Asus eee PC

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The ASUSTek eee PC product (also known as a netbook) is a ULCPC running either Linux or Windows XP Home edition. It is available in three sizes.


[edit] Eee PC 1000

  • Operating system: Linux, or windows
  • Intel Atom N270 processor
  • 10 inch display
  • 1024 x 600 display resolution (Max) Can support 1024 x 768 with scrolling or vertical compression
  • 95% full size keyboard.
  • 1 GB RAM (expandable to 2 GB by replacing original card)
  • 40GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 6 cell battery with up to 6 hours on a charge
  • WLAN: 802.11n
  • Bluetooth: YES
  • card reader
  • 3 USB ports, VGA port, mic in, audio in/out, network RJ-45

Eee PC 1000 description - Note the drop down list just above the Eee PC 1000 name to select any of the Eee products.

Alternatively, see also eee PC 1000H which uses Windows XP Home edition as it's operating system. It features a 6-cell 7 hour battery and 160 GB disk drive replacing the SSD. There is also a eee PC 1000HA for less money that is the same as the H except that is has no Bluetooth built-in and does not support the newer mac Wi-Fi 802.11n protocol, just b/g. The latest model, eee PC 1000HE, has a new keyboard that fixes the problem of the position of the right shift key. It has an extended battery life of over 9 hours and is otherwise similar to the 1000H.

1000HE KBD.jpg

The eee PC 1000HD is an older version. The specs on it are a bit fuzzy in that bestbuy and other vendors in the USA do not match the ASUS web site. The processor is a Celeron 900 MHz, there is 120 GB 5400 RPM disk drive, and smaller battery set with about 3.5 hours between charges.

A comparison of the different Specifications (1000/1000H and 900's) can be found here or an even bigger comparison is eee pc comparison.

Of course standard windows programs can be used as eBook Readers. ASUS has added a feature to allow for screen rotation on its windows machines. This can improve the reading experience by providing a full page like display in portrait mode.

HDD Specs: Seagate ST9160827AS

  • Interface: SATA 3.0 GB/s
  • Capacity 160 GB
  • Cache 8 MB
  • Average latency 5.6 ms
  • RPM 5400 RPM
  • Connections: Data & power plugs
  • Form factor 2.5"
  • power: approximately 2 watts.

[edit] Eee PC 900

  • Has an 8.9-in. display
  • native resolution of 1,024 by 600 pixels
  • 1GB of system memory
  • a 1.3-megapixel camera
  • a multi-touch trackpad, (Apple like)
  • 12GB or 20GB solid-state drive (SSD) for storage
  • projected cost $513 (U.S.)

A copy of Microsoft Works, an entry-level application suite, is also included on the XP version of the 900 which has a 12GB SSD. It incorporates Windows Live features like Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging and Windows Live Mail for consolidated e-mail accounts on the user's desktop.

The 901 features an Intel Atom Diamondville CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, an "expanded" battery (listed as 6-cell), and "Super Hybrid Engine" software for power management which will provide a battery life of 4.2 to 7.8 hours. Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi are also included. The 901 uses the Intel 945GSE chipset., meeting the Suggested requirements for Windows Vista Aero. Street price to be about $599.

The 904 HD has a hard disk with 80Gig capacity.

[edit] Eee PC 701

Eee PC 701

Dubbed "Surf XP" and "4G XP."

  • Has a 7-in. display
  • native resolution 800 by 480 pixels
  • 512MB or 1GB memory.
  • 2, 4, or 8 GB SSD
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Stereo speakers
  • Microphone
  • Camera 640x480 (300K)
  • card reader SD/MMC

[edit] For more information

Ultra-cheap sub-notebook matrix sells eBooks for the Eee PC. They are PDF preformatted for a 800x480 pixel screen.

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