Asus Eee PC 900A
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 300 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 900A
Source: Hartware DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2008
Rating: price: 80%
Source: e-media - 20/08
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% display: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Minitechnet 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%
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 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).
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.
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.
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.