Summary: I bought it to see if I could upgrade to Windows 7, but it's too small for the Windows XP and upgrading online. Looks like I'll need to erase the HD and try to fit a Windows 7 or 8 onto it, but I'm not even sure this is possible.... That's the fun of experimenting, though.
Summary: I cannot review this item because it has not arrived yet. It is a used item and uses an older Windows XP operating system. Also, it would also be unfair to judge such a unit without an extended history of use. For these reasons, I cannot recommend.
Good build Quality Small Keyboard, Small Screen, Good for some not for all.
12 September 2013
Summary: Pros : Low purchase price, low power consumption, light weight, small size, inexpensive replacement parts. Cons : Slow Processer, Small Screen, Normal Sized hands don't fit on the keyboard, Linux doesn't have as many options as other Systems. Overall I got this for my niece in the Philippines for her Collage and I didn't have much money to spend. It will use low power and her hands are small so the keyboard will not be a problem.
Summary: This is without a doubt my favorite of the ultra-portables. It's robust in construction, the Atom CPU has good horsepower and speed, it uses off-the-shelf 2.5" SATA hard drive and DDR2 RAM, both of which are trapdoor-access upgradable and standard SD-RAM cards for data exchange. The battery (mine is presently 4 years old) still lasts for several hours of enthusiastic use, and the charger is smart enough to power down when the battery is done charging. Flaws? Just one.
Summary: Great little machine. Has a large enough SSD to run windows on. Storage can be used in the internal SD card reader/writer and still has 3 usb ports for other items. Small enough to carry around and has a durable Solid State Drive for fast access.
Excerpt: This Asus EEE PC netbook is both small and light. Great for business travel or any kind of travel. You can do the most basic tasks and can actually install Windows XP on the machine. However, you will need to buy an external hard drive or CD/DVD. But it's worth it. It has the very reasonable price without breaking your wallet. This little thing is the best I've ever had, especially since I am a student, working full time.
The EEE 900a - computer/internet radio for under $160 shipped!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: If you can do without a built-in camera and bluetooth - there's no better buy than the Asus EEE PC 900a. It has a 9 inch screen with 1024 by 600 resolution, unlike the smaller screened Asus PCs and has two options to display in 1024 by 768. With 1 gb memory, it will run XP just fine, but you will need to upgrade the solid state drive to a faster one for as little as $60 (January 2010 price) from Super Talent or Runcore.