Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Asus Eee PC 901 fully dissected, future plans revailed


Like I said, Asus has some plans for the 901..

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Marked on the empty places under the mainboard:

- 3GCARD
- IDE3

Bad news is that the 3G card place doesn't have the connector... but IDE 3 has.. and 4GB primary SSD is not soldered..

Testing soon..

Thanks Bit-Tech.net

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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

When you get yours, it would be interesting to check if there are any obvious signs of plans for 3G antennae on the PCBs. Maybe they would need to be in the display area though? I'm now considering whether or not to integrate 3G in my 701 after all and wait for the 901 instead... with or without stock 3G.

JKK said...

I will check, test and let you know..

Travis said...

I wonder how similar the 1000 mobo is to the 901 mobo?

Rafael said...

I don't think the EEE 901 is a good idea... since the MSI Wind is coming out soon with more attractive specs and about the same price... also the EEE 1000H coming, turning the EEE 901 to the same case of 900, which was stopped. And the size factor, 1 inch i don't think is so much difference, since the 10 inch ones fit in any backpack.

Travis said...

I'm seriously considering the Wind as a Christmas present for myself.

Ayush said...

any1 think the msi wind is lacking sumthing? it seems like the sensible choice that i dont really want to make, and go for the stupidly small 901.

PrAdStEr said...

Are you trying to solder a 3G chip on the motherboard? Please let us know if you were successful at that and how easy is it to swap the sim card in and out of the chip on-the-go.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't even consider the 901. I'd look more at the Wind or the Acer, the Acer and Wind look better and for the same price you could pimp up a basic Acer one and have a better PC then the 901.
Asus has lost the plot, what was the point of the 900 anyway!

Britman

Anonymous said...

Britman sounds like a bitter old woman.

the 900 is a fine machine.

the 901 has a few extra bells and whistles.

the eee pc is the original, all the competitors still can't approach its size, SSD, simplified version of linux.

people that talk smack on asus are closet dell bacla (tagalog)

langgam said...

to anonymous hitting on britman

asus was first on cheap umpc's, but that doesn't mean it will always be the best

i'm sorry that you already bought a 900, but the wind semms to be a better machine...

people make mistakes... you did, now get over it...

and stop calling people names

Matthew said...

The reason the 901's 3G card slot doesn't have the connector is because Asus will probably do something stupid like offer built in HSDPA but ONLY through a carrier that the strike a deal with to sell more units.

In which case I'd buy the connector and a competing 3G module and do it myself without Asus telling me who I'm going to do data business with..... I'm the boss...

Anonymous said...

Ok i got my eee few days ago and mine doesnt have the ide3 connector soldered there's just room for it marked ide3 ;/
and i dont know why my ee yould be so stuborn to use hos ram on 400MHz/CL$ when o i put that ram onto another laptop it was running at 533 when i upgraded it to 2gb module from that laptop (noone ill notice 1 gig missing :-) ee used it ad 533MHz/cl4

Hugo said...

JKK, all of these IDE connectors (with exception of the IDE3 zif one) and the wifi / 3G connectors seem like identical PCI-E mini ports to me. Is it possible to swap them or install cards on the said IDE slots?

JKK said...

You can only use the pcie slots for the specific use... meaning, 3G slot for normal pcie cards like 3g... wifi for only wifi ( bios locket ) and ide connectors for SSDs

lathish said...

Are you trying to solder a 3G chip on the motherboard? Please let us know if you were successful at that and how easy is it to swap the sim card in and out of the chip on-the-go.

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john

JKK said...

Latish, yes:

http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-to-internal-3g-hsdpa-on-asus-eee-pc.html

Anonymous said...

Is there any possibility to connect a hdd instead of the SSD-drive to IDE2?
I don't have the IDE3 slot.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

yes you can. you just need a sata hdd and this: http://www.r3cube.com/r3cube//index.php?act=viewProd&productId=42

your welcome

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