Asus Eee PC 901 Laptop: On Its Way Via Aussie Friend
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: Asus Eee PC 901 Laptop Computer I am so totally jazzed. A tech friend of mine in Australia can get me an Asus Eee PC 901 in a few days. The great news is the Windows and Linux version are priced the same at $619 USD. I have been waiting to hear when the US will get the Eee 901 and it seems Europe and Asia got first picks. Asustek also announced a price reduction on the Eee 900 because it looks like it may eventually fall out of the line up.
Summary: The original Eee PC was an intriguing device because it was just a step above a Blackberry, a basic web client device for about $400. The Eee PC 901, meanwhile, is something else: With Windows XP installed, it's a strikingly complete little laptop PC. With a suggested retail price of $599 and , the 901 also treads into "real laptop" territory in terms of pricing.
Summary: Last year our editorial staff was absolutely amazed by the original Eee PC. The original Eee PC finally delivered something that many consumers have wanted since laptops first arrived on the market: an extremely portable laptop with reasonable performance for travel at an extremely low cost.
Conclusion: All-in-all we like the improvements Asus has made to the Eee. It shows they are listening to their customers and making a valiant attempt to stay ahead of the curve in what is rapidly becoming a very competitive market. In fact, we’ll go ahead and say this is what the Eee should have been in the first place, as this version is much more useable and has better features than the original.
Pros: Extremely portable; great battery life; good screen size; Linux or Windows XP
Cons: Small keyboard; drive partitioning could cause issues for Windows users
Computex 2008: ASUS Eee PC Updates - 901 and 1000 Series
3 June 2008
Excerpt: It would seem that at this year's Computex show, no one has more to say than ASUS with maybe the exception of Intel. ASUS has already launched the new Eee Box Atom-based PC that looks to impress with both aesthetics and decent performance for a sub-$300 computer. Now they are set to update their new favorite product line, the mini-notebook called the Eee PC with two new models.