we’ve tore apart its predecessor, now we’re giving you a piece of our mind on Asus’ latest rendition of their world wide best selling UMPC, the Eee PC 900. Will new features like a full fledged 9 inch screen, a 1.3 MP web cam and massively increased SSD storage be enough to tempt you? Read on to find out!

 The UMPC craze has caught the world by storm, courtesy of Asus with their eeePC. Many have rejoiced, buying theirs because it’s portability on the cheap, and the techies are buying theirs to rip apart due to its affordable price, figuring out the modifications that can be applied to this miniature laptop to enhance usability. We’ve heard lots of user experiences and suggestions from our vibrant EeePC community and Asus has heard most of them while working on their next rendition of their fabulous brainchild. The EeePC 900 series UMPCs are thus launch, with huge improvements to the display, webcam, touchpad and storage areas. We will touch on these one by one as we bring you on a walkthrough for this mini wonder. We’ve heard that the Eee will be priced slightly below SGD800, which will roughly equates to USD$ 580, which is not bad at all for a 9" UMPC! Meanwhile as usual, some basic specification comparisons.

Eee 900.. in black! *gasp*

Model Eee PC 8G Eee PC 4G Eee PC 12G Windows XP Eee PC 20G Linux
Display 7" (800×480) 7" (800×480) 9" (1024×600) 9" (1024×600)
Chipset  Intel i910GML Intel i910GML Intel i910GML Intel i910GML
CPU Intel A110 630mhz Intel A110 630mhz Intel A110 900mhz Intel A110 900mhz
OS Linux
Windows XP compatible
Linux
Windows XP compatible

Windows XP Home
Linux Compatible

Linux
Windows XP compatible
Color Pure white/ Galaxy black Pure white/Blush pink
Sky blue/Lush green
Galaxy black
Pure white/Galaxy black Pure white/Galaxy black
Ethernet ¡ñ Atheros 10/100 ¡ñ Atheros 10/100 ¡ñ Atheros 10/100 ¡ñ Atheros 10/100
WLAN ¡ñ Atheros 5007EG 54mbps ¡ñ Atheros 5007EG 54mbps ¡ñ Atheros 5007EG 54mbps ¡ñ Atheros 5007EG 54mbps
Memory 1G (DDR2) 512 MB (DDR2) 1G (DDR2) 1G (DDR2)
Solid State Storage 8GB 4GB 12GB (4+8) 20GB (4+16)
Webcam 0.3MP 0.3MP 1.3MP 1.3MP
Audio Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Battery 4 Cells, 2.8~3.5hrs* 4 Cells, 2.8~3.5hrs* 4 Cells, 2.5hrs* 4 Cells, 2.5hrs*
Weight 0.92 kg 0.92 kg 0.99 kg 0.99 kg

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