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Asus EEE PC 4Gb - £219.00 @PCWorld !

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8y, 11m agoFound 8 years, 11 months ago
Very small Linux PC - about the size of a small hardback book and genuinely portable, now in stock at PC world for £219 - if you have an external DVD-drive and a copy of XP you can install XP on it if you prefer.

These have been listed in a lot of the top 100 must have gifts for christmas and have been very difficult to find. Toys R Us have been the easiest place to get one so far (with all the online retailers generally sold out), but TRU have only had the white ones. The 4Gb ones in PC world are black (they've got the new 2Gb ones in white, but they're not such a good deal)

512 MB Internal Memory, 800 MHz Processor Speed ,225 mm Width ,160 mm Depth , 20 mm Height

It's gone up by 20 quid from last night (they were on for 199, cheapest I've seen them anywhere).
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#1
It's £199 for the 2GB version.
good find.
#2
I've just bought a eee PC from PC World in Rochester.

OK PC World is a place where I don't shop unless I have to. But Toys R Us were out of stock everywhere and I didn't have the foresight to order online elsewhere earlier. But PC World in Rochester is selling them for £199 for the 2Gb white version and the 4Gb Black version! The 2Gb white version lacks a webcam and the extra 2Gb of storage. Also the 2Gb has no memory expansion slot underneath.

Of course the knowledgeable buttmunch business salesman said that the memory could not be upgraded and that the warranty sticker would be broken and invalidated. I told him to get his facts right and check the Asus site for their new policy.
#3
hiya seems pretty good but does anyone know the full specs of these as i cant find them on asus's website?

thanks

euan
#4
£219.99 is the normal price for the 4G btw.
It's an excellent piece of hardware. I've upgraded mine to 2Gb Ram and installed XP on SD card for dual boot with Xandros.
Shame it has such a small screen.
#6
I have been looking at these for quite a while as they would be brilliant for students looking at carrying something very light to uni. EeePC User gives information regarding the warranty of opening the system up, in addition to how to install other Linux os's as well as leopard 10.5 and XP. They are mostly sold out everywhere else in the UK at the moment, so a very very good buy in my eyes.
#7
Totoriko
£219.99 is the normal price for the 4G btw.
It's an excellent piece of hardware. I've upgraded mine to 2Gb Ram and installed XP on SD card for dual boot with Xandros.
Shame it has such a small screen.

Hi there Totoriko - I bought this the other day and its very good but I've never used Linux before and its so confusing trying to install sopcast etc - I was thinking of trying to install windows but would like it set up as it originally is - I would love it if you could tell me how to set up a dual boot as then i could install some of the other programs i have on my normal pc. I have looked on the net but can't find an idiots guide to it? Could you share any light? thanks in advance
#8
I got my eee pc from Toys r us a couple of weeks ago and couldn't be happier with it. Really nicely put together bit of kit, great for surfing and word processing. I've also used mine to listen to internet radio and watching streamed concerts on Yahoo.

The main benefit is their sheer portability. They're lightweight enough to take out and about but functional enough to be useful. Unlike some laptops it'll never function as a desktop replacement, but then unlike most laptops it is GENUINELY portable.

I know that 219 quid is the usual price, but in between typing in the deal and it getting put up PC world hiked the price by 20 quid (they've still (at 12.13) got the 4Gb one listed for 199 in the handheld computer list: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1448012335.1198066189@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccchaddmkiemihfcflgceggdhhmdfno.0&page=ProductList&category_oid=-24844&show_all=true

but if you try and buy it from that it hikes the price in your trolley).

Anyway, I thought I'd leave the post in as they're great bits of kit, the 4Gb ones in PCworld are black (not white like in TRU) and they've been pretty scarce to get hold of.
#9
chompyrud;1365535
Hi there Totoriko - I bought this the other day and its very good but I've never used Linux before and its so confusing trying to install sopcast etc - I was thinking of trying to install windows but would like it set up as it originally is - I would love it if you could tell me how to set up a dual boot as then i could install some of the other programs i have on my normal pc. I have looked on the net but can't find an idiots guide to it? Could you share any light? thanks in advance


This will now be your EEE bible
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/

Do this:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installxp

For restoring Xandros back, follow section 6 in your EEE manual.

To select OS, press ESC when you're booting up
banned#10
I've been looking at these recently.

If I have an MS Access Database can I use it on this machine. I don't know too much about Open Office (which I believe come pre-loaded) and wether it can handle access files.

Basically I would like ot be able to sync the access file on my PC with a file on a notebook.


Will this do the job?
#11
You'll probably have to install XP on it. Note that it only has 4Gb SSD space.
banned#12
I've just spoken with Asus. They said warranty is void if you expand memory (can this be true if they provide space?).

Also said that there will be an XP version Jan/Feb 08.

I was told it was aimed at teenagers as a cool product.

It seems to me that there is more functionability with Windows Mobile software than this for my usage, however even that required 3rd party software to hanle MS Access files
#14
The warranty isn't void for US and Canada if the sticker from the memory slot is removed
http://ca.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=9224
If Asus UK just told you that it will void the warranty, then it probably is true for UK models.
This laptop was designed for kids to help them learn to use computers. However it's been more popular with adults and gadget freaks as the hardware and software can be modded.
I'm not sure why you think that Windows Mobile can provide more functionality than Windows XP.

I bought this instead of a normal laptop because of its size and weight. It runs all the apps that I need when travelling. With Autoroute and Bluetooth dongle and receiver it becomes a GPS device. It runs games like Half Life and CounterStrike fine. Emulators like MAME, ePSXe, SNES9X also work without any problems.
#15
Thanks a lot - I just had a quick look as i'm at work - and it seems pretty complicated though! i'm not too PC minded when it comes to things like this but will have another look later and see if i can fathom some of it out. Thanks again
#16
in case anyone is wondering pc world in dundee have these in stock and they have the 2g surf on display, i had one reserved but have decided against it. the build quality of the keyboard etc is very good and the screen is quite readable. it didnt feel too bad to type on but i just hated the speakers next to the screen it made it look too much like a toy for me. for £219 its worth the money but just not my cup of tea!
#17
These are cute and all that, but I see them as nothing more than a miniturisation of old technology. When the spec jumps a little, I might just get one. As it stands, I can pick up a PIII 800 laptop for less than £100, with 14" screen and all. Whilst I appreciate that it is the size that is the selling point, 4gb storage and 7" screen makes it nothing more than an etch a sketch on steroids IMO.
#18
Scribbles
These are cute and all that, but I see them as nothing more than a miniturisation of old technology. When the spec jumps a little, I might just get one. As it stands, I can pick up a PIII 800 laptop for less than £100, with 14" screen and all. Whilst I appreciate that it is the size that is the selling point, 4gb storage and 7" screen makes it nothing more than an etch a sketch on steroids IMO.


lol didnt want to put it quite as harsh as that but i agree totally! the philips 7" umpc at least has 30gb of storage space albeit at £500!
#19
got one from pcworld staples corner, black 4g, they seem like they got quite a few in stock. they were still unpacking them.
#20
Lyrrad;1365780
I've been looking at these recently.

If I have an MS Access Database can I use it on this machine. I don't know too much about Open Office (which I believe come pre-loaded) and wether it can handle access files.

Basically I would like ot be able to sync the access file on my PC with a file on a notebook.


Will this do the job?

If you enable the advanced mode on it (see the wiki) then you have access to the full Open Office suite which includes Base - I believe this is MS Access compatible although I've not used it myself.
#21
My local PC World has them on display next to the digital picture frames! Presumably whoever's filling the shelves didn't think they counted as a proper PC...
#22
Good thing i was able to get one, my dabs is still on pre-order now i don't know if i will cancel it or not since it was quite cheap to buy! mm....
#23
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#24
Picked mine up from PCW Oxford today. 80 mile round trip, but wanted a black one. Rather daftly, you can only get the white one online, and either white or black instore. Cancelled my order from BTShop.
#25
Can't enter my WPA key for WIFi because I get a notice about ASCII format input ?

What's this and why can't I just enter my key just like with every other WiFi device ?
#26
Will the Asus eee work with any external dvd drive or does it need specific drivers?

Also, whats the smallest USB dvd writer that is available and USB powered that will work with the Asus eee ? ?
#27
Are there any retailers selling eee pc's that would give a student discount?
#28
Anyone got 3 Mobile broadband working with the Linux system ?
#29
forcedv;1390225
Anyone got 3 Mobile broadband working with the Linux system ?


Go check out the forums at [url]www.eeeuser.com[/url]
Plenty of discussion about it there.
I've managed to get access via my 3 Nokia N70 so theres hope! :)
#30
Micah
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Code no longer valid ...any others for pc world?
#31
Im thinking about something like this for my daughter for her 12th birthday, can you connect normal printers etc to it??

Thought i would ask here first before hunting the net as someone might be able to tell me :P
#32
bought a 2G on Wednesdy from PC World Portsmouth, installed XP from a USB stick and used a 8gig SD for the cd image for the drivers etc.. , got skype and vlc installed , streams all my divx films perfectly , great for email and web surfing with a 3G dongle broadband on the move.

great bit of kit !
#33
I'm going to buy one of these... when they release a model with a 10in screen, instead of a 7in screen with large surrounding!
#34
2G is £181.54 from Scan's TodayOnly page

http://scan.co.uk/todayonly/

Free delivery too for those that registered a while ago :)
#35
vikingaero
I've just bought a eee PC from PC World in Rochester.

OK PC World is a place where I don't shop unless I have to. But Toys R Us were out of stock everywhere and I didn't have the foresight to order online elsewhere earlier. But PC World in Rochester is selling them for £199 for the 2Gb white version and the 4Gb Black version! The 2Gb white version lacks a webcam and the extra 2Gb of storage. Also the 2Gb has no memory expansion slot underneath.

Of course the knowledgeable buttmunch business salesman said that the memory could not be upgraded and that the warranty sticker would be broken and invalidated. I told him to get his facts right and check the Asus site for their new policy.


I'll be going there tonight then!
#36
Just checked doesn't seem like there are any available online for collect at store in the N West or Yorkshire perhaps the stock delivery has just been for Southern stores !
#37
furq
I'm going to buy one of these... when they release a model with a 10in screen, instead of a 7in screen with large surrounding!


I like how PC world try to hide this as best they can on their site.
#38
None available for collect in-store at Stockport/Manchester or Warrington either :-(
#39
Love my 4G to pieces. Amazing bit of kit. Far too good/useful to waste on teenagers!!
And I say that as a hardened techy, whose job is 100% computer-related!

WARNING:
If you do decide to upgrade the RAM, and want to go for the 2GB limit - be aware that the Xandros kernel can only handle 1GB, even though the hardware can handle 2GB. There are ways round this: (a) install another OS, (b) install a custom-compiled Xandros kernel that supports 2GB.
It's all covered on the eee PC wiki that others have mentioned.
#40
What use does it have? Would be good for wardriving.

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