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Review: EeePC 900 with Ubuntu 8.4

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The office bought ASUS EeePC 900s and this tidy little tool deserves a review. I almost immediately set about wiping the Xandros Linux install and setting up Ubuntu Linux. I did enough preliminary reading before starting to install the distribution that I felt prepared for the quirks, but after the weekend I’m now pretty comfortable with my choice.

Review

The ASUS EeePC 900 is a compact, fairly light, surprisingly powerful notebook that will suit the needs of nearly any mobile dekstop computing user, providing they have good manual dexterity and eyesight.

Strengths:
Small width and depth
Good resolution for thescreensize (1024 x 600)
Adequate USB ports (3)
Video out
Mini-SD card slot
Fairly lightweight
Fast boot up and application starts
No moving hard drive
Bright screen in normal, indoor lighting

Weaknesses:
Average height
Small screen requires good vision (disclaimer: my colleague John Krutsch has a visual impairment but did not complain about the readability of the screen size)
Keyboard is a little awkward and uncomfortable for my hands
Not as lightweight as I’d expected
Limited storage space (I’ve set aside the 16gb 2nd memory for my storage space.
Black color may be boring to some

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