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Asus Eee PC 901 Intel (Atom) 1.6GHz 8.9IN 1GB 12GB Webcam Windows XP £291.39 delivered @ Microdirect

£291.39 @ Microdirect
Asus Eee PC 901 at Micro Direct £287.88 plus delivery, also 3% quidco available. I would prefer the Linux one myself but it looks like a good deal. More computers and Insight have it listed slig…
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Asus Eee PC 901 at Micro Direct £287.88 plus delivery, also 3% quidco available.

I would prefer the Linux one myself but it looks like a good deal.

More computers and Insight have it listed slightly cheaper but both are out of stock and no Quidco.
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#1
They also have the Asus Eee PC 900 in black for £255.56 plus delivery

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(36852)Asus-Notebook-Eee-PC-900-WinBK--Intel-mobile.aspx
#2
Hot.
My mate got one from ebuyer a week ago and paid in the region of £315
#4
Please give this a read before purchasing so you know exactly what you are getting. Also remember there are a lot of these so called "network PCs" by Dell, MSI etc, going to be released soon.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTUzNSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

The review looks at the Intel Atom.


xmal
#5
xmal
Please give this a read before purchasing so you know exactly what you are getting. Also remember there are a lot of these so called "network PCs" by Dell, MSI etc, going to be released soon.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTUzNSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

The review looks at the Intel Atom.


xmal


The MSI one is already out, and the Advent one DSG are flogging is actually a rebadged MSI wind.
#6
Hmmm quite tempted to put my old 4gb Eeepc on Ebay and get this mainly for the larger screen and improved battery i use my current Eee far more than my more powerful other laptop and pc i also own :roll:
#7


And $599.99 on Amazon.com (just over £300), so great to see something actually cheaper in the UK for a change!
#8
Seems like a good deal.I feel indignant though, as one of those who bought the Eee900 for £329 in May...(with sub-par battery)

Asus really did a number on us.
#10
no linux version with 20GB drive? :/ should be even less..
#11
I'm still undecided whether to get the 901, 1000 or the Acer One.
#12
what happened to the £ 199 linux version ?

seems there is a lot of hype on these £ 200 notebooks, yet when released the price magically creeps up to nearer £ 300 ?

Hmmm
#13
cats;2638445
what happened to the £ 199 linux version ?

seems there is a lot of hype on these £ 200 notebooks, yet when released the price magically creeps up to nearer £ 300 ?

Hmmm


The £199 linux version is still available. In fact, the cheapest ones are now around £175 but these prices are for the original 7inch screen versions. Personally I would go for the new 901 model every time. The extra features are well worth the extra £100
#14
cats
seems there is a lot of hype on these £ 200 notebooks, yet when released the price magically creeps up to nearer £ 300 ?

Hmmm

Agreed - and that's putting me off buying as well. I want a small, portable notebook PC but why should I spend the best part of £300 when I can get a much bet spec'd 15.4in PC. I'm not going to vote on this either way but I wish they'd get back to the £190 - £230 price bracket.
#15
Q-Tec;2638492
Agreed - and that's putting me off buying as well. I want a small, portable notebook PC but why should I spend the best part of £300 when I can get a much bet spec'd 15.4in PC.
Because that's not a small, portable notebook PC!
#16
rebadged MSI Wind is better and cheaper : http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/219404

excellent machine
#17
The linux version is way better with a 20GB SSD Stock due in 3-4 weeks at BT Shop. The linux version is hard to get hold of, unless someone knows where you can get them from.
#18
pc_tech86;2638627
The linux version is way better with a 20GB SSD Stock due in 3-4 weeks at BT Shop. The linux version is hard to get hold of, unless someone knows where you can get them from.


But that's more expensive that the XP machine, and Linux is FREE

Something is going wrong there somewhere
#19
stunno;2638660
But that's more expensive that the XP machine, and Linux is FREE

Something is going wrong there somewhere


You do get a bigger disk (20GB versus 12GB) but I agree the prices should be the same. I suspec that BT Shop are responding to other places prices on the XP model.
#20
stephenashforth;2638678
I suspec that BT Shop are responding to other places prices on the XP model.
Or Microsoft just leaned on them or bribed them hard.
#21
tandeh
rebadged MSI Wind is better and cheaper : http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/219404

excellent machine


the eee901 is smaller, has an ssd drive, multi touch . i'd take it over the the msi wind and acer aspire one anyday.
i would rather they got rid ofthe mouse pad and added tpuchscreen and a synaptics pointer. mouse pads are awkward even on full size laptops.
#22
they are getting back there - this is half way (on the 900, which i remember deciding is better than the 901 anyway but can't remember why!).

although we all like <£200 of course, i've said before, once you get over the specs, these machines are really worth more than the big cheap models because they are smaller and smaller = much better! simple.
you are not paying more for less, you're paying more for something you will actually use because it weighs 1kg not 3.
#23
stunno
But that's more expensive that the XP machine, and Linux is FREE

Something is going wrong there somewhere


True, but paying about £10/£15 more for a bigger SSD is worth it.
#24
So far as I know, there are no Linux versions in the UK as yet, and they aren't due to arrive until mid-August.
#25
Do we have an option of adding additional RAM - incase I want to upgrade to Vista?
#26
sinjinn
the eee901 is smaller, has an ssd drive, multi touch . i'd take it over the the msi wind and acer aspire one anyday.
i would rather they got rid ofthe mouse pad and added tpuchscreen and a synaptics pointer. mouse pads are awkward even on full size laptops.


the eee also has a much better battery compared to the wind doesnt it?
#27
luvss;2640222
Do we have an option of adding additional RAM - incase I want to upgrade to Vista?
Why on earth would you want to "upgrade" (?) to Vista? Vista is a bloated operating system which spends its time trying to see if you are stealing copyright material rather than giving you a good computing experience. It is not designed to run on small, lean machines like this, which is why Microsoft has been forced to extend the life of XP in order to fight against the rise of Linux in this sector.
#28
pibpob
Why on earth would you want to "upgrade" (?) to Vista? Vista is a bloated operating system which spends its time trying to see if you are stealing copyright material rather than giving you a good computing experience. It is not designed to run on small, lean machines like this, which is why Microsoft has been forced to extend the life of XP in order to fight against the rise of Linux in this sector.

Well my question is about increasing RAM - upgrading to Vista was just an example! I might need that additional RAM to use heavy applications like Adobe, Coral.

I know the next thing would be this system is not designed for such apps – I don’t plan to use it primary comp; however might use it ‘at times’ for few minor changes for which RAM will certainly boost the performance.
#29
OK no problem. By the way, I guess you know about The Gimp as a brilliant free alternative to Photoshop; I imagine Scribus and Inkscape do what Corel does, too.

To answer your question: yes, you can put at least 2G of RAM in it, but there's only one slot so you'll have to throw away the 1G provided.
#30
Thanks for the reply mate!
Your info was useful.
#31
Q-Tec
Agreed - and that's putting me off buying as well. I want a small, portable notebook PC but why should I spend the best part of £300 when I can get a much bet spec'd 15.4in PC. I'm not going to vote on this either way but I wish they'd get back to the £190 - £230 price bracket.

And that computer would be four times the size and weight!

The small one is still available, this is just giving people choice if they want a bigger screen and more memory to play with.
#32
Q-Tec
Agreed - and that's putting me off buying as well. I want a small, portable notebook PC but why should I spend the best part of £300 when I can get a much bet spec'd 15.4in PC. I'm not going to vote on this either way but I wish they'd get back to the £190 - £230 price bracket.


You won't be wanting one of these then - a £1500 Sony Vaio TZ with 11.1" - which is the price you used to have to pay for a sub notebook before the EEE PC came along.
#33
Can this use the 32GB SD HC Memory Card £59.99 @ Play.com ?

See

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/221903/32gb-sd-hc-hc-memory-card-59-99-pla/
#34
pibpob
Why on earth would you want to "upgrade" (?) to Vista? Vista is a bloated operating system which spends its time trying to see if you are stealing copyright material rather than giving you a good computing experience. It is not designed to run on small, lean machines like this, which is why Microsoft has been forced to extend the life of XP in order to fight against the rise of Linux in this sector.


looking at the facts... vista is selling as well XP did at this stage (1.5 yrs in)

and those who have tried are coming around to it with SP1... but you need a capable machine

I would not upgrade to it but I would choose it on a new system. Too many good features.

Microsoft are just **** at marketing unlike Apple

People used to all think the world was flat. :)

Its easier to be a basher but it is not as bad as people make out.
#35
JIM1973ANDREWS
Can this use the 32GB SD HC Memory Card £59.99 @ Play.com ?

See

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/221903/32gb-sd-hc-hc-memory-card-59-99-pla/


amazing price...
#36
[quote=mrm3;2645192]looking at the facts... vista is selling as well XP did at this stage (1.5 yrs in)
That's not actually true. As we're looking at facts ;-), Vista licences are selling at a certain rate, but businesses are exploiting the loophole to enable them to "downgrade" to XP, and Microsoft won't tell us how many, so it's bound to be a huge number.

Besides which, the figure is a typical misleading statistic becuase it merely reflects PC sales - because Vista is pre-installed on nearly every PC which is precisely the way Windows came to dominate in the first place. It doesn't say anything about the quality of the product. Most people are sheep and take what they are given.

[quote]Too many good features.
Like what? This is what puzzles me - what is so great about Vista?
#37
incidentally, that BT SHOP is the actually DABS web site, but with BT logos !
#38
BTW - as these laptops have NO OPTICAL drive, in the event the HD data is corrupted, HOW is it possible to re-install Windows ?

or to install Vista ?

as XP - VISTA only come as DVD discs......
#39
cats;2647025
BTW - as these laptops have NO OPTICAL drive, in the event the HD data is corrupted, HOW is it possible to re-install Windows ?
With USB CD-ROM.
or to install Vista ?
:?
#40
well ok, but thats another £ 50 + to buy a USB CD/DVD combo

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