Gadgetorama unboxes the ASUS Eee PC 900



Welcome to Gadgetorama’s second unboxing. Today, I unbox the ASUS Eee PC 900.

Canada often gets gadgets much later than many other countries. As a result, sites located in these countries (or who receive products as part of a company’s marketing) will often post their own unboxings before the product is even on its way to Canada. As a result, I’m still not sure that unboxings will be a regular feature at Gadgetorama. At the same time, I got enough encouraging words about the first Gadgetorama unboxing that I decided to post a second. Again, let me know if this something of interest to you or not.

Now, where’s that box?

Let’s get started

The Asus Eee 900 box
Figure 1: The box

The box opened

Lid is open
Figure 2: Is that an Eee PC under that booklet?

First glimpse of the Eee PC
Figure 3: First glimpse of the Eee PC

The box contents
Figure 4: What you will find under the Eee PC

Everything unboxed at last

The box contents revealed
Figure 5: The box contents revealed

A closer look at the essentials
Figure 6: A closer look at the essentials

A closer look at the Asus Eee PC 900

Battery inserted
Figure 7: Bottom view with battery inserted

Opening up the Eee PC
Figure 8: Opening up the Eee PC with keyboard and screen still behind protective plastic sheets

All set to go
Figure 9: All set to go

First impressions

I know that the Eee PC is small but every time I hold it, I’m reminded how small it is. The keyboard is tiny and I know that it will take some getting used to (especially given that I use ergonomic keyboards most of the time). At the same time, the few tests I did on other units left me pleasantly surprised.

I also like the addition of the protective sleeve that comes with it. The Eee PC fits in it snugly. While it won’t protect your Eee PC from a drop, it will definitely protect it from incidental scratches and smaller daily abuses (perhaps until you can get something else).


I’m off to get this baby charged up. It’s almost time to play!