ASUS Eee PC 701SD-BLK024L Netbook, Linux Preloaded, 512mb RAM, 8GB SSD (Black) - £149.97 @ AmazonUK - HotUKDeals
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ASUS Eee PC 701SD-BLK024L Netbook, Linux Preloaded, 512mb RAM, 8GB SSD (Black) - £149.97 @ AmazonUK

£149.97 @ Amazon
Technical Details Chipset: Intel CPU: Intel Mobile Display: 7?800x480) Memory: 512Mb (1 slot only) Storage: 8Gb Solid State Drive (SSD) Card Reader: SD/MMC (SDHC) compatible Connection: 802.1…
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Technical Details

Chipset: Intel
CPU: Intel Mobile
Display: 7?800x480)
Memory: 512Mb (1 slot only)
Storage: 8Gb Solid State Drive (SSD)
Card Reader: SD/MMC (SDHC) compatible
Connection: 802.11 b/g, 10/100 Ethernet
Expansion: 3x USB, VGA, Headphone/Mic-in
Camera: YES
Battery: 4 cell
Keyboard: Compact
Colour: Black
OS: Linux (Preloaded), XP Compatible (XP Driver Disk included)
Weight: < 1kg
Dimensions: 225 x 134 x 21.5-35 mm
AC Adapter: Output 9.5V, 22W, Input 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Accessory: Protection bag
Warranty: 2 year UK Collect & Return
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#1
I picked one up in white yesturday at amazon for the same deal. Been wanting one for ages.
#2
Ok the 701 is no NC10 however neither is it £295.00. In my view there still is a vast market for an ULTRA mobile Laptop. Considering this is the 8GB + Webcam + 4 Cell B model. Perfect for Surfing, basic word pro, Communication + Media storage, Its a bargain
#3
It's perfect for it's price point. Great value.
#4
Anyone know how this compares with the Acer One model
#5
Good price, I paid £150 for a 701 with 4GB a few weeks ago and I thought that was a good deal
#6
PapaJ
Anyone know how this compares with the Acer One model


£30 cheaper, better speakers, non-reflective screen, more compact and longer warranty, but the screen is lower resolution.
#7
PapaJ
Anyone know how this compares with the Acer One model


Acer has a bigger and better screen, bigger and better keyboard, slower SSD. Slightly less battery life - about 2hrs on the Acer, about 3 on the Asus. It's a toss-up upon which version of Linux is better.

The Acer is also noticeably larger than the Asus. It all depends upon what you are looking for. I like my MSI Wind, but I won't sell my Asus 701.
#8
hey, would this handle microsoft word? just the other half is conidering it for uni.
#9
Latinosharkey
hey, would this handle microsoft word? just the other half is conidering it for uni.


Its doesn't need MS word as it comes with Open Office which is fully compatiable with word, the keyboard is a little small, probably ok for taking notes, etc, not really suitable for typing out a full dissertation (sp) I'd say
#10
sammyb
Its doesn't need MS word as it comes with Open Office which is fully compatiable with word, the keyboard is a little small, probably ok for taking notes, etc, not really suitable for typing out a full dissertation (sp) I'd say


Thanks sammyb, i would probably have to put on XP as she would no have clue how to handle linux (but i know its wonderful but of kit), plus she has really small hands, so the keyboard could b hit or miss. I'll take her to comet or somewer to try one.

Thanks Mate
#11
Latinosharkey
Thanks sammyb, i would probably have to put on XP as she would no have clue how to handle linux (but i know its wonderful but of kit), plus she has really small hands, so the keyboard could b hit or miss. I'll take her to comet or somewer to try one.

Thanks Mate


They are very easy to upgrade the ram in as well, I put 1GB in mine, took about 5 mins
#12
Does anyone know if the 8GB mentioned is the removable PCI-Express SSD or the one that's soldiered onto the motherboard?
#13
If you want to use Windows XP, spend the extra £30 and get the £180 Aspire One from Amazon, because the One's 8.9" screen resolution (1024x600) is usable under XP, but the 7" EeePC only has 800x480, and there are issues with XP windows being too large for the screen. There are workarounds - scrolling screen, etc, but I think that would disrupt the thought process when writing essays, etc, in Word (or OpenOffice if you use the Linux software which is more than adequate for college courses).
#14
Astray+ solves the screen issues in Xp, and it runs M$ Office perfectly, I have GTA:Vice City on mine aswell and it plays it perfectly..
#15
Anyone know if these are compatible with mobile broadband (usb dongle with 3/o2/t-mobile/etc)?
#16
JeeBeePSB
If you want to use Windows XP, spend the extra £30 and get the £180 Aspire One from Amazon, because the One's 8.9" screen resolution (1024x600) is usable under XP, but the 7" EeePC only has 800x480, and there are issues with XP windows being too large for the screen. There are workarounds - scrolling screen, etc, but I think that would disrupt the thought process when writing essays, etc, in Word (or OpenOffice if you use the Linux software which is more than adequate for college courses).


Windows XP SP3 is fine on the 701, I am on it now. Linux is not as good as Windows on it to be honest. 1 thign that really annoys me with Linux qre confirmation boxes as they do not dispaly on the screen so you have to guess where ok and cancel is, on windows XP that works fine. I at the moment am running Windows XP SP3 & Ubuntu 8.10. Also my Windows XP takes 40 seconds to boot and get on the net, so i am very impressed, def the best thing i have brought in a while.

+ there are no scrolling issues
#17
sgandtg
Anyone know if these are compatible with mobile broadband (usb dongle with 3/o2/t-mobile/etc)?



Yes they are if you have Windows XP its very easy, if you are using Linux (Like all Linux PCs) you might need to make sure who you get your dongle from has a driver or it might be a bit harder getting it.
#18
what is the CPU speed on this?
#19
I'd rather pay an extra £30 and get the Aspire One. The keyboard and screen are naff on Eeepc.
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#21
sgandtg;3413889
Anyone know if these are compatible with mobile broadband (usb dongle with 3/o2/t-mobile/etc)?


Yes although I''ve only used the Huwei white 3 modem with one.
#22
Actually I am using my 701 4G to write my thesis with LyX, even though I have a desktop and 15' laptop :thinking:

I probably am a bit of a masochist however :oops:


sammyb
Its doesn't need MS word as it comes with Open Office which is fully compatiable with word, the keyboard is a little small, probably ok for taking notes, etc, not really suitable for typing out a full dissertation (sp) I'd say
#23
Is it easy to put Win Xp on this? There is no optical drive so I would think it has to be loaded from an external DVD rom Any ideas?
#24
thezafiraman
Is it easy to put Win Xp on this? There is no optical drive so I would think it has to be loaded from an external DVD rom Any ideas?


Very easy, but time consuming to do right. Look up "Nlite for EEE" then you need to look on the EEE forums on how to install windows from USB stick.
What you need:
Windows XP Disc + Code
USB Stick
Nlite (This is Free)
#25
I have installed windows vista on a Acer Aspire on A150 512 ram 120gb HDD running perfectly, if anybody needs any help on installing windows onto a netbook just PM me i will help as much a i can!
#26
Thanks elmore very nice gesture :thumbsup:
#27
JeeBeePSB
but I think that would disrupt the thought process when writing essays, etc, in Word (or OpenOffice if you use the Linux software which is more than adequate for college courses).


Fyi microsoft word can work in 'full screen' mode negating most of the issue.
#28
sparkygeezer
what is the CPU speed on this?


Assuming this is the 701 8G and not a new model then it's using the Celeron M ULV 353 processor clocked, I believe, at 630Mhz.
#29
Hi im looking for a notebook for the girlfriend for christmas, i have a few noobish questions if anyone can help.

- what is the difference between a netbook and a laptop/notebook
- The only things that will be needed to run are 1- itunes 2-internet browsing 3- 4OD/BBC iplayer can a laptop like this run all those things?

Thanks for your help
#30
Not cheap enough, the new 900a blows this away and it's priced or rather should be priced (when they get around to selling it officially) not much higher.
#31
aalowe9
Hi im looking for a notebook for the girlfriend for christmas, i have a few noobish questions if anyone can help.

- what is the difference between a netbook and a laptop/notebook
- The only things that will be needed to run are 1- itunes 2-internet browsing 3- 4OD/BBC iplayer can a laptop like this run all those things?

Thanks for your help


Netbooks are smaller and lighter laptops. Typically they will weight between 1 and 1.5 kg (2 - 3 lbs), and have 7" to 10.2" screens (8.9" and 10.2" being the most common). They're not the most powerful things ever, but they're not designed to replace your main computer, they're designed to do the web and casual tasks, to be easy to sling into the bag for school/work, etc.

I should think that your average netbook can run both iTunes and Firefox/Chrome/IE happily without issues. If you want to use iTunes I guess you'll want to put music on the system, so look at one of the netbooks with 80GB or 120GB hard drives rather than the smaller SSDs.
#32
thezafiraman
Is it easy to put Win Xp on this? There is no optical drive so I would think it has to be loaded from an external DVD rom Any ideas?

I use method:
http://pcf.mundayweb.com/index.php?view=173&sessionID=25e16aa22f09ee3cf3c3449702d3e96a
#33
what is the next model up?

max the max ram that can be added? 512x2? if yes how much for a 512?
#34
Chuckles1001
Windows XP SP3 is fine on the 701, I am on it now. Linux is not as good as Windows on it to be honest. 1 thign that really annoys me with Linux qre confirmation boxes as they do not dispaly on the screen so you have to guess where ok and cancel is, on windows XP that works fine. I at the moment am running Windows XP SP3 & Ubuntu 8.10. Also my Windows XP takes 40 seconds to boot and get on the net, so i am very impressed, def the best thing i have brought in a while.

+ there are no scrolling issues


Couldn't disagree more about the Windows thing. These were designed for Linux in mind, since Microsoft initially was not interested in netbooks and refused to license XP until they started taking off. The default Linux installation on this starts in 15 seconds and only takes another 15 seconds to connect to your wireless router. It shuts down in five seconds or less. Windows takes longer with a clean installation and a bit longer still once you have installed a few apps.

As for dialogue boxes that are too large to fit on the screen, in Linux just hold down the Alt key and click anywhere on the box with you left mouse button. Keep the mouse button depressed and you can move the dialogue box up and down with your mouse past the confines of the screen. A much simpler method than changing the resolution in Windows and hoping that the dialogue box can fit vertically in 600 pixels.

Either way, these machines will run most Windows and Linux apps without grinding to a crawl, so just pick whichever operating system you like best.
#35
Asus already had Windows drivers for the original netbook (701) available online even though it was shipping with Linux. I bought mine in December last year and slapped XP on it virtually straight away with no problems.

I agree though Linux / XP it shouldn't matter it'll run as well as you'd expect considering the limited spec. though I'm not sure what SSD this comes equipped with.
#36
volcom883


max the max ram that can be added? 512x2? if yes how much for a 512?




Think this model only has one memory slot so im presuming the max you could install would be 1gb on a single stick, not sure if the bios will allow anything bigger than that, i know that the acer aspire once allows 1.5gb with 2 slots. Think play.com sell the ram was 12.99 last time i looked, maybe cheaper places havent looked though
#37
Shame I just bought a modded 701 4G for the same price off eBay :(
#38
great laptops
#39
elmore
Think this model only has one memory slot so im presuming the max you could install would be 1gb on a single stick, not sure if the bios will allow anything bigger than that, i know that the acer aspire once allows 1.5gb with 2 slots. Think play.com sell the ram was 12.99 last time i looked, maybe cheaper places havent looked though


The chipset supports 2GB, so that is the max you can put in. Windows recognises 2GB, the default Xandros Linux installation only recognises about 800MB max, unless it has been updated since I last looked. However, you can install an alternative kernel (details via http://forum.eeeuser.com) which sees the full 2GB. To be honest, with Windows 2GB makes sense, because you needed to disable virtual memory to save disk space. With Linux, I stuck a 1GB stick in and ran with the default 800-odd MB. Never needed to increase it. Even Firefox with lots of tabs open did not bog the system down.
#40
Latinosharkey
hey, would this handle microsoft word? just the other half is conidering it for uni.


if you dont like open source software you cant install windows xp and some microsoft office on it, provinding you already have it.:thumbsup:
but: WRITING ON THAT THING IS AWFULL. you may want to consider some other laptop. the 7" EEE is strictly for web browsing and IM in my opinion

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