Asus Eee PC 900a Linux - Black and White - £194 @ Tesco Direct

Asus Eee PC 900a Linux - Black and White - £194 @ Tesco Direct

Found 13th Nov 2008
For those not in the know the 900a is like a 901 but in the svelt chassis of an Eee PC 900.


OS = GNU Linux
Display = 8.9" Display, 1024 x 600 resolution
CPU = Intel® Atom N270
WLAN = Built-in 802.10b/g
Memory = DDR2 1GB
Storage = 16GB SSD
Camera = 0.3M Pixel webcam

This appeared a few weeks ago with a couple of online retailers in error, as the supplier had intended the shipment for a major retailer. I guess we now know who that retailer was!

See original expire thread for reviews etc:…am/

White version:…spx

It's not a perfect netbook. The SSD is slower than some and the battery could be beefier, but both of these are easily changed and for the price/form-factor I don't think it can be beat!

There is also 3% Quidco and a vouchers knocking around to bring the price down.


Wow eee models get more and more confusing. So this is kind of a 901 in a 900 case? Does it have the 901 battery or the ****** little one the 900 came with?

Original Poster

The 900a comes with a smaller 4-cell 4400mAh battery.

However because of the Atom processor you'll get around 4hrs use out of it rather than the 2hrs of its Celron based cousins.

You can of course buy higher capacity batteries if you don't mind a big blob sticking out the back of the machine!

Post a comment