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Asus Eee PC 901

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 901Notebook: Asus Eee PC 901
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.125kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 82.77% - good
Average of 31 scores (from 43 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 71%, features: 72%, display: 63% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 901

86% Review Asus Eee PC 901 Netbook | Notebookcheck
Asus Eee PC 900 + 1 The improvements of the Eee PC 901 compared with the older 900 are numerous. A new CPU, faster chipset graphic, Bluetooth, Draft-n WLAN, and a capacious battery are the most striking denouements. In the following detailed review you can learn if this package is able to convince.
80% Asus - EeePC 901 on Orange mobile broadband review
Source: IT Reviews English
Asus can be credited with having started the whole netbook idea off (at least in its current incarnation - we haven't forgotten Psion). Even if you want to argue against that proposition, perhaps opting for Intel with its Atom processor as the driving force, or some other player, then it is difficult to argue that Asus has not been a driving force behind the format's success. We think taking on a 24-month contract, when both mobile broadband and the netbook area are so volatile and fast changing, might seem like a bad idea six months down the line. But it is not difficult to see why Asus is at the top of the netbook tree.
Gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Eee PC 901 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English

Overall, the Asus Eeepc 901 is excellent for my needs, and I was able to appreciate it more once I used it for what its meant for; Traveling - Mobility.


(von 10): Verarbeitung 10, Display 10, Mobilität 9, Leistung 8
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
ASUS Eee PC 901 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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. The new Eee PC 901 is an impressive update to the Eee PC line, but we have trouble getting excited about this mini notebook The problem is that the budget mini notebook market has exploded in recent months, with many capable alternatives on the market. Worse still is the fact that ASUS itself has already trumped the 901 with the new Eee PC 1000 series notebooks. The Eee PC 901 is still an impressive mini notebook or "netbook" for your travel needs, but we hesitate to recommend this particular notebook over the newer Eee PC 1000H which features a larger keyboard, larger screen, and a larger capacity traditional hard drive.
Mobilität sehr gut, Verarbeitung zufriedenstellend, Leistung gut, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2008
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 70% emissions: 50%
ASUS Eee PC 901
Source: T Break English
On the whole, I must say that I’m quite impressed with the Eee PC 901. The original felt more like a secondary computer to me with limited appeal, however, the 901 can be used as a primary laptop. The Atom provides reasonable performance and the exceptional Battery Life on the unit lets you work on it for many hours. The bumped up screen resolution and size also allow for a much better movie-watching and web surfing experience. About the only thing I don’t like is the Keyboard which is still cramped up for me but that really is something personal and may not be the same for everybody else. The pricing for 901 is not available at the time, but I would guess it would retail around AED 2,200 as the 900 is selling for 1999/- At that point, it becomes a bit expensive considering the original Eee PC sole foe AED 1,399. However, unlike the original Eee PC, the 901 can very much be used as your everyday laptop.
Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2008
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Asus Eee 901 notebook PC
Source: vnunet.com English
This is the third notebook we’ve seen from Asus’ Eee range, but in many respects it’s version two of the Eee. The 900, released only a few months ago, simply added a larger screen and Windows XP to the original design, but the 901 has a new case, better networking and, crucially, a new processor inside. The best Eee so far, but the Acer Aspire One is better value.
(von 5): 4, Ausstattung 4, Leistung 4, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Asus Eee PC 901
Source: Digital Trends English
All-in-all we like the improvements Asus has made to the Eee. It shows they are listening to their customers and making a valiant attempt to stay ahead of the curve in what is rapidly becoming a very competitive market. In fact, we’ll go ahead and say this is what the Eee should have been in the first place, as this version is much more useable and has better features than the original. Even better, Asus hasn’t raised the price despite all of the improvements it’s made, as the 901 still costs just $549, which is a decent value. We wished the keyboard was a bit larger, but for basic web use and email the Eee 901 is hard to beat when it comes to portability and bang for the buck.
8 von 10, Mobilität sehr gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
78% Asus Eee PC 901 (Windows XP)
Source: CNet English
We've been impressed by the Asus Eee PC line from the very first 7-inch model in the fall of 2007, and it seems as if every time we turn around, there's a new version hitting store shelves. This 9-inch version, the Eee PC 901, comes mere months after the substantially similar Eee PC 900, adding a few items to features list, another $50 to the price, and, most notably, Intel's new Netbook-focused Atom CPU. The long-awaited Asus Eee PC 901 is the best version of this inexpensive Netbook yet, but it's facing increased competition from the likes of HP, Dell, and MSI.
7.8 von 10, Mobilität gut, Preis zufriedenstellend, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 70% performance: 50% mobility: 80%
80% ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Edition Review
Source: Slashgear English
If the ASUS Eee 900 basically amounted to a larger-screened version of the 7-inch original, then the Eee 901 marks its graduation into a distinct model. Packing Intel’s latest 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, in place of the 900’s Celeron 900MHz, ASUS could reasonably have left the rest of the notebook the same and simply added a little to the price. Thankfully they’ve subjected the 901 to a mild degree of fettling, tweaking case and controls and making for a markedly more attractive proposition.
4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Eee PC 901 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Eee PC 901 remains an attractive proposition for computing on the move. With its larger battery and lower-power processor, it’s not far from achieving a full working day’s use without the use of mains power - and that ought to be the goal for any ultraportable that has aims to be a dependable netbook.
(von 5): 4, Vearbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus Eee PC 901
Source: Techradar English
The 901 then is a definite improvement over the stop-gap Eee900, but due to the now bloated marketplace it's hard to get quite as excited as with the original seven-inch version. Still, it's a fine machine and comes out cheaper, and with a longer life, than the current shipment of Winds. It's also probably at the sweet-spot of the ultra-portable form factor, any larger and you're straying dangerously close to standard laptop territory. The 10-inch Eee 1000 ought to be careful.
4 von 5, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80%
80% Asus Eee PC 901 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
It's hard to get truly excited about the Asus Eee PC 901 as it's not so much a re-invention of the 900 but what should have been released in the first place. The improved battery life is tempered by the heavier weight and while the Asus Eee PC may no longer be as novel as we once thought, this is still a great machine.
8 von 10, Mobilität mäßig, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
83% Asus Eee PC 901
Source: PC Pro English
With new pretenders to the throne growing in both number and popularity, the mini-notebook that started it all must adapt to stay ahead of the pack. Thus, Asus is launching the Eee PC 901 - less of a whole new model, more an Atomic Eee PC 900 with added curves. To recap, the 900 brought the original Eee up to the specification most people were clamouring for: an 8.9in, 1,024 x 600 screen, a more sensible 1GB of RAM and up to 20GB of solid-state storage. A fine improvement over the Eee PC 900, with longer battery life and sleeker looks - but its rivals are sneaking up on the Eee with every release.
5 von 6, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% mobility: 80%
90% Asus Eee PC 901 Linux Edition
Source: Reg Hardware English
There's no doubt, the Eee PC 901 is the machine the 900 should have been but wasn't. It's got more features, a better processor and graphics, much longer battery life and yet costs less. Even if the 900 was slightly cheaper, we'd still go for the 901. Anyone who decided to ignore the 900 and wait for the 901 instead, will find they did the right thing.
90%, Ausstattung gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
88% Eee PC 901
Source: CNet English
The Eee PC 901 is better than the 900. It looks nicer, has a faster, more efficient CPU and better battery life. It's 100g heavier, and larger, but it's the better machine, for sure. Its keyboard is still too small for our liking, but currently it's the pick of the netbook litter.
8.8 von 10, Display gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
83% Eee PC 901
Source: Mobile Computer English
Hardly a revelatory upgrade, but the Eee PC 901 is still a sterling little laptop – though the bigger battery arguably makes the most difference to battery life than the Intel Atom processor.
5 von 6, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% mobility: 60%
90% Asus Eee PC 901 20G Linux Edition
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Brimming with features and with a new CPU and better battery, the Eee PC 901 personifies exactly the spirit in which the original was created. It may be a bit more expensive than the original and lack a more comfortable keyboard, but for a balance of features, size, usability and value, the 901 has once again set the standard. For the moment, at least, the (new) original is still the best.
(von 10): 9, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 9, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90%
70% ASUS Eee PC 901 12G XP
Source: Laptop Mag English
All in all, the Eee PC 901 is a good evolutionary step in the Eee line. But when you consider that the MSI Wind NB, which features a larger keyboard and a bigger 10-inch screen, costs $100 less, this mini-notebook becomes less attractive. With the promise of the 10-inch Eee PC 1000 and Eee PC 1000H just around the corner, some may want to play the waiting game.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

68% Sechs Netbooks
Source: Com! - 1/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 55% display: 70% mobility: 91% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 80%
88% EeePC & Co. Spielzeug für Freaks?
Source: PC Praxis German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% mobility: 80%
89% Net-Generation
Source: PC Games Hardware - 12/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80%
90% ASUS Eee PC 901 / 901Go
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
ASUS EeePC im Test
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2008
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% emissions: 80%
88% Asus Eee PC 901, Eee PC 901 Blue und Eee PC 901 GO Netbook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
87% Netbooks
Source: Chip.de - 11/08 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 90% performance: 87% features: 73% display: 73% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 87%
82% Asus Eee PC 901 12G (Mini-Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 100% performance: 88% features: 64% display: 76% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 72%
80% Asus Eee PC 901
Source: PC Go - 10/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80%
Die besten Netbooks
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2008
Rating: display: 40% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 40%
86% Test Asus Eee PC 901 Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 47% display: 70% mobility: 98% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 91%
97% Atom gegen Atom
Source: SFT - 9/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 97% display: 40% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 60%
80% Cooles Gerät
Source: Connect - 9/08 German
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Mini-Notebook Eee PC 901 mit Intels Atom-Plattform
Source: c't - 17/08 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 40% display: 50% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 90%
Klein, leicht, günstig
Source: c't - 18/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 40% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 90%
Kettenreaktor: Asus Eee-PC 901 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Test: Asus Eee PC 901
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2008
Rating: price: 80% display: 50% ergonomy: 50%
88% Asus Eee PC 901
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 100% features: 80% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Comparativa de Netbooks de 8.9”. HP,Toshiba y Asus frente a frente.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2009
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80%
Comparativa Asus EeePC 901 Vs. Asus EeePC 1000H.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 95%
Recensione Asus Eee PC 901Go
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2009
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Recensione Asus Eee PC 901
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Test: 9 netbooks
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus Eee PC 901
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
MSI U100 Wind en Asus EeePC 901
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: display: 80%
75% Review Asus Eee PC 901
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 75%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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.


1.125 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


82.77%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC MK90
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Asus Disney Netpal
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Unimall Classmate PC
Atom N270, 1.34 kg
» PeeWee PC Pivot Tablet
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One AOA110-Aw
Atom N270, 0.995 kg
» Gateway LT1004u
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens M1010
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Packard Bell dot
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad S9
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba NB100
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» MSI Wind U90X
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» Gigabyte M912
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 904
Celeron M 353, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One
Atom Z530, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1620
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P1610
Core Solo U1400, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 311-1160LA
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-07-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)