Conclusion: The EeePC 900 is now $550, but you get an extra 16GB SSD drive, a wider 8.9-inch screen, and 1GB of RAM.
Pros: Amazing bargain. Added an extra 16GB SSD drive. Wider screen. Designed like any other high-end laptop. Integrated webcam. Three USB ports. Good speakers. Xandros Linux is speedy and solid. Comprehensive software bundle.
Cons: Not powerful enough to stream audio and video from an external optical drive. Cramped keyboard. Terrible mouse buttons.
Summary: The Eee 900 is a great improvement on the original models: the screen is now just about visible, while the same fantastic portability is maintained. The only question is the price: with original Eees now going for under £200, are you prepared to pay another £150 for an extra bit of screen and storage space?
Summary: The Linux-powered ASUS Eee PC 900 markedly improves on an already solid mini-notebook. Though the system is $150 more than its predecessor and has an hour less of battery life, those longing for an ultra-mobile system that sports a larger screen and more storage space will find the Eee PC 900 attractive.
Conclusion: The Eee PC is certainly an interesting product, and is a very good product for just $400 USD. That said, its usability is somewhat limited by its small screen, small storage and Linux environment. Thankfully, Asus has already announced the next version will run Windows XP, have a larger display and a 12GB hard drive.
Pros: Decent battery life; highly portable; lots of useful software
Cons: Tiny keyboard is hard to type on; screen is very small; system is not for everyone
Summary: Even if you've never used Linux before, the Linux version of the Eee PC 900 is worth considering. It's more expensive than the Windows XP version, but it does have a larger internal storage capacity, and we feel that it's easier to use.
Pros: 1024x600 resolution, 20GB solid-state hard drive, easy to use, quiet, very easy to carry
Cons: Hard to type on, no Express Card slot, mixed results when playing video files
Summary: We couldn’t get enough of the original EeePC 701. It’s a miniature marvel, and the perfect tool for blogging on-the-move. But the launch of the more expensive 9in EeePC 900 raises an interesting question – was it the innovative design and non-Microsoft OS that everyone loved, or just the price? With a better spec than the original model and similarly diminutive dimensions, the updated version should have a clear run to the five star finish line.