Asus Eee PC 901 20GB Linux reviews and prices: 8.9" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores very high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 23 reviews.
Asus Eee PC 901 20GB Linux with Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz Single Core Processor, 1GB of Memory and 20GB Storage on Linux. 7.2 hours of battery See full product description
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Howard, Purley Original gadget boy

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Its a proper PC for your lap. Better than having to fire up the big PC to look up something quick on the web. I keep mine handy by the sofa and its easy to take to work or watch BBC iPlayer in bed
Bad points:
Not as fast as I thought it would be. I looks a bit 'Mothercare'. Its not flimsy though.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Sep 2008

Krisztian, Dublin General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
slow secondary drive
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Battery is great, size and weight fantastic.
Bad points:
Too many problems with the Linux. Automatic update didn't work, wireless needed fixing which took a lot of time amoungst other. Keyboard is small but that's what you get for the small size. Spacebar has a low responce. Mouse pad and clicking buttons are not very responcive either.
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use Linux Operating System
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
compact,fast and comes with a good range of built in applicatons installed on the Linux operating system.
A soft carry cover is included in the price.
Can use USB sticks or High Capacity SD cards for additional storage.
Good battery life.
Bad points:
After a few weeks use and downloading recommended updates the 4GB solid state disk containing the operating system becomes full, whilst the second 16GB solid state disk used for personal data storage still has 90%+ space available. After much research in the forums some work arounds have been found to ease the problem. However, the problem is due to the way Asus has organised the partioning of the disk and the update system which retains all of the downloaded files even when the update is complete. Asus needs to resolve this issue.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small, fast enough, quiet
Bad points:
Softwar updating fills the disk to overflow, took a boit of work to unscamble
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2009

Austin, Balbriggan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Portable, easy to use, boots quickly.
Bad points:
Screen is a bit small.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 8.9
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1024 x 576 (WSVGA)
Operating system Linux
RAM (Gigabytes) 1
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 20
Number of cores Single
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Atom
Processor number N270
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Battery life (Hours) 7.2
Weight (kg) 1.1
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number GMA 950
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 945GC
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 22.5
Depth in cm 17.6
Release date 2008-07-14

Also known as: Asus EEE PC 901 20GB

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Manufacturer's Description

Experience Easy, Excellent and Exciting Computing with New Eee PC™ 901

  • Shock proof SSD** design for reliable computing
  • 8 hours* of battery life
  • Exclusive 20GB Eee Storage
  • High speed connectivity anywhere with Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • Unique design to fit your individual personality

This Eee PC™ 901 offers even more options to users for unique user experiences. With its shockproof Solid State Drive (SSD) design, users will be able to enjoy stable and reliable computing on-the-go; 8 hours* of battery life, high speed 802.11n connectivity and exclusive 20GB Eee Storage make it the ideal travelling companion for outdoor activities. What´s more, the Eee PC 901™ now comes in 6 different designs to fit your unique personality.

Shock Proof SSD Design for Reliable Computing
The built-in Solid State Drive* (SSD) technology provides shockproof computing, less power consumption, fast boot up and less heat – making the Eee PC 901™ ideal for reliable outdoor usage

8 hours of Battery Life
ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine for longer battery lifespans of 8 hours*
• Super Hybrid Engine offers a choice of performance and power consumption modes for easy adjustments according to various needs

Exclusive 20GB Eee Storage
• 20GB file-encrypted Eee Storage with 5GB worth of downloads per day for easy accessibility from both Windows and Linux platforms
• Choice of either Windows or GNU Linux OS for convenient computing and an easy, excellent and exciting user experience

High Speed Connectivity Anywhere with Wi-Fi 802.11n
• Easily functions in any connected environment with fast and complete connectivity (WiFi 802.11n)
• Built-in Bluetooth for easy data transfers between devices
• Full range of applications to enhance communication and computing experiences
• Eee Connect for an easy way to connect two or more users through a remote desktop feature for easy troubleshooting.

Unique Design to Fit Your Individual Personality
• Eee PC™ 901 comes in six custom styles created with cutting-edge Infusion casing technology
• Infusion surface with inlaid motifs provides a new level of resilience – providing scratch resistance and a beautiful style that will not fade with time
• Users can choose from Sakura, Sweet Pea, Urban Metropolis, Peony White, Pearl White, Fine Ebony, Navy Blue, Chocolate Gold


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