The Asus Eee PC 901 typically comes with a 6 cell, 6600mAh battery, which is good for 4 to 5 hours of continuous use. But a member of the French Blogeee forums discovered something interesting upon ordering an Asus Eee PC 901 Go (the model with a built in 3G modem). It came with an 8700mAh battery, which should provide around 7 hours of battery life per charge.
The Eee PC 901 Go also appears to have a single 16GB solid state disk, whereas most other Eee PC models break up the storage into two separate disks, one for the operating system and another for file storage. The disk that holds the operating system is often faster and smaller than the storage disk.
It’s not clear if Asus has any plans to offer high capacity batteries and single SSDs on other models, but it looks like there’s reason for hope. The Asus Eee PC 901 Go is now shipping in Europe, but it’s unavailable in the US.
Update: It appears this may be a regular Eee PC 901, not the Eee PC 901 Go, which would seem to indicate that Asus may be shipping an upgraded model to some customers!