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.
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.
Summary: I was so excited to get my tiny laptop and so disappointed in Linux! Unless you are well versed in the use of Linux Operating System do not buy one of these! They are available elsewhere with Windows XP and if that is what you're used to, don't fool yourself into thinking you'll adapt to Linux easily. Sadly, that is exactly what I thought: How hard can it be?
Summary: I really liked how small and light weight this computer is. It's basically the size of an average hard cover novel (but less thick), and the pear white color makes it hard to get dirty.The linux system is easy to use, and all the word/excell/powerpoint processors are almost exactly like Microsoft Word 2003. The built in camera has a really high quality. But the only thing that i have major problems with is its wi-fi connection..
Summary: We purchased this unit for use in the field primarily for data collection purposes and it works great, however the keyboard is smaller than standard making typing fast very difficult and nearly impossible to not make errors. Fortunately we don't need to use it as a word processor. Also I though it would boot-up faster than it does having a Flash Hard Drive, but it still takes almost a minute. Overall it's a nice PC, but would not recommend it as your only laptop.
Summary: Unit with Windows XP OS comes with 4gig Boot drive and 8gig additional drive. 4gig boot drive is too small to patch completely from Microsoft (SP3). Tech support suggests not installing SP3. Unit should ship with the 8gig drive being the boot drive, eliminating the problem.
Summary: Excelent build quality, nice display, low size, lightweight, powerfull enough for on-the-road job. Unfortunately, the hard disk is not a single 20GB one as written in the SPECIFICATIONS page. There are, in fact, two SSD drives, one of them is the 4GB one found in previous version of ASUS EEE and there is one more "removable" 16GB SSD drive. It's a fact that has to be mentioned, especially for those who will install windows xp.
Pros: Carying case in the box, Good power for money, Impressive build quality, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display, Quiet
Cons: 2 drives 4 and 16GB, 3-4 hrs full charge time, Bad and RSHIFT location, Very incomfortable keys
Summary: Boought to replace a Psion 5MX that finally bit the dust. Trouble is, it is so good, that you find yourself using it for web, email, video and stills etc etc. I have a 15Gb SSD and have had no problem loading MS Office XP Pro + Nikon editor, Uplayer for DVD's (excellent by the way) Still have 7.5Gb left. Ordered 2Gb ram upgrade from Crucial. I'll let you know how it goes.
Pros: Size & lightness, build quality, speed versitility i.e. use it for almost any application that is MS compatible.
Cons: Battery life - as an SSD netbook, I'd have expected 6-8 hrs, not 1-2hrs!