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ASUS Eee PC 901

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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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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...

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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).

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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...



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Asus Eee PC 901


Asus has launched a bigger (and better) version of its popular Eee PC. Dubbed the Eee PC 901, this new version includes a lot of welcome improvements from the previous model, including more screen real estate, storage, and processing power. Asus also...

Extremely portable; great battery life; good screen size; Linux or Windows XP

Small keyboard; drive partitioning could cause issues for Windows users

the Eee 901 is hard to beat when it comes to portability and bang for the buck.

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Asus Eee PC 901 (white, Windows XP)


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.

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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...

What could undermine the Eee 901 is nothing to do with its hardware; actually, its ASUS themselves who may have made for a difficult sell. Priced at $599 for either Windows or Linux versions, the 901 sits significantly higher than the MSI Wind ($499...

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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 and 1000H models is a bit more fluid (read: could change) but is currently pegged at $699 ...

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ASUS Eee PC 901 12G XP


This update to the Eee PC 900 offers improved performance and much better battery life, but it's not the best mini-notebook.

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...

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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....

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Review: Asus Eee PC 901


Asus began blazing a trail into the netbook space with its first Eee PCs. The Test Center examines its newly refreshed line.

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 Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)/7hour(s)/8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Color:Fine ebony/Pearl white


Type: None


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
Type:Network adapter
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


Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Processor Number:N270


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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