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Asus Eee PC £179.99 delivered at The Link

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banned8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
Unbelieveable offer on the Asus Eee PC, Cheapest I have found else where is £199.99. This is posted at £199.99 however upon checkout enter the voucher code eeepc2gb and hey presto £20 off and delivered Free Of Charge!!!!
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banned8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
This one doesn't have memory slot!!! (RAM is onboard)
So you cannot upgrade you RAM memory.
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thim83
This one doesn't have memory slot!!! (RAM is onboard)
So you cannot upgrade you RAM memory.


Doesnt need any more RAM, have seen an equivalent running with XP and only 256MB ram and worked perfectly, also 2GB HDD is more than enough to put XP on, there are more UMPC devices coming out with XP Home pre loaded as Microsoft have just released a UMPC Licence making it much more affordable.
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Should be hotter. Good deal
#4
backtothecaves
Should be hotter.

I'm sweating enough in my garden; don't know where you are!
#5
daveq78
Doesnt need any more RAM, have seen an equivalent running with XP and only 256MB ram and worked perfectly, also 2GB HDD is more than enough to put XP on, there are more UMPC devices coming out with XP Home pre loaded as Microsoft have just released a UMPC Licence making it much more affordable.


I disagree. The 4G I had was slow with 512MB RAM and sped up significantly with a 2GB stick.
Most of the disk space will be taken up, but at £40-50 cheaper than the 4G, wouldn't be so much of a problem.
I never used the web cam.

Don't buy one if you think you'll just look on the web and find out how to change the OS or want to run off a memory stick. It's stupidly hard and soul destroying.
#6
I am looking for something to surf the internet, email, and check my feeds whilst I am out and about. Would this be suitable enough?
#7
bigbak

Don't buy one if you think you'll just look on the web and find out how to change the OS or want to run off a memory stick. It's stupidly hard and soul destroying.


I'd have to disagree; it's not as hard as might be thought, at least with Linux distributions; all it really requires is the standard installers for the distribution and some slight tweaking post-install. The important thing to make sure of is that you have a wired connection available in order to get the wireless working (the driver for that tends not to be in distributions for various reasons) - if you have a wireless router then pretty invariably it also has wired ports on the back, so slap a cable in for the last steps.

There's also pre-tweaked distributions like eeeXubuntu which have all the drivers preinstalled and everything should work "out of the box".

The process to get Windows to run from an SDHC card is more complex because Windows is not designed to be booted from USB connected devices, but the process to make it USB bootable is pretty well documented in places like the EEEUser.com wiki (http://wiki.eeeuser.com/). The important thing to note with Windows is that it really wants to be running on a quick filesystem, so if you are using an SDHC card make sure it's a class 6 SDHC card. However, even on a cheap play.com Class 4 card it's usable - it's just a bit slow to boot.

I would say, however, that while the Eee does pretty much 95% of what most people will want with it out-of-the-box it does benefit from rolling up your sleeves and dabbling a little; those willing to get their hands dirty and get things badly wrong will likely find a lot more to like about the Eee.
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solid
I am looking for something to surf the internet, email, and check my feeds whilst I am out and about. Would this be suitable enough?


Almost certainly. I believe the 2G doesn't come with Thunderbird installed (for some reason) but it can be added in; http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:install_thunderbird_on_2g

What feed reader do you normally use? There isn't a feed reader as a separate application (there's the one inbuilt into Thunderbird) but again there's bound to be a suitable one that can be added.
#9
Is it worth spending the extra £50 for the 4G version?

I realise that this question is potentially a "can open - worms, everywhere" thing...

BTW - thanks angusr (rep added). I use Google reader for my feeds, but I suppose I can move over to something else
#10
angusr
The important thing to make sure of is that you have a wired connection available in order to get the wireless working (the driver for that tends not to be in distributions for various reasons) - if you have a wireless router then pretty invariably it also has wired ports on the back, so slap a cable in for the last steps.


I'm expecting mine coming from Play this week (4G) and i'm very interested in your comment mate. A lot of people have complained about headaches when trying to get the wi-fi set up, but will this be easier if I do it your way?

Cheers.
#11
BTW, as far as the deal goes - good price, but for an extra £20 (roughly) the Play deal is better. £220, then use the 5% voucher if you've not already expired it, go through Quidco, and it brings it down to £200 after cashback.

Although the best deal is with Marshall Ward. £220 and there's a 20% voucher flying around. I think they are on Quidco too which may bring the price down to around £170. But delivery says 4 weeks, and you can't pre-order. They may decide NOT to fulfill your order too for one reason or other. Worth a shot though if you're not desperate.
#12
crazygoog
I'm expecting mine coming from Play this week (4G) and i'm very interested in your comment mate. A lot of people have complained about headaches when trying to get the wi-fi set up, but will this be easier if I do it your way?

Cheers.


Easier in the sense that you won't have to download files onto a memory stick and move them across to the Eee, and so can follow online instructions without having to muck about.

I was only referring to changing OS, by the way. I haven't had an issue with the wireless at all with the exception of my work environment which uses 802.1x authentication (aka WPA-Enterprise, as opposed to the more common home method of WPA-PSK). I could get this working (http://wiki.eeeuser.com/wpa_default_xandros) but haven't bothered as I've installed vpnc to use an unencrypted wireless connection with our VPN.
#13
anyone spotted a uk site sellling or taking preorders for the new eee pc 901?

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