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Asus EeePC 900 only $339 at OnlineComputer for OCAU special

Posted By: spodosaurus, posted 2008/11/29 02:50
For those of you who are into computers and computer forums you'll probably already have come across the ocerclockers.com.au (OCAU) forums (free to join, useful place for help). In the sponsors specials section OnlineComputer is clearing out old Asus EeePC 900 stock with the 12GB SSD (solid state drive) version going for only $339! ($415 for the 30GB hard drive version). At this price, if you cannot afford the latest and greatest $600+ models in the netbook range you might want to seriously consider the EeePC 900.

Relevant details:

The EeePC 900 (not to be confused with the 900HA or 901, these are different computers) weighs only 0.99kg.

The EeePC 900 is an 8.9" netbook based on the Intel celeron m CPU. This differs from the $475-$600 dollar netbooks in that the newer ones run the intel Atom CPU - a better/newer CPU.

Further, this model does not have the long life 6 cell battery, only the original 3 cell battery.

Like other netbooks it comes with XP Home.

It also has wireless b/g built in but not Wireless N. For only $339, though, it's a steal.

http://au.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=24&l2=164&l3=0&l4=0&model=2152&modelmenu=2
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  • photographyisart2008/11/30 22:18:16
    Does anyone have any of these EeePC's? Are they any good?
  • nod2008/11/30 23:38:54
    a friend just bought a samsung 10 or 8" can't remember which but I was surprised by the quality of the screen. It was great.
    They are still a bit too small for me as I would need to work off it.
  • spodosaurus2008/12/01 05:02:59
    photographyisart
    Does anyone have any of these EeePC's? Are they any good?


    I don't know of anyone using the EeePC 900 at the moment. My wife and I each have the 1000H and are very happy with it. The 900 has less battery life (2.5hrs vs 5hrs) and a slower CPU. It's also an inch smaller in screen size and with a smaller keyboard. Finally, it's using the older celeron m CPU whereas all new netbooks are using the Intel Atom CPU. That said, this EeePC 900 is about the half price of the 1000H.
  • queenshrew2008/12/01 11:35:52
    spodosaurus
    I don't know of anyone using the EeePC 900 at the moment. My wife and I each have the 1000H and are very happy with it. The 900 has less battery life (2.5hrs vs 5hrs) and a slower CPU. It's also an inch smaller in screen size and with a smaller keyboard. Finally, it's using the older celeron m CPU whereas all new netbooks are using the Intel Atom CPU. That said, this EeePC 900 is about the half price of the 1000H.


    I have a 1000H too.

    I love it! I took it overseas for nearly 3 weeks..and it is very acute at connecting to wireless broadband (even other people's haha). My dad's older Apple laptop could not find some of the networks my 1000H picked up.

    The kb took a little getting used to, due to the touchpad (Initially, my palm kept hitting the palm rest and doing weird things..but after adjusting the way I type..it's all fine).

    I also find that you can't go on one user and open multiple tasks then without logging off, switch to another user to check their email - as I often get the blue screen of death! Logging out properly solved the problem.

    I even uploaded a few movies and watched them on it. Overall.. neat little thing! Battery lasts about 4hours for me.. which is decent enough as I often find a plug somewhere to recharge.

    Not sure how long the 900's battery lasts..but I can tell you that if it only lasts 1 hour..it's more hassle than worth it!!! My extremely ancient Toshiba laptop only lasts about 30min on battery (Obviously the battery was stuffed)...Drove me crazy! :(
  • spodosaurus2008/12/01 14:52:19
    queenshrew

    I also find that you can't go on one user and open multiple tasks then without logging off, switch to another user to check their email - as I often get the blue screen of death! Logging out properly solved the problem.

    Not sure how long the 900's battery lasts..but I can tell you that if it only lasts 1 hour..it's more hassle than worth it!!! My extremely ancient Toshiba laptop only lasts about 30min on battery (Obviously the battery was stuffed)...Drove me crazy! :(


    Fast user switching has never been a really great feature of XP, I've always found it buggy, even on brand new systems with SP3.

    Regarding the battery life of the 900, the battery is half the size of the 1000H battery (also contributing to the lower weight of the 900) and you'll get 2-2.5 hours out of it if you don't have all the features switched on and the screen at maximum brightness.

    For the 1000H I often get 5 hours of battery life, but I play with the hardware settings to eek out that extra 30-45 minutes. You can even buy a cheap 12 cell battery for it from Deal Extreme that, according to the comments of one owner on the whirlpool.net.au thread about the 1000H/A, works an absolute treat.

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