The Windows version comes with Microsoft Works and Windows Live Suite preinstalled. The machines are otherwise identical to each other with 1 GB of RAM, an 8.9-inch (226 mm) 1024×600 LCD and a 1.3-megapixel webcam.This model has the same Intel Celeron CPU as the Eee PC 700, running at its full 900 MHz clock speed (rather than the 630 MHz speed seen in the Eee PC 700).The 901 features an Intel Atom Diamondville CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz, an "expanded" battery (listed as 6-cell), and "Super Hybrid Engine" software for power management which will provide a battery life of 4.2-7.8 hours. The 901 uses the Intel 945GME chipset, meeting the requirements for MS Windows Vista or 7 Aero.The 901 is otherwise similar to the 900, shipping in Linux or MS Windows XP configurations with SSD storage of different sizes.
Some of these Eee PCs also have a 4 GB SSD installed similarly to that in the 701 for a total storage space of 20GB. The MS Windows XP version is named the Eee PC 900 Win and also comes in two versions: one with a total storage of 12 GB (one 4 GB SSD and one 8 GB SSD) and one with 16 GB (on a single SSD).
The 701 base model Eee PC 4G was released on 16 October 2007 in Taiwan. Both the price and the size of the device are small in comparison with similar Ultra-Mobile PCs.