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.
Summary: This netbook is sloooow... period but if you really want a very tiny and lightweight netbook and don't care much about comfort, speed, and the ability a computer is capable of, this is the one to get. The screen brightness is alright for its size and the battery life isn't anything amazing (about 2.5 hours normal use, but watching videos kill the batteries fast).
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: 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!
Good laptop, but the battery makes it less worthy...
16 August 2010
Excerpt: It's a really good netbook, one of the first around. Asus really brings quality products. At the moment I'd personally go for a newer netbook instead of this one. About two years ago I paid Euro400 for it. It worked really well, only the battery would slowly drain when the netbook was turned off. This is quite bad for your netbook so that's not a plus... The design is really slick, it's about a kilogram in weight so it's easy to take around.
Its good as a bit more powerful PDA, that you can properly look at files on.....eventually
26 May 2009
Excerpt: I bought my ASUS EEE PC900 almost a year ago. In one way I wish I had waited for the 901, but i'd waited long enough for the 1GB of ram version to be out, and for use to get past the 4G model. The laptop itself is quite reasonable. I bought it as a play thing to have a play at LINUX. In a way I am glad I did, as am very mcuh put off of how LINUX works as a whole. First of all the laptop hardware itself.
Excerpt: Asus Eee PC 900 ************* Asus Eee PC series notebooks are generally for mobile purpose. These are something like palmtop but the screen size and configurations are generally higher than palmtops. Eee PCs are extremely portable and have a very light weight with good design and look. I am taking Eee PC 900 here for discussion about its some good features and its advantages, and disadvantages also.
Summary: Generally very good machine, with simple interface which makes it very easy to use for those transferring from Windows. Comes with Firefox, OpenOffice, and Skype, and with WiFi and Webcam meets basic needs. Keyboard takes a bit of getting used to at first, but after a couple of days you will adjust to small size. Very transportable, and very light. But main gripe is battery life. Provided battery has 4400mAh capacity, and lasts barely 75 mins on full charge.