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ASUS Eee PC 901

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1360 reviews of ASUS Eee PC 901. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The size and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency, while many are negative about the touchpad and keyboard.

usability, performance, size, portability, battery

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS Eee PC 901 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for ASUS Eee PC 901


alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of ASUS Eee PC 901 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the battery and reliability are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

usability, portability, performance, reliability, battery

energy, touchpad

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Eee PC 901 W006 Netbook, Linux Preloaded, 1GB RAM, 20GB SSD (Pearl White)ASUS Eee PC 901 W006 Netbook, Linux Preloaded, 1GB RAM, 20GB SSD (Pearl White)

Mar, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for ASUS Eee PC 901


alaTest has collected and analyzed 586 user reviews of ASUS Eee PC 901 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the keyboard. There are some mixed reviews about the touchpad.

usability, performance, portability, size, reliability


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Eee PC 901 8.9-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB Solid State Drive, 20 GB Eee Storage, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) PearASUS Eee PC 901 8.9-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB Solid State Drive, 20 GB Eee Storage, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) Pear

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (

Asus Eee PC 901


Asus's Eee PC kick-started the netbook craze and remains the brand most associated with the category. Early iterations were praised for their low-cost Linux-based architecture, but lately Asus has ratcheted up its product line to compete with...

Five hour battery life

Limited storage capacity, cramped keyboard, and slow benchmark results

Indeed, the 901 took more than twice as long to complete our Photoshop benchmark as the other two netbooks here. On the other hand, the 901's standard six-cell battery far outstripped the competition's three-cells, eking out more than five and a half...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (

Review Asus Eee PC 901 Netbook


Asus Eee PC 900 + 1 The improvements of the Eee PC 901 compared w

In the whole the Asus Eee PC is an interesting complete package with a long battery runtime to a low price. Users who type a lot and want a bright display, should acquire one of the 10" counterparts (i.e. Asus Eee PC 1000H or MSI Wind U100).

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

ASUS Eee PC 901 Review


The chassis seams match up with reasonably tight tolerances, plastics feel thick (though the pearl-like white plastics look cheap) and the display hinges are molded into body with the battery. Overall, the Eee PC 900 is almost identical to the original...

Small and light ; Reasonably well built and durable ; Flash-based storage ; Intel Atom processor surprisingly capable ; Surprisingly acceptable battery life

Impressive, but ASUS already has several superior Eee PC models on the market ; 12GB of storage isn't a single drive (one 4GB drive and one 8GB drive) ; White plastics feel nice but "look" cheap ; Keyboard too small/cramped

The Eee PC 901 is still an impressive mini notebook or "netbook" for your travel needs, but we hesitate to recommend this particular notebook over the newer Eee PC 1000H which features a larger keyboard, larger screen, and a larger capacity traditional...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Asus Eee PC 901 review


We've been impressed by the Asus Eee PC line from the very first 7-inch model in the fall of 2007, and it seems as if every time we turn around, there's a new version hitting store shelves. This 9-inch version, the Eee PC 901 , comes mere months after...

Much-improved battery life; new mouse and quick-launch buttons; still highly portable and reasonably priced.

Slightly bigger than the Eee 900; price is creeping up to the full-size laptop range.

The long-awaited Asus Eee PC 901 is the best version of this inexpensive Netbook yet, but it's facing increased competition from the likes of HP, Dell, and MSI.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Ewdison Then (

ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Edition Review


If the ASUS Eee 900 basically amounted to a larger-screened version of the 7-inch original, then the Eee 901 marks its graduation into a distinct model. Packing Intel's latest 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, in place of the 900's Celeron 900MHz, ASUS could...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Asus EeePC 901


The Eee PC 901 is better than its predecessor, the 900. It looks nicer, has a faster, more efficient CPU and better battery life. It's larger and 100g heavier and its keyboard is still too small for our liking, but in many ways it's the pick of the...

Intel Atom CPU, 8.9-inch screen, Battery life, High-speed wireless

Fiddly, small keyboard

Jun, 2008

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ASUS Eee PC 901 priced, reviewed


We now have official US pricing for ASUS' new Eee PC lineup. The Eee PC 901 nabs a $599 MSRP for both Linux and Windows XP versions. The pricing for the 1000 an...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS Eee PC 901 12G XP Review


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. With the...

Speedier Intel Atom processor, Very good battery life, More attractive glossy design, Multi-touch trackpad, Handy resolution-switching button

Cramped keyboard, Relatively expensive

Jun, 2008

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ASUS Eee PC 901 12G XP


It's finally here. After months of speculation, rumor, and leaked photos, the Eee PC 901 was officially unveiled at this year's Computex. The official North American version's release date is yet to be revealed, but that didn't stop us from combing the...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Scott Wasson (

Asus' Eee PC 901 netbook


If you hang around these parts at all, you're surely familiar by now with Asus' little Eee PC laptops. These miniature, low-priced laptops were initially inspired by the One Laptop Per Child effort aimed at providing laptops to kids in developing...

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....

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Netbook Eee PC 901 offers more options to users for unique user experiences. With its shockproof Solid State Drive (SSD) design for, less power consumption, fast boot up, less heat, less RMA, less noisy and lighter weight, users will be able to enjoy stable and reliable computing on-the-go, while high speed 802.11n connectivity makes it the ideal traveling companion for outdoor activities. It also offers Rapid Start in less than 15 seconds with full range of applications to enhance communications and computing experiences with no extra costs. Exclusive 20GB file-encrypted Eee Storage with 5GB worth of downloads per day for easy accessibility gives more storage space to end users. Content includes Eee PC, battery, AC Adapter, Sleeve Case, Manual and Recovery CD.


Audio system:HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:660 / 6600 / 8700
Battery life (max):10 / 6 / 7.2 / 7.5 / 8
Battery performance:660 / 6600 / 8700
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)/7hour(s)/8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Red / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:8.9 / 9
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:8.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):22.6cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:12
AC adapter power:35 / 36
Power supply:36


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM


Color:Fine ebony/Pearl white


Type: None


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet, WLAN, 3G modem
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Linux/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio / HDA
Battery Type:6-cell Li-Ion
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Special Features:20GB\n
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11n / WiFi 802.11a/g/N / WiFi 802.11b/g/N / WiFi 802.11n / WLAN: 802.11 n


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:12
AC adapter power:35 / 36
Power supply:36


Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N270
Processor Number:N270
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor socket:Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331
Processor code:SLB73
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Super Hybrid Engine, Dolby Soundroom / Super Hybrid Engine\nDolby Soundroom
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Flash memory:4
Hard Drive Capacity:12 / 20
Solid-state drive capacity:16

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:12GB/20GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.96 / 6.69 / 6.93
Height:0.787 / 0.866 / 1.54
Height (front):0.866
Height (rear):1.54
Weight:2 / 2.43 / 34.9