I've just scrambled back to LXF Towers to report on the Eee PC 900. Asus brought a much-in-demand sample unit to Future Publishing, but we barged away our sister magazines to get a quick test-run. The form factor is largely identical to the 701 unit (a smidgen taller, wider and heavier), and the touchpad is slightly more spacious.
All the action is focused on the screen: at 9" and 1024x600, it feels vast in comparison to the older design. The machine's 900MHz Intel Celeron CPU runs at full whack this time (instead of being underclocked), and there's 1GB of RAM, which, strangely, is clocked at 400MHz rather than 667MHz as before.
Click the pic below to see the 900 (white) alongside my trusty 701, with various currencies used to illustrate its size:
The 900 will be available in the UK on the 1st May. Two versions will be available: one with 12GB flash memory and Windows XP, the other with 20GB flash and Xandros Linux. Both will cost £329. Don't miss LXF106 for our full report on the machine!