Asus Eee PC 901

Asus Eee PC 901

Summary: 8.9-inch, Intel Atom Netbook/Sub-notebook, Available June 2008,

Last Updated: September 9, 2008

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Similar Laptops:
– Future models: Eee PC 903, 904, 905 (904, 905 – same chassis and keyboard as Eee PC 1000 and 1000H)
– Replaces/Compliements the Asus Eee PC 900
– Part of the “netbook / sub-notebook” category.
– Competes with MSI Wind PC and HP 2133 Mini-Note
– Smaller version of Asus Eee PC 1000 and 1000H

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Product Name: Eee PC 901
Official Page:
Manufacturer: ASUS/Asustek
Announced: Unofficially leaked May 14, 2008, Officially launched June 3, 2008
Available: July, 2008
Status: In production, available in Taiwan
Price: NT$16,988, $599 US
Markets: Consumer, Worldwide

Features:
– Intel Atom CPU

Updates over/Comparison to Asus Eee PC 900:
– Addition of Intel Atom CPU
– Bluetooth module
– Hinge and design changes
– Should have upgraded battery life
– Branded as “Eee” instead of with Asus/Asustek Branding
– Port layouts (A/C Adapter)

Specifications:
CPU: Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU (512K L2 Cache)
Chipset: Intel
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: DDR2
Memory Capacity: 1GB – 2GB (comes with 1GB)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 8.9-inch LCD
Resolution: 1024×600
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel GMA
Graphics Memory:
Other:

Storage:
Hard Drive Type: Solid State Drive (SSD)
Hard Drive Capacity: 12GB (Windows XP), 20GB (Linux)
Optical: No, external/USB
Other:

Connectivity:
Wireless: 802.11n
Modem: No
Ethernet: Atheros 10/100
Bluetooth: Yes
Mobile Broadband: Optional

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: Hi-Definition Audio
Internal Speakers/Microphone: Stereo speakers, microphone
Audio I/O: Microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line-out
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card: No
Flash/Memory Card Reader: MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Keyboard/Mouse: “FingerGlide”
Other: 1.3MP Camera

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No
Other:

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Linux or Microsoft Windows XP Home
Other Software: OpenOffice (Linux)
Warranty:
Drivers:

Battery:
Options: 6-cells
Battery Life: Mfr: 4.2 – 7.8 hours

Dimensions:
Width: 8.86 inches / 225 mm
Depth: 6.69 inches / 170 mm
Height: 0.79 – 1.33 inches / 20 – 33.8 mm
Weight: 2.18 pounds – 2.42 / 0.99 – 1.2 kg (6-cell battery)

Reviews and Articles:
Performance Test – GottaBeMobile.com – June 3, 2008
Press Release – Asus.com – June 3, 2008
PC World – June 2, 2008 – Asus Shows off Eee PC 901
DigiTimes – May 16, 2008 – More details
flickr photo set – May 15, 2008
Blogeee.net – May 14, 2008 – Details/Photos