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ASUS EEE £189.96 delivered at Ebuyer

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ASUS have created the brand new EEEPC 2GS-W001 2GB for total mobile internet computing. This half-UMPC, half-laptop hybrid has to be the best mobile internet revolutionary experience you will get. …
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ASUS have created the brand new EEEPC 2GS-W001 2GB for total mobile internet computing. This half-UMPC, half-laptop hybrid has to be the best mobile internet revolutionary experience you will get.

Eee stands for Easy to learn, work and play, Excellent Internet experience and Excellent mobile computing experience. Bumps and shocks are no longer issues. With a dependable 2GB solid-state disk, you get unparalleled shock-protection and reliability.

Using a Linux-variant operating system requires only 15 seconds to boot. Microsoft die-hards should note that Windows documents are compatible with the ASUS EEEPC 2GS-W001 2GB . The Eee PC includes the documents and the e-mails software, and a suite of other productivity software to help keep you on track. It'll ship with Open Office, Firefox and Skype, but you can install any number of other open-source applications.

Other interesting specifications of the ASUS EEEPC 2GS-W001 2GB include, Ethernet, and three USB ports. Additional storage space can be added by inserting a Secure Digital (SD) card (available for purchase separately).

The ASUS EEEPC 2GS-W001 2GB, youre always connected with built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g that automatically detects and connects to the Internet at any hotspot, giving you with maximum flexability

Measuring just 22.5 x 16.4 x 2.15~3.5 cm and weighing a mere 920g, the ASUS Eee PC 701 2GB is most certainly portable and is your ideal mobile companion.
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#1
I'm not sure of the value of the 2G Surf... £40 saving for half the RAM, half the storage, no webcam, and a shorter battery life...
#2
I think id go and pay the bit extra for the 4gb myself as even that doesnt sound much let alone thought of 2gb :? i think im going to get rid of my nokia 770 and get one of the Asus EEE pc as they look very good and have some good reviews going atm so soon as i have enough spare cash :-D
Voted Hot btw as best price ive seen so far even if its the lesser model to what im after.
#3
For an extra hundered quid or so you could buy a real laptop, I don't honestly see the point in these things.
#4
Then you wont buy one. :-)
The point is that there is nothing that is so versatile and light at anywhere near
this price.
I have the 4Gb EeePc. It really is very good for the money. If you need real
portability this is for you.
Incidentally, over 350,000 EeePcs have been sold.
#5
but for another hundred quid on top the 'extra hundred quid' you can buy a substantially better laptop...and if you add yet another hundred quid you can get an even better laptop...
these are meant to be properly transportable...take them to uni and not seem like a poser, even a great novelty for kids which for 200 smackers is a lot more appealing to parents than even the cheapest (say £350) laptop available.
Don't get me wrong I wouldn't even consider having one of these as my only computer, but as a secondary machine...it's pretty much faltless.
#6
You've got the idea. Horses for courses .

With the 4Gb Eee you get wi-fi, webcam, built in mic and speakers
plus mic and headphone sockets, 3 usb sockets and a surprisingly clear screen.

If this was made by a 'big name' it would cost a fortune.
#7
acer is planning to launch 8 inch and 9 inch laptops in a femonths as well as a lot of other computer companies and asus is also planning an 8 inch version with 8gb of storage. If you can hold for 6 - 8 months it m8ght be worth it because at tye moment the eeepc has no competetition

to everyone saying you can add an extra hundred and buy a proper laptop , i bought a umpc from a deal on here a few months ago and never use my pc anymore . it might be better specced but its rooted to one spot , and a laptop is not much better..
#8
PaulPoole;1465317
If this was made by a 'big name' it would cost a fortune.
ASUS IS a big name. They make a shed-load of mobo's (in fact my last 5 mobo's have been Asus), a few GFX cards (LOL mines an Asus too), and they also make the MacBook/MacBook Pro.
#9
The eee PC isn't a laptop. It's a UMPC - Ultra Mobile PC.
It's half the size of a laptop.
Also, with no moving parts (as the HDD is solid-state) it's a lot more shock resistant than a *normal* laptop.

NB: The 2G isn't half the RAM of the 4G. Both have 512MB of RAM. But, the 2G has 2GB of HDD, and no built-in web-cam & mic. It would appear that the 2G also has an integrated modem, whereas this is missing on the 4G.
Comparison of eee PC models

If you aren't too bothered about the differences between the 2G, and the 4G, then buy one. And also buy yourself a decent sized SD card to fit the slot, eg. 2GB. And instantly, you have as much storage than the 4G model.

I'm what people would refer to as a "gadget boy", and to make matters worse, I've been an IT professional for 20yrs now, with a fair few years in my teens mucking around with computers - sure, the eee PC is definitely no PC replacement. I'm sitting here right now on my well spec'd home PC/server, touch-typing on a *proper* keyboard. But, I love my eee PC. I carry it everywhere (when I'm not at home/work), and it's served me well.

It's not about giving you the *full* PC experience. It's about giving you just enough to get by. I no longer bother with my iPaq, as it's just too restrictive. I can do much more with the eee PC, than I ever could with the iPaq. And it barely takes up any room in my "man bag"!

Warning: Xandros O/S only supports up to 1GB. But, there is a workaround.
One last think, people are always tempted to fit a 2GB stick of RAM - as that is the largest that the hardware can support. This is true. However, the largest amount of RAM that the O/S (Xandros) can support is 1GB. You *will* see 2GB during bootup from the bios, but, go into a terminal, type 'free' and you'll soon realise you are missing 1GB.
But, there is a fix -
eee PC wiki: How to get the stock Xandros installation to recognise a 2gig RAM card
But, be aware, linux 'hacking' is not for the faint-hearted.
#10
Spark;1465297
For an extra hundered quid or so you could buy a real laptop, I don't honestly see the point in these things.


A normal laptop isn't as convenient to carry around as this.
#11
Totoriko
A normal laptop isn't as convenient to carry around as this.


You could get a PDA instead ;-)
#12
I had no intrested in one of these till I saw them in action.

I go to london and scotland a few times a year, and its a chore carrying my laptop, esp if I do not get a table on a train. Or the fact its over kill some of the time.

My mobile is a MDA Vario3, full keyboard, wifi, hdsa, window mobile 6. everything I need, but not to great for a 3 hour train ride, and the screen is not workable for remote desktop

One of these are perfect for my needs once I saw it and ued on for a while., abot the size of a DVD case and gives me access to the basic windows tools I need when I am out an about, office and remote desktop.

I agree about the few more quid for a laptop, but its what you intend to use one of these for.

I have a pc for home, a laptop for over night trips with work, vario 3 (mobile/pda) for everyday email on the go, and will get the ASUS for when I am doing day trips and need to be on a "real" pc.
#13
Best to hang around for an 8GB or 16GB versions of these umpcs. You will get frustrated using just 1 GB. I know it is expandable but very soon these 2GB will be defunct in a year rather like 512mb or 1gb MP3 players as they capacity is too low.
#14
I don't think the 2G surf is RAM upgradeable, although the 4G surf is. However, this is a false economy over the standard 4G Galaxy. That is the one to go for. Windows drivers are provided and XP runs absolutely fine on this, if you are put off by Linux.
#15
Looks like a great device but for the hardware you are getting doesn't seem that great a price. Looks like the sort of thing that could sell for £120 or less in a competitive marketplace. Want one but will wait.
#16
I have had a 4gb for around 5wks now,Very pleased,Wifi seems to connect anywhere in the house which Ive never had with other laptops,The linux is easy to get use to if your use to windows.It reminds me of how I spent £600 on an slr camera but always grab the little £200 pentax optio.
The Mrs does the tesco shop on it -and she doesnt like Pc's
#17
Are there any offline/online pda type programmes that would work? I've run a palm based pda for 15 years now and use it for making appointments in clients houses who rarely have internet. I'd want to be able to enter a forthcoming appointment and have it synchronise when I'm back at home...
#18
The only thing that puts me off these things is the screen resolution; a lot of websites tend to assume XGA (1024x768) as a minimum these days. The vertical resolution isn't usually an issue, but 800 pixel horizontally just isn't quite enough.
#19
im tempted to try one
as long as it has good battery life and will play back videos then it has a lot of appeal

laptops are too big to carry around sadly and usually have very poor battery life

iv got a dell which is about 18 months old and cost £300 and the battery was completely dead in under a year

iv also got a fujitsu which was also £300 about 3 months back and get about 90 minutes battery life which isnt bad but is useless on a long train journey or any other journey if there are no powerpoints


my ipaq is good for on the move as i use it for satnav and its got a built in phone and also isnt bad for playing back movies other big plus is a long battery life
only downside is that playing on the internet is incredibly tedious
its such hard work even with the add on mini qwerty keyboard
#20
Hello from a HUKD forum lurker! I've finally decided to join :D

I received mine yesterday and it really is great. I'm glad I went for the 2G SSD hard disk version as I had no use for the webcam and with the money saved I'm hoping to buy a 16GB class 6 SDHC card and clone the SSD drive to the memory card and run it off there.

I'm running XP SP2 on it which has been stripped down to the bare minimum with nLite and only the essential services running, page file turned off etc (basically every tweak mentioned in Google if you search for 'eeepc xp tweaks' and on the eeeuser forum.

Also, even though it only comes with 512MB RAM (soldered and non-upgradeable in this model), why not buy a copy of eBoostr and have the equivalent of Vista ReadyBoost under XP :D.

Worth every penny!!!
#21
mminghella;1465455
You could get a PDA instead ;-)


PDA is so old fashioned. They can't even run Half Life 2.
#22
People really miss the point of these things. Its not a replacement for a laptop or desktop - its a portable device. Its tiny compared to a laptop, does not have a power brick and takes 15-20 seconds to boot. I use mine for surfing infront of the TV when I cant be arsed unpacking and booting the laptop. See it as filling the bap between a PDA and a laptop.

If you want a laptop then buy one. If you want a portable, extremely versatile and cheap internet device then this is a real spanker.
banned#23
bonzobanana
Looks like a great device but for the hardware you are getting doesn't seem that great a price. Looks like the sort of thing that could sell for £120 or less in a competitive marketplace. Want one but will wait.


you are mental. What planet are you on?
#24
FadeOUT;1465653
The only thing that puts me off these things is the screen resolution; a lot of websites tend to assume XGA (1024x768) as a minimum these days. The vertical resolution isn't usually an issue, but 800 pixel horizontally just isn't quite enough.


They recently found a driver that provides higher res on the EEE.
#25
I'm really really close to getting one of these. Also thinking of getting the "3" USB Modem for browsing on the move - PAYG is £10 for 1gb, or £15 for 3gb pcm.

Looks like a great bit of kit, but there's just something stopping me from making the jump!
#26
Totoriko
They recently found a driver that provides higher res on the EEE.


True - you can fool it into thinking it's capable of higher resolutions, but the screen will just scale it back down to 800x480. It would be better to zoom a webpage in Firefox or Opera.

There's a lot of talk of versions of this with a bigger screen and higher resolution in the near future - possibly touch screens (April has been suggested). There's room within the existing case for this. Doubtless that'll mean a higher price, but I think this would make for a much better machine.
#27
Totoriko
PDA is so old fashioned. They can't even run Half Life 2.


Neither could this thing unless somebody has ported it to linux.
#28
i really want one of these i'm so disapointed with the battery life though. It has no moving parts how can it last less than 3 hours? thats terrible.
#29
I really like the look of these.... but going to wait for the 8GB with 10" Screen version which will be out later this year.
#30
Spark
Neither could this thing unless somebody has ported it to linux.

No, but it runs under XP
banned#31
Spark
Neither could this thing unless somebody has ported it to linux.


right and wrong.

of course it couldnt run it, but linux isnt the problem as you can easily install XP on these units.
#32
Spark;1466230
Neither could this thing unless somebody has ported it to linux.


You don't know much about that "thing", do you?
#33
got me a 4g back in november. its a fantastic bit of kit, personally, i would spend the extra 40 quid and get the 4g over this model. not that the 2g is bad, just that the 4g is better.

and the much anticipated bigger screen so far isnt much to shout about, its bigger, but the resolution is still the same. i would want double the resolution from a 9 inch screen...

and the person who was saying "get a PDA instead"... theres no point. most phones have half decent PDA functionality these days, the eee is more of an ultra portable internet machine.

i LOVE my eee.
#34
I think that spec could run half life 2, it would have to be from some kind of external drive, but it could do it.
#35
Totoriko
You don't know much about that "thing", do you?


Not really, no.

When you have a part-time job in IT and study Computer Science, you don't tend to start researching these things for recreation quite so often.
#36
Spark
Not really, no.

When you have a part-time job in IT and study Computer Science, you don't tend to start researching these things for recreation quite so often.


Is that Computer Science III by any chance?

I'm hoping the bigger screen version will have a higher resolution, and get rid of that horrible plastic space around the screen! :?
#37
can these play xvid ?
#38
taiko
can these play xvid ?

Yes.
#39
Brought the 8Gb variant while I was away, converted it to XP Pro and the whole thing runs very smoothly. Been using it with PAYG 3G Mobile Broadband in areas with no WiFi avaliability and it's been awesome. Surprisingly the screen is pretty clear and watching movies on it is fine.

The only little problem that I noticed which I'm sure can be sorted is that when you load up a windows, sometimes the screen is to small to fit the whole window therefore it's hard to click on the 'OK or 'Cancel' buttons, tabbing works though.
#40
Spark;1466436
I think that spec could run half life 2, it would have to be from some kind of external drive, but it could do it.


I've owned 3 EEE PCs myself, so I would know
http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=5576

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