The ASUS Eee PC 900HA Netbook is a Mini Notebook for $320

Hands on Impressions of the ASUS Eee PC 900HA Netbook

ASUS Eee PC 900HA Netbook - Small Notebook ComputerIf you have been looking for a good laptop, that is lightweight and travels well look no further than the ASUS Eee PC 900HA Netbook. These miniature laptops offer power and performance in a tiny package at a fraction of the cost of standard notebooks.

I recently had the chance to get my hands on the Eee PC 900HA and I am extremely impressed with what ASUS has done. The netbook itself is a little larger than a paper back book measuring approximately 6” by 8” inches, and about 1.5” inches deep. The system weighs about 2 or 3 pounds and is very compact and easy to travel with. For my review I have been taking it to and from work each day, and it is easier to carry than my bag lunch.

The system comes with a nice little carrying case, but can also easily fit into a bag, most purses, and even some cargo pockets. But don’t let the size fool you. ASUS has included enough power in this little system to do everything a standard laptop can do and then some.

The first thing that caught my eye was the Intel Atom processor which runs at 1.6ghz, along with the 1gb of DDR2 memory and the 160gb hard drive. With all that storage and an 8.9” WSVGA widescreen display it makes the Eee PC 900HA the perfect portable movie player for travel.

With a beautiful display and quality speakers in a portable system the 900HA offers a great multimedia experience. But in addition to that the system is also capable of 3D gaming through the use of the onboard Intel graphics controller.

Other features you would expect to find on a notebook are the wireless 802.3u adapter along with a standard wired network connection. The system also has numerous USB connections, a mic and head phone jack, a SD Smart Media card reader and VGA out making it great for presentations. It even comes with a built in web cam so you can keep in touch with loved ones when you are on the road, or just having a long day at the office.

ASUS Eee PC 900HA Netbook PC - Mini NotebookTo keep the system portable and compact ASUS opted not to install a standard disk drive into the netbook. To install programs you simply use a removable ROM drive that connects to the system via USB. (Not included). This also gives users plenty of options for additional peripherals that can expand the use of the system for almost unlimited applications.

The system also comes preloaded with lots of great software so that users can be up and running immediately, right out of the box. All the systems come preinstalled with Windows XP Home so simply choose a user name and you are good to go. In addition to Windows XP the system also comes preinstalled with Microsoft Works, Norton Internet Security, Skype and many other great productivity tools.

One of the most impressive features on the Eee PC 900HA is the 5 hours of battery life the system gets out of each charge. Because of the power efficiency of the Intel Atom processor the system is able to run almost twice as long as standard notebooks without the need for a charge.

Overall I think the ASUS Eee 900HA is one of the best notebooks out there for the money. In fact when I first saw the system and read the specs I bought one immediately because of the sheer convenience I knew it would offer me. The laptop is built with quality hardware, solid system specs and Windows preloaded along with all your productivity software to offer the complete package.

With amazing performance and a price point that blows away anything available, the Eee 900HA offers the most value for your money. If you have been looking for a new laptop, I would highly recommend one!

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One Response to “The ASUS Eee PC 900HA Netbook is a Mini Notebook for $320”

  1. Adam Says:

    Great post Paul, looks like a great solution for those wanting a bit more from a netbook without the size of a notebook.

    I’m interested in advertising on the site- drop me an email when you get the chance. :)

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