical to Open Office that uses less than 375mb, Huh!!. In addition to the DVD player and Star Suite 8, the PC900 comes with Skype and MS Works. With disc space severely constrained, why are two office type programs installed? ASUS makes a 20GB hard drive version that has Linux installed, why they don't make that drive available with XP, I cannot understand. The larger drive would allow larger partitions and solve a host of problems. Another review talks about buying that model and installing XP, if you have the XP program and the know how, that certainly seems a better option. Would I buy this unit knowing what I know now, probably not.

    I hope you find this review informative.


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  • Dissapointed, but making it work
    The Good:
    Small size
    Light weight
    Comes with a neoprene case
    Great price (It was $130 on a deep discount and that gave it a star)
    "Big" screen for the size of the laptop
    Microphone and webcam are useful with Scype
    SD/SDHC card slot

    The Bad:
    Small keyboard (as expected, it is nothing that I can't work around)
    No video output
    The left mouse key can be picky
    No CD drive (but hey, that's what SD cards are for)
    12gb hard drive space

    I was initially pleased when I opened the box and got to start playing around with this laptop. I enjoy the fact that it came with scype pre-loaded and have even found a way to work around the video output (all I need now is a newer TV). I wasn't even too concerned about the hard drive space as it is solid state and, being the klutz that I am, I knew that the laptop could survive in my hands. Plus I found a great deal on HDSC cards and bought 2 8gb cards to fill with the unnecessaries. All in all this little laptop is built for surfing the net and working on papers. However...

    The Ugly:
    The hard drives, yes drives. As in two. One 8gb drive and one 4gb drive.

    Unfortunately Windows XP with service pack 3 is now over 3gb, it barely fits on the drive it was put on, the 4gb drive. This means that when I am surfing the internet I can go to very few sites with pictures before I have to clear the cache. Thus making null one of the reasons that this laptop was made.

    Right now I have a copy of Ubuntu EEE installed, but that has had it's own problems. I'm looking into loading a lighter version of XP, but now I am running into the problem of having no cd drive. Whereas Ubuntu installed via a USB stick.

    In Conclusion:
    If you enjoy messing around with your computer or like linux, great! But get it at on a discount. If you want it to work out of the box, buy the ASUS EEE PC 1000 without the solid state hard drive....more info
  • when you see the eee in action you will want one
    I am a video freak and really have enjoyed my eee PC. The eee is really small and awesome when you also have something like the maxtor external usb2 external hard drive (requires no power other then 2 of PC's USB connections) I watch videos at work and have sold everybody who watches the HD videos on the EEE PC. When I don't want to plug in my hard drive I plug-in my external usb2 wintv HD device attached to a little 5 inch antenna and I can watch live any of the 28 High Definition channels available in the Chicago Area. The wireless connection is great for checking my email and with skype (which came with PC) I have saved a ton of minutes I no longer pay my cell phone carrier. ASUS Eee PC 12G (8.9" Screen, 900 MHz Intel Mobile CPU, 1 GB RAM, 12 GB Solid State Drive, XP Home) Pearl White ...more info