Monday, October 06, 2008

Asus Eee PC 900HD dissected


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Celeron and 2.5 inch HDD...

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19 comments:

Lopez-Vito said...

jkk - the 2.5" hdd is sata right? And can the hdd be accessed from behind? Through a panel at the back where you also get to the ram?

If so, this can make for a good upgrade possibility with a Patriot ssd or the like.

jhford said...

JKK:
You indicate it has a Celeron. I thought it had an Atom. Also, I don't see where one could install an internal WWAN card, do you?
Thanks

Lopez-Vito said...

I believe the 900HA is the one with the atom. The 900HD came into the FCC 1st and just sports a celeron 900 processor.

jhford said...

Thanks Lopez-Vito. My bad.

Anonymous said...

I have been contemplating buying a netbook for some time now but I still cant justify spending 300-500 on a secondary computer when I could get everything you could dream of short of a blu-ray and DDR3 on a 13 inch chassis weighing 4-5 lbs. for $1200. Do three diagonal inches make that big of a difference?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9027714&type=product&id=1218010176167

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220336

Anonymous said...

"Do three diagonal inches make that big of a difference?"

No, but the$700-900 price difference does.

Anonymous said...

IS it possible to transplant an HP Mini-Note Keyboard (or buy a better replacement keyboard from a 3rd party that was like the HP Mini-Note Keyboard) and put this onto the Asus 904HA (the larger version with the 8.9 inch screen and ADD touch screen)?

So you would have a 6 cell battery 8.9 inch touch screen machine with HP Mini-Note-like Keyboard, of course you would add 3G too!

Anonymous said...

how big is the casing compared to the 900?
or is it the same?

Anonymous said...

Asus 904HA battery is more 9 cells than 6 cells

Dynamo

Anonymous said...

904 case is bigger than standard 900 case (as it is the same basic system as the 1000 but it has the 8.9 inch screen size). So, there is room maybe for this HP Note style keyboard PLUS jkk's touch screen MOD as well.

Anonymous said...

I think they did a step backwards with the larger screen hinge. The 904 looks less nice than the 901 screenwise.

Anonymous said...

The significance of 3 inches, 3 lb, and $600 difference, between 90x series and a 13", depends on your needs.

For me, 3 lb and $600 is significant savings. Sure, the 901 isn't really up to the demands of A/V processing etc. - but I don't want to use ANY notebook for such anyway, and the 901 serves its intended purpose just fine. (The smaller size is another bonus imo.)

Anonymous said...

NEED - GOOD KEYBOARD so HP Mini-Note is the defacto best Nebook keyboard there is, period. Also - NEED Touch Screen (as can then eliminate touch pad, use only a mouse like with Everun Note, and as a result might be able to reduce size of the unit maybe to be smaller with a good keyboard like you want)?

For portable unit (then look to Everun Note as maybe the best small light weight and pocketable in baggy pants or summer shorts with big pockets). Problem there is battery life that might be solved by Q1 or Q2 of 2009 when many manufactures might be using a different screen, using a new tech with touch screen and sunlight readable as well due out in Q1, that only uses about 2-3 watts meaning longer portable battery life. We also might see these screens on cell phones, etc?

Anonymous said...

Does the Asus PC Eee 900HA use an Atheros-Chipset based wifi card? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yes, it does.

Anonymous said...

i just bought the 900 with the 30gb hdd a few months ago
and now this came up.
worst still, this is the same price as my eee pc.

im in malaysia btw. they scrapped the 30gb version and replaced it with this.

it looks like a sata connector...
omgosh, i want sata!

Anonymous said...

I apologize for not being technically advanced. But I thought someone here would know if I made the right choice.
I just purchased the Asus Eee PC 900HD, Pink, with Celeron 353 processor from Best Buy for $249. I just need to have good wireless internet connection for email and browsing my Real Estate websites. It has a 4-cell Lithium battery, how long should that last with this usage?
Thank you for any information you would be willing to take the time to share,

Anonymous said...

I bought the Eee 900HD/XP a couple of weeks ago to suppliment my Lenovo full sized. Been a real nice, small pc to carry through the airports and access e-mail and various programs. Other than a very small non-annoying difference in speed, this little jewel does everything the Lenovo does and actually some things faster due to the low overhead. Just saw the Acer equivalent on sale at CompUSA only with the 1.6Mhz Atom processor for about $249. Wish I had waited.

Anonymous said...

I have the 900HD/XP and compared it to a friends 900HA. Little or no difference in output speed even though the processors are 900hz vs. 1.6Mhz. I appears that output speed is sacrificed in the Atom due to cache and other factors.

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