The main selling point for the Eee PC 900 is that it has a larger, higher resolution display than the Eee PC 701, but fits in the same small case. It turns out that’s not entirely true. The Eee PC 900 is actually a tiny bit bigger than the 701, and it weighs a few grams more.
While I’ve read this before, CNet’s Crave UK has some photos that make it more clear than ever. The screen is a little bit higher on the Eee PC 900, and the back of the unit sticks out a little bit further when you look at the computers side by side. For a few more comparison shots, check out the Crave article.
I doubt the size difference will be enough to discourage any prospective Eee PC 900 buyers. But I just didn’t want you to go around thinking the new unit was identical in size to the old one. There, I’ve done my good deed for the day.
Suggestion? (A) Start discussing “dynamic wear leveling” on an almost full EEE SSD drive. Also, (B) can you explain why people experience 512MB SSD *partition* failures in only a few weeks/months of heavy use in such conditions (A->B)? Wear leveling on almost full, ASUS proprietary SSD, is being ignored at every user’s inconvenience. If you discussed this – you would be doing a very good deed. Then you might discuss the merits of the 900 SSD. 🙂
it may not be an issue on the 900 as the device has 2 ssd storage devices 4gb for the os and 8gb for windows and 16gb for linux users data. the larger one is replaceable so if it fails it can be replaced. it should be possible to run the os of he larger expendable partition.
i have had no problems with my eee but then i store everything on mmc card or usb thumb drive. the usb drive is a handy way to avoid doing complex syncs between different locations as i can plug it into mac at home or windows at work and still work on the documents that are created by open office in linux on the eee. must actually put portable open office on the thumb drive in case i end up on an open office free windows system.
i was dead against the eee 900 when i heard it had a power brick but when i saw it’s size that worry that i would be carrying another ton of weight evaporated. not sure i would upgrade till the eee i have dies though.
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