|ASUS Eee PC 900 8.9-Inch Netbook (Intel Mobile Processor, 1 GB RAM, 12 GB Solid State Drive, XP Home, 4 Cell Battery) Galaxy Black
|List Price: $299.99
Our Price: $299.99
Netbook Eee PC 900 offers you more options for your mobile computing needs. Incorporating with the built-in Solid State Drive (SSD) technology provides shockproof computing, less power consumption, fast boot up, less heat, less RMA, less noisy and lighter weight. You will find it "Easy to learn, work and play" - making it your best outdoor companion anywhere, anytime. New perspectives with 8.9 inch display - large 8.9" screen size for more screen space, making it more comfortable on eyes when in use. 1024 x 600 resolution allows you to view a single A4 page without the need to scroll left or right for easier reading and editing of documents. 8.9" screen does not affect the overall weight of the Eee PC 900, which remains below 2.18lbs, making it your ideal mobile Internet device. Content includes Eee PC, battery, AC Adapter, Sleeve Case, Manual and Recovery CD.
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 weighs just over 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.
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, a VGA output for connecting to a monitor, and 1 GB of RAM. It comes preinstalled with the Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system, which offers more experienced users an enhanced and innovative experience that incorporates Windows Live features like Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging and Windows Live Mail for consolidated email accounts on your desktop. Complementing this is Microsoft Works, which equips the user with numerous office applications to work efficiently.
The Asus Eee PC 900's 8.9-inch screen is easier on the eyes, and the integrated webcam makes video chats a snap.
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. 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 and a 56K modem. 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.
The Eee PC with Windows Home XP operating system provides a familiar interface.
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 2.5 hours of battery life (depending on usage). It's backed by a 1 year warranty for parts and labor.
- 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: Windows XP Home
- 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 2.5 hours
- Weight: 2.2 pounds (35 ounces)
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.7 x 1.33 inches
What's in the Box
ASUS Eee PC 900, AC adapter, printed operating instructions. It's backed by a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.
- Easy to Learn
- Easy to Work
- Easy to Play
- Excellent Internet Experience
- Excellent on the go
Im very happy with this laptop, was lucky enough to get it on the customers vote for 140 after taxes. It has been running smooth, I primarily use it just for surfing and watch movies on the go. It takes a bit of time to configure it all to run quickly, a lot of forum reading and tweaks.
Pros: light weight, very quite until the fans come on, shock resistant, decent battery, plethora of accessories and mods for it, easily mods, integrated 1.3 mp camera and mic
Cons: can heat up, especially if over clocking, stock battery life is about 2hrs which is pretty low considering ssd and small screen(my dell 17incher with the wuxga 1900x1200 screen runs for 2 hours 6800go wifi on and medium brightness), cheap feeling power adapter, no screen latch.
other things to keep in mind: a upgrade battery that runs for 6+ hrs can be had for $50 shipped, if you are comfortable with sodering a touch screen panel can be installed for about $50 as well over the existing lcd, as well as many other mods. the drive is partitioned as a 4/8, install just the os on the 4gb, the rest on the 8. A large capacity SDHC card should be kept in the reader slot at most of the time to boost capacity, class 6 and up (I suggest 20mb read/write from sandisk extreme 3 can be had for practically free after ongoing rebate). Upgrade the ram to 2gb, easy and quick, does not void asus warranty with the 2gb kingston single module. check eeepc forums for more tweaks as there are many possibilities!
Bottom line: Heck yea for the price! eeepc and amazon ftw!...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
- 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
- Dissapointed, but making it work
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
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 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.
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
- 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
- Comes with its own cover
My main purpose for adding this review to the many good reviews already here, is to point out that a good, slightly padded, fitted cover is included with the ASUS Eee PC 900 8.9-Inch Netbook. The included cover is perfect for protecting the netbook from knocks and scratches while traveling. If I had known this, I wouldn't have wasted my money on the Kroo neoprene cover, shown as an accessory for this netbook!
My only criticism of my netbook is that the right/left click buttons on the mousepad are a little stiff, but the mousepad can be tapped to left click. I've bought a cheap, small mouse for the occasions that I am using the netbook for an extended time. I bought this netbook as an alternative to taking my full-size, laptop with me when I travel, mainly so that I can keep in touch with my family by email, IM and video chats, and it's perfect for that purpose.
- 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
- ASUS laptop
Small, but for the price ok. No place for CD's. Adapter burnt out in 1 week....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
- ASUS laptop
Small, but for the price ok. No place for CD's. Adapter burnt out in 1 week....more info
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
- Why XP in the smaller partition?
This product is unbelievably fast, has excellent handling, perfect wi-fi, camera is nice, sound is excellent. It has it all. The nasty snag is that Windows XP is installed in a *4Gb partition*. If I know that beforehand I would had reconsidered my choice of buying it. After a few installs and Windows Update the C:\ drive becomes full and you can't do anything else. Reading lots of posts across the internet I became aware of several tweaks that works: transferring user files do D:\, which has 8Gb, switching program files folder to D:\, uninstalling everything and installing onto D:\ and so on and on and on. In this tedious process I eventually ended up doing some mistakes and had to use the DVD to get the Eee back to its original state - and start it all over again. I was really disappointed by the fact that it wasn't advertised anywhere that the 12Gb flash drive is actually TWO drives - with the smaller one containing the space-greedy Windows XP......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
- Wonderful, but has a fault
The EEE 900 I recieved has been wonderful to use, but the tech support from ASUS is something to be desired. My unit's webcam only works in certain programs, and I've contacted their support multiple times and have gotten no help. Besides that, it's a great, tiny little machine. If only the webcam would work right!...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:
- 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
- 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
- Excellent For Travel
Excellent little netbook. Decent battery life (~3 hours at moderate use), and good enough resolution for the screen size. There are two physically separate drives: a 4Gb and an 8Gb. The smaller drive reads and writes noticeable faster, so if you plan to tinker, make sure to use that for OS and the larger drive for storage. I wiped XP Home as a precaution against everything I hate about computers, and put EEEBuntu on. Very easy to do, and now it runs without a problem. The video card is powerful enough to run full resolution presentations off of it without bogging the machine down. My only note is the keyboard size. Try one out before you buy it. I have smaller hands and after a day of typing I can touch type proficiently, but my Father has large bear paws and cannot use the keyboard at all....more info
- Poor hard drive design ruins an otherwise promising mini
I received my Eee PC yesterday and am considering returning it already. As many had mentioned, the 12 GB hard drive (actually flash memory) is two drives, with the smaller being less than 4 GB. This is the one that contains Win XP! I installed Microsoft LiveOneCare (for virus, back-up, etc.) and Firefox and my C drive was full! I uninstalled several things, like Skype and some other preinstalled programs and still did not have room to install itunes! I went to repartition the hard drive or merge the two drives and this is not possible, since they are two separate flash drives in the laptop. Horrible planning on Asus' part.
I called tech support and they told me I should try to pick programs that I could install on the D drive instead of the C. What?!?! How many times do you actually have a choice of directories? Can I install SP3 on the D drive?!?! No! Unbelievable. I am trying to find a reason to not waste more of my time going around ASUS' lack of poor storage design, but at this point, I'm a bit angry and frustrated from the amount of time I've already spent on a new laptop that should not have started with this ignorant problem.
If you plan on installing or upgrading any software, beware! It probably won't fit. Do not save anything, like me, and you will still run out of space. Ugh!...more info
- Cute as Can Be . . . But Is It Really Useful?
My answer? It just depends, depends on what you want it to do. I wanted it as a note-taking tool for trips, not as a movie-watching or game playing machine. And I certainly did not plan to use it for statistical analyses (which I always do at home). So here's my take on the ASUS ee pc.
I bought this mini-laptop to use when I'm away out and about. It weighs just over two pounds and can fit into a large purse, so it's much more convenient for travel than my seven-pound laptop.
Networking is a breeze. It automatically linked into my home network, and it also picked up free networks at a couple of our local fast food shops.
Screen is as bright as it should be to compensate for the smaller image size, and there's a webcam built into the top edge of the cover . . . perfect when you need a quick shot of yourself or something in the library.
Surfing the web is easy and super-fast, much faster than I had expected from a tiny machine. Downloads take no longer than they do on my everyday laptop.
The keyboard is smaller than I'm used to, so typing on it will take some getting used to. So far, I'm making a lot of mistakes! My hands are small, so I would expect this to be a much greater problem for someone with very large hands.
Memory is solid state and is provided on two separate drives. This might be a non-issue (I understood going in that the machine had only 12 GB) except for the fact that the manufacturer crammed everything having to do with Windows on the smaller of the two drives. Program files should be loaded onto the larger D drive rather than the tiny C drive where Windows' files reside. I've spent hours removing space hogs from the C drive. Some were not reinstalled on D because I won't use them on the road.
I don't know why I didn't notice before buying that this mini-laptop didn't have an optical drive, but I didn't. And it doesn't! What it does have is a slot for an SDHC card. My 8 GB card is getting a big workout because I'm using it for programs I need to install.
I bought this mini-laptop to use on the road for writing and note-taking. I've eliminated some software and moved others so I no longer have a too-full C drive. All in all, I'm pleased with my mini. However, you should select it only if you understand its limitations. It is not equivalent to a full-size laptop.
Four stars!...more info
- great small pc
This is a great little machine that's small and light. I think it will be great to travel with. I wish I bought one with a little larger HD....more info
- Great little tool
I bought this netbook for my 7 year old son, and he absolutely loves it. It isn't as fast as your standard laptop would be, but it gets the job done, and can be carried anywhere. I'd have rather had the Linux version, but for the price, there was no choice, and the OS is easily replaced... I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a computer that can truly be taken anywhere......more info