Asus decrease Eee PC 900’s battery in the UK
An Asus UK spokeswoman said: “Asus offers different solutions in different markets. In EU countries, we use 4400mAh [with the] Eee 900. However, we give a two-year warranty within the country you bought the Eee 900.”
So just as there’s a trade-off buying the Windows XP version of the Eee PC 900 – pay for the Microsoft OS and get less storage capacity, 12GB rather than the 20GB found in the Linux version – in Europe there seems to be a trade-off between battery capacity and warranty period.
We’d imagine, however, that many European Eee 900 buyers would much rather have the bigger battery and a shorter warranty period, than the situation they actually find themselves in.
To be fair, there is an element of emptors not being sufficiently caveat here. Asus, so far as we can tell, has never stated that the European Eee 900 comes with a higher-capacity battery than it actually does.