Background and Identification ¶
The Asus Eee PC 900 was first released in Hong Kong (April 16, 2008) and is the predecessor to the current Eee 1000 series models.
The laptop was available in black or white color schemes and has the dimensions: 8.8"x6.5"x1.4". It features a 1.3 megapixel webcam, an Intel Celeron M CPU, and either a 12-GB or 16-GB SSD.
The 900 series laptop is most commonly identified with its 8.9" screen, in comparison to the previous 700 series' 7.0" screen and the current 1000 series' 10.2" screen. The Asus logo also appears on the laptop's cover and the Eee Series PC logo appears on the laptop's hinge.
While the laptop was light-weight and had decent memory and performance, there was a controversy about battery life. In Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK, the computer was equipped with a 4400 mAh battery; while in Italy and Australia, the computer had a 5800 mAh battery. This led to a lot of confusion between the computer's actual and advertised battery life. Asus operated a battery exchange program for consumers who found their battery life as under par.
A list of common problems and ways to fix them may be found in our Asus Eee PC 900 Troubleshooting Guide.