Homemade Asus Eee Keyboard Has No Screen, Plenty of Heart

The Eee keyboard, as cool as it is, sure is taking its time, you know, coming out. One especially anxious Russian modder got bored of waiting around, so he just broke down an Eee PC 900 and made his own. » 7/31/09 7:00pm 7/31/09 7:00pm

EeePC 900 Gets a Touchscreen Mod That's So Good We Want It Standard

If we didn't know that this was done by a user, we'd swear that this touchscreen Eee PC was made by Asus themselves. The video shows a super sensitive and responsive screen, flicking quickly up and down on a web page with either the finger or stylus. On a laptop of 10-inches or smaller—what we like to call… » 7/02/08 3:59pm 7/02/08 3:59pm

First Shots of Black Eee PC 900 in the Wild

The chowed down fish crowding the shot almost gives a new meaning to "in the wild" pics, but I digress. Until now we've only seen the bigger, badder Eee PC 900 in that single shade of paleness (unlike its little bro), but this shot seems to confirm that a veritable rainbow (or um, a pair) of color options is shortly… » 4/29/08 11:57pm 4/29/08 11:57pm

Asus Fixing Their Battery Blunder

Yesterday we told you that Asus was not everyone's favorite company after shipping customers Eee PC 900s with smaller batteries than those supplied to reviewers. Now Asus is offering their Hong Kong customers a free battery upgrade. Here's the letter that Asus is sending to eligible customers: » 4/23/08 10:05am 4/23/08 10:05am

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Asus Gives Reviewers Different Batteries Than Consumers, Considers Free…

According to DigiTimes, recent Hong Kong purchasers of the new Asus Eee PC 900 (it's that Eee with the bigger screen) found that their batteries weren't as nice as those given to reviewers. Speaking from experience, that sort of thing happens all the time. Real world testing is always more rigorous than reviewer… » 4/22/08 9:20am 4/22/08 9:20am

Asus Eee PC 900 Hits U.S. May 12 for $549

We'd heard that Asus's bigger, badder Eee PC would be getting an early launch next month in Asia but it looks like the US won't have to wait very long either. Crave's Asus sources are telling them it'll launch stateside on May 12 for $549. That's definitely a bit more than the long-rumored $500 pricepoint. Is it worth… » 4/19/08 10:00am 4/19/08 10:00am

First Asus Eee PC 900 Review (Verdict: A Bit More Comfy)

CNET UK has just published the first review of the upcoming £329 Asus PC 900—the 8.9" version of the Eee packing a 20GB SSD. Their verdict? While still disappointed by the unchanged keyboard, CNET appreciated the bigger screen and addition of multitouch on the trackpad. » 4/16/08 10:00am 4/16/08 10:00am

Asus EEE 900 Gets 20GB Linux version, Some Launch Dates

We'd heard the upcoming EEE PC 900 was going to have 12GB of flash, but Asus has just stumped up some more data. 4GB of that is permanent with the remaining 8GB being slot-loaded. That's for the XP version— the Linux edition will have a whopping 16GB of slot-loaded storage. The diminutive machine will apparently be… » 4/16/08 4:13am 4/16/08 4:13am

Asus Eee PC 900 Getting Early Launch

In order to beat the increasingly heavy cheap subnotebook competition from Acer, HP and everyone's mother to the market, Asus is pushing its Eee PC 900 out the door a month earlier than originally scheduled, according to our favorite Asian rumor mill, DigiTimes. They were set to launch in June, but Asus is speeding it… » 4/08/08 2:00pm 4/08/08 2:00pm

Asus Eee PC 900 Lands at the FCC: MacBook Air Style Multi-touch…

Click to viewThe Asus Eee PC 900 is out of the cat's FCC's bag. No WiMax, GPS or touchscreen, and the specs are otherwise what we've heard. But here's the biggie: The manual reveals it's got a MacBook Air/Pro style multi-touch trackpad, with two-finger pinch zooming, and two finger scrolling. Check it out, along with… » 3/26/08 1:05pm 3/26/08 1:05pm

Video Hands on With the 8.9-inch Asus Eee PC 900

Just days after becoming official, JKK Mobile has unveiled a short video hands on with the Asus Eee PC 900. It is not definitive by any means, although they were generally impressed. Specifically, they were happy with the larger size and increased resolution (1024 x 600) on the 8.9-inch screen. And the 1GB ram, 1.3… » 3/04/08 8:30pm 3/04/08 8:30pm

Asus 8.9-inch Eee PC 900 Confirmed

Asus has confirmed the Eee PC 900, which features a larger 8.9-inch screen with 1024x600 resolution, 1GB RAM and up to 12GB storage. Other than this, and a larger touchpad, it looks almost the same as the original. [DailyTech] » 3/03/08 4:21pm 3/03/08 4:21pm

New Asus Eee PC 900 Revealed?

According to the French site BlogEEE.net, Asus has a reworked Eee PC on the way. While the casing will have the same dimensions as the original Eee, the 900 will feature a larger 8.9" screen (up from 7"), an unspecified faster processor, 1GB memory standard (up from 512MB) and SSD storage options as high as 12GB (up… » 3/03/08 9:59am 3/03/08 9:59am