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ASUS Eee PC 900HA 8.9-Inch Netbook Black (Review)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Executive Summary about Comparison to Acer Aspire One by Michael Morgan

I have the Acer Aspire One and the Asus 900HA and have installed memory upgrades on both. Although they are very similar (Atom processor, 160GB HD, 8.9″ screen, 1GB RAM installed, Windows XP Home, etc) there are important differences worth mentioning.

(1) Size and weight: Asus wins here. 4-cell Asus is about 1″ narrower in both width and height and a little lighter than the 6-cell Acer (the 1″ height difference is due to the protruding battery from the back of the Acer).

(2) Screen brightness: Acer wins here. Also the default Windows icons are much larger on the Asus (icon size can be adjusted using Windows).

(3) Upgrading: Asus wins big here. Remove a bottom panel with two screws from the Asus and you can easily swap out the single 1GB memory module for a 2GB module that costs about $30. The Acer is another story. Some genius at Acer decided to solder 512MB onto the motherboard, thus limiting the max memory to 1.5GB. (more…)

ASUS Eee PC 900HA 8.9-Inch Netbook Black

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 Product Description
The new Eee PC 900HA offers you more options for your mobile computing needs, providing the power of a full-sized laptop–with the latest Intel mobile processor and a 160 GB hard drive–in a compact body with an 8.9-inch screen. Coupled with the ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine, you’ll also enjoy up to 5 hours of battery life with this Windows-powered laptop.

•    Operating system: Windows XP Home
•    Internal memory: 160 GB hard disk drive (HDD)
•    RAM: 1 GB DDR2
•    Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom
•    Memory expansion: Slot for MMC/SD(SDHC) cards
•    LCD: 8.9 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels
•    Networking: 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), 10/100 Fast Ethernet
•    Peripheral connectivity: Three USB 2.0
•    External video: One VGA
•    External audio: One headphone and one microphone port
•    Webcamera: Yes, 0.3 megapixels (VGA)
•    Battery life: up to 5 hours
•    Weight: 2.5 pounds (40 ounces)
•    Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.7 x 1.33 inches (more…)