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Asus Eee PC 900A

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 900ANotebook: Asus Eee PC 900A
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Display: 8.9 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: 60%, display: 50% mobility: 100%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 55%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 900A

Foreign Reviews

ASUS EeePC 900A Linux-Netbook
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2008
Rating: price: 80%
60% Netbooks im ultimativen Praxis-Check
Source: e-media - 20/08 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% display: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
82% Asus Eee PC 900A Netbook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 40% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N270:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.9": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

Asus reviews


71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Hercules E-Café 900-H60G/IAW
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900
Celeron M 353, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1510
Pentium M 753, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire One D260-23797
Atom Z540, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Asus U43F
Core i5 450M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer eMachines E525-901G1Mi
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Hi-Grade Notino R5500
Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Advent Roma 2000
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Advent Verona
Celeron M 743, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Gammatech Durabook D14RM
Celeron M 743, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Asus Eee PC 701 4G
Celeron M 630 MHz, 7.0", 1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L40-139
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L40
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Samsung X1
Pentium M 753, 14.1", 1.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y4
Pentium M 778, 14.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate 3002WTCI
Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude 120L
Celeron M 380, 14.1", 3 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2423WXMi
Celeron M 370, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2424WXMi
Celeron M 380, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Acer Extensa 3102WXMi
Pentium M 740, 14.1", 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q1P
Pentium M 723, 7.0", 0.8 kg
» Amoi T31
Celeron M 373, 10.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2492WLMi
Celeron M 420, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2492NWLMi
Celeron M 420, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Asus W6
Pentium M 760, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-BX196VP
Pentium M 740, 15.4", 3 kg
» Motion LS800
Pentium M 753, 8.4", 1 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)