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HP ProDisplay P221 21.5 inch LED Monitor @ Amazon (sold by RM) £82.99

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Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a good deal! Please don't just paste in marketing text or specs. Remember: this is a community site, self-promotion may result
jake_mike Avatar2y, 10m agoFound 2 years, 10 months ago16 Comments
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mattturner756
buyer101
mattturner756
These are good monitors! Whack on a chromebox or a mac mini and you have a decent desktop setup.
I've just learnt what a chromebox is thanks to you!
I never knew they existed.

Sadly they aren't that popular :P but the idea is novel, and in the flesh this monitor does look great. You practically have a cheap imac pairing this with the hp monitor :)
At a fraction of the price :) £179.99 - http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1020869.htm#pdpFullProductInformation
I'd probably format it and install lubuntu or mint (if it can run it).
And add a portable HDD.

Edited By: buyer101 on Jan 15, 2014 17:44
buyer101
mattturner756
These are good monitors! Whack on a chromebox or a mac mini and you have a decent desktop setup.
I've just learnt what a chromebox is thanks to you!
I never knew they existed.

Sadly they aren't that popular :P but the idea is novel, and in the flesh this monitor does look great. You practically have a cheap imac pairing this with the hp monitor :)
bull3t4u
willyvwade
bull3t4u
merridge642
Thanks for the detailed description!

You are welcome mr sarcastic!

Like if anything needed detailed description, but here it is: good deal, excellent monitor for the price. Happy?

Could put the specs on it maybe...

I made an effort to post this deal. You should be grateful - not complain that I have not wasted more time on browsing the interenet for specs.

Chill dude, I know your not looking for friends/heat etc. but you can see their point.
willyvwade
bull3t4u
merridge642
Thanks for the detailed description!

You are welcome mr sarcastic!

Like if anything needed detailed description, but here it is: good deal, excellent monitor for the price. Happy?

Could put the specs on it maybe...

I made an effort to post this deal. You should be grateful - not complain that I have not wasted more time on browsing the interenet for specs.
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HP ProDisplay P221 21.5 inch LED Monitor reduced from £144 to £60+ £2:99 p&p at Amazon and sold by RM education £62.99

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Feel free to shoot me down but i think this is a great deal. HP ProDisplay P221 21.5" DVI LED Monitor Keep up the good work with solid performance, a stylish large screen design, and environmen…
BLACKCAT247 Avatar2y, 11m agoFound 2 years, 11 months ago7 Comments
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vinaymanro
There were 3 in stock. All gone.

More of the same product under a different product ID still via Hide full quote
yip i've posted that one too :) there was i think 8 of the original ones but got snapped up

Yup all went very fast.
vinaymanro
There were 3 in stock. All gone.

More of the same product under a different product ID still via Amazon / RM Edu
yip i've posted that one too :) there was i think 8 of the original ones but got snapped up

Edited By: BLACKCAT247 on Jan 02, 2014 22:46
Grazza69
Just looked and it says £137
yeah sold out now but this ones in stock http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FEAPOCK/?tag=ho01f-21
Just looked and it says £137
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ASUS Notebook X401A 14" Windows 8 Pro 2GB Ram Intel® Core i3 320GB Hard Drive £302.98 @RM

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Designed for education Currently only 27 in stock The thin and light Asus X40, 1.8kg Windows 8 Pro operating system Internal Memory of 2GB and a 320GB Hard drive Intel® Core i3 Processo…
mKc88 Avatar3y, 2m agoFound 3 years, 2 months ago10 Comments
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K1LLER HORNET
Hpi_matrix
K1LLER HORNET
2GB of RAM & 2nd Gen i3.

How is this a good deal?

This looked ok other then the ram, can you advise of something better?

Possibly this: Asus X502CA
But there is a 2-4 week lead time.

Was after something with a 13-14" screen too
Hpi_matrix
K1LLER HORNET
2GB of RAM & 2nd Gen i3.

How is this a good deal?

This looked ok other then the ram, can you advise of something better?

Possibly this: Asus X502CA
But there is a 2-4 week lead time.
K1LLER HORNET
2GB of RAM & 2nd Gen i3.

How is this a good deal?

This looked ok other then the ram, can you advise of something better?
2GB of RAM & 2nd Gen i3.

How is this a good deal?
CowPuncher
Mattbu
Good spec for the price! A great bargain Windows 8 laptop.

Does anyone know if anyone can order on this site or education/schools only?

How is that good spec for the price? 2GB of ram? They shouldn't even be selling new machines with 2GB ram anymore let alone for £300. i3 320GB HD it screams bargain spec and is barely a bargain price. They sell underpowered machines to schools because schools will buy many in one go and get IT budgets on an annual basis that allows them to replace them every year or two with the next set of bottom of the barrel crap.

Could you advise of a laptop with 4gb ram for a similar price
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Acer W3 The first Windows 8 8" Tablet Inc Office Home/Student £285.00 @ RM

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Seems like a cheap deal for a Windows 8 Tablet with Office £285 Includes Delivery Long battery life 8 hrs Includes Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 Operating System: Windows 8 Memo…
rjandsam Avatar3y, 4m agoFound 3 years, 4 months ago22 Comments
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Not read the whole thread but seems many on page 1 have an opinion on something they clearly know nothing about...

Desktop mode is Not exclusive to full fat W8, you also get Desktop mode on RT... The only real difference for most is the reliance on the Windows Store for software.
You ain't really 'running it' with the screen off all the time.
Mattevansc3
benshaw627
I can see rpopes point about trying to use desktop mode on this but surely it is better to have full windows and not just rt, even If you do not use desktop least you have the option. You could always get a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to use the desktop mode.

Sometimes having the option is not always a good thing. The desktop is always going to be on in the background and is going to drain battery as well as use up system resources while being almost unusable.

If it was a RT tablet we could likely see double digit hours for battery life, the tablet would have been cheaper due to the lower licensing cost of RT and there would be the option of an ARM processor to which would have increased the batter life and made it cheaper again.

I'm running the full windows 8 on my atom based tablet, 20 hours on a single charge looks very realistic (one review managed 27), it is a 10" tablet with a slightly higher resolution than this tablet, I've had no problems, but I do have the option of making system fonts larger and making the desktop icons and other graphics 25% larger if I couldn't manage with the standard.

I doubt the desktop mode in the background, costs much more than the not running the desktop, but the benefits of a proper Intel CPU certainly are significant. Also, I believe the Atom has lower licensing costs for Windows too, but can't find any real figures for the difference.

The tablet in question is a Dell Latitude 10, and cost about the same as this one.

mike
Orcinus_orca
RT is just a stupid idea
RT isn't a stupid idea, it was just executed poorly.
benshaw627
I can see rpopes point about trying to use desktop mode on this but surely it is better to have full windows and not just rt, even If you do not use desktop least you have the option. You could always get a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to use the desktop mode.

Sometimes having the option is not always a good thing. The desktop is always going to be on in the background and is going to drain battery as well as use up system resources while being almost unusable.

If it was a RT tablet we could likely see double digit hours for battery life, the tablet would have been cheaper due to the lower licensing cost of RT and there would be the option of an ARM processor to which would have increased the batter life and made it cheaper again.
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Windows 7 Ultimate - The Basement - £58.87 Delivered (Student or Parents of) @ RM

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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit and 64bit Upgrade DVD You can install as a fresh install using this media. 32 bit http://www.rm.com/shops/thebasement/Product.aspx?cref=PD1553112&rguid=480909c5-102c…
raphman Avatar5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago38 Comments
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bigsky
roi3erto
why are you all hating on students, some students genuinely need stuff like this and can't afford it?


People aren't hating students!

It's pretty straightforward in business terms: Students, by the nature of their enquiring minds, general intellect, and how shall I put this.... some free time to explore alternatives, are the most likely consumer group to rebel against a commercial giant like Microsoft and experiment with free alternative operating systems such as Ubuntu.

Microsoft need to keep students sweet so one day, when they are working, they will blindly pay for over-priced software because that's what they are used to.


Very well put, I totally agree. It's smart and sly from Microsoft
I recently re-installed Vista (cos it wasn't working properly) but I can only install Vista Basic because I've lost my product key for Home Premium. Will I be able to install this on top of my (fully working) Vista Basic without any need for my HP product key??
roi3erto
why are you all hating on students, some students genuinely need stuff like this and can't afford it?


People aren't hating students!

It's pretty straightforward in business terms: Students, by the nature of their enquiring minds, general intellect, and how shall I put this.... some free time to explore alternatives, are the most likely consumer group to rebel against a commercial giant like Microsoft and experiment with free alternative operating systems such as Ubuntu.

Microsoft need to keep students sweet so one day, when they are working, they will blindly pay for over-priced software because that's what they are used to.
alasrati
If only council tax worked like this.


Well if a house only has students living in it they don't have to pay council tax!
richardcotton
so does this also exclude teachers? Guess it does, which seems harsh as they have to use this stuff to plan lessons

Only ask as wife a teacher so has a .ac.uk email account which had seemed to be criteria before


I would look into the T&C as when i last looked you had to agree they could contact you to confirm your eligibilty as a student doing x hrs p/wk with the threat of having to pay for full price for licence. At the time it was £70 for Win 7 pro and about £140 full price. I decided not to enter my edu email as a chance of getting a cheap way in with the threat of £140.
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Windows 7 multi-touch tablet 1.6Ghz CPU. 2GB Ram, 32GB SSHD £469.00 @ The Basment

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. Just had this popped into my inbox today. On paper appears to be everything an iPad is (except being pretentious and tied into proprietry software). Spec seems pretty good, with lots of ex…
guv Avatar5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago23 Comments
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IPAD please don't insult this or any such devise by comparing them to the limited ipad.. ipad is nothing but an over priced and over hyped gadget..
good find..faster processor than ipad, easily available and better apps...

Personally, I would prefer netbook rather than a tablet..heat for you..
lol. 3 hrs battery. Which equates to 1hr-2hr websurfing.
littld
mrew42
littld
Yes, Android is good. But it still slows with use and it's not as easy to use as iOS. I'm not saying the others are rubbish, they are just behind. I'm surprised the competition hasn't got better yet and I hope it will for the benefit of everyone.


It's just as easy to use as iOS, more configurable and just as quick on the right phone. Currently iOS and Android are on par but there is FAR more choice of handsets AND tablets than apple. I'm surprised you haven't caught up with that yet.


No, it's just not as intuitive as iPhone. Not as easy to use. And it slows down with apps running. Yes, it has lots of different formats and sizes and (unfortunately) a collection of competing launchers etc. It is more flexible and that's exactly what makes it harder to use - many ways to get the same thing done does not a simpler device make.


It's not harder to use at all...Android can be dumbed down to become an App Launcher just like IOS if you so choose (Google for MIUI as an example) but instead it has the ability to use widgets for instant access to the data you want without having to launch an app every time.


As for slowing down when apps are open...Have you used any Android devices with similar spec to the Apple equivalent or are you comparing old early gen Android hardware? current mid/high end Android devices have no slow down that i've ever seen.

And what's the problem with competing launchers...it give users flexibility and the ability to choose how the OS looks unlike IOS with it's like it or lump it app launcher interface.......'want widgets tough...'

To be honest you sound like Apple's perfect customer....To blinkered to see IOS's shortcomings
mrew42
littld
Yes, Android is good. But it still slows with use and it's not as easy to use as iOS. I'm not saying the others are rubbish, they are just behind. I'm surprised the competition hasn't got better yet and I hope it will for the benefit of everyone.


It's just as easy to use as iOS, more configurable and just as quick on the right phone. Currently iOS and Android are on par but there is FAR more choice of handsets AND tablets than apple. I'm surprised you haven't caught up with that yet.


No, it's just not as intuitive as iPhone. Not as easy to use. And it slows down with apps running. Yes, it has lots of different formats and sizes and (unfortunately) a collection of competing launchers etc. It is more flexible and that's exactly what makes it harder to use - many ways to get the same thing done does not a simpler device make.
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Microsoft Office For Mac 2011 for £38.06

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Pre-Order Microsoft Office For Mac 2011 for £38.06 I previously submitted a similar offer regarding purchasing 2008 from Software4Students and upgrading to 2011. However, you can also now pr…
jazlabs Avatar6y, 1m agoFound 6 years, 1 month ago31 Comments
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mspychala
mine was showing est. shipping 11th November
arrived after 2days :D

Thanks for your post! Ordered mine earlier today :D
mine was showing est. shipping 11th November
arrived after 2days :D
mattyboy1982
Mine arrived yesterday. Looks good so far although haven't really tried everything out! Glad I went this way and not the free upgrade path!

mattyboy1982 - roughly how long after placing your order did you receive the software? I'm really interested in ordering this, though it says 'Usually despatched within 2-3 weeks' on the site which seems a bit of a long wait!
Mine arrived yesterday. Looks good so far although haven't really tried everything out! Glad I went this way and not the free upgrade path!
I've been using it. It's all good!
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Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 for £39.07 delivered (for School Kids or Students)

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RM are selling Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 for £39.07 including VAT and delivery (it is quoted at 3-4 weeks). It includes the 2010 versions of Word Excel PowerPoint OneNote
ahenry Avatar6y, 4m agoFound 6 years, 4 months ago9 Comments
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so im a student buying it but its going to be my dad who's using it and he isnt a student... Is that alright???
Why can't I see a price for Windows 7? I've logged in, but can't get prices on a lot of things :(
As mentioned software for students sell this too, but deliver in 2 days.
ahenry
I can't edit with Firefox 3.6.6 at all. With IE8, I can edit a post, but if I go back and try to edit it again, the editor only has the original version.
found i can edit after it has been posted about 10 mins i use IE8 seems like the site is running really
slow ie you add heat tht an take ages never had any probs before
I can't edit with Firefox 3.6.6 at all. With IE8, I can edit a post, but if I go back and try to edit it again, the editor only has the original version.
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Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 - £37.12 Delivered @ RM Basement for students/ parents

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This seems to be the cheapest deal around for Office 2010. Professional Plus is the top SKU with the following included: Microsoft Excel 2010 Microsoft Outlook 2010 with Business Contact Manager…
J400uk Avatar6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago102 Comments
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Hi,

One disk is for Office, the other two are for add-on programs. Most people can ignore those extra disks they aren't really needed.

You have one Office licence, thats the product key on the yellow sticker. That licence entitles you to install the software on 2 computers.


thank you
Hi,

One disk is for Office, the other two are for add-on programs. Most people can ignore those extra disks they aren't really needed.

You have one Office licence, thats the product key on the yellow sticker. That licence entitles you to install the software on 2 computers.
J400uk;8965640
Two.


hi me just being stupid but mine has arrived i have 3 disks and on the order sheet it says i have 2 licences one on 1 disk and 1 on another what 2 disks are they ? thanks
Not-Sleeping;8964342
Can any confirm once they have received there software to how many machines can this software could be installed onto.


Two.
Can any confirm once they have received there software to how many machines can this software could be installed onto.
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27" Quad Core iMac £1,355.28 @ RM (£1438 @ Apple Higher Education). 2.66 Quad i5, 1TB HDD, 4GB DDR3, 27" LED with 2560 by 1440 pixels

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Thanks to J400uk for the heads up on RM. RRP for this is £1634, Apple Higher Education price is £1438. Its rare to get any cheaper than apples own HE store so anyone looking to get the 27" I think…
Adidas Addict Avatar6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago78 Comments
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anyone had a problem with the machine or rm?
Mine too. Arrived today with nary a wire to be seen twixt mouse and keys.
Received mine this morning. And it came with the wireless mouse and keyboard. :thumbsup:
Moozalic;8885181
which are clearly not worth the markup value.



You have never owned a well-designed computer
Moondogg;8881777


Note that it is very easy to get Applecare on a well known auction site for £40-50


I wouldnt trust that, i've heard of those codes being revoked months later

I think those are probably computer generated, dodgy
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Mac Mini - 2 GHz / 2 GB Ram / 320GB HDD / Snow Leopard - £386.58 @ RM

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On Sale as part of the RM store clearance. RM are one of the most trusted and successful businesses in the educational world. Has a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB Ram, a 320GB Hard Drive
williamj1 Avatar6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago5 Comments
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They only had one in stock which has gone now. I was deliberating too long – wish I had ordered straight away.
You work in Web Development and could not open it up and look at it yourself? Send it to me I will fix it.
Had one of these for testing Web development. Was probably switched on once a month. Lasted less than 18 months. Would have cost a fortune to even get it looked at. Not impressed.
Now discontinued, but a good price for the old model. Hot.
http://compstore.gmu.edu/products/apple/macMini/images/macMini.png
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Apple iMac 20" 2.0Ghz/1GB/160GB (2009 Edu Model) NEW £544.61 Delivered @ RM

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Ok, this isn't the best spec iMac in the world, but £544 is a bargain price for a new one. This is the March 2009 Education model, but its perfectly suited to home usage. The all-new, all-in-one iM…
J400uk Avatar6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago42 Comments
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anyone have a prob with their order?
Not really expensive if you compare like for like - Apple is a premium brand, not a bargain basement no-name.

Compare with Sony for example and the prices are reasonable.

Does everyone here drive round in Kia cars? No, so it's OK to pay extra for an Audi but not for a computer.
Wow pay this price for a PC and get 4x the performance..

Adamo;8873463
Which PC would that be - is it also built into the screen? With free video and music editing software? Slot-loading drive? Same built quality?


Build quality is arguable.
You can get 20" screens for peanuts now..
And you can get decent open source software for free..
Slot loading drive is a reason to buy a iMac? :/

If someone prefers Mac's to be PC's fair enough its personal preference, but its common sense that they are massively more expensive.
SeanO;8872896
I'm still laughing at my bro who despite his PC mindset, kept loitering at my iMac running XP in a partition simultaneously with OSX and a TV card showing Freeview (EyeTV software whoops *ss of anything PCworld can throw at it).

He decided to make a 'hackintosh' of left over bits from upgrades of his PC and ended up spending quite a bit of cash, downloading bits of bitty software and sticking webcams, sensor bars, etc all round it to make it 'like mine'. It lasted a couple of months as his hobby then he gave up!

I'm not trying to start a 'this is better than that' debate - just saying Apple are dear for phones, mp3 players, computers, etc. You always have a choice! No one forces you to pay more or expect more.

I'm happy with the choice I made which in itself means I don't have to choose. If I need to run a bit of PC-only software, I click on VMware Fusion and have an XP running in a window on my iMac. Thus I have two machines for the footprint of one.


I have a four year old emac and a one year old Acer pc laptop.
Give me the Mac everytime!

Why did i buy the Mac?...Quality and simplicity.
Why did i buy the Pc?....Just price...nothing more.
Adamo;8873463
Which PC would that be - is it also built into the screen? With free video and music editing software? Slot-loading drive? Same built quality?


RAM upgrade isn't needed for video editing, managed fine myself on such a machine. If you take video editing seriously though, you wouldn't be using an iMac.

Easy to upgrade the RAM, but 1GB is far from useless, especially in the Mac world.


Ok serious video editors won't use a machine like this, I used the wrong term. I meant if you do a fair bit more than the average person then you'll want a RAM upgrade, reason being this sort of Mac is likely to be used while processing video so the increase in RAM is going to make a difference.

If you're going to run a VM with Windows you'll definitely need a RAM increase.
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Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade DVD - £56.75 **DELIVERED** All you need is a child at school or Uni.

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Plus-You are allowed to install this on *TWO* PCs, which effectively brings the cost down to £28.38 each for two copies!![/b] I know there are a couple of other links/deals around, but they work ou…
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I just got a letter stating credit note refund.

Not having this - better be a card refund - as they changed the product description


I got this as well! really really peeved off about it.. especially as others are getting two copies of windows ultimate now! I shall be on the phone to them first thing Monday morning as they haven't been bothered to reply to my emails either!


Edit: Monday 14th

Called them today and queried the credit note... was told they would check and they would call me back. not 5 minutes later I had a call back saying they had just refunded my card.

Advice to anyone who paid by card and got a Credit note make sure you call them to get a refund to your card otherwise it looks like your money will just sit on their system.
I just got a letter stating credit note refund.

Not having this - better be a card refund - as they changed the product description

Sorted now
2nd copy turned up over the weekend. :thumbsup:
whilst waiting for them to sort out a return I noticed these posts and decided to email a complaint.
Got an apologetic email back today offering me a second copy free of charge.

Happy with that :thumbsup:
withabix;7024423
My second copy of 64 Bit is being sent out next week.

Fair play to them for sorting this out - I emailed them asking them to refubd or send me a second copy and they just phoned me back and told me that the second copy would be sent out.


My second copy has arrived too.
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ASUSModel EEEPC901 which comes in white with XP home, 12 GB HDD, 8.9 screen - £149.99 @ RM

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Please note this is my first post. I received this email today. Nice upcoming deal Apologies but due to unprecedented demand for the Hot Deal Eee PC, we are unable to supply all of the customers w…
enjoy cocaine Avatar7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago13 Comments
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mumbojumbo;5255272
Why struggle with it when you don't have to?
http://techreport.com/articles.x/15442/4


Can you suggest another 9" netbook with a larger ssd or even an HDD and a 6-cell battery at this price?
Thousands upon thousands of people manage to run Windows XP fine on their 701 (4GB), having done so for well over a year now. This will not be any different, I would suggest reinstalling Windows however from a slipstreamed source; mostly because any (automatic) updates will waste quite a bit of space.

If you're really paranoid about space you could always merge both SSDs under Windows dynamic storage but you're going to take a performance hit.
mumbojumbo;5253843
Vista, Win 7, OS X (although I'm not sure it will run on this anyway) won't. I've heard of users of XP returning this model because of the frequent error messages to say that they are running low on disk space on drive C: The flash drive of course is much slower than a normal HDD.


You're thinking of the Aspire One's SSD, the SSD in the 901 is no slower than the HDD in the 1000H (as well as being completely silent with no durability worries).

XP's installation shouldn't vary in size much if you're not installing programs, assuming Asus have set it up sensibly and moved all temporary and user files to the other partition (if not then it's fairly easy to do yourself), I guess the returns were mostly people who had been installing stuff to the smaller of the two disks rather than the larger.
mumbojumbo;5250964
No good if your OS takes up more than 4GB. :x


But not many do, Windows XP will happily run in 4GB, and I assume Ubuntu well as will (considering it comes on a CD). Vista won't, but you may be able to nlite it and I assume Windows 7 will as it's been fairly heavily promoted for netbooks.

As for the deal itself it's very hot, since it's smaller and lighter than the 1000H while retaining the same resolution, has slightly longer battery life and an SSD instead of an HDD. Of course, it's not suitible for anyone looking for a full subnotebook like the eee 1000HE or Samsung NC10, but it's a great netbook.
RM supply systems and services to education - primarily schools but also colleges and universities. should be ok to deal with.
Haven't had this email and no sign of deal on site so I guess we need to keep an eye out for later in the week.
great price although looks like you have to be a student or a parent of a student....
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HOT DEAL - RM Asus miniBook (Eee PC 1000H) £149.99

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This is my first deal so please go easy on me. RRP £399! Save 62%! This offer is limited to one per customer, and whilst stocks last. This Eee PC 1000H offers even more options to users for uni…
Justin-172 Avatar7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago15 Comments
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10 Arrived today woo
dam this for being OOS :-(

EDIT: btw where did all the netbook deals go? :(
ah man.. i really really wanted this! would have helped a lot at uni :(. gutted.
Bought one for me and my brother bought one too, great for us both being at uni.
All gone!
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HP miniNote 2133 only £199.99 inc delivery @ RM

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My mate just forwarded this to me. Crazy price. I can't see any cheaper on google. HP 2133 Mini-Note - C7-M 1.2 GHz ULV - RAM 2 GB - HDD 120 GB - Chrome9 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11a/b/g -
simoneary Avatar7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago12 Comments
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expired? OOS.
I have one and is an excellent Netbook, if uou re-install with XP. This is for the 2GB Vista edition which is a great price, previously the 1GB Linux one was going for 199.00, so HOt deal
madgee;5245293
Was tempted but reading reviews it is very, very slow because of poor processor, even if you replace Vista with XP.


I don't think it's that slow, but this machine does apparently have a noisy fan so I'd still avoid it.
dire machines..
We trailed them at work a wee while back..
Got one of these no problem did install XP windows though, happy as an MP in swill:-D
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RM Asus miniBook (Eee PC 701 512MB 4GB White) Possibly Students Only - £168 Delivered £168.61

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This is the sweetspot in the 7" eee range at a bargain price of £168, saving about £30 from what you would pay at most stores. Offer whiles stock last, only this model, only this colour. Once they
J400uk Avatar8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago14 Comments
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stephenashforth;2854597
Sorry to seem rude, but this is not a helpful post.

Firstly, the link you have given is to a machine costing £175. The price you quote is ex VAT.

Secondly, and more importantly, the Acer is much better specified, e.g has an 8.9" screen, rather than the 7" in the Eee you have linked to. The Acer also has an 8GB drive rather than 4Gb.

Taken together, the price difference of £25 is nothing, especiually if you can make that difference smaller by using Quidco and a voucher at PCWorld.


Sorry, I didn't realise ebuyer had started quoting prices excluding VAT.

The acer is 'better specified' but you don't buy these machines for their specifications. For the same price you can get a refurbished 15" laptop that has four times the screen area and is several times faster which would make both look like terrible deals if your were judging on specification alone.

Some people (including you obviously) will prefer the acer but I was just pointing out that it doesn't excel in all areas and some people may prefer this machine.

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And don't forget tha 1.6GHz atom processor, which is way better than the Celeron ****.


Um, have you actually looked at any benchmarks? The Atom is about the same speed as the Celeron M, faster in some circumstances but slower in others.

EDIT: Oh yes, the acer also has a glossy screen so it will be more reflective than the matt one on the eee.
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Sorry to seem rude, but this is not a helpful post.

Firstly, the link you have given is to a machine costing £175. The price you quote is ex VAT.

Secondly, and more importantly, the Acer is much better specified, e.g has an 8.9" screen, rather than the 7" in the Eee you have linked to. The Acer also has an 8GB drive rather than 4Gb.

Taken together, the price difference of £25 is nothing, especiually if you can make that difference smaller by using Quidco and a voucher at PCWorld.


Thank you, someone with some sense! Also you forget that the Acer has 2 card readers rather then just one, and one of them is a memory card expansion which means you can actually expand the 8GB built-in and it will come up as a single hard drive. And don't forget tha 1.6GHz atom processor, which is way better than the Celeron ****.

Sure the Asus was good at one point but the competition is now just better.

Come on own up - who actually bought this????
EndlessWaves;2853288
Lots of reasons, but for a start this machine is £149 at ebuyer so the difference is £40.

Anyway the reasons:

The acer does have the better keyboard and higher resolution screen but it shows up fingerprints on the case, has a one year warranty (which is invalidated if you upgrade the memory) and poor speakers.

The eee on the other hand has a better touchpad, better speakers, a two year warranty (which isn't invalidated if you upgrade the memory), a smaller size (about an inch shorter) and is £40 cheaper, which would let you add bluetooth and an SDHC card for extra storage should you want to.

Both have about two hour's battery life.


Sorry to seem rude, but this is not a helpful post.

Firstly, the link you have given is to a machine costing £175. The price you quote is ex VAT.

Secondly, and more importantly, the Acer is much better specified, e.g has an 8.9" screen, rather than the 7" in the Eee you have linked to. The Acer also has an 8GB drive rather than 4Gb.

Taken together, the price difference of £25 is nothing, especiually if you can make that difference smaller by using Quidco and a voucher at PCWorld.
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Are you sure its £149 at ebuyer, showing up as £174 here :S
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Sony DVD Player DVPNS355 Only 56 in stock so be quick! First post so please be gentle! This DVD player has been modified to provide multi-region playback To playback Region 1 discs will requir…
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Bad luck. Mine has been dispatched though and should arrive within the next two days. :thumbsup:
I received this email earlier:

Dear Mr. Martin,

Due to unprecedented demand for the Sony DVD player, we are unable to supply all of the customers who placed orders with us. Our stock availability calculation system was not able to keep up with the rate of incoming online orders.

Unfortunately, therefore, we have had to decline your order and have arranged to credit your payment.

On behalf of RM, I would like to apologise for the inconvenience that this may have caused to you

Regards
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FFS when will anyone learn that buying stuff from here to sell on ebay isn't necessarily a good idea?


I would say, about the time people on here stop falling for the old 'I bought 1,000,000 to resell on ebay' li(n)e :giggle: ;-)
FFS when will anyone learn that buying stuff from here to sell on ebay isn't necessarily a good idea?

I have two Sony DVD players and I hate them.. Why the hell they have to take sooo long to open the cd draw is beyond me!
I don't think they're refurbed. On Amazon, they had the same description of muti region capability. Also, it nwould say if they where refurbed, now wouldn't it? Trade descriptions and all that.

Can somone cancel their order, so I can get one? Hehe
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Im not sure how this works, But i saw a poster in my school for a vista upgrade for full time students, They ship the DVD Only, With the key i presume, So no retail box or manuals included. First pos…
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oh ffs - got all excited then realised its not open to full time university students! lame, very lame.

I've wanted to upgrade my MSDN copy of Business to ultimate for ages!!!


But I would imagine you might well know somebody with kids that would be eligible to order?

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oh ffs - got all excited then realised its not open to full time university students! lame, very lame.

I've wanted to upgrade my MSDN copy of Business to ultimate for ages!!!
Vista is poo.

The Register has run articles claiming XP has been getting unrefined patches to slow it so Vista looks better.

If you are not a gamer...

http://www.ubuntu.com

...entirely free operating system that upgrades twice a year - and updates a couple of times a week (all free).

99.9% of the software that runs on it is free (but obviously no microsoft stuff - but other stuff that does the same - written by enthusiasts rather than people trying to sell you something.

It boots far faster than windows.

There are virtually no viruses or spyware that have been written for it, so even an "internet idiot" would find it difficult to get a virus or malware.

You are not constantly interrupted by DRM etc messages for various downloaded media.

You can still use Firefox or Opera for browsing (although Swiftfox is faster and uses all your Firefox settings, and everthing is identical except speed).

Open office that runs on Windows is the main office package, and uses windows file formats.

MS messenger still works - but in many other messenger clients - Amsn being the closest, and opens Hotmail when you click on a received message, but wont forward MSN spread viruses as its not MSN.

If you order the "livedisk" it lets you either install it - or run it from the disk to see if you like it (however this does take about a month to be posted to you - but is free - and you can download it and burn it onto a disk from the site).

It plays and writes DVDs free without having to bung anyone more cash.

Its based on Debian Linux - but looks pretty similar to windows, runs faster, has fewer problems, and if one program is not working well for you - pick another - 99.9% are free.

Also - if you are worried Linux is not really mainstream - more commercial servers run Linux than windows - do they do this as they think it is less reliable when their income and reputation rely upon it?

Dont say you are used to windows - as the user interface is so close that you are unlikely to notice a difference after the first day.

What will you do with the money that you have not given to Microsoft?

If you want more info - ASK ME!
spacast;1611413
..and as for Ultimate extras !........ WOW ......NOT :roll:


The only two Vista Ultimate extras worth having over Premium are IIS (which is also available in Business Edition) and the ability to legally downgrade to XP Pro.

I bought Vista Ultimate 32bit and shall be downgrading for a stable (VS2005) development environment soon when I have a spare weekend !

P.s. Turining off the Areo Interface was the best feature I have found (even better than disabling UAC)

P.p.s Didn't realise you could get a Radio4 gadget for the windows sidebar . Nice!
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