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ASUS Eee PC 901 XP - Galaxy Black NetBook Intel Atom 8.9" Wide SVGA 1GB Memory 12GB SSD Integrated Graphics

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  • Intel Atom
  • 1GB Memory 12GB SSD
  • Windows XP Home

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Size matters, no matter what anybody says, and sometimes smaller is better. Especially if you know what to do with it, and Asus does. The Eee PC 901 is designed for people that need lots of power in a small package. The Intel Atom N270 CPU and 1GB of memory run this Windows XP Home Edition system with power to spare.

The 8.9" screen has a 1024x600 resolution. The smaller screen lets you easily use it on a plane or train. A 12GB SSD Flash drive has plenty of room for you work and entertainment files and has no moving parts so it saves power.

Designed to be used anywhere there is a built in WiFi controller that supports 802.11b/g/n protocols. If there is no wireless signal, then plug into a standard Fast Ethernet connection. A webcam lets you have video chats. You can use a Bluetooth headset or plug into the audio jacks.

  • newegg Ultra Portable Netbook Powered by Intel Atom Processor Equipped with an Intel Atom processor, Intel's smallest and lowest power processor, the Asus Eee PC 901 XP is extremely compact and lightweight while delivering the power and performance you need for full online freedom.
  • newegg 8.9-inch Widescreen Display The 8.9-inch widescreen display is designed for mobile professionals expecting worry-free computing in a stylish, media-friendly, powerful and ultra-portable notebook computer.
  • newegg Built-in 12GB SSD Built-in 12GB SSD The Eee PC 901 XP comes equipped with a 12GB SSD (Solid State Disk), providing ample storage capacity, reduced power consumption, fast boot-up and extreme shock-proof capability for worry-free mobile computing.
  • newegg Supreme Network Connectivity With built-in 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, the Asus Eee PC 901 XP offers comprehensive network connectivity for continuous access to the Internet.
  • newegg Built-in Camera and Microphone With an integrated camera (1.3 megapixels) and microphone, video chat or record videos and share them with your family or friends!

Learn more about the ASUS Eee PC 901 XP


Eee PC
Eee PC 901 XP
Galaxy Black

Operating System

OS Provided
Windows XP Home


CPU Type
Intel Atom
CPU Speed
1.60 GHz


Screen Size
Widescreen Display
Display Type
Max Resolution
1024 x 600


Graphics Processor
Integrated Graphics
Video Memory
Shared system memory


Max Memory Supported

Hard Drive


Solid State Drive

SSD Spec
+20GB Internet Storage

Dimension & Weight

2.42 lbs.


- Up to 7.8 hour battery life allows for "One Day Computing"
- Equipped w/ SSD for shock proof & fast boot up
- Wireless 802.11b/g/n connectivity
- Travel light, weighting only 2.42 lbs.
- Connect with friend with built-in Camera
- Wide Multi-Touchpad for comfort and convenient
- ZBD Guaranteed for best quality LCD

Netbook Camera

Camera Type
Camera Pixels
1.3 Megapixel


802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Expansion / Connectivity

3 x USB 2.0
Video Ports
1 x VGA
Audio Ports
1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack


Integrated Sound Card
Built-in speaker

Input Device


Card Reader

Card Reader


6-cell lithium ion
Battery Life
7.8 hours
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the ASUS Eee PC 901 XP

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/7/2009 12:40:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small, light, SSD allows full boot in under 30s. comes with case.

Cons: In practice, battery only gets about 6.5hrs with wireless on. 4GB disk fills up VERY quick if windows is not altered. 8GB SSD is slower than expected.

Other Thoughts: Make sure to make your default program files directory on D: instead of C: or your 4GB C: drive will quickly completely fill up with windows updates and programs (Asus provides a utility for this on their support and updates website). Wish it had a keyboard light like my thinkpads for working in the dark. Touchpad buttons also take some breaking in.

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  • ryan g.
  • 6/27/2009 2:09:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Battery life on this thing is great for me. The Asus interface to control the wireless connectivity is very intuitive. The Bluetooth link is a great plus as well. The touchpad is sized just right.

Cons: This netbook is advertised as having a 12GB hdd, its really a 4GB and an 8GB, this is kind of confusing.

Other Thoughts: This thing is teeny tiny, almost fits in your pocket. And like always Newegg gets it here amazingly fast!

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  • Daniel W.
  • 6/17/2009 10:55:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: Nice Netbook. I mean you can't play games like FC2 or anything like that. But with the SSD drive it boots fast. My niece has a Eee PC to, but she has got a 120gig SATA, and it takes for ever to boot. This has a 12 gig SSD in it.

Cons: Asus partitioned the SSD, they made drive C just 3 gig's, and D is 9 gigs. With what it came installed with and getting updates from Microsoft for XP. C drive is almost maxed out. Microsoft better make smaller updates and hotfixes or they won't be able to install.

Other Thoughts: No where in the spec's did it say anything about partitioning the SSD like that. They did it backward.
If they had not partitioned it like that, it would have got the other 2 eggs.

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  • travis w.
  • 6/17/2009 9:44:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I love it. I was so dead set against getting a netbook. My laptop is failing and wanted a new but just couldnt bring myself to buy a full size, go netbook i went. its great for my enviroment.

Cons: twin SSD's. not much newegg can do about it.

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  • Michael W.
  • 6/13/2009 10:59:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Excellent start up time, small but long lasting battery, easily upgradeable.

Cons: Small keyboard and not dual core but i knew that going in.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded to 2GB ram and added a 16gb sd card and this thing is great. Recommend turning off system restore and moving your my docs to the D drive otherwise it will keep bugging you about space on the drive.

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  • Kyle M.
  • 6/11/2009 8:50:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFor work only.

Pros: Small.


All solid state.

Decent Screen

Has a SD card slot.

Cons: Keyboard is useless unless you have the hands of a 3-year-old.

Kind of slow.

Fingerprint and scratch magnet.

Can get a little hot on your lap.

Doesn't come with any decent software, but that is good because trying to type anything on it leads to pure anger and instant carpel tunnel syndrome.

The bag for it doesn't have pockets to carry accessories along with the net book such as....... you guessed it, THE BATTERY CHARGER.

Yadda Yadda Yadda.

Its pretty much bad at everything except cheap data acquisition and power point presentations when hooked up to projectors and USB mice.

Other Thoughts: I will be using it for onboard data acquisition because the people who make the data logger for the ECU in my team's race car want $800+ for a palm pilot loaded with "special" software with half the features of the data logging software that came with the ECU. So we will load it on one of these Asus Eees. Its all solid state so I don't think the vibration will hurt it too much especially with a custom fabricated enclosure for it.

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  • ThomasJ B.
  • 6/11/2009 12:17:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI Love My Netbook

Pros: I did a lot of research and I'm glad I selected the ASUS 901/XP. I bought a SUPER TALENT FPM32GRSE Mini PCIe 32GB SSD and CORSAIR 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 RAM to upgrade. I now have a great little notebook for around $400. I love it!

Cons: Limited C drive space, only 4GB. But i got around that using the AUTO C to D utility from the ASUS website. I pared down the XP home software to around 2.5 GB! And new software automatically gets installed on the 32GB D drive.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this netbook to anyone. It gets great reviews and it weighs only 5 pounds. A lot easier than lugging around a full sized laptop. It forces me to keep XP as minimal as possible and get rid of software I don't need. Search the EEE User forum and other forums for tips on trimming XP and enjoy!

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  • Joshua H.
  • 6/11/2009 5:55:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsYou Get What You Pay For

Pros: Excellent modile word processing device. Great for taking notes in meetings if you can conform to the standards of the smaller keyboard.

This device makes a great thin net client, as well.

Cons: 12 Gigs of harddrive space isn't exactly a ton, but my thought was that it would be plenty for an operating system and word processor. The problem is that there are actually two harddrives. One with 4GB of space and one with 8GB. On top of that, the primary drive is the one with only 4GB, and that's not enough for XP Pro, MS Office and Windows Updates. Spanning a volume over both partitions is not an option with the boot partition, so you're left with no option but to install XP on the secondary disk. This still writes boot files to the primary disk, but it allows you 8GB of space for your boot partition. Long story short, 1/3 of the hard disk space provided goes to waste.

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  • Luke B.
  • 6/8/2009 6:10:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsserendipitous

Pros: Small, light, cheap. Comes with StarOffice installed. Great for taking to school in a backpack. Recommended for anyone that bikes to school. SD card reader makes up for lack of storage.

Cons: A little hard to use due to the size and the keyboard takes getting used to. SDD HD is really small.

Other Thoughts: Desktop power supply died two weeks after getting this so it's been the only computer in my apartment for weeks. Probably would have gone insane without it.

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  • Arun M.
  • 6/7/2009 1:42:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMostly good, except when it randomly slows down

Pros: small, lightweight, good battery life, decent webcam, good screen and keyboard for its size. SSD, so not easily susceptible to storage system failures. Great skype machine (see caveat below)

Cons: Worked fine initially. booted within a minute or two and all i use it for is skype with video and worked perfectly. And then after about 3 weeks it sometimes would take upto 5 minutes to boot and skype would freeze and stutter. its definitely some hardware thing. Sometimes its fine, sometimes not. I dont know if upgrading the bios will help but i guess i have to try. Ive built all the desktop's ive used the past 10 years and most of the time ive used asus motherboards with decent results. But i guess for laptops and systems that you dont want to really fuss with, its better to stick to the bigger names who would not let such quality control issues (or perhaps design issues) slip through to the end user. Too bad because this laptop really fit the bill for me, except for this issue

Other Thoughts: ASUS support: if you read this, i would appreciate some information on how to fix this random slowness during usage and bootup. i dont want to go updating the bios unless i know for sure that will fix it.

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