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Asus Eee PC 900 sightings in Manila

Asus Eee PC 900

Yes, the Asus Eee PC 900 is finally here in the Philippines! I managed to spot some units in various computer shops around Metro Manila though not all shops have them in stock.

Asus Eee PC 900 compared to the 701

In Comp-Link in SM North EDSA, units of the Asus Eee PC 900 are in white only, priced at seems to be okay 24,990, or 25,000 pesos to put it simply. These are the Xandros–powered units that come with a 20GB SSD, which actually is the same 4GB SSD on the 701 paired with a slower 16GB SSD module. Looking at the Eee PC 900, it may look exactly like the 701 but with a larger screen, but upon closer inspection it is a few millimeters taller. The touchpad is huge, a welcome change. Its multi–touch feature makes it fun to use, aside from being completely functional.

Black Eee PC 900 beside a MacBook Air

In SM Megamall, I spotted a black Eee PC 900 in one of the shops there. I forgot the shop’s name but it’s in Cyberzone and it’s known for importing laptop models not available locally.

The black Asus Eee PC 900 does seem to look more business–like and now appears serious with the much larger screen. The white one spells more fun with its Apple–like cues, but both models should sell well and continue to stamp Asus’ lead in the affordable ultraportable market.

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