Asustek Computer Inc. on Friday confirmed that it will launch the Eee PC 900 in the U.S. on May 12, and will set $549 as the list price for the new ultralight Eee PC notebook. it is impressively packed with an 8.9-inch LCD display with 1,024 x 600 resolution, an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera, 12 or 20 gigabyte of Solid State Disk (SSD) for Windows and Linux, respectively.
According to Riyad Emeran of Trusted Reviews, the Eee PC 900 gets a battery life of 2-hours with WiFi on and the display is turned up to full brightness. I bet that if the display is turned down to half brightness, the quoted 2.5-hours of battery life is achievable.
“Asus has done a brilliant job of updating an already great product. The engineers have clearly listened to all the comments regarding the original Eee PC and attempted to put them right. The 1,024 wide screen makes the Eee PC 900 a joy to use, especially if you spend a lot of your time in a browser window. The extra memory and storage are also very welcome additions, and help make this version of the Eee PC a real alternative to a fully featured notebook,” says Emeran.
All in all, the Eee PC 900 may or may not be the right ultraportable pc for you, but at a price much lower than the Macbook air or the Sony TZ, it’s worth checking out on May 12 when it hits the store shelves.
Source: SlashgearFiled under Hardware | Tags: Asustek, Eee PC, Notebook | Comment Below