Asus EEE Pc 901 - Netbook in Pink (sorry), Windows XP, 8.9" screen, 7-8 hour battery! £179.99 @ Simplyasus - HotUKDeals
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#2
I have one of these. In general, they're very good, but the main drawback is that the SSD is split into two parts; 4GB fast, and 8GB slower. The OS is installed onto the 4GB partition and very soon becomes very full when you install all the service packs, .net etc.

Knowing what I know now, I'd go for one of the other Asus machines with HDD, or a Samsung. Plus the keyboard is smaller than many of its competitors, making it less usable.

But I still like mine alot. Realistic battery life of 4-6 hours is more like it though.
#3
price has now been increased £179.97
#4
Battery life is no where near 7-8 hours , 4-4.5 at best.
#5
poohbeannie
price has now been increased £179.97


Typical, thanks for highlighting I have updated the thread
#6
i was lucky enough to get it for the original post price of £169.69
#7
markrfc
Battery life is no where near 7-8 hours , 4-4.5 at best.


Just going off the reviews TBH, at least its longer than a lot of the other netbooks out there, especially at this price :thumbsup:
#8
Mines on its way.
thanks:thumbsup:
#9
#10
thekanester
Plus the keyboard is smaller than many of its competitors, making it less usable.


With a 9" screen it's a smaller machine overall than most netbooks, which is a good thing.
#11
This is kinda cold from me. 12GB SSD is lame and I'm sure you would be better off getting a Win7 netbook if you can.
banned#12
thekanester
I have one of these. In general, they're very good, but the main drawback is that the SSD is split into two parts; 4GB fast, and 8GB slower. The OS is installed onto the 4GB partition and very soon becomes very full when you install all the service packs, .net etc.

Knowing what I know now, I'd go for one of the other Asus machines with HDD, or a Samsung. Plus the keyboard is smaller than many of its competitors, making it less usable.

But I still like mine alot. Realistic battery life of 4-6 hours is more like it though.


Google NLITE. You can shrink the size of windows significantly, and you don't need the bloated updates.
banned#13
Stelph
Just going off the reviews TBH, at least its longer than a lot of the other netbooks out there, especially at this price :thumbsup:


I regularly get 7.5 hours on mine if wireless, camera and bluetooth are turned off. Even longer if you output graphics to an external monitor / TV, so screen is off.
#14
Is there a service in the UK that will perform a touch screen modification on the Asus EEE (DealExtreme and Ebay have cheap touch screen kits but can't risk doing it myself) ?
#15
Screen is too small for any decent purpose, as is the keyboard. Obsolete operating system. Would recommend 10 or even better 11.5" Win7 netbook instead
#16
These are great machines!

yes the 4gb fast ssd is a problem but not running .net and careful installing gets me by
I have a galaxy black one - and use chrome browser which is lightweight and fast

may indeed have to investigate something like nlite - but the benefit of the ssd
is its robust - i've had a hdd go bad on me and do not like them on such platforms

build quality is fantastic - screen is the same res. as most of the 10" ones ie 1024x600
The machine is light and mobile more so then the bigger 10" models
if mobility is of primary concern then is an excellent machine

I have also upgraded my machine t0 2gb - very easy to do
yes keyboard is small but does the job

this is what the netbooks should be like not the neo-notebooks they have become
sorry just my opinion

I have had the eee901 for over a year and it still going strong
after a using abroad on travels also

battery about 4 hours with wifi on
more as stated above with power saving and the like

Have used my machine for allsorts of work including layout/dtp and vector graphics
using Serif PagePlus and Xara Xtreme for example

can also play some old game like the ones from gog.com

also make a great video play back device when coupled with a usb 2.5 extrenal hdd
or alternatively with a good sd card full of vids or your own dvd rips etc

err as you can tell - i'm a fan lol
#17
vitek
Screen is too small for any decent purpose, as is the keyboard. Obsolete operating system. Would recommend 10 or even better 11.5" Win7 netbook instead

Erm, this is a 9" netbook - the screen and keyboard are supposed to be small, that's the whole point :roll:. In fact the screen's native resolution is the standard 1024x600, so you aren't actually losing any real-estate over a 10" model.

If you want a bigger, heavier, less portable 10" or 11.6" Netbook instead, then go right ahead - they aren't the same size !.

Finally, they run Windows XP for a reason. As mentioned, the fast C: drive is a 4GB disc - neither Windows Vista or 7 will fit, without some surgery.
#18
If i buy an external DVD rom, would it be alright to watch dvds on it?
#19
vitek
Screen is too small for any decent purpose, as is the keyboard. Obsolete operating system. Would recommend 10 or even better 11.5" Win7 netbook instead


What utter rubbish. First of all, the purpose of these is mobile computing.. so at this size it serves its purpose entirely. Secondly, the OS is not obsolete at all. It's faster than Vista or Win7, and is more suited to netbooks due to processing power/memory/SSD size.
#20
Hot but how much for a re-spray?
#21
Get some nail polish from Boots?
#22
forcedv
Is there a service in the UK that will perform a touch screen modification on the Asus EEE (DealExtreme and Ebay have cheap touch screen kits but can't risk doing it myself) ?


no but i have a touch screen for these size EEEpc''s with controller board for sale if u want to do it yourself. My eeepc "eeeric" broke so never fitted it. Its not the solder less one but someone with a little soldering experience would find it a doddle.

Message me if interested
#23
Juice
If i buy an external DVD rom, would it be alright to watch dvds on it?

Yep, but an external DVD drive will eat your battery.
You'd be better off ripping the DVDs first, onto a large USB Memory Stick, and then playing them back from there :thumbsup:
#24
Nice one :thumbsup: just got last one for the lads at work to take out on site. Pink will **** them off lol :p:-D:p
#25
bmouthboyo
no but i have a touch screen for these size EEEpc''s with controller board for sale if u want to do it yourself. My eeepc "eeeric" broke so never fitted it. Its not the solder less one but someone with a little soldering experience would find it a doddle.

Message me if interested


It's the 7" (701) that I need modified but can't find anyone willing to do it (paid or otherwise).
banned#26
I also find it useful to use with watching again on the bbc iplayer or similar. I keep a monitor lead plugged into my TV. The eeepc is quick and easy to attach, watch something on iplayer on large screen, then disconnect. I don't have to worry about plugging in power leads yet still get to see what I wanted on large screen in the living room.

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