small Asus Eee PC 900 Review and Dissection

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.

IMG 9909 Asus Eee PC 900 Review and Dissection

Eee 900.. in black! *gasp*

ModelEee PC 8GEee PC 4GEee PC 12G Windows XPEee PC 20G Linux
Display7" (800×480)7" (800×480)9" (1024×600)9" (1024×600)
Chipset Intel i910GMLIntel i910GMLIntel i910GMLIntel i910GML
CPUIntel A110 630mhzIntel A110 630mhzIntel A110 900mhzIntel A110 900mhz
OSLinux
Windows XP compatible
Linux
Windows XP compatible

Windows XP Home
Linux Compatible

Linux
Windows XP compatible
ColorPure white/ Galaxy blackPure white/Blush pink
Sky blue/Lush green
Galaxy black
Pure white/Galaxy blackPure 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
Memory1G (DDR2)512 MB (DDR2)1G (DDR2)1G (DDR2)
Solid State Storage8GB4GB12GB (4+8)20GB (4+16)
Webcam0.3MP0.3MP1.3MP1.3MP
AudioHi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Battery4 Cells, 2.8~3.5hrs*4 Cells, 2.8~3.5hrs*4 Cells, 2.5hrs*4 Cells, 2.5hrs*
Weight0.92 kg0.92 kg0.99 kg0.99 kg