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It is currently OOS at Ebuyer. But it looks as if it is FINALLY there. You should even be able to update the memory with something beefier and add a 8GB SD card for cheap...

# Mobile Intel Celeron-M ULV 900MHz processor
# Asus-developed Linux-based operating system
# 7" TFT screen
# 512MB Memory
# 4GB Solid-State Hard Drive
# Integrated Modem and LAN
# Lithium-Ion battery
# Integrated IEEE 802.11b/g wireless
# Integrated webcam
# Integrated microphone and speakers
# Ports for external microphone and speakers or headphones
# Options of wireless 3G module
# 3 USB ports
# VGA-out port
# SD card reader
# Linux Operating system

Add an 8GB SD Card for £40.81 (Kingston 8GB Secure Digital Card High Capacity Class 4) - or choose cheaper 2GB cards - and upgrade to 1GB memory (Crucial 1GB DDR2 667MHz PC2 5300 Laptop Memory SODIMM CL5) for £17.99, both upgrades from Ebuyer.com

Will bring the price to £279 but well worth it!
- siliconbits
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#1
Is it possible to install Win XP or Vista ? :)
#2
edi
Is it possible to install Win XP or Vista ? :)


Even if it was, I'm sure if you'd get much of the WOW! experience with Vista (not that you get it on a better speced PC anyway)
#3
The Etch-A-Sketch has moved on.

But not much...
#4
Don't see the point to this, maybe someone can enlighten me?

What are you gonna be able to do on a 7" screen? And by the time you add more ram and an 8gb sd card like the poster suggests, you would be better off getting a proper laptop, like a £300 Dell.
#5
if you don't see the point to this, why post? It's not beyond the intellectual capabilities of most people to understand that if you want an ultra-micro laptop to do basic office applications on, this is exactly what you've been waiting for.

And by strengthening the RAM you could do so much more.

You can do a lot with 7 inches these days.
#6
http://eeepc.asus.com/en/product.htm

XP compatible apparently.
#7
Sorry this product is currently out of stock.
SO QUICK ?????
#8
It hasn't been IN stock yet :)
banned#9
kemot1984
Even if it was, I'm sure if you'd get much of the WOW! experience with Vista (not that you get it on a better speced PC anyway)
I recently did a clean install of Vista Ultimate onto a Dell XPS Gen 2 laptop with a 2Ghz Pentium M, 2gb 667mhz DDR2 Ram and a 256mg nVidia 6800. Even after installing all of the updates (and without any firewall or anti virus software) I've never had a computer run so slow since I had a ZX81 with 1mb RAM and an 8mhz CPU... in fact I believe that I discovered a whole new paradigm of the term Windoze!

I'd be intrigued to find out how well the EEE runs XP though ;-)
#10
edi
Is it possible to install Win XP or Vista ? :)


It will be compatible with Windows XP although I doubt Vista will like it. More importantly guys, you seem to be missing an important point. You WONT be buying this computer for performance. You can't compare a SMART car with a ferrari. The EEE is cheap and it is small which are two variables that VERY rarely come together in the world of computing. Take a look at how much UMPCs and Ultra portable costs.

Also bear in mind that the EEE will work with wireless network out of the box and you will be able to upgrade the memory using standard DDR2 memory. Drop in 2GB of DDR2 memory, add a 8GB SD Card (total = 12GB) and watch Windows XP Fly....
#11
If the permanent storage isn't too much of a handicap for XP (temp files?), and I can't imagine it would be once you upgrade to 2GB, then this should be plenty fast enough for web browsing, emails, office etc. I have a 2year old Dell X1 that uses a Pentium-M 1ghz, and it's still surprisingly quick - no problem for any websites.

Nice to see that despite the price is still has an internal camera/microphone for webcamera stuff, and 2 years warranty. Weight of 900g is kinda nice also.
#12
arfster
If the permanent storage isn't too much of a handicap for XP (temp files?), and I can't imagine it would be once you upgrade to 2GB, then this should be plenty fast enough for web browsing, emails, office etc. I have a 2year old Dell X1 that uses a Pentium-M 1ghz, and it's still surprisingly quick - no problem for any websites.

Nice to see that despite the price is still has an internal camera/microphone for webcamera stuff, and 2 years warranty. Weight of 900g is kinda nice also.


Provided you have a fast wireless network access, there's nothing preventing you from using online storage units as well (or as in my case, a NAS) like Mediamax or Carbonite.... I'll wait till the price fall down just a bit...
#13
Repo
I recently did a clean install of Vista Ultimate onto a Dell XPS Gen 2 laptop with a 2Ghz Pentium M, 2gb 667mhz DDR2 Ram and a 256mg nVidia 6800. Even after installing all of the updates (and without any firewall or anti virus software) I've never had a computer run so slow since I had a ZX81 with 1mb RAM and an 8mhz CPU... in fact I believe that I discovered a whole new paradigm of the term Windoze!

I'd be intrigued to find out how well the EEE runs XP though ;-)



/engage pedant mode

zx81 was only 3.25Mhz [In fast mode].

/disengage pedant mode
#14
stormywhether


You can do a lot with 7 inches these days.



*avoids jokes*

but really i agree you would be better paying a bit more and getting a 'real' laptop if it was more like 150 id consider it.
#15
1duck
*avoids jokes*

but really i agree you would be better paying a bit more and getting a 'real' laptop if it was more like 150 id consider it.


haha... yeah lets leave it at that lol

anyway, chances are is that this laptop will be a second system to someone that has already owns a bigger laptop. This will just be handy for when you need to be on the move.

This is not a bad price though compared to what they are paying in the US (4GB). This is after all the silly taxes etc so the price isnt far off from what everyone else in the world is paying for once lol
#16
Voted Cold. Check other thread same laptop £199.99 :thumbsup: or 2gb version £169.99
#17
Paul542
Voted Cold. Check other thread same laptop £199.99 :thumbsup: or 2gb version £169.99


RM doesn't include VAT / delivery? :?
#18
Paul542
Voted Cold. Check other thread same laptop £199.99 :thumbsup: or 2gb version £169.99

RM Asus miniBook 4GB 512mb

Total Payable (Inc. VAT) £239.12


cheaper from ebuyer
#19
Is this the new fad? HDDs that are smaller than DVDs? LMAO
Like has been said, i'll stick with comventional HDD for now. At least until the drive capacities are viable. 4gb is smaller than an iPod touch for crissakes!
If you want lightning quick operation, just create a 'ramdrive' on a conventional laptop.
#20
stormywhether
if you don't see the point to this, why post? It's not beyond the intellectual capabilities of most people to understand that if you want an ultra-micro laptop to do basic office applications on, this is exactly what you've been waiting for.

And by strengthening the RAM you could do so much more.

You can do a lot with 7 inches these days.


I think if i don't see the point i am entitled to post and say so.

It's hardly like i was unnecessarily criticizing the laptop, i was simply asking for someone to explain to appeal of it.
#21
WTF!?!!?

Now showing up as £354?!?!

Methinks Ebuyer arent going to sell many, gutted, now i gotta buy from RM.:x
#22
Still £229 at Clove...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106327

I reckon ebuyer are taking the P a little. No way should this be retailing for more than £250.
#23
a chap was trialing one of these in our pub
dinky little things he said he can sell them for £180
sure its the same one
#24
biff
Don't see the point to this, maybe someone can enlighten me?

What are you gonna be able to do on a 7" screen? And by the time you add more ram and an 8gb sd card like the poster suggests, you would be better off getting a proper laptop, like a £300 Dell.



I agree - you can get a small, light, decent size screen laptop with better spec for similar money so no point in getting this except as a expensive kids toy...:santa:
#25
Bigfootpete
I agree - you can get a small, light, decent size screen laptop with better spec for similar money so no point in getting this except as a expensive kids toy...:santa:

thats exactly what they are
they are hoping/going to be used in schools
#26
It's out mid November
#27
jasonrat
a chap was trialing one of these in our pub
dinky little things he said he can sell them for £180
sure its the same one
Hmm... for £180 I'm thinking it's going to be the bottom-end model wth 256MB RAM and 2GB storage (as opposed to 512MB/4GB).
#28
mr.velvet
Hmm... for £180 I'm thinking it's going to be the bottom-end model wth 256MB RAM and 2GB storage (as opposed to 512MB/4GB).


or he knows exactly what haulage company/truck/driver carrying them :whistling:
banned#29
really want one of these to do stuff on the train to/from work with. If Ebuyer comes back down, i'll be there!
#30
Bigfootpete
I agree - you can get a small, light, decent size screen laptop with better spec for similar money so no point in getting this except as a expensive kids toy...:santa:


If you know any laptop that weighs less than 1.5 Kg for £225 please
let us know.
#31
Repo
I recently did a clean install of Vista Ultimate onto a Dell XPS Gen 2 laptop with a 2Ghz Pentium M, 2gb 667mhz DDR2 Ram and a 256mg nVidia 6800. Even after installing all of the updates (and without any firewall or anti virus software) I've never had a computer run so slow since I had a ZX81 with 1mb RAM and an 8mhz CPU... in fact I believe that I discovered a whole new paradigm of the term Windoze!

I'd be intrigued to find out how well the EEE runs XP though ;-)


Sounds like something went wrong with your install, I ran Vista on a similar XPS 2 and I was pleased with performance. I went back to XP due to some compatibility issues which were not related to performance.

Would like to try one of these EEEs out, they seem very impressive given the other UMPCs are selling at much higher prices.

John
#32
Just to let you know, the CPU is soldered ON the board... I was planning to put a faster CPU on it... Thanks to PJ from Tweaktown.
#33
taken from an American website, might not be correct over here, but worth noting:
[SIZE=2][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]Notes: (1) * Actual battery life will depend on actual operations and other settings. (2)**Memory is upgradeable with 1GB 200pin DDR2-400Mhz single stick. However, to replace memory one should break a seal, this actions alone automatically voids ANY warranty. Therefore, upgrading RAM is totally and irrecoverably equal to voiding warranty. (3) There are 4 models of this notebook and this one is next to the most feature full. However, during launch all stores will carry only this model, others models will become available on a later unspecified date.[/FONT][/SIZE]
#34
1GB of RAM should certainly make it shift a bit.
#35
siliconbits
Just to let you know, the CPU is soldered ON the board... I was planning to put a faster CPU on it... Thanks to PJ from Tweaktown.

In a laptop? I never knew they were upgradeable in other machines..
#36
Sorry, this product is now discontinued and is no longer available for sale on the Ebuyer.com website.


oh well...:santa:
#37
Adamo
In a laptop? I never knew they were upgradeable in other machines..


For most laptops the processor is upgradeable, it sits in a socket similar to a desktop processor however it's not a user serviceable part which means getting the chassis open and replacing the processor then remounting the cooling assembly can be a little tricky. There are exceptions particularly with ULV models and some of the cheaper VIA based systems where the processor is soldered onto the board.

You do have to be very careful though, aside from checking that you can get into the machine and physically swap the processor you also need to check compatibility as it's a bit of a minefield. For example the Pentium-m series started in 2002/2003, since then we have had Banias, Dothan, Dothan (533), Yonah (dual core, 667), Merom (dual core, 667, 64 bit) and currently Merom at 800Mhz FSB. There is some compatibility between the series but due to the older boards not supporting the faster FSBs you really have to stick with a faster processor within the same series.

John
#38
Anyone know where I can actually buy this?
#40
I thought these were meant to be $100 laptops?

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