ASUS EEE PC 701 Intel Celeron 512MB 4GB Linux (24 months UK warranty) = £137.95 @ eBuyer - HotUKDeals
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ASUS EEE PC 701 Intel Celeron Mobile CPU 512MB 4GB 7" WLAN Linux 24 months UK warranty (6 months warranty in Battery), collect and return within UK

ASUS have created the brand new Eee PC 701 4GB for total mobile internet computing. This half-UMPC, half-laptop hybrid has to be the best mobile internet revolutionary experience you will get.....

- Processor: Intel Celeron Mobile CPU
- Memory: 512MB (512x1)DDR2
- Hard Drive: 4GB
- Operating System: Linux
- Open Office 2.0 Security
- BIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock
- Kensington lock hole
- Trusted Platform Module
- Display: 7ins (800x480)
- Audio: SoundBlaster Pro Compatible
- Networking: Wireless - IEEE 802.11g
- Modem - Intel High Definition Audio Modem Integrated
- Dimensions: 22.5 cm x 16.4 cm x 2.15~3.5 cm
- Keyboard
- FingerGlide,
- Power Supply
- Lithium-Ion (3Cells) 2400mAH
- Card reader - SD/MMC
- 1 x VGA Port
- 1 x Headphone-out jack
- 1 x Microphone In Port
- 1 x RJ-45
- 3 x USB 2.0
- 0.3MP Digital Camera
- Kensington Lock Slot
- 1 Year Warranty [but it mentions 24 months in the title]
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#1
Standard warranty on the eee PC is 2 years so I would expect the title to be correct.

This is the 4G surf isn't it?
#2
hiya, this looks great, just what iv been looking for.:thumbsup:

my little girls going nuts for a laptop for christmas, she only ever goes on bebo and you tube :roll:

what does this mean though?? :oops:

Warranty/Miscellaneous

* 1 Year Warranty
* 0.3MP Digital Camera
* Kensington Lock Slot

is there a camera built in or something?
#3
Yes, it's a webcam. Very low resolution though, so don't expect it to be any good. Unless someone who owns one of these can confirm otherwise.
#4
Hi guys

My daughter too just loves youtube, Facebook, penguingames???
msn messenger.
Would this laptop be ok for that?
I dont know the linux OS (heard of it but:oops:)
#5
It would be perfect for that and basic word processing.
#6
Crossbow
Yes, it's a webcam. Very low resolution though, so don't expect it to be any good. Unless someone who owns one of these can confirm otherwise.


Whilst it's not a brilliant camera, it's actually a lot better than I expected.

When you put it in the context of what the EEE is for, i.e. a very mobile internet access device, it makes perfect sense. At home with broadband you can happily use something high resolution for your web cam, but out and about where you're using GPRS/3G or shared/open access broadband, the 0.3M pixel camera is pretty much ideal
#7
Having owned this model for a while (and selling it due to the low resolution 800x480 if i remember right), I was happy with my use of it.

If you want windows, you'll need an external drive, or if your feeling fruity you could try the USB thumb drive method (I have had success with the Asus Aspire One which doesnt have a CD drive).

All in all I would recommend this laptop for light use, don't expect to use it as a full laptop though.
#8
Posted hot looks a good price for what it is.

The only problem is people do not realise what it is and think that it is a laptop.

I suppose that it is a very low spec laptop. Yes it will access Facebook etc, email and some word processing but not much else.

Many people are trying to return this type of machine because they did not realise how low spec they were.

Keith
#9
I've owned one of these for about 9 months and while it is very good especially when XP is installed the screen size gave me very bad migraines and so I stopped using it. Am thinking about buying the 901 with its 8.9" screen but it is quite a huge jump in price!
#10
I got one for £126 yesterday from expansys but for an extra tenner seems worth it for the camera AND extra battery capacity BUT the spec says it's ONLY 2400? My surf version is 4400/2.5 hours and surely the 3.5 hour battery comes with the 4g according to standards specs, which cannot be only 2400?
#11
Price gone up to £149.
#12
price has gone up to £148.92
#13
Are these any good for utube and playing on things like rurescape and miniclip that what I need for my kids
#14
danbet35
Hi guys

My daughter too just loves youtube, Facebook, penguingames???
msn messenger.
Would this laptop be ok for that?
I dont know the linux OS (heard of it but:oops:)


Regarding MSN messenger, it will do text chat just fine, but Pidgin, the instant messaging app doesnt support webcam or audio on MSN, though it does support file transfer. There is an app for Linux that supports the multimedia features of MSN called aMSN, but I've not had much luck with it myself. That was a few years ago though so it might have improved.
#15
I had one of these and can vouch that it a tremendous little machine. I found the webcam
quality surprisingly good.

The one and only problem to bear in mind, is that if you intend to use it for a lot of surfing, the reduced screen size (compared to other models) means that you will be constantly scrolling horizontally across the web page. Eventually it drove me nuts and l traded up to an Asus 900 - slightly larger screen hence greater screen resolution and problem solved. For me, it was money well spent. If you can stretch your budget to a larger screen you wont regret it!
#16
disneygirl
Are these any good for utube and playing on things like rurescape and miniclip that what I need for my kids


All websites work with Linux just as they do with Windows or Mac.
#17
I have one of these and it is perfect for travelling when you need something for basic net use E-mail and basic browsing - the small screen gets annoying for a lot of surfing. Its great for Skype and the webcam is ideal for that. A 16Gb SD card will give you decent memory as it only has 4Gb installed and if you dont want Linux and would rather use XP and don't want to buy an external drive to run an installation CD you can do it very easily using 2 SD cards with minimal comp skills (I've done it and even shrunk XP in N-Lite to about 300Mb and I knew very little before I started). The pre-installed OpenOffice applications are every bit as good as MS Office but the one thing that lets it down is the quality of the keyboard.
#18
Warning: the 900 (same but with a 9-inch display) suffers from a design fault where the battery discharges itself completely in about a week if left plugged in with the machine switched off. I leave it up to you to determine whether or not the 70x has the same problem but it's the same processor and it's rumoured this is responsible for the power drain.

Personally I'd shell out a bit more and get an Acer Aspire One - about £172 in white from PC World with price match and Quidco; £179 in white from Amazon and Comet. This machine has a 9" display and a much easier to use keyboard as the case is bigger so there is more room for it. It also has the Atom processor which is more modern and generally considered to be a better bet.
#19
Warning: the 900 (same but with a 9-inch display) suffers from a design fault where the battery discharges itself completely in about a week if left plugged in with the machine switched off. I leave it up to you to determine whether or not the 70x has the same problem but it's the same processor and it's rumoured this is responsible for the power drain.
This is nothing to do with the design, the processor, or anything like that.

One BIOS version - 0901 - has this flaw. This does not come installed on the eeepc by default, you have to upgrade it manually. There is a new BIOS version, 1101, that addresses the problem, but again you probably won't touch the original as there's no real benefit to upgrading.
#20
To all those wondering... this IS a fully specced machine, the only drawbacks some may be concerned about are the smaller screen, keyboard and HD. From various reports I've seen the CPU when run at the full 900MHz for instance gives the same performance as the 1.6GHz Atom CPU in the newer netbooks. I actually run mine at the stock 630MHz and have all my data running inside an encrypted home folder and run the fancy Compiz effects window manager (with the cube!) with no noticeable impact on performance (well it runs fine for me and I'm used to a very snappy X2 5600+ desktop). I was actually very surprised at how well it performs in use.

I added an 8Gb SDHC which lives in the card slot and also changed the default Xandros Linux OS to Ubuntu Linux. Xandros seems great for what it's meant to do but is too restrictive for me (even after enabling the full desktop).

For the price I think it's a fantastic little thing and served me very well on a recent two week trip abroad for emailing, surfing, Skype, games etc. I even record multi track song ideas using Audacity (inside encryption!). The only real tweaking I've done is to utilise screen size using Firefox and Thunderbird. It's so small and light that If you use it in this fashion as an ultra-portable then screen size should not be an issue, especially at this price.
#21
To further clarify points made above, there is no fix for the EEE 900 battery drain issue regardless of BIOS revision.

People keep claiming that the 701 is affected too though I haven't noticed this with mine so I'm on the bench until I test it again.
#22
abomination
To further clarify points made above, there is no fix for the EEE 900 battery drain issue regardless of BIOS revision.

People keep claiming that the 701 is affected too though I haven't noticed this with mine so I'm on the bench until I test it again.


I believe you can fix it with a hacksaw and some electronics. I'm unsure if ASUS have a proper fix in the pipeline.
#23
I wouldn't call that a user friendly fix :giggle:.

But yeah at least one person has managed to mod their motherboard to rectify the issue, the easiest solution is to simply remove the battery from the EEE... voila.
#24
abomination
To further clarify points made above, there is no fix for the EEE 900 battery drain issue regardless of BIOS revision.

People keep claiming that the 701 is affected too though I haven't noticed this with mine so I'm on the bench until I test it again.


My 701 suffers from this is pretty bad. If I do a full shutdown and leave my 701 for a few days a considerable amount of battery life goes missing.
#25
mr.velvet;3082578
This is nothing to do with the design, the processor, or anything like that.

One BIOS version - 0901 - has this flaw.

I am afraid that this is completely false information. They replaced the motherboard (not to mention the battery) in my 900 twice to no avail - I have since returned it to the supplier for a full refund. It never had BIOS 0901 in it. No-one else has mentioned anything about a BIOS upgrade that fixes it - all the rumours are that Asus is talking about a hardware modification. If you really want to wade through the whole thread then it's here.
#26
Back in stock now but gone up to £148.92

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