There’s good news and bad news on the Eee PC 900A front. Jkkmobile reports that the upcoming laptop has the same size and form factor as the Eee PC 900, right down to the RAM access panel on the back making it easy to upgrade the computer’s memory. That’s something you don’t find on every netbook, or even every Eee PC these days.

The new computer also uses a single 8GB SSD module for the operating system and storage, unlike some other units that have a speedy 4GB SSD for the OS and another slower SSD for storage. That means the Eee PC 900A would probably outperform the 900 even if it didn’t have the faster Intel Atom CPU (the original 900 has a Celeron chip).

But not all is well in the land of the 900A. The computer comes with a cheap 4400mAh battery. And that battery uses a different connector than the Eee PC 900 or the Eee PC 701. That means you can’t just swap out a spare battery you already have lying around or pick up one of the hundreds of spare batteries you can find on eBay.

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3 replies on “Asus Eee PC 900A won’t take older Eee PC batteries”

  1. I wonder if this is the same connector that is used on the 901/1000, as they have a different battery type from earlier Eees.

    Just because the SSD is one unit instead of two doesn’t necessarily mean it will outperform the original 900. I know that the 16gb 900 that they released is one drive, and is significantly slower than having the split drivers (JKK did a speed test) I would wait to make any such claims until speed tests of the SSD arise.

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