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ASUS Eee PC 901 8.9-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB Solid State Drive, 20 GB Eee Storage, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) Pearl White
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Product Description

This Eee PC by Asus comes in Pearl White style that is created with cutting-edge Infusion casing technology. The Infusion surface provides a new level of resilience; scratch resistance and beautiful style while you're out and about. The Eee PC has a sturdy display with a high-resolution screen. At 1024 x 600 pixels, images are clear and sharp, making it more comfortable on the eyes reading and editing documents. On the top of this screen is the 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera that works synchronously with the 802.11n wireless to provide web conferencing anywhere, anytime for easier web communications and increased work efficiency. 20GB of storage allows you to easily manage photos, music and data files more efficiently. The quiet 20GB solid-state drive consumes less power, allows the device to boot quickly, produces less heat and is less susceptible to shock damage. The exclusive Super Hyper Engine, technology found only in the Eee PC, is incredibly efficient and saves up to 15% of power. Combined with SSD, which consumes less power, allows between 4 to 8 hours of battery life. The GNU Linux version is perfect for users who desire an icon-driven and an easy point-and-click interface. Well suited for users without any computer experience. With over 50 built-in applications, it offers dynamic computing that allows anyone to learn, work and play. With all of these features the Asus Eee PC makes for a fantastic purchase as a well-equipped second notebook 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/n Wireless Bluetooth 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 - 8.86? (W) x 6.90? (D) x 0.89? ~ 1.54? (H) Approximate Unit Weigh

The Asus Eee PC 901 provides the power of a full-sized laptop in a compact body with a larger 8.9-inch screen, and is now powered by the latest Intel mobile processor. Designed specifically for mobile devices, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure new hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--to conserve energy, giving you more time away from the wall outlet. Coupled with the ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine, you'll also enjoy up to 6 hours of battery life with this Linux-powered laptop.

The Asus Eee PC 901's 8.9-inch screen is easier on the eyes.
At half the size of regular notebook and weighing less than 2.5 pounds, the Eee PC 901 is 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 20 GB of storage), the Eee PC 901 consumes less power, allows the device to boot quickly, produces less heat, and is less susceptible to shock damage. The Eee PC 901 also features 1 GB of RAM, 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated into the bezel above the LCD, tri-mode Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n), integrated Bluetooth connectivity, Secure Digital memory card slot, multiple USB ports, a VGA output for connecting to a monitor.

The integrated webcam makes video chats a snap, and the keyboard is 95 percent the size of standard notebooks for easy typing.
It comes preinstalled with the Linux operating system, which is useful for users who desire task-based icons and an easy point-and-click interface. Well suited for children or users without any computer experience, it provides a fast boot-up time--ideal for fast Internet access while waiting for public transport, or taking notes on-the-go.

The new Eee PC 901 has a customized, cutting-edge Infusion casing technology in Pearl White. Inlaid within the chassis itself, the motifs are an integral part of the entire cover and will not fade with time. The Infusion surface also provides a new level of resilience, providing scratch resistance and a beautiful style while out and about.

It's also equipped with the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine for automatic detection and adjustments of CPU frequency, voltage, and LCD brightness to minimize system noise and power consumption to save up to 15 percent power consumption, or to maximize system performance according to individual needs.

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 StarOffice 8 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. The keyboard is 95 percent the size of standard notebooks, making it more comfortable to type for larger hands.

No technical manual required with the specially designed, user-friendly Linux operating system 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.

Be ready for the next platform in wireless connectivity with the integrated Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965 AGN LAN chip. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots). With the Bluetooth connectivity, you can communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as PDAs and cell phones

Nicely light at just 38 ounces, the Eee PC 901 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. In addition to its wireless LAN, it also offers wired Fast Ethernet connectivity. 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 (compatible with MMC memory cards). It's equipped with a 1.3-megapixel webcam (placed in the bezel above the LCD) and integrated microphone, allowing you to snap still photos of yourself while on the go for sending via email or join video chats with friends and family.

The Eee PC includes software for Web browsing (Firefox), e-mail, StarOffice 8 for creating and editing word processing documents and spreadsheets, and a suite of other productivity software to help keep you on track.

Battery-Sipping Processor
The Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and it uses just 2.5 watts of power--less than 1/10 of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor--for excellent battery management. This 1.6 GHz Atom processor also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).

Together with the exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, you'll enjoy a longer battery lifespan of up to 6 hours, allowing you to stay in touch and be connected for a longer period of time while on-the-go. It offers a choice of performance and power consumption modes for easy adjustments according to your computing needs.

Online Storage from ASUS
With this Eee PC, ASUS also provides 20 GB of online storage (easily accessible via a desktop icon), which enables you to download up to 5 GB of data per day. It also provides secure file encryption and accessibility from both Windows and Linux platforms. Whether you want to share images with friends and family or store big business presentations, you can now access your data with ease and not worry about space constraints.


  • Internal memory: 20 GB solid state disk
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR2
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom
  • Memory expansion: Slot for MMC/SD(SDHC) cards
  • Operating system: Linux
  • LCD: 8.9 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Networking: Tri-mode Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), 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: 6 cells, up to 6 hours
  • Weight: 2.42 pounds (38 ounces)
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.9 x 1.5 inches

What's in the Box
ASUS Eee PC 901, AC adapter, printed operating instructions. It's backed by a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.

  • Easy to learn, work and play
  • Excellent mobile Internet device
  • Exciting multimedia enjoyment
  • shock proof
  • • Free 1 YR Warranty (6 month for battery, 30 day ZBD Guaranteed) and sleeve

Customer Reviews:

  • Well worth it.
    This is by far the best netbook per dollar as of today. It was surprisingly small and even fits in my girlfriends purse. There are several great mods (ie touch screen, 3g) available for this model and great support at various websites.

    Cons (getting picky):
    The keyboard keys are small; there is a learning curve, and you may need to trim your fingernails for lengthy typing.
    The wireless card isn't as good as a some $50 models. Meaning, the reception could be better and it doesn't support packet injection.
    I'm a linux fan but I didn't like the Xandros based OS it comes with. I had no intention of keeping it when I bought it, so this isn't really a negative to me.

    IMO, Windows XP and Ubuntu are the 2 best OSs I've tried....more info
  • Recommended
    I love the solid state hard drive & the linux operating system. Being that it is only 1 gig, its not quite as fast as my 2 gig larger computer, of course that is expected.
    The only negative I can think of at this moment is that ASUS usually doesn't keep up with the latest version of Firefox. For example, when I first got it, it still had FF2 on it. It took a couple of weeks until they updated it to FF3 (ASUS is control of the updates). At the moment I am writing this FF 3.0.5 has been out for a couple of weeks now but ASUS has not updated it & is still using FF 3.0.4. Not using the latest version of a browser can be a security risk - for any browser!
    Other than this one negative, I absolutely love this computer!!...more info
  • Nice Netbook
    First off don't expect powerhouse multimedia performance. That is not the
    intent of this unit. However for web browsing and email applications it is ideal. I needed a compact unit to pack on motorcycle trips to stay in touch, pay bills, etc. Battery life is about 4 hours when using the web
    with wireless. The SD card slot is great for reviewing travel photos on
    the road. The Linux OS is simple to use and can read files transferred from
    the Windows laptop main computer. At $280.00 there is not a big investment
    in something not used every day. The web cam and blue tooth are nice features however I don't find a need for them. All in all a great compact
    device for travel when space is at a premium....more info
  • good unit install ubuntu
    excellent machine better w/o the preloaded os-it uses too much memory-I suspect it is a version of kde, download ubuntu remix and install it with a thumb drive, faster, easier, better....more info
  • Interesting
    This is a good introduction to the use of a Linux product. For a long time Windows user, there is a lot to be learned, but the EEPC Users Wiki is full of instruction. Straight out of the box it accesses a wireless network, connects with Skype, and does everything else I expected. Adding new programs and removing pre-installed programs is a challenge, but I expect that with a new-to-me operating system.
    Memory is of two types: the 4 gb for programs is faster than the 16 gb for data. Unfortunately with the hidden restore partition, and the update that occurs with first connection, almost all of the 4gb is filled, leaving precious little room for new programs. The flip side of that is that restore to factory state is easy when my inexpert Linux manipulation fails. Battery lasts a full 5 hours of use....more info
  • Alot of bang for the buck!!
    This little netbook from ASUS is very nice to have on the road.Since it uses Linux OS it is pretty idiot proof. It doesn't have any more space on the flash memory for other programs. The memory(20GB) is divided into 4GB for OS and 16GB for storage. It does have USB ports for data and such.The best features of this netbook are its portability and its amazing battery life (5hrs+). You barely notice it in a messenger bag. Most other netbooks have short battery life (3 cell models) and operate on Windows XP OS.You will notice that this ASUS has a big fat battery that seems to be almost half its total weight. I chose this one because it has Linux (no WINDOZZZZZZ) and at under $280 delivered such a bargain. Don't let the small screen fool you. It is of such high resolution and most screens are formatted to fit so scrolling is to a minimum.The boot up time till you are surfing the web is a couple of minutes. I haven't had any troubles finding a wireless network in public areas. If you have AT&T as your server you can connect to the internet at Starbucks and McDonalds for free.That pretty much covers every nook and cranny on You will enjoy this little bugger. Just don't fall asleep with it in bed to

    1) portability
    2) battery life (big fat 6 cell)
    3) Linux OS
    4) bargain price

    I need the key letters to be white for visiblity (the white model has black letters) as to the reported smudges on the glossy cover(true) ,but as to functionality this baby rocks.Add a laser mouse and you are set....more info
  • Netbook Review
    Overall I give it 5 star, for its portability and battery life.

    Pro: Portable, Fast, solid build quality, battery life, Wifi, price, SSD.

    Con: Small keyboard, Touchpad gets in the way when your typing, Xandros linux, having the 20GB SSD split into two SSD's a 4GB(internal) and 16GB.

    Overall a great netbook for on the go, reading pdfs, check emails, or note taking in class. The great thing about this netbook is the battery life, it will last the entire day of regular usage.

    I highly recommend this netbook, its great for its price. ...more info
  • asus eee pc 901
    The 901 is better than expected and exactly meets my needs: net surfing and email. I've seen complaints about small keyboard. Yes, it's small but I'm not writing a novel, just sending emails and, of course, playing solitaire. Others have commented that it's under-powered. I'm not doing graphics or working on photos and the 901 has plenty of power for my needs.

    ASUS telephone support is outstanding.

    Highly recommended....more info
  • Good Product
    Satisfied overall and would recommend.
    I purchased the Linux version for the larger drive and installed XP on the 16GB partition formatted to FAT32 and upgraded to 2GB ram. The greatest strength of the unit is the power management and the main reason why I went with this model. I tested with a continuous loop of a movie and it ran about 7 hrs. Pretty amazing. Performace wise it's what you would expect from a netbook. Don't expect it to perform like a conventional laptop.
    The biggest complaint is the bulk. It's one of the thickest and heaviest of netbooks in its class. On paper it's not that much of a difference but you definitely notice the mass when held. Second and not as important, is the keyboard. It's very small, they should eliminate one of the rows like the Sony version to make more room....more info
  • Asus 901
    I did not find the original Linix OS acceptable. It seemed a little kidish to me. So i wiped it and installed Ubuntu. Once that was up and running i could not have been more excited about my new netbook. The keyboad takes some getting use to. The right shift key is not very well placed. The two finger scrolling on the mouse pad is a huge win! I would not give up my netbook for anything. ...more info
  • I love this thing.
    This is just perfectly designed for its purpose, extreme portability, email, web surfing. I admit I can't use touch typing on it, but the keyboard is not bad for one so small. To me that's the only negative though and is easily offset by the light weight and compact size of the Eee PC as well as the amazing battery life.
    After trying a live version of Eee Ubuntu, I decided for now at least to stick with the Xandros installation. But I did use information from several user sites to change it so that I can boot into an advanced desktop mode or use the simple mode that comes with it.
    Unlike my laptop, which I have rarely taken with me unless I really had to have it, this goes everywhere. I can just drop it in my briefcase - it's like throwing in a book.
    I was also amazed that it came with actual printed hardware and software manuals. Not to mention a sleeve to protect it and a cleaning cloth.
    All in all a really nice piece of technology, practical, useful, sturdy and not overly cumbersome....more info
  • ASUS Eee 901
    Very portable; great for travel. Boots up extremely fast. Easy to navigate in the advanced mode (easy mode to limited). Screen easy to read.
    Video slow in some applications. Easy to make errors while "touch" typing.
    Great device....more info
  • Lots of bang for the buck!
    This little notebook does the trick. The battery last for a good 6 to 7 hours with wireless off, and a good 5 hours with wifi and bluetooth on. You won't believe the size of this machine, its much smaller than you think. It weighs almost nothing and does almost anything!

    The only thing to be warned about is the almost overly sensitive trackpad. With the default settings, the cursor will bounce all over the place. If you turn down the sensitivity though, its more than manageable, almost imperceptible.

    Bottom line: Wonderful size and weight, excellent battery life with and without wireless and bluetooth, and a sturdy Xandros OS, all for just over $400. If you're considering this machine, stop. Just buy it....more info
  • Linux ruins it.
    This is a great laptop, runs very well and is very well priced, however: The Linux OS proves nothing but problematic and puts a capatability wall in front of any user who is not familiar with Linux. If you load Windows on this it performs way better and gets rid of the capatability issues esspessially the wirelesss drivers issues with every Eee running Linux....more info
  • This device is awesome but make sure you know what you are buying
    This device its awesome, the best part is the SSD, I wouldn't buy it if it where HD, so make sure you know:
    1)SSD are not HD and you shouldn't use them as if they were, avoid write unnecessary stuff on SSD like swap
    2)The manufacture O.S. Works for nothing, I installed UbuntuUMPC 8.10 and works wonderful, make sure you know Linux before buy this one, in other case buy the WindowsXP Version...more info
  • Great little netbook
    Very small and compact. I would highly recommend getting the linux version of this netbook if you get one, as it is a much cleaner and easier to use interface. It has built in internet (obviously), office application, limited voice command, blutooth to connect hands free to your cellphone or other blutooth device, and it can be used as an access point. This of course not to mention the built in nice quality webcam, external monitor out, unusually long battery life, and three USB ports. The only real complaint I have is the screen size, but you get used to it. Thats why I say get the linux if you get one....more info
  • Perfect!
    This Linux version of the eee is perfect:
    1. Very lightweight and portable.
    2. Linux is stable and easy to customize to my needs. Have been using Microsoft products since 1983 on the original version of the PC. Finally, I am free of the virus', security concerns, lack of support, and unreliability.
    3. Every application I have been using in addition to MS Office (Quicken, Dreamweaver, Time and Billing, music players, video, Photoshop, and PDF reader) have been taken care of by Linux apps. I have now replaced my IBM Thinkpad, and Dell Optiflex desktop with this eee machine.
    4. The support from Linux user groups, as well as the eee user groups have been outstanding. No question has been left unasnswered. Linux users have been more than generous with their time in helping a newbie.
    5. Using the eee version of Ubuntu instead of the Xandros distribution which came with the eee. Very good reliable performance to date.
    6. For security, I put all my data on a flash drive, and encrypt it using TrueCrypt. No problems and great peace of mind with this setup.
    7. Lots of typos the first week until I learned to cup my fingers slightly in order to get comfortable with the smaller keyboard.
    ...more info
  • Excellent Update to the 701!
    When the EeePC 701 came out, I had to have one. I move around a lot and I needed a small and light laptop that didn't cost an arm and a leg like most others around that time. When I got it, it did everything as promised and I've been using it as my main computer since.

    My only gripes with the 701 were the small screen and memory. When surfing online, a lot of sites wouldn't render properly and I'd have to either minimize everything or scroll a lot. The 4GB of memory was adequate for it's use as a netbook but if you want to do more things with it, the memory limits it somewhat.

    Enter the 901. Larger screen and memory (5x more) PLUS you get more than double the battery life! What's not to like? Those add-ons make this an all around notebook. You can take it anywhere and not have to worry about space or how far you are to the power outlet. And it's a huge plus to not have to squint so much when surfing!

    Now, like the 701, this uses Xandros Linux. It comes out with simple to navigate interface but not a lot of flexibility. Luckily, there are tools out there to get the most out of Xandros and Linux in general. If ever you're planning to get this computer and try out Linux, I STRONGLY suggest you check out If you have a question or problem, most probably they've found the answer or if not, they'll do the next best thing and point you to the right direction.

    All in all, the 901 is an AWESOME update to the 701! You really can't go wrong with this one. ...more info
  • worry free
    Although SSD helps protect precious information from losing, I am more concerned with the size of the SSD.
    However, ASUS offers free online storage for solution.
    ...more info
  • love my eee pc
    i totally love my new pc that i just got today it is way faster then i thought it would be.. i love how it looks and how it came i all so bought 2 skins for that makes my pc looks way hotter and cooler it not so heavy so thats also nice and i thought it would be way more harder to write with but i just got it today and i'm writing this review on it now so its good .. but it might also be that i am use to writing on keyboards that it did not get long to get use to .. it's just an awesome pc but the only bad thing it the screen looks a bit funny well to me its not hmm sharpp and my memory is already full and all i did was updated it and download the stuff they said would be good for the pc .. kind of sucks but i still love it... i'm planning to buy 2 rings one for my pc and one for me to get married thinking on getting married in las vegad just kidding ... love my pc :P...more info
  • perfect for email and web browsing
    This is a great product for email, web browsing, and other simple stuff, especially on the road. My wife, who is not computer savvy at all, likes this Linux machine very much. The pre-installed OS is very simple to use, and the wireless internet is easy to set up. For simple web surfing, why being bothered by all kinds of viruses and malwares by using the window XP machine.

    The small keyboard is a little difficult to type at first, but I can get used to it. The battery life is very good with over 4 hours with external optical mouse. The only thing that I wished that it had is readily-available foreign language characters input capability such as Korean font, in addition to Chinese character. Other than that, I recommend this product highly....more info
  • wi fi
    Love the little PC just having a problem setting up the Wi Fi conection at home. Works fine outside at other locations but I have been getting minimal support online or less than that on the phone from ASUS. Otherwise a great little unit....more info