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ASUS Eee PC 901

ASUS Eee PC 901

ASUS EEE PC 901 specifications

CPU:................................................ ............................................ Intel Atom, 1600 MHz

Display:................................................ ............................ 8.9 inches, 1024 x 600 dots

RAM:............................................... ........... 2 GB]

Hard disk: ............................... 8-12 GB (depending on the installed OS)

Graphics:................................................ ............................................... Intel 910GML Express

Ports and connectors: .............................................. .............................. 3xUSB 2.0, VGA, LAN

Communications:................................................ ............................. Wi-Fi, LAN 100 Mbps [expand to 300 Mbps]

Dimensions: ................................................ .................................................. ..270 x 225 x 34 mm

Weight:................................................ .................................................. ...................................... 1.14 kg

Pre-installed OS: ................................. Linux or Windows XP Home Edition

ASUS Eee PC 901 is a portable computer that has become a worthy alternative to expensive portable laptops. The computer has got a larger display than previous Eee PC models with a diagonal of 8.9 inches and an updated Intel Atom processor.

BACKGROUND

Traditionally, expensive compact laptops were created for businessmen who are quite capable of spending the extra $ 2,000 to purchase a mobile companion for business trips. The ASUS Eee PC line has a slightly different purpose. These computers (the manufacturer deliberately avoids the term "laptop" in relation to Her PC) are created as a universal portable solution for the general user, from schoolchildren and students who can use the novelty for study, and ending with travelers and tourists, whom Her PC will allow to quickly view or edit taken photos and at the same time will not greatly burden the travel backpack. Eee PC stands for Easy to Learn, Easy to Play, Easy to Work, emphasizing that the computer was created as the most massive compact solution for study, entertainment and work. Of course, we had to sacrifice something for the sake of compactness and lower cost of the device. As a result, the first model of Eee PC was deprived of an optical drive, the amount of user memory was only 4 GB, and the display turned out to be incredibly small - only 7 inches, and even with a non-standard resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. True, in subsequent modifications, in particular the EeePC 901, the manufacturer increased the screen diagonal to 8.9 inches, and the amount of user memory was 12 GB.

APPEARANCE

Unlike other inexpensive devices, the appearance of ASUS Eee PC 901 is very attractive - without any hint of cheapness, and the quality of plastic would do credit to much more expensive products. The appearance of the computer is really very impressive, which is partly achieved by its tiny dimensions and pleasant body colors. The device fits easily into a business briefcase or briefcase, and the 1.14 kg weight is barely felt when compared to standard laptops.

The main advantage of the new item over the UMPC is its form factor. Visually, the Eee PC 901 resembles a reduced copy of a regular laptop, so the user does not have to learn non-standard ergonomics and get used to a different control method, as is the case with the UMPC. However, the keys of the device are somewhat reduced in comparison with ordinary laptops, we have already seen something similar in the first model of its PC. At first, this is uncomfortable when typing large amounts of text, but over time you can get used to it. There is also a card reader, which in this case will help to increase the amount of built-in memory. The screen resolution of the Asus Eee PC 901 is 1024 x 600 pixels, which makes it comfortable to work with web pages, office applications and other programs.

CAPABILITIES

ASUS Eee PC 901 is powered by an Intel Atom processor with a clock speed of 1600 MHz. The amount of RAM available initially is large SD cards (up to 32 GB). Let's make a reservation right away that when evaluating the device's performance, we avoided direct comparisons with traditional laptops. This simply does not make sense, since the manufacturer provides for completely different tasks for its PC 901. In particular, the computer coped perfectly with working with office programs, watching movies and websites. Not very resource-intensive games on Her PC also work well.

Wireless data transfer is represented by Wi-Fi technology, but the Bluetooth function in the computer is clearly lacking.

OPERATING SYSTEM AND AUTONOMY

The Asus Eee PC 901 is available in two flavors - Linux or Windows Mobile.The good news is that a disc with all the necessary drivers for Windows was supplied with the computer. In terms of battery life, the Eee PC showed very good results - 3.5 hours without recharging. In part, this is facilitated not only by a good 6600 mAh battery, but also by a low-voltage processor and a less power-hungry SSD drive. Traditionally, the most active effect on battery life is watching movies at maximum volume or constant use of the wireless module. As for reading books and documents, as well as e-mail, such processes allow the device to work without recharging for about three hours. The battery charges in about 1.2 hours.

RESULTS

Eee PC 901 copes with its tasks quite successfully. It is quite capable of replacing a PDA with a QWERTY keyboard, which many business people take with them on trips, as well as a compact laptop. The advantage of the device over the UMPC is that its PC 901 is objectively much more convenient to operate. It is possible that some ordinary laptop owners will purchase the Eee PC 901 in addition to their laptops, especially to take it on trips. Indeed, in terms of compactness, the novelty surpasses any of the modern laptops. Among the main advantages of the Eee PC 901 are compact dimensions and light weight, the use of an Intel Atom processor and a larger screen diagonal.

"+" High-quality assembly, Enlarged display, Affordable price

"-" Small amount of memory