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.
Summary: I just wanted to reply to what several people have said about the 4 gb drive being too small. I agree, but I don't see it as much of a problem. I've bought three 8GB ssd's on eBay for less than $30 each. In one case it was less than $20. And it couldn't be easier to swap them out. All you need is a small phillips screw driver. You only need one of course, but I like to install different versions on them and swap distros in literally minutes.
Excerpt: This netbook is great for the money. It is small and very portable. The battery life is pretty good, you can get a good 3 hours. Only problem is the keyboard and screen are pretty small so if you have big fingers or bad eyesight this may not be for you. It comes installed with windows xp home edition, but you can install other operating systems such as linux. The picture quality on the screen is very good. It comes standard with one gig of ram, but is expandable to...
Excerpt: I bought my eeepc 900 in December of 2008 shortly before traveling to South America. I wanted it so that I could e-mail and send pictures home, as well as write reports and back up my pictures (onto an external hard-drive). The size of the computer worked out beautifully to keep the computer hidden during my travels. I could easily slip the computer into my purse, and no one could tell I had it.
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. On my lunch breaks, I use it to look up...
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. Or stick with Linux and the 4 gb installed drive...