Sunday, July 20, 2008

Eee...

Yup. Finally got one, an Eeepc. This is the 901 series with Intel Atom processor :D

The box: demo-ing the white EEE 901.

Glossy Black: Sexy Eee 901 with Opera 9.5 being installed

Specs for the EeePc 901 are:

Intel Atom N270 1.6ghz
Intel I945G chipset
1gb ddr2 ram
12gb SSD(4gb + 8gb)
Wireless B/G/N
Bluetooth
6cell 6600mah battery
8.9" lcd

IMO, this version of the Eee is far superior than its competitors, such as the Acer Aspire One, Hp Mininote and Msi Wind. Especially in the design department, the glossy black really stands out(fingerprint magnet get). Battery life is also superior, with Windows XP reporting about 6hours fully charged(although it'll last about 4.5hours at full speed).

Price? Yours for only RM1699. I think it might be a little expensive for a sub-notebook, but I guess it's all worth it considering you get a bigger battery, bluetooth, windows XP and wireless-n. This alone pretty much seperates it from the competition.

I played around with it and brought it over to my nephew's full moon celebration. My relatives were quite impressed with the Eee and they seem to be quite interested in getting one as well.

Undoubtedly the sub-notebook will be a very popular a very popular niche soon in town. I would probably expect people lurking about in Starbucks or Mcd with their Eees, Wind, AAO, Mininote etc.

Oh and did I say the Eee was mine? Nah, it belongs to my mom. I handed it back to her this morning :(

2 comments:

KoKo said...

The reason I would prefer a Wind, or an Eee 1000, is that the 901 (and 900 and 7001) have tiny keyboards that I can't type at full speed on (I tried), and which would drive me crazy after a few hours.

The current Wind with the 3-cell battery has worse battery life, but a new 6-cell version should be out in a few months. It appears to have a usable keyboard.

The Eee 1000 has a similar sized keyboard, but it costs about $100 more than the Wind (though that might be changing.)

Kclee said...

keyboard is indeed smaller than usual. But it's not that hard to get used to. As for the eee1000, they had a price-cut recently, and I think it'll be on the same price as the 6-cell msi wind.