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ASUS Eee PC 901

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1286 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 are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the touchpad and keyboard. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

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 by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS Eee PC 901

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of ASUS Eee PC 901 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the battery and reliability are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good views, but many are less positive about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

usability, portability, performance, reliability, battery

energy, touchpad

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS Eee PC 901

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 586 user reviews of ASUS Eee PC 901 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the touchpad. Some have doubts about the keyboard.

usability, performance, portability, size, reliability

keyboard

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (maximumpc.com)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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

Expert review by: Scott Wasson (techreport.com)

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

Expert review by: JerryJ (brighthand)

Asus Eee PC 901 Review

 

The Eee PC 901 is the latest in Asus' subnotebook line, and includes a larger screen, larger keyboard... and larger price tag. Jerry Jackson brings us a review.

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 ; 12 GB of storage isn’t a single drive (one 4 GB drive and one 8 GB drive) ; White plastics feel nice but “look” cheap ; Keyboard too small and cramped ; Temperatures are a...

The design of the original Eee PC was something truly unique in the market. Weighing in at just two pounds and delivering a performance level similar to a full-featured budget notebook, the only model that came close to “directly” competing with the...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: CRN Staff (crn.com)

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.

Jul, 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 Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Camera

Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.7in
Height:1.3in
Weight:2.4lbs
Width:8.9in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:901
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Miscellaneous

Color:Fine ebony/Pearl white

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor Number:N270
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5
Type:Atom

Processor special features

Intel 64: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:36331 / N270
Processor package size:22

RAM

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
Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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