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Been searching for a deal on an Black 4G EEE for a while now.

You need to use the Voucher code: EEEPC at checkout to get this. Seems a good price and is in stock!

You could buy the White 2G one for £180ish using the 10% voucher too, but I think the black looks better and the extra 2G solid state drive is going to be useful if you put XP on it.

* Linux Operating System
* 512 MB Memory
* 4 GB Hard Drive
* 7" Display
* Built In Webcam
* Microphone
* Wireless Enabled
* HD Audio Stereo Speakers
* 0.92 Kg Weight
* Up to 2.8 hrs Battery Life
Internal Memory 512 MB
Processor speed 800 The higher the number of Megahertz (MHZ) the faster the processor should be
Integrated Speakers YES
Width 225 mm
Depth 160 mm
Height 20 mm
Weight 0.92 kg This is the weight of the appliance in KG
Battery Type Lithium Ion
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1 Like #1
This is a stunning bit of kit, however you should postpone buying it (if you can bear to) becuase;

a) The next version is due to be released in a few months called the EEE 900
Most importantly it has a 8.9inch screen with 1024x600 instead of the 7 inch 800x480 resolution screen the current EEE 700 model has. The form factor (size of the device) is almost exactly trhe same too! (see picture below).

Full details can be read here: http://http://news.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/0,1000000091,39362122,00.htm
or here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC

b) The launch of the bigger model should cause the price of the current 7inch EEE 700 to drop further.


The newer 8.9 inch EEE 900 is the right, the EEE 700 on the left (not the smaller size of the screen)
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/03/eee-pc--cimg1699--comparison-up.jpg

The EEE 700 in white:
http://chinese.engadget.com/media/2007/10/img_1765x450.jpg

Another picture to put these "laptops" in proportion:
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/03/asus-eee-900-hands-000.jpg

BTW, after speaking to someone who has used the EEE 700, I have been told that the supplied (open office) MS compatible office suite and firefox browser combination are fantasic, so there is no need to hold out for the windows XP preinstalled version unless you have a specific need for it..
Hope this info helps!
1 Like #2
I had heard about the newer model, but the price is starting to creep up. The current guessed price of the new one is 399 Euros which is about £315. Quite a jump. Thing is, when the new one comes out, there will only be another "improved" model due out in 6 months, Bit like the iPhone - it was so obvious that it wouldn't be long before the 3G one came out. Must be deliberate by Apple - all those gadget fans that got excited about the iPhone and bought one when new will have to go out and buy the 3G one when it is launched or their heads will explode. :-D Are we seeing the same with Asus here? In this day and age it seems to be the way to make money is to screw your loyal customers as hard as you can. :(
1 Like #3
It's nothing to do with screwing customers and everything to do with R&D costs and the economics of computer technology. If you buy a PC today in 6 months time a better model will cost the same price, that's just a given. Same goes with iPhones and EEE PCs.
#4
seeing that these are popular, it seems other manufacturers are building similar machines so i'm guessing these will all have a price drop in 6 months. also wondering if it's going to be so attractive if the new version is going to be the same price as a normal laptop. apart from the size why buy one
#5
I would like to buy an EEE soon but am worried that if i do either the price will drop or the new version will be priced the same and the current version will drop. I want to pay no more than £200 for a notebook to run Linux on. Had a fiddel with one in PC World the other day, can any EEE owners give any recommendations please? I hear you can modify all sorts of things on them but is there a risk?

Also, would people recommend the 4GB model for its extra hardware or not? TIA.
#6
belovedmonster
It's nothing to do with screwing customers and everything to do with R&D costs and the economics of computer technology. If you buy a PC today in 6 months time a better model will cost the same price, that's just a given. Same goes with iPhones and EEE PCs.


Maybe I'm being a bit harsh on Asus, but the 3G and camera technology was already mature when Apple released the iPhone. And the cheeky sods now want me to pay £13 for a few simple apps for my IPod Touch that should have been free when it came out. But then you could say it's my fault for being a gadget geek and an early adopter! :p

Anyway, I've ordered one of these at this price - couldn't bring myself to wait for the new model - I'm hoping to use it as the base of an In Car PC. :)
#7
Just when you thought it was simple; should I get this one or wait till May for it's bigger brother...along come a whole range of them!

Intel is really pushing it's next-generation processor, Atom, (and as ASUS can't make enough of these bleeders) every other Taiwanese manufacturer is going to bring them out in the next 2-3 months. Of course, if you still want an ASUS Eee then they might just come down in price...

Here are just some of the articles,

MSI
Intel Atom

Sorry if that screws up the decision process!
#8
#1

Although I know what your trying to say - but the fact is if you keep waiting, your always going to wait. Technology is going to get out-dated pretty much every week, if not every day. Plus, the 9" Asus will cost around £300+... might as well spend that money on a Dell or a proper laptop? I know your going to say well this is portable, I know - but price wise, one could easily get a good spec Dell for e.g.

Heat added, bought one for this price tag seen as Marshall Ward messed up.
1 Like #9
Hot deal, but a word of warning :

Dixons use DHL for delivery. Last week, my missus was due to take delivery of a 4G from Dixons, delivered by DHL to her workplace in London. Tracking showed "delivered". Called DHL, and the signature was apparently by "Edwards". Nobody of that name works there, and at the time they claim delivery took place, reception was locked up as the receptionist was at lunch. CCTV shows no sign of the delivery driver. Delivery came from DHL's Vauxhall depot, which is notorious for theft.

Missus is currently dealing with Dixons (as it is still their responsibility), but will get Mastercard to get the money back if necessary. Dixons are dragging their heels saying they need to wait for a report from DHL - this is bull, as the contract is between the customer and retailer and it hasn't been fulfilled.

So anyway, be warned!
#10
Am I the only one who thinks the pictures of the 700 and 900 feel slightly wrong? If i had to guess, i'd have said that the one on the left was the newest looking one. It's a bit like the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo DS Lite.
#11
I can verify it's the older model on the left (smaller - TINY trackpad, smaller screen, framed by speakers and dead-space padding), newer on the right (bigger pad, bigger screen).

This post typed and posted from an EEE 701 ;)
#12
Andysan
I would like to buy an EEE soon but am worried that if i do either the price will drop or the new version will be priced the same and the current version will drop. I want to pay no more than £200 for a notebook to run Linux on. Had a fiddel with one in PC World the other day, can any EEE owners give any recommendations please? I hear you can modify all sorts of things on them but is there a risk?

Also, would people recommend the 4GB model for its extra hardware or not? TIA.


They're really good. If you're not very techy, they work out the box marvelously. They boot in about 20 seconds tops and have everything you need to get working straight out of the box, free and surprisingly fast.

if you're technically minded and like hacking your new gadget about a bit, you can put XP on, or many different flavours of linux, with very little risk.

really cool: the system can revert itself to how it came out of the box AND, if that goes wrong, it comes with a DVD that will let you make a bootable rescue-disc from a pen-drive and return the device back to normal that way.

I've played silly ******s and put a few different OSes on, and messed it up a few times - it's gone back to default state easily and quickly twice (I should point out it only needed this because I accepted the risk and went messing with it).

I've also upgraded the internal RAM from 512mb -> 1gb (you can go higher, but it only has one slot). on the 4gb models, you only need a screwdriver to do this, but I read that 2gb models require soldering.

you can also pop in an SD card to the built-in SD/SD-HC slot and add another 4-to-16gb of storage for < 50 quid.

For absolutely tonnes of information, check out: eeeuser.com

I'm gutted I overspent by about 40 notes, but it was still worth it. Opinion at the moment is that the new ones will be about the 350-400 quid mark, which is the same as a PROPER big laptop, and kinda not worth it. It might push the cost of the 701 down a bit further, but you're already getting a killer little machine for your money. I don't regret mine :)

Hope some of that helps!
#13
There are lots of rumours flying around the newer one, bluetooth, touchscreen, 20Gig solid state drive and so on and a price tag of £300 has been mentioned.

If they cram all that into a £300 eee then it's a pretty good deal, though too much for me. I do think it's worth waiting to see if they're going to do a 4G with just the larger screen at a price not much higher than this one.

The HP 2133 looks like some good competition too if comes in at £300 or under.
#14
Nearly all your questions about the EeePc can be answered on the EeePc user forum .

http://forum.eeeuser.com/

Hope this helps someone.

Paul.
#15
£329. 12GB Windows or 20GB Linux. No touchscreen. 2.25lbs, is pretty much confirmed, so far.
#16
The eee PC is computer 'marmite'. People either love it, or hate it. For some reason, there is no middle ground.
It's not about replacing your existing (and powerful) computer. It's about having 'just enough' ability/power.
If you are buying one for use as your main computer, you will be disappointed. If you are buying one for it's portability, ease of use, small factor/form, etc, you will love it.

I love mine. And now couldn't live without it. I can even see me upgrading to the new larger models, as soon as they appear on the scene.

But, like others say - you may want to hold file on buying your 4G for the moment. I bought mine when they came out, and it only cost me £220. I'm a little surprised to see that they now rrp for £250!! Once the newer, bigger screen/storage models appear, the prices of the 2G/4G's should drop (assuming stock remains). But, they probably won't drop much below £200 (my best guess).
#17
i keep reading/hearing mixed reports on when the new version will come out, and when they do will anyone be able to get one as its not as easy to get the current version, plus depends on what you need the Asus to do for you, 4gb is ok plus its easy to use SD cards to store stuff, i have just started a college course so this would be perfect for transport, save my work onto card transfer onto my laptop...


price just changed back to original price when i was checking it, so it will work out at £225 ish....
#18
Here's a link with details of the forthcoming newer model...

http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/26/official-asus-8-9-inch-eee-pc-will-include-touchscreen-possibl/

[SIZE="5"]Newer Asus 8.9inch[/SIZE]
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/1381/asus9screentopyo6.jpg

Notice how the screen does not have those huge black bars where the speakers used to be.

With all those extra features mentioned in the link above it means that it won't be as cheap as the current model and so it's still a good purchase at this price.
#19
It would be better if the Asus had a a multi memmory card input. My pda has 8gb cf carda and a 4gb sd card a total of 12gbs of space compared to 4gb space on ASUS....:thumbsup:
#20
i was under the impression that one of the favourite parts of the old/current eee was the mobile phone style charger, isn't the new one going to have a power brick?
#21
My take is, if the current one fits your needs, and the price is right, just get it while stock's there. There is always be something better round the corner, but it's better to do than dream. The reality is that while others have been putting off their purchase and ponitificating over the specification and cost of the next model, I've been enjoying 3 months' practical use of my 701. Loaded with 2GB RAM and XP it's an indepensible go-anywhere tool and means I hardly ever have to lug my laptop on my travels. I've not much interest in the 900 because the whole point of the 700 was that it was smaller and cheaper than anything else on offer. The 900 blurs those lines because it's getting close to sub-notebook territory. Drool over web pics all you like, but to me, a bird in the hand... etc...
#22
Northerner
Drool over web pics all you like, but to me, a bird in the hand... etc...

Some prefer birds big up top.
#23
A word of warning to people getting their eeepc from dixons, I took delivery ot two in the last few days and both do not have the proper AC charger as shown in the manual and as reported by other owners. Instead, you get a euro plug with a travel adapter that fits on very badly and if you plug it into a wall socket you will find that the charge is not constant.

I have contacted dixons about this as a replacement charger will cost between £13 and £30 from the sites I have found selling it.
banned#24
A word of warning regarding the newer models:

Yes they look nice, but kind of defeat the purpose of a ultra small laptop. OK, the screen is good, but it a big disadvantage, as the new models come with the usual "power brick" as with most laptop. the existing range has no power brick - just a phone style plug adaptor. Equally battery life will either be worse on the new models, or they will be heavier due to a bigger battery.

I do like the new models, but feel they are nowhere near as portable as the current model, hence I bought my 700 last week, knowing full well I wouldn't want a 900 when they arrive.

Just bear it in mind :)
#25
crumpetman
A word of warning to people getting their eeepc from dixons, I took delivery ot two in the last few days and both do not have the proper AC charger as shown in the manual and as reported by other owners. Instead, you get a euro plug with a travel adapter that fits on very badly and if you plug it into a wall socket you will find that the charge is not constant.

I have contacted dixons about this as a replacement charger will cost between £13 and £30 from the sites I have found selling it.



Pretty sure this is against the plugs and sockets regulations 1994. They can supply an adapter but it must fit over the 2 pin plug and can only be removable by tools. The conversion plug should also be approved by a notified body.

Tell dixons they should swap it free of charge or you will report them to trading standards.
#26
stiffnuts
Pretty sure this is against the plugs and sockets regulations 1994. They can supply an adapter but it must fit over the 2 pin plug and can only be removable by tools. The conversion plug should also be approved by a notified body.

Tell dixons they should swap it free of charge or you will report them to trading standards.


Given that I paid a little more for mine as I ordered before the price went down I think I'll be better off to have Dixons collect them and refund me then just order again and save a few quid. I shall google that socket regulations thing now though. Thanks for the adivce.

Edit, what's going on with the price?? The starting price for my orders last week was £249, I just checked a minute ago and it was £228 and now it's £249 again!
#27
Bought one for the girlfriend a couple of months ago for her to go travelling. They really are fantastic - I installed a photoshop clone, an audio editing package (both free) in about 20 minutes & she's now updating her blog from it as she travels around. As vibeone says - if you're looking for ultra-ultraportable, don't bother waiting for the newer ones.

added bonuses for travelling: the case is nice & sturdy, the pack includes a travel adapter & there's an sd slot built in so you can put cards from your camera straight in there!
#28
I had a go on this in Currys today... felt a little tacky - pressing on the side of the 'space bar' didnt register, which could be slightly irritating (but I suppose you could work around it... the mouse clicer was a bit clumsy too.... nice idea though... would be tempted in a few years.
banned#29
I wanted to buy this laptop, but its price gone high, initially it was round about £170, but later they revised their prices to £215 thats why i did'nt buy it, bcoz dont want to pay a laptop which run on Linux, thinking to buy the new version if it'll have windows option.
#30
TurksMeister
I had a go on this in Currys today... felt a little tacky - pressing on the side of the 'space bar' didnt register, which could be slightly irritating (but I suppose you could work around it... the mouse clicer was a bit clumsy too.... nice idea though... would be tempted in a few years.


I had a go on one in my local Currys today, and managed to set the alarm off.... I have to admit I'm more interested in the 8.9 inch version that should be coming out soon, but can't work out whether XP or Linux would be better!
#31
To those of you wait because 'there's a better one coming' - Cnet UK have tried
the new HP 2133 , which wants to be a rival to the Asus EeePc.
It is heavier, less robust and costs £399 .
Hardly a competitor in my view.

Satisfied 4Gb EeePc owner .
#32
this code still works, its just the price is up to £225 (after code, delivered). i've ordered one because this is still the best price available for 4GB black afaik. only problem is dixons have the slightly smaller battery.

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