Early Asus Eee PC adopters have not been shy about hacking the heck out of their tiny computers, adding Bluetooth modules, extra storage, USB hubs, GPS, and touchscreens. But it looks like the Eee PC 901 could be the most hackable Eee PC to date. Jkkmobile was looking over the topless Eee PC 901 photos released by AnandTech this morning, and he found a few surprises:

  • There’s an unused PCI-e slot which could be used for a 3G HSDPA card
  • There’s a space for a SIM card
  • There’s room for a 1.8 inch hard drive or SS

In other words, it should be relatively simple for end users to add additional storage or a 3G wireless card. It should also be even easier for Asus to add those features in the future.

On the down side, jkkmobile also found that like the Eee PC 900, the 901 has 2 separate solid state disk modules. The operating system is installed on a 4GB SSD, while a separate 8GB or 16GB SSD is available for storage. This setup makes installing multiple operating systems kind of a hassle.

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4 replies on “Eee PC 901 is even more hackable than earlier models”

  1. “This setup makes installing multiple operating systems kind of a hassle.”
    Why do you say that?

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