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.
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.
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.
Asus Eee PC 901 Laptop: On Its Way Via Aussie Friend
Personal Electronics buzz
23 June 2008
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.
Summary: All in all, the Eee PC 901 is a good evolutionary step in the Eee line. But when you consider that the MSI Wind NB, which features a larger keyboard and a bigger 10-inch screen, costs $100 less, this mini-notebook becomes less attractive.
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.