Asus Eee PC 900 review: Asus Eee PC 900

The Eee PC lasted an impressive 3 hours and 22 minutes in our video playback battery test, with its four-cell battery. That's 10 minutes longer than the 7-inch Eee PC, and a significant improvement over the HP 2133 and even the $1,900 Lenovo IdeaPad U100, both of which lasted around 90 minutes on the same test.

Asus covers its laptops with a standard, one-year parts-and-labor warranty, and it offers online Web-based help and a toll-free phone number. The company's support Web site includes the expected driver downloads and a brief FAQ but lacks useful features such as user forums or the chance to chat in real time with a technician.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus Eee PC 900
3,096 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus Eee PC 900
641 

DVD battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Asus Eee PC 900
206 

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Asus Eee PC 900 (Windows XP)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2; 900MHz Intel Celeron Ultra Low Voltage M353; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz; 64MB Mobile Intel 915GMS Express; 12GB Phison Solid-State Drive.

HP 2133 Mini-Note
Windows Vista Business Edition; 1.6GHz VIA C7-M Ultra Low Voltage; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB VIA/SG3 UniChrome Pro II IGP; 120GB Seagate 7,200rpm.

Asus Eee PC 701 (Windows XP)
Windows XP Home Edition SP2; 900MHz Intel Celeron Ultra Low Voltage M353; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 915GMS Express; 4GB SiliconMotion SM223A Solid-State Drive.

Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Windows Vista Home Premium; 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo L7500; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 120GB Toshiba 4200rpm.

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