The ASUS Eee PC (pronounced as the letter e, IPA /iː/) is a subnotebook / netbook computer designed by ASUS. At the time of its introduction, it was noted for its combination of a light weight, Linux-based operating system, solid-state drive and relatively low cost. Newer models have added the option of Windows XP operating system and traditional hard disk drives. Newer models have also increased in price, though they remain relatively inexpensive as laptops, and notably inexpensive for ultra-small laptops.
Mini-notebook is currently having a large fan-following across the globe for their portability and inexpensiveness. Professionals, who are always on the move, find it to be an excellent substitute to conventional notebooks. Asus EeePC 901 is one of the most recent mini-notebooks to hit the market. EeePC 901’s chassis matches its reasonably tight tolerance. You will also find it’s plastic to be thicker and hinges of the display molded into the body with battery. The notebook has a larger screen along with a complementing touchpad, which is accommodated through deeper dimensions. It has a small keyboard covered under its display. The whole system weighs only 2.1 pounds, which makes it easy for mobile individuals to carry this mobile companion with them.
Some of the exciting features in a nutshell are:
- Shock proof SSD design for reliable computing
- 8 hours* of battery life
- Exclusive 20GB Eee Storage
- High speed connectivity anywhere with Wi-Fi 802.11n
- Unique design to fit your individual personality
- Size: 8.9-inch
- Resolution: 1024 x 600
- Camera: 1.3 Megapixels
- Weight: 2.1 lbs
* Model: Intel Atom processor
* Speed: 1.6 GHz
* Size: 12 GB
* Type: 4 GB – SSD
* 8 GB – PCI-E mini card SSD
* Size: 1 GB
* Type: DDR2 667 MHz
* WLAN: 802.11b/g/n
* OS (operating system): Windows XP
* Version: Windows XP Home Edition
Asus EeePC 901 has an atom processor provided by Intel. The processor speed of the system is 1.6 GHz, which is adequate for processor’s size. Again, you have 12 GB of Flash storage device to work on in your EeePC 901. 4 GB of the storage space is SSD and 8 GB is provided by a PCI-E mini card SSD. Storage space of this notebook is supported with 1 GB DDR2 RAM. Your Asus EeePC 901 supports both Windows & Linux OS. However, with limited space available in the notebook, better performance is expected from MS Windows and its utilities. Wireless standards available for EeePC 901 are IEEE 802.11b/g/n.
With small storage space and relatively tiny keyboard & footprint, it is advised not to use this notebook as your main computer. However at $495, Asus EeePC 901 can work as an adequate substitute to your main computer when you are on the move, as it has a portable size and apt configuration. Its 3-4 hour battery life gives you enough time to complete urgent tasks during power failures.
Pros: With Asus EeePC 901, you get a small and light notebook when you’re on the move. Its body is durable and reasonably well-built. With flash based system, you get a perfect storage device for yourself. Again, the performance of its Atom processor and battery life is sure to get you attracted towards this mini-notebook.
Cons: 12 GB storage space is not enough, if you desire Asus EeePC 901 to be your main computer. Simultaneously, the available space is divided into two parts of 4 & 8 making it complicated for new users. For advanced users, the system should work fine. Although keyboard is compact, it is too small and can become cramped at stages.Price: 486$