Asus Eee PC 900 Review

The first full review of the Asus Eee PC 900 is available. The Eee PC is an ultra-portable computer and this newest version sports the following features:

  • 8.9 inch 1024×600 LCD
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Linux or Windows XP
  • 20 GB SSD (Linux version) or 12 GB SSD (Windows XP version)
  • 900 MHz Intel Celeron CPU
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • measures 225 x 165 x 35 mm (8.86 x 6.50 x 1.4 in) (WxDxH)
  • weighs about 1 kg (2.2 pounds)

Unfortunately the PC 900 isn’t available in the US yet. Rumor is that it will have a $499 price tag when it’s available here.

I find it interesting that the Eee PC is helping to push Linux on the desktop (well, on the ultra-portable) through the installed Xandros distribution. However, I would probably install eeeXubuntu if I were to get an Eee PC. I would have no interest in running Windows XP on the Eee PC.