Asus Eee PC 900
Average of 24 scores (from 36 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 900
The Eee is growing up. Bigger display, more disk space and a full-featured OS sum up to clearly bring the Eee 900 ahead of its predecessor, the Eee 4G. Even so, the Eee 900 retains a compact and robust chassis with high mobility factor. In the following review you will see how the Asus Eee PC is growing ever closer to becoming a truly classic subnotebook machine.
Could price be the Eee netbook's biggest problem? There's also the fairly reliable rumour that an Intel Atom-powered version of the 900, replacing the geriatric Celeron CPU, could be making an appearance at this year's Computex show. This ought to provide a bit more oomph and certainly an improvement on battery life too. Combined with our other reservations and despite the beautiful new screen this makes the latest Eee less of a rush-out-and-buy gadget and more of a wait-and-see one.
80, Mobilität 50, Display 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50%
A head-turning machine. The 8.9in screen makes this the ultimate portable Windows laptop for some users.
5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Inside HW
Expected price is around 400€ and there will be available two models on market. One will be delivered with Linux and 20GB SSDs (4+16) and other model will have Windows XP and 12GB drives (4+8). The main question is: Is Eee 900 worth 100€ more from its predecessor? When we take into consideration that most of users of previous model bought additional memory cards and USB disks to expand storage, difference in price becomes much smaller. For money invested in storage expansions for Eee PC 700, your expenses will get close to price of new Eee PC 900 and with it you will get bigger screen and more RAM, which by our opinion turn the scales to Eee PC 900 side. Certainly, for that kind of money you can buy notebook with far better performances, which is the biggest argument of all Eee’s opponents, but you will not get same class of product. Small weight and dimensions are main reasons why so many people chose this little guy. The only problem for Asus is competition that offers some interesting things. And that’s why ASUS announced new models that are already here – Asus Eee PC 901 with Intel Atom Processor and Asus Eee PC 1000 with same CPU but with 10’’ screen diagonal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2008
At the £220 price mark the 701 was pretty much a no-brainer, it was cheap and did everything you could want. Now with the 900 you actually have to make a decision, weigh up whether you want a serious laptop you can use for everything but gaming or do you want something that is significantly smaller, yet with far less grunt for the same price? There's also the fairly reliable rumour that an Intel Atom-powered version of the 900, replacing the geriatric Celeron CPU, could be making an appearance at this year's Computex show. This ought to provide a bit more oomph and certainly an improvement on battery life too. Combined with our other reservations and despite the beautiful new screen this makes the latest Eee less of a rush-out-and-buy gadget and more of a wait-and-see one.
4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Hot Hardware
Asus has done a good job with the Eee PC 900. Almost all of the things that we - and virtually everyone else - like about the Eee PC 700 have been improved upon in some way, shape or form - except for the price. The Eee PC 900 delivers a much better user experience than its older counterpart, thanks to its larger, higher resolutions screen, default CPU clock speed of 900MHz, and 1GB of RAM. The bigger screen makes using the Eee PC easier on the eyes, and it will likely make users more productive too, simply because of the increased real estate. Having more available memory definitely helped the machine feel smoother and more responsive as well, which is another major plus. And despite a bigger screen and better overall performance, the Eee PC 900 is only 7mm larger than the Eee PC 700 and provides only slightly less battery life.
Display mäßig, Mobilität gut, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2008
Rating: price: 50% display: 60% mobility: 80%
The new Eee PC 900 replaces the 701 4G model. Although it's bigger – with a 9in screen replacing the 4G's 7in – it's still a tiny notebook and only weighs as much as an average hardback book. It comes in a pearl white, a colour that can make some notebooks look garish and loud, but that fits with the 900. A small and light alternative to a standard notebook, which can be carried around without any inconvenience
5 von 5, Mobilität gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Until the ASUS Eee PC 4G burst onto the scene, the UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) category was something of a joke—the target of numerous wisecracks from journalists and reviewers (including yours truly). The EeePC 900 is now $550, but you get an extra 16GB SSD drive, a wider 8.9-inch screen, and 1GB of RAM.
4 von 5, Preis sehr gut, Display gut, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 50% display: 80%
This Review consists of the Asus EEE PC 900 which can be found at your local E-tailer. This model is the bigger brother to the EEE pc 2,4,8g models. In this review I will be doing the standard harddrive benchmarks, and all the normal benchmarks that are expected. The EEE PC 900 series offers a 8.9" Display, 1024 x 600 resolution. The screen is pretty clear like a normal laptop. Nothing spectacular. The keyboard is very small and so is the touchpad.
(von 10): Verarbeitung 9, Display 8, Leistung 7
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2008
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80% workmanship: 90%
Last year our editorial staff was absolutely amazed by the original Eee PC. The original Eee PC finally delivered something that many consumers have wanted since laptops first arrived on the market: an extremely portable laptop with reasonable performance for travel at an extremely low cost. It's a shame that Asus seems to have forgotten the original idea behind the Eee PC. When Asus first announced the Eee PC in 2007, their goal was to sell this laptop for a mere $199. That $199 price point is what got our attention. In the months that followed, the price gradually increased and the specs decreased until the Eee PC 4G was released at a price of $399. At a $400 price point the original Eee PC was still a fantastic deal ... a practically "disposable" travel laptop. Now, as more and more companies begin releasing their own mini notebooks, the price keeps increasing with only a modest increase in features.
Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2008
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 50%
The 9-inch Asus Eee PC 900 adds a bigger screen and a larger capacity solid-state hard drive than its 7-inch precursor, but the new price has passed the point of an impulse purchase.
7.5 von 10, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Linux-powered ASUS Eee PC 900 markedly improves on an already solid mini-notebook. Though the system is $150 more than its predecessor and has an hour less of battery life, those longing for an ultra-mobile system that sports a larger screen and more storage space will find the Eee PC 900 attractive. The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC offers a better keyboard and longer endurance (with the six-cell battery), but its Linux OS isn’t as user-friendly, and the Windows Vista version we liked costs $750. Despite some weaknesses, we recommend the Eee PC 900 as a secondary PC.
4 von 5, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Hardware Zone
Sometimes, keeping the same formula can be a good thing, and in this case ASUS has taken an already popular product and given it an update that puts it in good stead against its current crop of competitors. The updated screen of the ASUS Eee PC 900 puts it squarely against HP's Mini-Note, and its more affordable price point, better processor and lighter weight does give it an edge when you stop to think about it. Also, the battery life of the Eee PC 900 is something to take note of, outlasting HP's Mini-Note with just a high capacity 4-cell battery (as compared to the 6-cell battery on the reviewed Mini-Note); it's also one of the most portable devices we've had the chance to review in recent times. As such, the portability of the Eee PC 900 is a big plus factor in their favor. It's not only light, it's also lasts for a quite a while more than usually expected. However, its limited storage capacity works against it here, though there's always portable flash drives to supplant this need somewhat.
4.5 von 5, Preis gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
Maybe less of an impulse buy as the original Asus Eee PC 701 model when its price was closer to £200, the Asus Eee PC 900 is nevertheless a very attractive proposition for anyone looking for ultra-compact computing. Well-built, stylish and relatively powerful on its chosen ground, the expansion of the screen especially means it has really expanded its 'want one' allure.
(von 5): 4, Preis 3.5, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 3.5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Reg Hardware
The Eee PC 900 is all about ease of use and portability, so it's churlish to grumble about specifications. The little laptop ticks all the right boxes when it comes to features and performance. It's probably not going to replace your 15in workhouse notebook, but it might well become a favoured second laptop to take with you on your travels. There's the extra storage space, of course, but the real benefit here is the bigger screen. It's both easier to read than the 701's and, because of the higher resolution, able to show more. The 900 isn't the revolution the 701 was - or, thanks to the higher price, as compelling. But with this model Asus got the form-factor down pat.
85%, Mobilität gut, Display mangelhaft, Leistung mangelhaft, Ausstattung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
As an entry-level machine you get a lot of bang for your buck. The lightweight appeal, the fast software and the easy to use interface means this will serve your needs if all you need is internet, word processing and email on the go, on a budget. Where things start to get murky is if you are looking to do more than that on the go or from the sofa. At £329 the Asus Eee 9000 starts competing against fully functional cheap laptops that will offer more features and a bigger screen albeit in a bigger box, something that wasn't in the equation when the Eee PC was just £212. So what's our advice? If you are looking for a desktop replacement this isn’t going to be it. If you are looking for a field computer for the train, for college or for using around the house from the sofa, the Asus Eee will be just the laptop for you at a price that isn't going to make too much of a dent in your bank balance.
9 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: PC Pro
Asus's original Eee PC, the 701, caused a huge stir in the laptop market, and rightly so. Before it materialised ultraportable laptops were well beyond the reach of most wallets; yet for just £230, the Eee PC offered a fully functional, ultraportable laptop. Sure, it wasn't perfect. There was no optical drive, the 7in screen was on the small side and, it certainly couldn't lay claim to being as drop dead gorgeous, nor as powerful, as premium-priced ultraportables such as Sony's VGN-TZ31. But the fact you could buy more than four Eees for the price of a single Sony opened everyone's eyes to just how cheap a laptop can be. More storage and a bigger screen address the main issues with the original, but the price has risen too.
5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 87%
We can't really recommend the Windows version of the Eee PC 900 over its Linux counterpart, primarily because you get nearly twice as much storage space in the Linux version. If you really can't live without XP, then we recommend buying the superior Linux version and installing XP yourself.
8.6 von 10, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% display: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Asus has done a brilliant job of updating an already great product. The engineers have clearly listened to all the comments regarding the original Eee PC and attempted to put them right. The 1,024 wide screen makes the Eee PC 900 a joy to use, especially if you spend a lot of your time in a browser window. The extra memory and storage are also very welcome additions, and help make this version of the Eee PC a real alternative to a fully featured notebook. Yes the price is higher than the previous model, but I personally believe that the Eee PC 900 still represents staggering value for money. Ultimately, if you want a notebook that's small, light and still very affordable, the Eee PC 900 should be top of your list.
(von 10): 9, Ausstattung 8, Leistung 8, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/09
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Chip.de - 11/08
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 69% display: 74% mobility: 63% ergonomy: 75%
Source: T-Online DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2008
Rating: display: 40% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Minitechnet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 50% features: 60% display: 40% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
Source: c't - 18/08
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 30% features: 40% display: 40% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 90%
Source: PC Praxis - 8/08
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 60% display: 50%
Source: SFT - 8/08
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: workmanship: 60%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 38% display: 70% mobility: 92% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 81%
Source: c't - 15/08
Single Review, , Long, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: performance: 40% features: 40% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 90%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2008
Rating: price: 80% display: 60% emissions: 40%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2008
Rating: price: 40% display: 40% mobility: 90%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2008
Rating: price: 70% mobility: 80%
Source: Chip.de - 6/08
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 50% display: 50%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 100% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 70%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2008
Rating: price: 80%
Source: Notebook Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2008
Source: Portablegear NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.
353: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
83.29%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.