Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Eee PC 901 internals hint future upgrades and options


Asus is clearly not telling everything yet..

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First the bad news; it looks like the SSD is still 2 separate drives as there are only 4 flash modules/ side on the psi-e card.. 2 x 8 = 16 so to make 20GBs there needs to be 4GB separate SSD.. above screenshot proofs it.


Then the good ones; There is a place for the SIM card and extra PCI-E slot.. 3G HSDPA option!

and if you look at the shape and the size of that hole.. and the zif connector near it, you can see it's for 1.8 inch drive.

Big HDD or super fast SSD anyone?!

So expect wwan and bigger drive options/upgrades in near future...

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope the 901 cost as much as the 900

DB.RUN.DMC. said...

im pretty much sold on that amd umpc if the price is right and if it has ssd that will be one of the two umpc im planning on buying. the other is a toss up between the ace aspire/eee901 it just depends on the price of the 901.

Anonymous said...

can you add a zif hard drive on that right now? please see if you can. thanks.

Jim said...

I noticed on your earlier post with those pics that on the topside there were some big clumps of unpopulated pads on the pcb. Wonder what they have planned?

bigCamel said...

Hi JKK,
did you take those pictures? Can you tell which Atom Processor the 901 uses? N230 or N270, with or without Hyperthreading?
Thx a lot

Anonymous said...

Hi JKK, I am planing to buy a UMPC, but don't know what should I choose. Definitely I want SSD (it's faster and solid), just wander between eeePC 900 or to wait for 901 or 1000 or another brand I don't mind. Somewhere I have read that Atom processor is not good as Intel Celeron, that it is just more economic for the batery's life, but lacks of performance. I did the math and, if I buy the eeePc 900 and buy extra 2GB RAM and SDHC 16GB or buy the eeePC 1000 it will cost me about the same... Just don't know about the processor... and off course the eeePC 1000 will be bigger and a bit heavier... What you think?

Anonymous said...

Hi JKK,

Can you confirm if the keyboard size is the same on the 901 and 900 please?

Thanks

JKK said...

yes, 100% same keyboard.

tox said...

Who makes the flash controller?

JKK said...

Phison is the controller make just like on 900

simlan said...

Does the 901 feature a LED backlight?

Anonymous said...

is the ssd in the eee pc 1.8" or 2.5" size ?

JKK said...

yep, LED

SSD is asus made special pcie, size 4gb is 3 x 5 cm and 16gb is 3 x 7 cm

Anonymous said...

Any recommendations on a good place to buy the 1.8 zif drive and where can I get the zip ribbon cable

Thanks

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