Product Type: Asus Netbook
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Cheap and very portable!
Asus Eee PC 900
Member Name: QuinDogg
Asus Eee PC 900
Date: 25/08/12, updated on 28/08/12 (13 review reads)
Advantages: portable, light
Disadvantages: too small sometimes
I got this laptop in 2008 when netbooks were quite a new kind of computer on the market and their main distinctive attributes were their size and portability. These characteristics were precisely what drew me to buy the Asus Eee PC 900. The price was rather cheap, I would say. It cost only 200 pounds which was a very low price back then for a laptop.
Mine is pearl white and I really like how it looks. I thought that due to this light colour dirt and regular use would make it change becoming yellowish and dull, but instead it has remained looking the same way for all these years.
The keyboard feels a bit fragile, however it has lasted perfectly. But the keyboard size is the first downside I would point out, since it is really small and the transition from typing on a normal size computer to this netbook might be a bit of an nightmare.
The specifications are ok for its size, nevertheless I think that the hard disk drive could have been a bit more spacious. It is only 12 GB which is nothing if you expect to be able to put all your photos and songs on the laptop. Other than that, the 1 GB RAM memory is all right for the tasks you will be performing with it. The screen is also a bit small and it might be annoying sometimes to fit everything you want to watch, however the image quality surprised me when I used to watch films on it from my external hard drive. It is a good laptop for taking notes in lectures or meetings and not having it as your main computer for storing all your work and films.
All in all it is a good purchase for the cost and what you get. Although it was a bit annoying to see how after buying it, other makes and even Asus itself began releasing way better models with more space and better specifications.
Summary: good for travelling
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