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ASUS Eee PC EEEPC900-BK072 Galaxy Black Intel Mobile CPU 8.9" WSVGA 512MB Memory 4GB SSD NetBook

  • Intel Mobile CPU
  • 512MB Memory 4GB SSD
  • Linux
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Learn more about the ASUS EEEPC900-BK072

General

Brand
ASUS
Series
Eee PC
Model
EEEPC900-BK072
Color
Galaxy Black

Operating System

OS Provided
Linux

Processor

CPU Type
Intel Mobile CPU

Display

Screen Size
8.9"
Widescreen Display
Yes
Display Type
WSVGA
Max Resolution
1024 x 600
Display Feature
LED backlight

Graphics

Graphics Processor
Integrated Graphics
Video Memory
Shared system memory

Memory

Memory
512MB

Solid State Drive

SSD
4GB

Dimension & Weight

Dimension
8.86" x 6.69" x 0.79-1.33"
Weight
2.18 lbs.

Communications

LAN
10/100Mbps
WLAN
802.11b/g Wireless LAN

Expansion / Connectivity

USB
3 x USB 2.0
Video Ports
1 x VGA
Audio Ports
Audio Jack - Out (3.5mm)
Audio Jack - In (3.5mm)

Audio

Audio
Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
Speaker
2 Internal Stereo Speakers

Input Device

Touchpad
Yes
Keyboard
Standard

Card Reader

Card Reader
MMC/SD(SDHC)

Battery

Battery
4-cell lithium ion
Battery Life
2.5 hours

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Bradley V.
  • 6/27/2009 10:39:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPhenomenal Value

Pros: Great size, incredible computer for the cost - does exactly what it needs to do as a netbook

Cons: Processor is somewhat slow with multiple apps/windows open, 4GB SSD is sufficient for the OS and a few docs but not much more

Other Thoughts: Included OS seems very simplistic and almost out-of-date; luckily there is a large EeePC community with many alternatives available

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/27/2009 5:18:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for the price

Pros: It offers good value for the price. Very light and compact. Better interface than the Linpus on the Acer Aspire One. Wireless comes back well from suspend.

Cons: Keyboard is too small for everyday use. Atheros 5700 wireless chip not well supported in Linux, but works fine with supplied Xandros. Small hard drive fills up quickly if automatic updates not turned off.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you turn off automatic updates before you connect to the Internet.

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  • Erik W.
  • 6/23/2009 11:49:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Netbook

Pros: I can hold it securely in one hand! Having a laptop where you can do this is quite liberating, as you can pick it up or stow it away at a moment's notice. Waiting for the city bus? Can't easily pack up with a 14.1" laptop, but you can simply hold your Eee in your hand, and stow it once you sit down.

Running XP or Ubuntu, the 900Mhz Celeron M in this is plenty sufficient. The GMA 900 in this has no problems running compositing in Linux, so you'll be able to have all your drop shadows on your windows, transparency, and all that good stuff if you'd like.

All the good oldschool games run great. Fallout 2, Starcraft, Quake III Arena. Turn off some of the features, and even Dwarf Fortress runs great.

Battery life is about what ASUS advertises. I have 60% left after having sat down for about 1.25 hours. So about 3 hours estimated total. This is in XP, mind.

Cons: Internal SSD is not soldered on, the 4GB SSD in these is in the flash_con mini-PCIe slot. If you're going to upgrade it, you'll have to ditch it, unlike the previous models, where the 4GB SSD was soldered on and the flash_con slot was free (but without a connector soldered on).

Keyboard is cramped. For those with large hands, look elsewhere. For those of us with thin or at least nimble fingers, it'll take about a week to adapt to the keyboard well enough to type about 45 WPM (about half of my regular typing speed).

This particular model comes with NO WEBCAM in the lid. For me, this was a plus, because having a camera fixed on me while I work bugs me. For others, this might be a concern.

Has a cheap TFT whine. In a room with at least a little noise to it, you can't really notice it. When you're in a quiet room, you will notice that the LCD gives off a high pitched whine. Those middle-aged or past, congratuations, you can't hear it. I got used to it either way.

Other Thoughts: I wrote this review on my Eee 900! I think that speaks for how well one can type on this thing given time to adapt.

I upgraded immediately to 2GB of DDR2-667, but pretty much any stick of DDR2 RAM you can get on NewEgg will suit fine, it will just be underclocked.

Added a 16GB SDHC card. DUAL BOOTERS: Install XP to the internal SSD, and make a 128MB partition at the end of the disk, and mount Linux's /boot directory there, and install GRUB to the SSD. Then install / to an SDHC card. If you want some of the SDHC card accessable to both XP and Linux, make that partition on the SDHC card *FIRST* and the Linux root *SECOND*. Windows XP will ONLY show the first filesystem on removable media even if there are several valid partitions.

XP has moments where it'll grind on the SSD and become unresponsive for a second or three. I installed Linux to an SDHC card, and it never has such problems, even though the SDHC card has half the burst speed. Turn off indexing and write cachin

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  • Jeffrey C.
  • 6/21/2009 7:27:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsDecent little netbook

Pros: Obviously the price is the driving factor behind the purchase of this little guy. Does the job for a web surfing ultra portable netbook. Will run XP *decently* with some tweaks and modifications.

Cons: System seems to hang a lot running XP. I wont comment on the linux OS it was running because I didn't really use it. Menu's seem to hang sometimes. Installation of programs takes a painfully long time sometimes. 4gb harddrive is 75% filled up after XP (lite version), Firefox, Word, Excel, drivers and XP smoker installed.

Other Thoughts: Installing XP became kind of a chore with the formatting of the XP USB drive. I used Nlite to make a fairly lean copy of XP, removing unneeded drivers, languages etc. There's a good wiki on how to lean up XP for EEE install - google 'EEE xp nlite'.

Post installation I used a program called "XP smoker" to really fine tune things. I highly recommend this program to tweak xp. I recommend editing the registry setting for "MenuShowDelay" to a value of 150 however, this will make the start menu less cumbersome and highly responsive.

All in all a very good value for the basics. I much prefer the MSI wind I have used as it is more responsive and has a decent hard drive. Atom processor is superior to this celeron in my opinion.

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  • Paul F.
  • 6/20/2009 11:06:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLittle package big surprise.

Pros: Small, Linux, Small , Price, Small, & Women think it's cute !

Cons: Hmmm , lost the mic when I loaded Ubuntu. will look for solution in the coming days.

Other Thoughts: I'm having so much fun playing on this Netbook. Fits easily into work satchel and is so light. And all this for so little cash. Took the installed OS off and loaded Ubuntu with fluxbox as the window manager and she purrs. Easily taken just about anywhere for light surfing or extra large mp3 player :-) I'm a command line junkie and this keypad is not that small that I couldn't do all I wanted.

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  • Aaron J.
  • 6/20/2009 6:33:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheap and simple

Pros: Simple to use and cheap. Nice display for the size. I can view web pages with relative ease and I'm able to install some of my favorite Firefox plug-ins like Adblock Plus. Setting up the wireless connection was easier than I've seen on other Linux setups.

Cons: As mentioned in an earlier comment, this has a limited amount of flash and is essentially full. The updates automatically download without the user's approval. The number of pre-installed apps for is rather low for a Linux distro and it doesn't appear there are enough hooks for a Linux power-user to tweak the system.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/19/2009 12:40:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGo with newer model

Pros: cheap - very small - wireless is strong - Not bad for just email and chat - Comes with cd to create a factory restore flash drive.

Cons: Out of the box it barely ran. After bios update and other system patches it improved but still runs slow and jerky. After updates had under 400 mb space to spare. Comes with no carrying cover at all.

Other Thoughts: Spend the extra to get a model with the Atom cpu and upgrade to a 2 gigs stick of ram and you'll have a much better experience with the Eee. This is the outdated 900.
I added a 1gig ram and a 4gig sd card and installed easy peasy on it and so far it's faster than the asus OS. Will probably get a larger HD when the price comes down.

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  • James H.
  • 6/18/2009 10:59:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs24/7 Customer Service (WRONG)

Pros: Cheap and worked okay except for the issues and customer service.

Cons: Configuration supplied not usable with automatic softare udpates (disk memory either too small or portion is unusable.) Unstable software installer. Customer service not as stated in box (24/7). Phone number extensions included for customer service is wrong too. Extension actually leads to ASUS's 24/7 service for notebooks and they transfer to a number only serviced certain times (not stated) and sends you to an answering machine.

Other Thoughts: Poor marketing and support strategy for what was a quality company. Setting expectations high and delvering poorly doesn't make sense to me. (However with price point, may have been needed.)

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  • Francis R.
  • 6/18/2009 4:05:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBargain EEE PC

Pros: Picked up my WPA wireless router easily; ran
"youtube" perfectly with sound and video in perfect
sync (no lag). Was using about half of the 512megs
of ram during normal web browsing and about 90%
during youtube operation. Unit had a good quality
feel to it. Xandros worked fine, but I am very familiar
with linux and had no trouble. The power supply had
a detachable AC cord, which I like.

Cons: None except it surprised me at how warm it was,
and am sure this is normal.

Other Thoughts: For web browsing, Googling, Binging, etc. with good
sound and perfect video in a small package this is
a good buy. I might use a mouse, since I just
really don't like touch pads.
$170 -what a buy!!

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  • David W.
  • 6/15/2009 1:22:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Good!

Pros: The obvious portability. Faster than expected, completely adequate for what it is. Pretty impressive functionality given a modest 4GB drive, really.

Cons: Keyboard feels a bit dicey, would have liked more drive space, but I knew what it was going in.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded HD and RAM. Now it is up from adequate to very good. System resources are not taxed terribly until you start to play video. Impressive little machine for under 200 bucks. A keeper!

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