The ASUS Eee PC 900 Reviewed

Black or White?

It Doesn't Matter if it's Black or White

The popularity of the ASUS Eee PC range cannot be denied. Since it was launched five months ago, ASUS has sold over one million units of the Eee PCs worldwide. The sleek white (or black) machine has fueled much envy over its success and competitors have been quick to take note of this fact by launching their own versions.

Not one to be upset by its competitors, ASUS has released its newest model of the Eee PC series, the Eee PC 900. You may have seen our coverage of the launch of the Eee PC just recently, so you're probably aware of the newer features the Eee PC 900sports, such as the 1.3-megapixel camera and the larger 8.9-inch screen. ASUS has also increased the storage capacity of the 900 series to around 20GB for the Linux version and 12GB for the Windows version.

Both models will be retailing at the same price despite the difference in storage capacity, mainly due to the licensing costs for a Windows XP operating system. Linux after all, is free, but may not be as familiar to most users as Windows is.

Sleek, slim and light is the motto of the day.

The front profile is clean with only the silverish trackpad buttons visible.

Located on the right side of the Eee PC 900 is a MMC SD card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, an analog video out and a Kensington lock.

The left profile is less packed and has a LAN port, another USB 2.0 port and the audio jacks. Located in the middle is a fan vent.

The back of the unit is similar to the front profile, clean with only the power port for charging.

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