Hunt for the best netbook notebook-ASUS Eee PC 901

ASUS Eee PC 901 8.9″ Netbook, Intel Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, 20GB Solid State Drive, Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, Webcam, Linux OS Preloaded, Fine Ebony – EEEPC901-BK001 for $409.95

It seems that ASUS is offering $40 instant rebate. Together with Linux version of OS this explains low price. You can argue about what netbook notebook is the best. All of them have very similar list of features. After some research, I figured out that ASUS Eee PC 901 has the best combination of options I was looking for. It has the smallest size among 8.9 inch versions, the fastest Atom Intel’s CPU. It is the lightest among 6 battery netbooks, giving up to 8 hours of battery life. I don’t believe in 8 hours, it is more likely to get something between 5 and 6, but it should be better than 3 or 4 cell battery lifetime. For majority of other 8.9 inch UMPC’s 6 cell battery is an optional and cost additional money. It also has Linux and Windows drivers and this gives you additional flexibility in OS choices if you’ll decide to change OS later. And very active user community, helping to support ASUS Eee netbook PC’s, supplying interesting ideas for modification and upgrade. I could not resist and ordered one for myself. I’ll share my impressions as soon as I’ll get my hands on ASUS Eee PC 901