ASUS EEE PC 900-W INTEL MOBILE - 20GB SSD 1GB 8.9" LINUX ONLY £199.99 - HotUKDeals
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CPU: Intel mobile
Display: 8.9" (1024 X 600)
Memory: 1024MB
Hard drive; 20GB
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: 4 cell
Operating System: Linux (Preloaded)
XP Compatible
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#1
Good price for this, I guess they had to do that to keep inline with the Acer Aspire One which is the same price
#2
Good price. I see they've dropped the price of the 901 with the longer battery life too to £279.49. A sure sign that these netbooks are heading down in price with the competition hotting up.

I'm waiting for this one to hit the UK, though:

"New Acer Aspire One - AOA150-1447

With the recent announcement from Acer, regarding the price drops on the current range of their Aspire One netbooks; they are also releasing a new model - AOA150-1447.

Featuring a six-cell battery, 160GB internal hard drive and Windows XP Home, the Aspire one is perfect for on-the-go business travellers and environments which require long-lasting battery power. The Aspire one AOA150-1447 is now available via Acer authorized resellers with prices beginning at $399."
#3
The Aspire one AOA150-1447 is now available via Acer authorized resellers with prices beginning at $399."

$399.00 = £225.00 I don't think somehow they will be that price over here :x
#4
zermattbusby
The Aspire one AOA150-1447 is now available via Acer authorized resellers with prices beginning at $399."

$399.00 = £225.00 I don't think somehow they will be that price over here :x


It shouldn't be too far off that mark, though it will no doubt be a bit higher. The $399 represents a recent price cut to take account of the competition. Along with the price cut came the new 6-cell battery - a double bonus.

It will happen here too, which is why I'm holding off buying (along with loads of others) until it happens. No point paying over the odds unless you're really desperate for one now.;-)

The big advantage of the 901 over the Aspire one is the battery life, but with the 6-cell battery the Aspire is far better than the 901 because of the much better keyboard.
#5
This is a good deal, but still has too small of a keyboard for me, also the battery doesn't last long enough on this model.
banned 1 Like #6
Hot, however Asus have stopped the battery exchange promotion so you'll probably be stuck with the small 4400 mAH battery.

Not sure why eBuyer decided to cut the price by this much, no-one else has.
#7
Very kewl
banned#8
Forgot to say - you can price match this with PC World if you're so inclined saving a further £7.

PCW EEE

PCW P/M
#9
Good price! 20SSD is the eye's catching point.
banned#10
It's a 4GB SSD (like the 701) + 16GB SSD.
#11
Hot Deal.

Heat and Rep to OP.

Also rep to beelzebub for the PCWorld Price Match reminder.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#12
zermattbusby
The Aspire one AOA150-1447 is now available via Acer authorized resellers with prices beginning at $399."

$399.00 = £225.00 I don't think somehow they will be that price over here :x


Off course it won't. $399 is the price before US sales tax. Over here you would have to add at least 17.5% VAT to that net price plus any retailer price hike because of scarcity of stock. I would expect at least £279.
#13
tempted with this to replace my current eee :) will see what they go for on *bay
#14
What are people's thoughts on this versus the 901? I was going to buy the 901 for around £299, but this seems a lot better for the price?
#15
are these better than the new netbooks from acer, etc?
#16
alchemistkevin;2919603
are these better than the new netbooks from acer, etc?


No, but they're much cheaper.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#17
Atarii
What are people's thoughts on this versus the 901? I was going to buy the 901 for around £299, but this seems a lot better?


im either going for a 901 or a 1000h

the 901 has a better battery over the 900, better cpu (atom), wireless n

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#18
I've been looking at getting the Acer Aspire One, Tescos are doing the basic one for £200 but with me mates discount that's £180. Although it doesn't have the hard drive which one is better, this or the Asus?

Also how do you install XP on these things if there's no drives and you don't have an external one?
#19
If you're planning to put XP on it - I'd steer clear of the Aspire One (unless you get the one with the harddrive rather than SSD) - it's not fantastic due to the slowish SSD writing speeds. I have the eee 701 and Aspire One SSD - and the 701 is much better with XP. The Aspire One is probably a better computer overall though - WiFi, speed, screen and keyboard are considerably better than the 701. The 900s keyboard is - I think - the same as the 701 (really not fantastic for touch typing).

You'll need to install XP via an external CDROM drive or hack an installation CD onto a USB stick.
#20
Are these things basically just web browsers? I know you can get office applications but can you play basic steategy games like football manager and civilisation or is this asking too much. Currently on the look out for a basic laptop but I love the portability of these things but it has to be more than a basic web-browser. Also is it possible to get an external DVD drive and play movies on it or is this just madness.madness I say. Cheers
#21
me want me want me want!
#22
There's a design fault with these - the battery discharges itself to nothing within a week when left in the machine when it is switched off (NOT on standby). That may not be a problem for you but bear in mind the battery connectors won't have been designed for you removing the battery every time you switch it off, and with the poor battery to begin with, it's damned annoying.

Also, there is a heat spreader under the keyboard so the whole thing gets rather warm in use, which can be uncomfortable. The nasty little fan is noisy.
#23
As usual, many questions are being asked about this which could be answered easily with a quick web search, rather than expecting people to go to the trouble of spoon-feeding the answers.
#24
Just got one of these from PC World, care of their price match for £193.00 so big thumbs up from me.
#25
Mr Big;2920614
Just got one of these from PC World, care of their price match for £193.00 so big thumbs up from me.


In store, or online?

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#26
BeerGoggles
Are these things basically just web browsers? I know you can get office applications but can you play basic steategy games like football manager and civilisation or is this asking too much. Currently on the look out for a basic laptop but I love the portability of these things but it has to be more than a basic web-browser. Also is it possible to get an external DVD drive and play movies on it or is this just madness.madness I say. Cheers


I have the Aspire One Linux and it's terrific for surfing the web with Firefox 3 as well as writing docs with Open Office. I also have Mame installed to play old arcade games as well as the couple that are supplied. Not sure if it can handle graphic intensive games as it's not really designed for these things. It will play video from an external disk, but I don't have a USB DVD drive to test.

But having something so light and portable which boots and is ready to use in 15 seconds is great.

There is a good forum for the Aspire One here including games: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22
#27
alchemistkevin
are these better than the new netbooks from acer, etc?


In some respects they are, in other respects another netbook is better. Over the acer this notably has a longer warrantry, much better speakers and a non-reflective screen while the acer has the better keyboard.

BeerGoggles
Are these things basically just web browsers? I know you can get office applications but can you play basic steategy games like football manager and civilisation or is this asking too much. Currently on the look out for a basic laptop but I love the portability of these things but it has to be more than a basic web-browser. Also is it possible to get an external DVD drive and play movies on it or is this just madness.madness I say. Cheers


It should certainly play older (5 years +) strategy games if you can find any that are Linux compatible.
#28
Well we have 3 laptops already but my mate got one of these are they look pretty good. I am now thinking of getting one to play media on instead of an archos as better / bigger screen plus email / web browsing etc... What is the battery life like in real life use as the 1 - 3 hours quoted for these seem pretty poor I get 5 hours in low power mode out of a 15.4" laptop.... and will they play divx / xvid etc....I am assuming they will

How much is the 1000 now ? When they are available for sub £300 or something similar I will be having one as the portability and power usage oin that looks brilliant.....I like the idea of Linux as well as its much less buggy and much quicker to boot up etc. I use firefoxc anyway so now downside in terms of the web.
#29
cutthroat_jake
In store, or online?

:pirate: CJ :pirate:


I phoned through to their customer service line and asked if they were now price matching with ebuyer. First chap I spoke to gave me a load rubbish about how they were unable to get on to ebuyers system to check the price so he wouold be unable to match it. I rang up again straight after and spoke to somone else and he got the info up pretty much straight away. He had to make a quick call to ebuyer just to make sure the price was correct but was able to process the price match pretty much straight away.

Both the chaps I spoke to however, advised that they do not keep stock of this in any stores and was internet / phone order only.
#30
Mr Big;2921676
I phoned through to their customer service line and asked if they were now price matching with ebuyer. First chap I spoke to gave me a load rubbish about how they were unable to get on to ebuyers system to check the price so he wouold be unable to match it. I rang up again straight after and spoke to somone else and he got the info up pretty much straight away. He had to make a quick call to ebuyer just to make sure the price was correct but was able to process the price match pretty much straight away.

Both the chaps I spoke to however, advised that they do not keep stock of this in any stores and was internet / phone order only.


I was told on the phone they would PM, but I needed it before Wednesday and they couldn't deliver in time. He did, however, tell me that one of my local stores had stock and they might PM in store, but it was at the manager's discretion.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#31
alera
Well we have 3 laptops already but my mate got one of these are they look pretty good. I am now thinking of getting one to play media on instead of an archos as better / bigger screen plus email / web browsing etc... What is the battery life like in real life use as the 1 - 3 hours quoted for these seem pretty poor I get 5 hours in low power mode out of a 15.4" laptop.... and will they play divx / xvid etc....I am assuming they will

How much is the 1000 now ? When they are available for sub £300 or something similar I will be having one as the portability and power usage oin that looks brilliant.....I like the idea of Linux as well as its much less buggy and much quicker to boot up etc. I use firefoxc anyway so now downside in terms of the web.


its £329 at ebuyer but the 1000 looks quite a bit bigger than the 901, i might get the 901 myself tbh

ive already got a small laptop but want something for portability really, but then 80gb sounds good over 12gb

aaargh decisions decisions.

see the reiview here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47__AIKRNYY
#32
cutthroat_jake
No, but they're much cheaper.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

thanks
#33
I have one of these, I picked up a refurb of Dabs for less than £180 and they are great!

Battery life is on a par with the advent (wind) (I know, I owned the Advent).

Does every thing I need it to do and fits in my work rucksack. It also fits in one of my jacket pockets but looks a tad bulky.

You can also pick up heavey duty batteries for this for around £35-£40 on ebay. For me it was a no brainer!
#34
Darthballs;2921752
but then 80gb sounds good over 12gb
Is it really that much better? Are you planning to stuff this thing with huge amounts of video and music? Can you carry around a USB stick/drive for such occasions? 20GB (16+4) is more than enough for any software and day to day storage requirements.
#35
very good price! finally people with some sense buying this one rather than the 7".

Well done to OP!!!!


THE EASIEST WAY TO INSTALL XP

Buy a Sandisk Cruzer memory stick and download Universal U3 customizer and you can boot of the memory stick - very very very easy!!!

I installed xp in half an hour on my Aspire One, and also installed Linux. It's almost as good as an external cd-rom.
#36
As good as a price this is, I can't help swaying towards the Acer, someone help me decide please :roll:

http://www.johnlewis.com/230503791/Product.aspx inc 2 years Warranty
#37
There's always this to consider :whistling:

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo11/zermattbusby/Dell.jpg
#38
zermattbusby
There's always this to consider :whistling:



Shouldn't that be a black one, since that's all they seem to have at the moment?

£299 is very much at the top end of what I would have expected this to come in at. Anybody got any thoughts on it?
#39
The Dell is overpriced at £300.
#40
Agreed that £300 is too much but depends what you want it for.

I think all macs are over priced but they sell like hot cakes.

:thumbsup:

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