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* Chipset: Intel
* CPU: Intel Mobile
* Display: 8.9" (1024x600)
* Memory (1 slot only): 1024MB
* Storage (Solid State, on board): 20GB with Xandros / 12Gb with XP
* Card Reader: SD/MMC
* Connection: 802.11 b/g / 10/100 Ethernet
* Expansion: 3 USB / VGA Port / Headphone/Mic-in
* Camera: Yes (1.3M)
* Battery Cell: 4 Cell
* Colour and Paint Type: White
* OS: Linux (Preloaded) / Windows XP Compatible
* AC Adapter: Output: 9.5V, 22W / Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
* Accessory: Protection bag & Mouse
* Warranty: 2 year UK C&R

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#2
good price as most places will be selling it at full price given the demand.
#3
According to some reports, it should be out today.
Let's hope Play.com gets them sooner
#4
I did look at this, but I was put off by paying £300 for what is basically a mini pentium 3 laptop. You can get a half decent dell for this price if you are happy to have a slightly less svelt form factor.
#5
Scribbles;1904269
I did look at this, but I was put off by paying £300 for what is basically a mini pentium 3 laptop. You can get a half decent dell for this price if you are happy to have a slightly less svelt form factor.


Depends on what you want in a laptop at that price, portability or performance?
#6
anybody knows whether these will be cheaper in the US?
#7
Scribbles
You can get a half decent dell for this price if you are happy to have a slightly less svelt form factor.



Can u suggest what kind of specs for the similar price in a decent Dell Lappy?, as I'm looking to buy a Dell Laptop but dont know what specs are good or not
banned#8
tis an ok laptop. heat added
#9
Scribbles
I did look at this, but I was put off by paying £300 for what is basically a mini pentium 3 laptop. You can get a half decent dell for this price if you are happy to have a slightly less svelt form factor.
and dell build quality
#10
its an ideal uni mini laptop and one to take on holiday incase you cant bear to be without a computer for 2 weeks.

Will be in demand at all retailers and ebay. 20GB with my official purchased xp build replacing linux thats pre installed will do nicely!

HOT HOT HOT

Disappointed about battery life and probably dont need it as already have a macbook and a gaming rig.......placed a pre order non the less as I'll find some use for it at some point.

Does anyone else find that spending £1000+ on a laptop makes you not want to move it about - just in case you break it?! I think this will be carried all over by me!
#11
dc2447
and dell build quality


Which is pretty decent? Whats wrong with the EEE's build quality?
#12
matt3454
Which is pretty decent? Whats wrong with the EEE's build quality?


I personally wouldn't buy Dell, I think their build quality could be better
#13
Te question is do you wait for the new centrino atom versions which should be more powerful. The battery hasn't been improved which is a disappointment.

I might wait out for the MSI wind which reputedly has a 7 hour battery life, the atom processor, but remains as light as the eee pc as well as offering a similar screen resolution and estimates at that it will be around £250 in price though I think £300 is more likely as that is where this pc and the HP one are priced at.
#14
So lets see: when the initial eeePC came out, I told myself "No, wait 'till the next model: I really want a bigger screen, a bit more solid-state storage, and hopefully a better battery. Slap another £100 on the price tag to cover the changes, and I'll bite."

Looks like items 1 and 2 have been attended to, but the third not so much

Hmmm... Looks like I have some thinking to do

Edit: Also, Play look to have upped the price
Edit Edit: Or maybe I should learn to read
#15
dc2447;1904404
and dell build quality


Not sure any Dell can survive the EEE torture test
http://www.dailymotion.com/search/eee/video/x4dhhl_tests-resistance-chocs-chaleur-froi_tech
#16


Yeah - smashing machines

My only issue is the letterboxing of the screen -
#17
dc2447;1904538
Yeah - smashing machines

My only issue is the letterboxing of the screen -


what letterboxing?
#18
spheric;1904509
So lets see: when the initial eeePC came out, I told myself "No, wait 'till the next model: I really want a bigger screen, a bit more solid-state storage, and hopefully a better battery. Slap another £100 on the price tag to cover the changes, and I'll bite."

Looks like items 1 and 2 have been attended to, but the third not so much

Hmmm... Looks like I have some thinking to do

Edit: Also, Play look to have upped the price
Edit Edit: Or maybe I should learn to read


the price includes quidco discount but as that does not always go through it should be listed as £315 + quidco.
[mod]#19
wordsworth;1904693
the price includes quidco discount but as that does not always go through it should be listed as £315 + quidco.


I have edited the deal pricing to reflect the fact that quidco is not 100% a given.
#20
Cheers MikeT. Mine's already tracking. Remember than if it doesn't track, you can cancel and re-order until it does.
#21
Tommy_V
Can u suggest what kind of specs for the similar price in a decent Dell Lappy?, as I'm looking to buy a Dell Laptop but dont know what specs are good or not


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/167962/dell-inspiron-1525-notebook-2ghz-ce/

A quick search on here gave me this one for £329 delivered :thumbsup:
I agree that anyone who buys the eee is buying the portability. I personally give peformance the premium over size (to a point), but that is just me.
[mod]#22
£258 will buy you a Dell Vostro 1000 but I think this is more a deal about size.
1 Like #23
Well I posted this deal last night, and it languished at the -30 mark. What a difference a day makes.
#24
statto;1904930
Well I posted this deal last night, and it languished at the -30 mark. What a difference a day makes.

last I saw this is still languishing as it has not made the hot page as I though it would easily do, but I think people have very mixed emotions about the sub-notebook computers and their value for money.
#25
Scribbles


A quick search on here gave me this one for £329 delivered :thumbsup:
I agree that anyone who buys the eee is buying the portability. I personally give peformance the premium over size (to a point), but that is just me.


U can up the processor to 2ghz at no extra cost too, but I've always been led to believe that Celeron processors are duff though, so is this so?

I should add that all I'll be using it for is web surfing, music/video downloads & uploads, maybe some basic gaming & some word processing.Oh & hooking up a routrt to run my Xbox 360 on too. Will this be fine for this Inspiron or should I go higher?
#26
Tommy_V;1905082
I've always been led to believe that Celeron processors are duff though, so is this so?


Not in 1998 when the Celeron 300/333Mhz were considered the best CPUs for overclocking :)
#27
Tommy_V;1905082
I've always been led to believe that Celeron processors are duff though, so is this so?

These are designed to be small low power mini laptops, so yes celeron arn't great but for this purpose they are fine unless you want to run vista on it for which they would be under powered. In truth think using the celeron was a cheap stop gap until these new generation of low power chips came out such as the atom
#28
So the offer for the Dell in the link maybe a bit of a duffer then as it runs on Vista & would be under powered yes?
#29
Totoriko
what letterboxing?


Well - on the older ones (I haven't touched this one) - you get a big black border round the screen
#30
dc2447;1905300
Well - on the older ones (I haven't touched this one) - you get a big black border round the screen


Asus fixed this with the bigger screen
#31
Tommy_V
I've always been led to believe that Celeron processors are duff though, so is this so?


The celeron is a cut-down version. Some are duff, some are quite good. I don't know what this 600Mhz Pentium M celeron is though.

I don't think the prices will inflate on this one much, at £200 all the 4G has to compete with are smartphones, at £330 an awful lot of people are going to be buying a 15.4" laptop instead.
#32
Tommy_V;1905203
So the offer for the Dell in the link maybe a bit of a duffer then as it runs on Vista & would be under powered yes?

depends on how powerful the celeron is though to be honest I would probably spend the extra and get one of the good core2duo deals going around
[mod]#33
Tommy_V;1905203
So the offer for the Dell in the link maybe a bit of a duffer then as it runs on Vista & would be under powered yes?


Nothing shabby about modern mobile Celeron cpu's. I ran some tests and Crysis did very well with a 1.86Ghz celeron. Underrated due to older spec parts imo.
#34
MikeT
Nothing shabby about modern mobile Celeron cpu's. I ran some tests and Crysis did very well with a 1.86Ghz celeron. Underrated due to older spec parts imo.


All the Core/Core2 based celerons are excellent, not much between them and their bigger brothers.
#35
This is the same 900MHz Celeron as in the 701. The difference is that the 900's BIOS allows you to underclock to 630MHz for better battery life or to leave it at full whack. The 701's official BIOSes had the celery underclocked permanently.
If you are looking for power, I would not hold out for the Atom. It is likely to be a tad less powerful than the current celeron judging by the Silverthorn benchmarks (although ASUS should implement Diamondville), but should provide 5-10% better battery life. Possibly may run cool enough to obviate the fan, which also will help battery life.

This is no good for Crysis or other modern games, since the gpu sucks, but should run other applications well enough. Few people actually need a C2D cpu.

I am still waiting for the ECS mini notebook. That looked very nice, PC Chips heritage notwithstanding.
#36
Scribbles
I did look at this, but I was put off by paying £300 for what is basically a mini pentium 3 laptop. You can get a half decent dell for this price if you are happy to have a slightly less svelt form factor.


An EEE PC is far more mobile than any laptop, if you use it more due to its mobility then it is better value.
If you want cheap power build a desktop.
It could be worse, you could pay £700 for a Macbook with the same power as a £400 Dell.
#37
Well I bought a 4G last year and it has been great when going away, it is good for occasional use and the £220 I paid seemed a good compromise based on its weight, size and performance v cost.

This one may be slightly better to use due to the increase in screen size, but for an extra £100 for not much more perfomance, and based on the fact you can get any number of full size laptops for this price I would not buy one of these.

I have to say I still think the 4G is great, and if they did this new model for say £250 it would truely be a fantastic buy - but ubnfortunately its not!
#38
dc2447
Well - on the older ones (I haven't touched this one) - you get a big black border round the screen


Those would be the speakers, and yes they have been moved for the 900 edition. The Asus EEE PC is a sturdy, well designed machine with portability at heart. This is not intended as a laptop so much as a portable web browsing/office application running machine. This needs to be made clear. I have an Asus EEE 4GB 701 series and it's great.
#39
schaf
anybody knows whether these will be cheaper in the US?


$500 in the US price.

Its worth waiting until the end of Summer for the faster and more efficient Intel Atom processor rather than the current detuned celeron 900 mobile, by which time having a 2 gig memory module will be likely to be an option.

Windows XP costs you 8 gig of storage over Linux.

Its a bit like saying "give me 8 gig and I will throw in some unreliability and make your machine not run so fast as you might miss something" - like that very 8 gig.

Linux is more reliable than Windows...

Like last year, UNIX, the main Linux distributions from Novell and Red Hat as well as open sauce Ubuntu, was again found to be heads and shoulders above the rest, with 99.999% reliability, taking the title of undisputed victor in Yankee’s 2007-2008 Global Server Operating Reliability Survey.


http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/04/15/linux-better-windows-worse

Anyone wanting a cheaper alternative and sticking more closely to the original $100 laptop theme may want to preorder something else instead...

http://www.elonexone.co.uk/images/elonex-one-ice-white-small.jpg

http://www.elonexone.co.uk/index.html

Which seems to have the added advantage its happy to let you pour sand or coffee over it - or at least so they claim.
#40
raheemkassam
Those would be the speakers, and yes they have been moved for the 900 edition. The Asus EEE PC is a sturdy, well designed machine with portability at heart. This is not intended as a laptop so much as a portable web browsing/office application running machine.


Didn't say it was :?

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