Already have a tricked out desktop computer and don’t want to spend the money for a full-blown laptop, but still need wireless connectivity for surfing the web, sending and receiving emails, word processing and other business applications, a built-in webcam, shock-proof mobility and 16GB of storage capacity; then the Asus Eee PC 900 Netbook might be the perfect solution.
Online PR News – 16-June-2009 – – Asus Netbooks – Inexpensive And Versatile Alternatives to Laptop PC
Already have a tricked out desktop computer and don’t want to spend the money for a full-blown laptop, but still need wireless connectivity for surfing the web, sending and receiving emails, word processing and other business applications, a built-in webcam, shock-proof mobility and 16GB of storage capacity; then the Asus Eee PC 900 Netbook might be the perfect solution. Offering an “easy to learn, work and play” interface and more options for intelligent mobile computing needs than similarly priced micro-computers, the new, lightweight Eee PC 900 (it weighs on .99kg – or approximately 2.5 pounds) comes with an 8.9” display boasting a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Priced at just under $400 (MSRP), the Microsoft Windows® XP version of the Asus Eee PC 900, incorporates many genuine Windows® Live features like Windows®Live Messenger and Windows®Live Mail and comes pre-loaded with a version of Microsoft Works for numerous office-related applications provides a familiar Windows® interface for experienced users.
A 1.3M Pixel webcam works synchronously with built-in wireless Internet options (utilizing a backwards compatible 802.11b/g WLAN) to give users instant web-conferencing through Wi-Fi access.
Ideal for students, traveling professionals and vacationers, this versatile mobile PC is great for keeping connected with friends, family members and colleagues. Using Skype – the Asus Eee PC 900 netbook can transform into a fully-functional net phone for most local and long-distance telecom needs. Of particular concern to travelers is the netbook’s sturdy construction and Super Hybrid Engine for longer battery life (up to 7 hours depending on the operating system used –Windows® battery charge life is around 2.5 hours while GNU Linux version is able to boost battery life to nearly 7 hours while offering over 40 built-in applications). SHE offers a selection of customizable power consumption and performance modes to accommodate user needs.
Regardless of which operating system the Asus runs on, Windows® or Linux, the manufacturer has designed its clever micro-computer for quick boot-up time and reliable performance.
But with any product comparison there is a trade off. The Asus Eeee PC 900 uses a touchpad without the possibility of connecting a mouse, it does not come with a built-in optical drive to read the recovery CD, the 900MHZ processor is not super-fast, the small footprint of the computer makes for a compact keyboard and hence smaller than normal keys. Even with the lower voltage utilized by the device it generates a noticeable amount of heat (but it does have a very quiet fan).
But realizing that this computer is not designed as a replacement but as a specialized tool, the pros of the Asus Eee PC 900 are sure to outweigh the cons. But when considering the purchase of any new hardware, be sure to read a few reviews and see what the manufacturer plans in terms of updates and future releases.