ASUS have announced the release of the new Eee PC 900, with 8.9 inch widescreen.

In just five months following its launch, ASUS has sold over one million Eee PCs. Amid the buzz of reaching this new milestone, ASUS is now providing yet another round of excitement with the release of the Eee PC 900. This new generation of the ever popular “world’s easiest PC” includes an 8.9 inch widescreen, 1.3M pixel webcam, 12GB and 20GB storage capacities for Windows and Linux operating systems (respectively), and innovative FingerGlide technology, while still weighing less than 1 kg. The Eee PC 900 caters to consumer needs while still maintaining the ‘easy to learn, work and play’ concept.

One of the major factors attributed to the Eee PC’s success has been mobility, in part due to the use of the built-in solid state disk (SSD) technology which offers a quiet, energy saving and shock proof design for stable computing on-the-go. Traditional hard disks spin at 5400 revolutions per minute (RPM), making them more prone to data loss or damage if subjected to shocks or bumps. The Eee PC 900 is rugged enough to protect against such incidents and is the perfect tool for outdoor computing – ideal for journalists and reporters, photographers of nature and other like-minded outdoor enthusiasts.

Through extensive research and development, the inclusion of the larger 8.9″ display screen with 1024 x 600 resolution allows users to view a single A4 page without the need to scroll left or right, making it more easier when reading or working on documents. The new widescreen also does not affect the overall weight of unit, which remains below 1 kg, making it easy for women and children to carry around – maintaining the ultra-portability that has become synonymous with the Eee PC.

Operating the new Eee PC 900 has been made even simpler and more convenient with the new, innovative FingerGlide feature. With just two simple finger movements on the touchpad, users can scroll up and down for easier document viewing or zoom in and out of pictures – great for looking at image details.

Additionally, the Eee PC 900 pairs a 1.3M pixel webcam with wireless internet connection capabilities for web conferences anywhere, anytime making web communications effortless and increasing work efficiency.

Windows XP or Linux?

To suit differing user requirements, the Eee PC 900 is available with Microsoft Windows or Linux operating system. The Microsoft Windows version allows experienced users to seamlessly operate the Eee PC through the familiar Windows interface. It also incorporates Windows Live features such as Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging and Windows Live Mail for consolidated email accounts on the user desktop. Complementing this is Microsoft Works which equips the user with numerous office applications to work efficiently.

The Linux version is suited to users who desire an icon-driven and easy point-and-click interface – well suited for children or users with limited computer experience. It provides a fast boot-up time, ideal for quick internet access while waiting for public transport or taking notes on-the-go.

Review

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Source: ASUS