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Both versions available (see second post).

Not sure if this is a misprice or not, but it's definitely the cheapest the 900 has ever been.

£249.41 + £4.99 delivery

(edited second post to reflect cheaper price(s))
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#2
Ice Cold, Brr Shivers! :-P
#3
Yeh this is pretty poo to be honest... 17" BRICKY NOTEBOOKS FTW! :p
#4
This is really HOT!!! I will wait for more price drops though from others.
#5
I think this is a brilliant price, I'm not sure why the cold vote? Are the company reliable?
#6
With the 901 and Wind out and the One due very soon, the 900 is looking like a poor choice now. Cold for me.
banned#7
garbage456
oyyyyy?


lucki
I think this is a brilliant price, I'm not sure why the cold vote? Are the company reliable?


Yes, I've not heard anything bad about this company yet.
banned#8
Abbadon
With the 901 and Wind out and the One due very soon, the 900 is looking like a poor choice now. Cold for me.


I'm going on holiday shortly.. I've been waiting for the competition to come out since the beginning of June......... the only competition I know of that is readily available is the Advent from PCW, everything else is pre-order... delayed or 'coming soon'.
#9
vixygwim
I'm going on holiday shortly.. I've been waiting for the competition to come out since the beginning of June......... the only competition I know of that is readily available is the Advent from PCW, everything else is pre-order... delayed or 'coming soon'.


The 901 and Advent 4211 are both available now, but are a little more expensive. Concidering the spec and battery life both "IMHO" are a better choice.

The Advent 4211 looks like a really good deal from PCW as its not much more money than the 900.

Personally I am waiting for the One to hit the shops and to read a few more reviews before I make purchase.
#10
Abbadon
Personally I am waiting for the One to hit the shops and to read a few more reviews before I make purchase.


I think the Elonex One is quite a different machine at £99, and with pre-orders apparently taking until august to fill it may be a while before it hits the shops.
#11
EndlessWaves
I think the Elonex One is quite a different machine at £99, and with pre-orders apparently taking until august to fill it may be a while before it hits the shops.


It's the Acer Aspire One I was refering to, should be about £200 when released and its a similar spec to the 901. It's "supposed" to hit the shops during July and they are "again supposed" to be aiming at shifting millions of units so stock should not be a problem once released.

Spec wise it seems to be about the best bang per buck, and its a very sexy looking machine.
#12
Abbadon;2432411
It's the Acer Aspire One I was refering to, should be about £200 when released and its a similar spec to the 901.



Problem with the Acer is the battery life, only 2 hours at best on the small battery, bout the same as the HP mini-note. MSI Wind is better, Asus 901 much better.
#13
I'm not a fan of the cheapy cheap plastic they use on the EEE.

The Wind looks nicer.
#14
901 isn't even in the shops yet when Asus announced the eee pc 904 and 905.

The problem with the Acer is the cheap feel and the battery.

The Asus 901 has a keyboard that is too small to touch type.

The wind seems the best all rounder (Advent from PC world is the same beast as the MSI WIND) and cheapest from PC world.

http://www.eeepcnews.de/2008/06/30/erste-fotos-des-eee-pc-904/
#15
I was waiting for the 901.... now I am waiting for a Dell E Lite. Unless I win the lottery, then perhaps, a MacBook
#16
Abbadon
The 901 and Advent 4211 are both available now


Really??? can you tell me where I can order a 901 from someone who has stock??
#17
arfster
Problem with the Acer is the battery life, only 2 hours at best on the small battery, bout the same as the HP mini-note. MSI Wind is better, Asus 901 much better.


I've had the release info for the Acer One (i'm an Acer partner) and the battery life is up to a massive 7 hours.

It should be released this month as it's listed available for me to stock.

Retail prices will start from around £219.99 for the AOA110 and up to £299.99 for the AOA150.

Steve
#18
I forgot to mention on my post above that XP is only available on the AOA150-Bw upwards.

Steve
#19
[SIZE="3"]Do any of you actually own one of these?

The reason that I ask is that I bought one back in May and the build quality is excellent and the plastic is no worse than in any other "laptop" I have seen. Also, for sheer convenience, this little beast is hard to beat.:thumbsup:

The really amusing thing that I find with many of the comments on these Forums is that you all have such short memories. A lot of the technical stuff wasn't available five minutes ago and, if it was, you needed a wheelbarrow full of money to pay for it.:roll:

Get real ladies and gentlemen, miracles they are inventing today but the impossible will take them a little longer. Enjoy things today because you can be totally certain that when you do finally decide to spend your money the gizmo you buy will be obsolete before you get it out of the box.:w00t:

Your choice really is enjoy something today or spend your time with your nose pressed against the window waiting for your dream to be given away with a box of cornflakes.:p

I've put my money where my whinge could have been and I am chuffed with the results. I've had two months of fun with my Eee whilst most of you seem to have subjectively debated its shortcomings.:whistling:[/SIZE]
#20
I would agree with the poster above - it's a very good deal for an ultra-portable that is in stock.
I would be very tempted if it was not for the fact that my JVC Mini-note is still going strong. Similar spec as the EEE 900 but five years old and cost £1400:w00t:
There is always something better in IT just around the corner but if you always wait for the latest thing, you never get anything to play with.:thumbsup:
#21
horsepills
Really??? can you tell me where I can order a 901 from someone who has stock??


Try Ebay, you can get one shipped in right now, UK dealers will have stock soon.
#22
Can anyone help me out please, if you search for "EEE" you can see that they sell the 701 4GB and 2GB models for less than the RRP, yet some of the 4GB models are listed as having 2GB SSD's. I don't think its worth the risk, the prices are too good and the information is not correct. Imports?

Alsom can anyone compare the up and coming Acer One with the EEE 701 please? I am comparing similar priced models, not necessarily similar specc'ed models (i.e Aspire One and 90x).

Thanks.
#23
JoeUK
I'm not a fan of the cheapy cheap plastic they use on the EEE.

The Wind looks nicer.

The white one uses nice enough plastic, same as any other laptop really. The black now features the same as the white one, rather than the matte version of the 701.
#24
ctdctd
I would agree with the poster above - it's a very good deal for an ultra-portable that is in stock.
I would be very tempted if it was not for the fact that my JVC Mini-note is still going strong. Similar spec as the EEE 900 but five years old and cost £1400:w00t:
There is always something better in IT just around the corner but if you always wait for the latest thing, you never get anything to play with.:thumbsup:


I agree but I only became aware of the 7" around a couple of months ago. By this stage they announced the 900 coming out. Before the 900 was available in the UK, the 901 was announced for release a month later for the same price. :thinking:
Then the competition come along.

I wouldn't say I'm waiting for the next big thing, just waiting to make a fully informed choice. All the reviewers seem to prefer the MSI wind so that's my choice. :thumbsup:
#25
Note that the EeePC 903 and 904 are coming soon.

The 903 is a slightly tweaked 900, and the 904 is a 9" screen in the 10" chassis, at a reduced price, but with the bigger keyboard for the fat fingered.
#26
Hot off the press. Asus has just announced the 904 HD to compliment the other 900 models, including the standard 904.

Any more up there Asus???
#27
oyyy is a great company, always had fast delivery and quick phone response.
#28
Are there any of these that have a DVD-ROM/RAM drive at all?

I'm looking at one but really need the drive too.
#29
You can get an external, I have a slim white one (LG) that was about £60.
#30
Abbadon
It's the Acer Aspire One I was refering to, should be about £200 when released and its a similar spec to the 901. It's "supposed" to hit the shops during July and they are "again supposed" to be aiming at shifting millions of units so stock should not be a problem once released.


Ah sorry, I keep forgetting acer hijacked the name.

JoeUK
I'm not a fan of the cheapy cheap plastic they use on the EEE.


Adamo
The white one uses nice enough plastic, same as any other laptop really. The black now features the same as the white one, rather than the matte version of the 701.


cibarious
[SIZE="3"]The reason that I ask is that I bought one back in May and the build quality is excellent and the plastic is no worse than in any other "laptop" I have seen. Also, for sheer convenience, this little beast is hard to beat.:thumbsup:

I've got a 701 black and I'm a bit mystified by the accusations of cheap plastics since mine feels very solidly built. To me cheap plastic means something line a cheap CD or DVD case that flexes alarmingly whe you try and open it and can easily snap off small pieces yet my eee is a long way from that. Obviously it's not CRT-plastic solid but it's no less solid than my new 24" LCD or my mobile phone.

Are you saying they've got and added nasty shiny plastic to the black 901?

Andysan
Can anyone help me out please, if you search for "EEE" you can see that they sell the 701 4GB and 2GB models for less than the RRP, yet some of the 4GB models are listed as having 2GB SSD's. I don't think its worth the risk, the prices are too good and the information is not correct. Imports?


Probably, I'd only buy from someone who can get the specs listed correctly too.

Monkey nuts 2
Hot off the press. Asus has just announced the 904 HD to compliment the other 900 models, including the standard 904.


904HD? Does that mean a 1280x720 resolution on an 8.9" screen?
#31
Your 701 (I have one too) is matte, it's rough in comparison to the relatively shiny-ish 900. The 900 is more like a pearlescent look, not shiny per se.
#32
Well, I love my Eee 900 and it seems everyone who sees it does too. Great price...well worth the dosh....:w00t:
#33
garbage456
oyyyyy?


Have to say, excellent company.
banned#34
Triggster
Have to say, excellent company.


I think a good company as they they have got good reviews about them on pricerunner and kelkoo though look a bit tardy on ciao.co.uk, but agani nearly every company does over there
#35
DCLane
Are there any of these that have a DVD-ROM/RAM drive at all?

I'm looking at one but really need the drive too.


Not among the latest batch of netbooks. They dispense with integrated optical drives to cut down on costs and weight. Considering how little you need DVD disks with large volume USB pens and SD cards these days, it's a wise decision.

If you absolutely must have an internal DVD drive, you need to look at the Lenovo X300. It's a light 13.3" lappy, that will set you back a pretty penny, There are also some smaller ASUSes, from about £1000 upwards.
banned#36
EndlessWaves
Probably, I'd only buy from someone who can get the specs listed correctly too.


I guess that rules out PC World, their description is often wrong.

Oyyy have reduced the price of the two other products on their site which to me seem identical, I can't see any difference between them perhaps it's just how they operate the site.

Anyway, they've been reduced to £249.41 so it looks like the price is permanent.

XP (link 2)

Linux (link 2)
#37
Thanks OP - just ordered one as was holding out for a 901, but at £80 cheaper, I'll get a mini usb bluetooth module and the battery upgrade for £10 and I'll still be better off!
#38
mad.dog;2443442
Thanks OP - just ordered one as was holding out for a 901, but at £80 cheaper, I'll get a mini usb bluetooth module and the battery upgrade for £10 and I'll still be better off!

Where do you get the battery upgrade from for £10?
1 Like #39
gus77
Where do you get the battery upgrade from for £10?


AFAIK Asus have reneged on the cheap battery offer as they are now saying the replacement programme is "on hold". Maybe because of a genuine shortage of batteries, maybe beacuse of a change of policy. Only they know. Besides, that offer only applied to people that paid full RRP at launch expecting a 5800mAh battery only to find a smaller one had been shipped, i.e. where the battery was "mis-sold". It won't apply, nor should you have any claim, with discounted deals as such as this where the true battery size is advertised.
#40
Thanks - nice price, and seriously tempted. I think I'll wait for the 901 though, and pay the extra £70 - the review below just about sums it up for me:

There's no doubt, the Eee PC 901 is the machine the 900 should have been but wasn't. It's got more features, a better processor and graphics, much longer battery life and yet costs less. Even if the 900 was slightly cheaper, we'd still go for the 901. Anyone who decided to ignore the 900 and wait for the 901 instead, will find they did the right thing.

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