Woot’s deal of the day is this Asus Eee PC 900 Netbook with Intel Mobile Processor and maybe you’re one of the many online users reviewing the specs and evaluating if this nifty gadget is a good bargain.
Here’s the product description: The newest generation of its popular Eee PC line, the Asus Eee PC 900 provides the power of a full-sized laptop in a compact body with a larger 8.9-inch screen. Even with the larger size of the Eee PC 900 when compared to the original Eee PC, the new model still weighs under 2 pounds–perfect for students toting to school or road warriors packing away to Wi-Fi hotspots. And because it uses flash memory instead of a hard drive (with 20 GB of storage), the Eee PC 900 is optimal for weathering rough handling and sharing space in overstuffed bags.
Some reviews from actual owners:
Having had the Eee for a while I have to admit that it is difficult to touch type on. I find myself making a large number of typing errors, but given the overall size of this laptop I didn’t assume this would be like a full size keyboard. If you are planning to use this as a primary laptop just keep in mind this is a small keyboard. Go to your local retailer and see if they have one of the older models as a display and give it a try. That should give you an idea of what it is like to type on the 900.
I just got this 900 Asus laptop and love everything about it.All the talk about the keyboard size is lame. After 30 minutes of typing I don’t even notice the difference in size from a regular keyboard. Linux works great- especially after unlocking full desktop mode(which takes only a couple of minutes)It works much faster than my Dell laptop with windows on it that has twice the memory and faster processor. And like somebody mentioned above- I don’t have to worry about viruses wiht linux( it’s been known to have only 20 written viruses for the OS verses millions for windows)And I got almost 3 hours battery life on my first test drive, downloading music,listening to music and surfing the net at the same time. I recommend it to anybody.