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This review is from: Asus Eee PC 900 WF001 8.9-inch Netbook, Linux Preloaded, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD (White) (Electronics)
I have seen a few mixed reviews for this PC so thought Id add mine.
Yes the keyboard is small and yes the battery life is not great, I manage to get under two hrs from mine with brightness up and WiFi on. However on the plus side - the keyboard has a good feel and is perfect for emailing and the usual facebook etc. The screen is crisp and clear and great for watching films and surfing whilst away from home. Webcam is very good and as Skype is already installed it works out the box!
I didnt bother reading the instruction manual, Ive not seen linux before but the interface couldnt get much simpler. Speed wise is fine and should not be a concern if thinking of purchasing.
One point to note, on the 701 most webpages do not fit widthways and so to the user needs to scroll sideways which is painful without an external mouse, with the 900 the whole width of the page fits on the screen and this alone makes spending the extra money worthwhile.
Overall I would say this is a perfect 2nd pc, it does exactly what it was designed to do. For emailing, surfing, writing shortish docs or spreadsheets or keeping in touch when away it is an ideal tool.