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ASUS Eee PC 901

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1311 reviews of ASUS Eee PC 901. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and portability. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the touchpad and keyboard, while views are divided on the energy efficiency.

usability, performance, size, portability, battery

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS Eee PC 901 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for ASUS Eee PC 901


alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of ASUS Eee PC 901 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the size and reliability are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the keyboard.

usability, portability, performance, reliability, size


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Eee PC 901 W006 Netbook, Linux Preloaded, 1GB RAM, 20GB SSD (Pearl White)ASUS Eee PC 901 W006 Netbook, Linux Preloaded, 1GB RAM, 20GB SSD (Pearl White)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for ASUS Eee PC 901


alaTest has collected and analyzed 586 user reviews of ASUS Eee PC 901 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the touchpad. Many are negative about the keyboard.

usability, performance, portability, size, reliability


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Eee PC 901 8.9-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB Solid State Drive, 20 GB Eee Storage, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) PearASUS Eee PC 901 8.9-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB Solid State Drive, 20 GB Eee Storage, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) Pear

Mar, 2019


Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Asus Eee PC 901 20G Linux Edition


Now with 'Atom Inside', is the original still the best? Andy finds out.

Brimming with features and with a new CPU and better battery, the Eee PC 901 personifies exactly the spirit in which the original was created. It may be a bit more expensive than the original and lack a more comfortable keyboard, but for a balance of...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Asus Eee PC 901 notebook


When Asus launched its Eee PC 900 back in May it was seen as a logical upgrade to the original 701 as it offered more memory, a larger screen and better webcam. Little did we know it would be superseded so soon by the Eee PC 901. So what are the...

Better battery, uses Atom CPU, new trackpad and mouse buttons

Heavier, same keyboard as 900

It's hard to get truly excited about the Asus Eee PC 901 as it's not so much a re-invention of the 900 but what should have been released in the first place. The improved battery life is tempered by the heavier weight and while the Asus Eee PC may no...

Jun, 2008

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Asus Eee PC 901 review


Still haven't decided on the right mini laptop for you? Thanks to the latest Eee PC, that decision just got a lot harder…

The original and still the best by a good margin, just not a £120 one

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Dave James (

Asus Eee PC 901 review


How does the latest Atom-based Eee fare in an increasingly crowded marketplace?

Screen's still lovely ; Six cell battery as standar ; Stylish new chassis

Unresponsive touchpad ; Retains external powerbrick ; Much chunkier than the 701

Jun, 2008

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Asus Eee PC 901 review


The Eee PC was the original netbook, and its sales figures meant Asus could have been forgiven for sitting on their laurels.

Long time companion. The original netbook has kept up well, even if it's not perfect.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Asus Eee PC 901 review


At first glance, there's little to separate the latest 901 version of the Asus mini-laptop from the 900 model that was released less than two months ago. So now the casework is subtly restyled, giving gentler rounded corners, and the finish is...

The Eee PC 901 remains an attractive proposition for computing on the move. With its larger battery and lower-power processor, it’s not far from achieving a full working day’s use without the use of mains power - and that ought to be the goal for any...

Jun, 2008

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Asus - EeePC 901 on Orange mobile broadband


Asus can be credited with having started the whole netbook idea off (at least in its current incarnation - we haven't forgotten Psion). Even if you want to argue against that proposition, perhaps opting for Intel ...

We think taking on a 24-month contract, when both mobile broadband and the netbook area are so volatile and fast changing, might seem like a bad idea six months down the line. But it is not difficult to see why Asus is at the top of the netbook tree.

Jan, 2009

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Asus Eee PC 901 netbook computer


The latest update of the original netbook

Dec, 2008

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Asus Eee PC 901


The 9in Eee PC finally gets the Atom it's been waiting for, but is it enough to keep it top of the mini-notebook pile? David Bayon finds out.

UPDATE: We have now received a full XP version of the 901. Click here to jump directly to the updated battery life results.With new pretenders to the throne growing in both number and popularity, the mini-notebook that started it all must adapt to stay...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Asus Eee 901 : Asus Eee PC 901


So at long last I get to see for a few days one of the biggest talking points of this year. It came with no documentation a Linux operating system and apart from an initial problem with Wireless connectivity it worked flawlessly.

It is 22x17x4cm and weights 1140grams. The screen is 19.5x11.5cm giving the notional 8.9 inch diagonal measurement. The screen is 1024x600. The processor is a 1.6GHz Intel Atom. It has 1GB of RAM. 20GB of storage. A 1.3 mega pixel webcam. 3xUSB ports....

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

This Eee PC 901 offers even more options to users for unique user experiences. With its shockproof Solid State Drive (SSD) design, users will be able to enjoy stable and reliable computing on-the-go; while high speed 802.11n connectivity makes it the ideal traveling companion for outdoor activities.


Audio system:HD Audio / HDA
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:660 / 6600 / 8700
Battery life (max):10 / 6 / 7.2 / 7.5 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):7hour(s)

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Green / Red / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Blue / Green / Red / White
Product Type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display diagonal:22.6 / 23
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:8.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):22.6cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM


Colour:Glossy white


Type: None


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet, WLAN, 3G modem
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided


Other features

Audio system:HD Audio / HDA
Battery Type:6-cell Li-Ion
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Special features:20GB\n
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11n / WiFi 802.11a/g/N / WiFi 802.11b/g/N / WiFi 802.11n / WLAN: 802.11 n


GPS (satellite): No

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:12
AC adapter power:35 / 36
Power Supply:36


Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing Die size:26
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor Cores:1
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:N270
Processor Number:N270
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor Socket:Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:36331 / N270
Processor code:SLB73
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Bundled software:Super Hybrid Engine, Dolby Soundroom / Super Hybrid Engine\nDolby Soundroom
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Flash memory:4
Hard Drive Capacity:12 / 20
Solid-state drive capacity:16

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:20GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.6 / 13 / 17 / 17.6
Height :2 / 2.2 / 3.9
Height (front):2.2
Height (rear):3.9
Weight:1 / 1.1 / 990
Width:22 / 22.5