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Asus Eee PC 900HA: Budget bestseller?


I recently came across a review of the Asus Eee PC 900HA but before I read it, I thought it was just going to be one of many Eee PC variants that are becoming too common these days. After all, the specs is just the same as every other netbook these days:

  • Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor
  • 160GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive (Seagate Momentus 5400.4)
  • 1GB of DDR2 RAM (667MHz)
  • Windows XP Home Edition Operating System
  • 9″ WSVGA LED-Backlit 1024 x 600 LCD
  • Ports: Three USB 2.0, 1 VGA monitor out, headphone jack, microphone input, SD card reader (SDHC-compatible), Kensington lock slot, Ethernet 10/100
  • Webcam (.3 MP)
  • Battery: 7.4v 5200mAh 4-cell battery (39Wh)
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g (Atheros AR5007EG)
  • One-year warranty
  • Size: 8.86 (W) x 6.69 (D) x .79 ~ 1.33 (H)
  • Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz

Nothing too spectacular, right? It has an ordinary notebook hard–drive for more storage but makes it noisier than an SSD module. Even the webcam’s downgraded from the 1.3MP one found on the Eee PC 900.

What makes the Asus Eee PC 900HA an interesting offering are the subtle niceties that comes with it. It has a reconfigured keyboard that’s a lot easier to type on. And with the Intel Atom, it is now a battery miser that can get to four hours of mobile use. And the clincher, a street price of around USD $250! The listed price is supposedly at USD $350 but it’s commonly found in the low 300 range. If it sells for less around 15,000 pesos here in the Philippines, it will be sure to fly off the shelves!

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