Monday, October 13, 2008

Asus Eee PC 901 3.5G HSUPA unboxed. New features found too.


Yep, soon you don't have to mod it for 3G anymore..

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Sim card slot behind the battery ready for some mobility..

But that's not all. When I first checked the details at Asus site, I noticed thay say it will have 16GB SSD. I was worried that they might use the slow SSD found on 900A and on some others, but I'm happy to tell that that's not the case:

Eee PC 901 3.5G has 8GB SLC SSD for OS and 8GB MLC SSD for storage. On other 901s there is only 4GBs for OS, so this is good upgrade. You can easily upgrade the second SSD but not the first one. You can check the speed difference of SLC and MLC from here.

I don't yet have any official prices, but we have info that it will be 399 euros at T-Mobile Germany.



901 3.5G unboxing at Mobile01

Details, News and Links for Asus Eee 901






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43 comments:

germanDream said...

hey jkk is this 901 3.5G shipped with zif connector again or do we need your zif adapter mod (ssd slot, please post a link if this thing is available to buy) to upgrade hdd? are there any information about an eee 901 with hdd. maybe instead of touchscreen?
thanks

germanDream said...

additional: do you know whether it has hsdpa too?

Scott said...

Hi JKK,

in France with SFR, it's 279€ with a 29,90€/month 3G subscription (24 month).

Here is mine:

http://www.netbook3g.com/netbook-3g/deballage-photo-du-eeepc-901-3g-de-sfr

JeffBlagnac said...

Also in France : http://www.netbook3g.com/netbook-3g/deballage-photo-du-eeepc-901-3g-de-sfr
Prices :
- 399€
- 279€ with 29,90€/month for 2 years minimum
- 279€ with 34,90€/month for 1 year minimum
http://www.sfr.fr/mobile/internet-ultra-portable.jspe

JeffBlagnac said...

Hi Scott, funny, I posted at same time about your 901 3.5G unboxing ;-)

germanDream said...

Processeur intel Atom 1.6GHz
1Go de RAM
Disque SSD de 16Go (il semblerait que ce soit 2×8Go, je vous le confirme ASAP)
Wifi B/G
Module 3G HSUPA Huawei EM770
Pas de bluetooth !
Batterie 6 cellules

hey you said in your blog there is only wifi b/g is n missing for real? as far as i know the 901 has wifi b/g/n???

germanDream said...

its a pity that bluetooth is missing also!!!! there was just one upgrade(3G) and lots of "downgrades"... :-(

Peter said...

No BlueTooth ?!?! I waited for this 3G model and now I still have to get the normal 901 :(
Very disappointing!

RAQ said...

This is so annoying I sold my Eee PC 901 which I adored a month after I bought it for half the price because 4Gb for the OS just wasn't enough. I reccently bought a Eee PC 1000H for more than the asking price since it was thhe last one, though I love the 1000H. I am dual booting Windows XP and Windows Vista Ultimate at the moment.

Anonymous said...

in Fact, for the Wifi N and the BT is depend of the 3G provider : caus for Asus the The inclusion of 802.11n and Bluetooth capabilities is operator dependent.
=> http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=12905

SFR (Vodafone paterner) :
- Base EEE PC 901
- SDD 16 (8 SLC + 8 MLC)
- 6 Cells
- 3G modem : Huawei EM770
- Wifi B/G
- no BT
=> http://www.netbook3g.com/netbook-3g/deballage-photo-du-eeepc-901-3g-de-sfr

Dynamo

JLM said...

Wifi b/g?
No N?
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Not good news...

ItalianEEE said...

Very good news about the 1st SSD module.
And I'm very happy about the 3.5G module, I need it.
But I'ld rather prefer Bluetooth too.

David said...

It's just a shame that is so bloody ugly. I went to my local electronics store and held my 900 up to the 901 on display - watch an ugly computer the 901 is. The touchpad is also goofy, I agree with JKK from his first review - they feel funny. The performance is nice, but the looks are hideous.

The 900A has the looks of the 900, but that glossy top just ruins it. Shame on ASUS for trying to copy Apple's ugly, glossy design.

Still - internal 3G isn't bad ...

Anonymous said...

JKK, is the wifi card Linux friendly, Atheros or..?

Peter said...

I suppose now the wait is on for yet another new Asus model, the S101-with-3G - that would make the S101 a *real* "business-netbook". Since that is how they are marketing it.

Peter said...

I suppose now the wait is on for yet another new Asus model, the S101-with-3G - that would make the S101 a *real* "business-netbook". Since that is how they are marketing it.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Peter: the S101 also needs internal 3G...

Anonymous said...

That 3.5G modem better be UMTS 900 capable. It is spreading well all over the world and 900 MHz is the (only) realistic frequency for providing good coverage, with 60% less signal degradation. In addition covering everything with 2.1 GHz would just be too expensive, and it doesn't penetrate buildings as well as 900 MHz.

JKK said...

I belive it's using EM770 from Huawei .. it's not 900Mhz 3G..

David said...

JKK - I know you haven't gotten the computer yet, but do you think it would be possible to mod the 900 to use this new 3G unit? How viable would that be, do you think? I'm not too crazy about opening up my 900 and soldering things around on it ...

Anonymous said...

JKK - you mention the internal SLC SSD is not easily upgradable. Do you mean because you'd have to open the entire case as opposed to just the back door for the 2nd MLC SSD, or do you mean because there is no source for the smaller internal SSD ???

Also - I've been wondering if the dell mini9 SSDs have the same pinout as the asus ones ??? Do they have the same physical dimensions as the asus internal SSD ? would they fit ? what is their master/slave setting ?

Sorry for asking so many questions. I wish these things were clearly documented in the various sites offering these SSDs for sale.

ItalianEEE said...

Eee PC 901 GO is coming to the Italian market in late October:
http://www.eeepc.it/ufficiale-eeepc-901-go-35g-integrato-in-italia-da-fine-ottobre/

germanDream said...

901GO available for preoders in germany...
it says there is blutooth and wifi n integrated??!! A dream comming true????
:
Asus Eee PC 901GO mit Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz (schwarz/XP/UMTS)

- 8,9" WideVGA TFT Display, Auflösung 1024x600
- 1024 MB DDR2-RAM Arbeitsspeicher
- 4 GB onboard + 12 GB Solid State Disk
- Intel GMA 950 Grafikchip
- Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz Prozessor
- 10/100 Ethernet
- WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth
- HSDPA integriert
- 3x USB
- SD/MMC-Reader
- 1,3 MP Webcam
- Multitouch Trackpad
- QWERTZ Keyboard Layout
- VGA Ausgang und Line-Out
- Lautsprecher & Mikrofon
- ca. 5 Stunden Akkulaufzeit (6 Zellen/6600mAh)
- Windows XP Home
- 2 Jahre PickUp & Return Garantie
price: 399 €

Anonymous said...

germanDream: Nice, hope its true now then I will get one for sure. Were did you get the facts ?

Anonymous said...

http://www.t-online-shop.de/tonline/urwfilter/catalog/do/action/ShowProductDetail/productId/48503/pn/ASUS+Eee+PC+901GO+UMTS+8%2C9%22+sw/index.html

Anonymous said...

http://expert.de/expert/productstart.action?id=4915

germanDream said...

sorry specs already changed.. seems as if bluetooth won't be available... damn!

germanDream said...

http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=39580&p=9

to have it complete jkk recommends to buy an eee 901Go, solder bt and swap wifi card

i am doing so as soon as my 901Go arrives

Anonymous said...

JKK: do you have the drivers for the xandros OS to use
fidodido touchscreen?

JKK said...

i tried to install touch to xandros but i'm too noob for that... sorry

.. it didn't have any drivers but i tried to follow some instructions...

Srv-02 said...

Hey JKK!

My Austrian 901Go has no Bluetooth or Draft-N WLAN Card, but it has one single 16GB PCI-e SSD.

:)

amoult said...

@Srv-02 Can you check is which kind of ssd it has? slow MCL or faster SLC type of memory? ..initial information was that it should have 8gig of fast ssd and 8gig of slow one. I'm fearing that they have swapped it to cheaper one.

Does anyone know which kind of connector is used for internal 3G? Is it soldered or can it be easily swapped when UMTS900 cabaple cards become available?

Anonymous said...

hey !!
anyone who knows something about whether asus will release a 1000Go too????
Jkk: at least its possible to solder a 3G card into the 1000, isnt it??
thx

Srv-02 said...

@amoult
It is one single slow MLC SSD.

The 3G card is PCI-e. I haven't opened it yet, but i see it when the back cover is open. It is exactly the same spot where it should be on the standard 901.

I ordered a fast 16GB SLC from mydigitaldiscount, but suddenly there appeared thousands of cache write errors on xp and now it is impossible to boot the ssd (BSOD: unmountable_boot_volume) and I can't even modify the partition table with gparted, fdisk, cfdisk or xfdisk.
Is it possible that this ssd is not compatible with the 901go because it has no "first ssd"?
Please give me advice! :(

ItalianEEE said...

- World preview -
Eee PC 1000H GO is coming to the Italian market (in partnership with "TIM" mobile operator)!
In addition to the peculiar 3.75G (HSPA) module, luckily it has got 802.11n and Bluetooth too.

ItalianBari said...

In Italy, Eee PC 901 GO has a *single* *fast* 16 GB SSD (SATA ASUS-JM S41 with Samsung chip).
Review and benchmark tests:
http://www.eeepc.it/recensione-eeepc-901go-hardware-benchmark/

Anonymous said...

When will the 3G 901 be available in the U.S and CANADA ? Will it be locked or unlocked ? Thanks.

Jerry said...

Nice, here in Sweden we have the 901Go with bluetooth and Wifi-n :) going to buy it as soon as it comes to the store.

Anonymous said...

Make sure you get the 8700mAh battery and not the 6600mAh.

Anonymous said...

The Finnish 901 Go also has a single fast 16 GB SSD.

F. said...

Does anyone know how to unlock the SIM card limitation on the French SFR eeePC ?

Anonymous said...

i have seen your videos on youtube and i love them.
is this laptop only avalible if u go onto a 3G contact or can you just buy it and put a pay as you go sim card into it?
thanks for any info

Rahul Balana said...

So nice that they are using the SLC's instead of MLC's for OS

Hey can anyone tell me about a company that sells SLC SSD's???

And where the hell are the benchmarks???

Reply at balanarahul@gmail.com

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