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ASUS Eee PC EEEPC900A-PFBB01 Purple Intel Atom N270(1.60GHz) 8.9" WSVGA 1GB Memory 4GB SSD Netbook

  • Intel Atom N270(1.60GHz)
  • 1GB Memory 4GB SSD
  • Linux
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Learn more about the ASUS EEEPC900A-PFBB01

General

Brand
ASUS
Series
Eee PC
Model
EEEPC900A-PFBB01
Part#
90OA0KT332011FJU21UQ
Color
Purple

Operating System

OS Provided
Linux

Processor

CPU Type
Intel Atom
CPU Speed
N270(1.60GHz)
CPU FSB
533MHz
CPU L2 Cache
512KB

Chipset

Chipset
Intel Mobile Chipset

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 Speed
DDR2
Memory
1GB

Solid State Drive

SSD
4GB

Dimension & Weight

Dimension
8.86" x 6.70" x 0.79" - 1.33"
Weight
2.20 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
1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack

Audio

Audio
Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
Internal Microphone
Speaker
Built-in stereo speakers

Input Device

Touchpad
Yes
Keyboard
Standard

Card Reader

Card Reader
MMC/SD(SDHC)

Power

AC Adapter
12V, 36W, 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz universal

Battery

Battery
4-cell lithium ion
Battery Life
4.5 hours

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
1 year limited
Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Rene N.
  • 9/16/2009 11:01:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLinux Newbies Need Not Apply

Pros: Extremely portable and good for writing things on the go, surfing the net, on the go, and answering e-mails... on the go. The battery life is decent. Mine lasts about 4.5 hours. I can punch out two or three articles on the ride in on the metro while listening to a podcast, and I'll still have enough juice for the morning meetings.

Cons: The pre-installed Linux distro is bloated. EEEbuntu fit the bill. Easy Peasy Linux also ran nice. The small, internal HDD is not big enough for windows, and it doesn't read/write fast enough even for XP.

Other Thoughts: If you have only lightly played around with Linux, or have never used it, stay away. You won't know where to start. Go pay the extra cash for an XP machine and save yourself the headache. If you're knowledgeable of Linux, this thing will be the best friend you'll have on road trips.

Here's what I did. I slapped on extra RAM, installed a SD card roomy enough for all I need, tweaked the EEEbuntu settings and programs, getting rid of stuff I didn't need, installed Open Office, and tweaked Firefox to store my profile info in RAM. I got a fast netbook with an office suite and web browser that help me get things done. What else do I need? I have my Micro$oft monster at home for web editing and picture management.

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  • Richard R.
  • 9/12/2009 8:24:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat buy if you understand what you are getting

Pros: Very portable, good graphics, decent RAM. Zippy enough for routine browsing. One egg poster obviously had no clue about what they were buying. Not high tech knowledge in my book.

Cons: Small SSD storage, remedied by adding 8 gig Transcend SDHC Class 6 card, only $15. Installed EEEbuntu to SD and use internal drive for storage. Got a cool sticker thingy to make it a little less "girly."

Other Thoughts: Didn't like installed Xandros OS. EEEbuntu much better, hear good things about Easy Peasy too. Xandros only sees 1 gig RAM, EEEbuntu sees up to 2 gigs, easy way to boost performance. Upgraded SSD available for $50 for 16 gig.

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  • BRET S.
  • 9/11/2009 9:55:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage...dont buy it

Pros: cool looking

Cons: Linux is fine except it is hard or impossible to find support. ASUS was no help. Could not load MS office products and could network to my office. Again, ASUS couldn't help...promised a callback. Never happened. Then the updates broke the computer and couldnt start. Tried to get a refund and NEWEGG said no...replacement only. Waste of time and $$$.

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  • Ray F.
  • 9/7/2009 8:06:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAsus Eee PC 900A

Pros: Screen size not bad (I wouldn't want anything smaller). Keyboard does the job, if you have small fingers. CPU is fast enough. The PC is what it is, a small portable laptop/netbook. Good battery life between charges. Great portability. The onboard sound isn't bad. The little speaker is OK, but on my Sennheisher headphones the sound quality is very good. Note that I am using ogg format rather than mp3 Lame off of a portable Flash Stick.

Cons: The Xandros OS is OK, but it takes up 90% of the SSD. If you connect to the internet, The OS will automatically download updates and fill your SSD to 98.5% full. Once this is done, you don't have any room to install the updates. My solution was to turn off the auto update, before I connected to the internet. I lived with this for awhile. Later, I installed Xubuntu and after updates, I have 1.2 Gb of SSD free. Not bad for only 4 GB. Personnaly, I like Xubunto Gnome to Xandros KDE.

Other Thoughts: I use a USB flash stick for my working disk and for holding sound files. It works well. However, I am upgrading to 16 GB for the internal SSD HD. The new memory will be faster. The bottom line is this is a fun little computer to play with. It is easy to carry around and does the job that it was designed to do. For the price, it isn't a bad deal and if you want to change to another OS, it is easily found how to on the net.

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  • Michael R.
  • 9/7/2009 4:48:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat performance, great price.

Pros: Price and portability. Surprising performance for the processor and size of the netbook.

Cons: Small, slow solid state drive.

Other Thoughts: Luckily that one con is easily remedied for a small price. I put in a 16g SSD with a 155/100 R/W speed, which is 5 times faster than the OEM 4 gig. Completely different beast now.


Very capable for something that looks like a kids toy.

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  • Matt H.
  • 9/4/2009 6:08:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally suprised at what this can do.

Pros: This is an extremely portable and lightweight netbook and for the price you can't beat it. I don't think anybody makes them this small anymore but it still has the same CPU as nearly ever netbook currently on the market. The only thing you are sacrificing is the capacity of the Solid state disk. I am starting to get used to the small size of the keyboard, its a good thing I have skinny fingers. My first experiences with Linux are going quite well. I've only run into a few small problems. Automatically connects to my wireless router. It's actually a pretty tasteful shade of purple, be careful your girlfriend might steal it (or you should just buy one for her).

Cons: The 4GB solid state disk is crammed near full with the included Linux distribution.

Other Thoughts: I have switched to Ubuntu Netbook Remix which has a much smaller footprint. Also, I have upgraded the solid state disk to a faster 16GB model. I would highly recommend doing this as it will greatly increase the utility of this laptop.

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  • Effran S.
  • 9/3/2009 1:14:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Netbook

Pros: 1. Lightweight
2. Good screen quality - excellent viewing capability
3. Wireless reception - better than my 1000HE
4. PRICE!!!

Cons: 1. SSD: Stalls when performing too many writes - knew this before I purchased based on previous reviews.
2. Typing is a bit awkward - this was known as well - I keep hitting the "up arrow" key instead of the "shift key" while typing - can be a bit of an annoyance when typing in your passwords.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this system to be a Linux System Only netbook. The 4G SSD is perfect as far as size goes. The speed is .... what it is for the price. When I unpacked the system I:
1. Removed the 1G memory stick and replaced it with a 2G memory stick
2. Connected the Battery
3. Connected a USB key with eeebuntu 3.0 Base
4. Booted to eeebuntu 3.0 and did an advance install.
5. reformatted to
/dev/sda1 2.8GB ext2 /
/dev/sda2 1.1GB ext4 /home
/dev/sda3 8MB "Boot Booster"

EEEBUNTU 3.0 Rocks! make sure you read up on "SSD Optimization" and Linux

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  • Daniel S.
  • 9/2/2009 10:52:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little netbook

Pros: Great , fast little portable netbook.
Atom processor rocks & Intel 945GM graphics do well enough.

Cons: It's purple.
The stock ssd is too small/slow(but I knew this when I bought it.

Other Thoughts: I bought this with the intent of dropping in a Super talent 32gig ssd & a 2 gig stick of ram. I did both & installed Windows 7 rc. It works perfect with full Aero effects & no slowdowns at all. It can even run some older games from early 2000-2003(currently playing XIII)
I am totally in love with my little purple machine.

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  • Christian M.
  • 9/1/2009 5:09:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat! For non multitasking use.

Pros: This computer runs decent with the provided Linux OS. Great for people looking to buy a cheap netbook for high school. You can tell the SSD runs quick.

Cons: About the SSD, it cant quite multitask that well for daily use. Ive tried to run Firefox while download a file, and the computer would come to a halt for a few seconds. Other than that, it stinks not to have a web cam, but who can argue with the price so low.

Other Thoughts: If you need a small computer for browsing the internet and listening to music all on Linux, this is the netbook for you! Other than that, don't get to greedy lol.

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