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ASUS Eee PC black or white £168.33 delivered at Expansys

£168.33 @ Expansys
Found this looking for a laptop for the kids. Doesn't look to be time limited - I added one of their £10 voucher codes to get down to £158.33 delivered. Black: http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=1586… Read More
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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
Found this looking for a laptop for the kids. Doesn't look to be time limited - I added one of their £10 voucher codes to get down to £158.33 delivered.

Black: http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=158607
White: http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=158485

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#1
What the hell is wrong with you people?

Acer aspire one is about £20 more! Bigger screen better processor, better keyboard, overall a better machine - and I'm in a position to judge because I have had both and I didn't touch the ****** Asus because my 4.13" Nokia N800 has a better resolution than this peice of ****!

http://hotukdeals.com/item/238467/acer-one-a110-aw-white-netbook-199-/
#2
rash
What the hell is wrong with you people?

Acer aspire one is about £20 more! Bigger screen better processor, better keyboard, overall a better machine - and I'm in a position to judge because I have had both and I didn't touch the ****** Asus because my 4.13" Nokia N800 has a better resolution than this peice of cr4p!

http://hotukdeals.com/item/238467/acer-one-a110-aw-white-netbook-199-/


Sorry - I thought this forum was about good deals - I like the Asus machine - does what I need it to do. Even if you feel the way you do there is probably more polite ways to express yourself .

I think your reply is OTT - the OP didn't suggest that you eat a hamster or anything - they just posted what they considered to be a good deal - Chill.

Voted hot.
1 Like #3
rash
What the hell is wrong with you people?

Acer aspire one is about £20 more! Bigger screen better processor, better keyboard, overall a better machine - and I'm in a position to judge because I have had both and I didn't touch the ****** Asus because my 4.13" Nokia N800 has a better resolution than this peice of cr4p!

http://hotukdeals.com/item/238467/acer-one-a110-aw-white-netbook-199-/


Whoaah! Who rattled your cage...there's nothing wrong with 'us' people. The OP posted a deal, which happens to be pretty decent and you go ape on him, and it's his second post and all. Are you trying to scare off new folk from contributing to this site, or what? Or are you just trying to live up to the name 'rash'. Time to cut down on the caffeine, hotshot!

The thing is that I actually agree with you, the Aspire is the better machine and I can comment, as I own a 701 and have used the Aspire enough to know it's better appointed. But there're ways of putting that point across other than "What the hell is wrong with you people?". Jeez!
#4
thekanester
Whoaah! Who rattled your cage...there's nothing wrong with 'us' people. The OP posted a deal, which happens to be pretty decent and you go ape on him, and it's his second post and all. Are you trying to scare off new folk from contributing to this site, or what? Or are you just trying to live up to the name 'rash'. Time to cut down on the caffeine, hotshot!

The thing is that I actually agree with you, the Aspire is the better machine and I can comment, as I own a 701 and have used the Aspire enough to know it's better appointed. But there're ways of putting that point across other than "What the hell is wrong with you people?". Jeez!


I agree with you.
However, I think the 701 has a longer battery life (and lots of accessory available, like... mega capacity battery :p)
#5
nmerlet
I agree with you.
However, I think the 701 has a longer battery life (and lots of accessory available, like... mega capacity battery :p)


Indeed. Although for awesome battery life, you have to go the 901 route with its 4.5-6.0 hour life. But at £300, it's almost twice the price of this baby.
1 Like #6
This is a great price for an extremely useful piece of kit. Many of us bought one on the Marshall Ward deal earlier in the year for a bit more than this. It is absolutely perfect if you need something for web use whilst travelling and dont want to lug a full-size lappy around. It was invaluable for making bookings, finding local restaurants and attractions, Skype, e-mailing and general web stuff whilst on holiday and small enough to slip into a rucksack. Take Linux off, strip XP down to 200Mb using N-Lite, add a 16Gb High speed SD card and you'll have everything you'll need to get the best out of this machine.
#7
Come on guys work with me on this, please?

Tell me you guys are not buying this! Why would you buy this when you can get a Aspire One for only £20 more?
#8
rash;2899271
Come on guys work with me on this, please?

Tell me you guys are not buying this! Why would you buy this when you can get a Aspire One for only £20 more?


You have said your piece so let people decide.
#9
This is pretty rubbish. I bought an ASUS 1000H with Win XP, 80GB HDD, 10" screen for £330 of ebuyer, best thing i ever bought. Oh and to the guy going on about acer aspire, it will fall apart in 2 weeks.

Spend some more and get a 1000H series, huge hardrive and fully upgradeable. This machine is out of date now and not really worth it.
#10
rash;2899271
Come on guys work with me on this, please?

Tell me you guys are not buying this! Why would you buy this when you can get a Aspire One for only £20 more?


Why LOL

could it be because acer are the biggest pile of **** on the planet?

I wouldn't have any acer branded "GIVEN" to me

The products are cheap and nasty, they overheat, crack, breakdown, and their customer service is utter ********!

Does this clear up why!
#11
I would agree that it would be better spending a little more on a 'netbook' as these are now known. I personally went for the Advent 4211 as it is exactly the same as the MSI Wind but can be had for £279.99 which is £50 or so cheaper thant the Wind and the Asus 1000H.

Also just to say there seems to be no real advantage of these solid state disks too over the normal hard disks in real world use either. This might help you compare the various netbooks around if you are in the market for one.
#12
rash
Come on guys work with me on this, please?

Tell me you guys are not buying this! Why would you buy this when you can get a Aspire One for only £20 more?


You can mod it with a cheap 7" touchscreen
#13
blackster
Why LOL

could it be because acer are the biggest pile of **** on the planet?

I wouldn't have any acer branded "GIVEN" to me

The products are cheap and nasty, they overheat, crack, breakdown, and their customer service is utter ********!

Does this clear up why!


I assume you don't know much about Netbooks. In the future, don't bother posting. The Acer Aspire One is an excellent netbook, and has won a lot of awards.

I went for the 901 this week, can't wait to get my hands on it tomorrow.
#14
bowdeni;2899547
I assume you don't know much about Netbooks. In the future, don't bother posting. The Acer Aspire One is an excellent netbook, and has won a lot of awards.

I went for the 901 this week, can't wait to get my hands on it tomorrow.


I know enough about netbooks thanks, I own two Asus EEE models and I've modded one with a touchscreen.

As with ALL acer notebooks they are raved about in magazines for being fast and cheap priced, but you can ask most people on here that their build quality and customer service should it go wrong is dire.

Trust me when I say i would advise anyone thinking about buying an acer product to stay well clear.

Coming out with a statement that i know nothing about netbooks is pretty stupid, when you don't even own one, you don't even know me and your judging my comments on my knowledge.
#15
SSD's are a hell of a lot faster than the stock 5400 HDD drives you get in them. If you load XP onto the SSD you will see just how fast boot time can be.

Unless you go for the HP, the best netbook; well highest HDD space and most decent processor is the ASUS 1000 series which should be going down in price very soon as they start to bring 160GB models out.

You can upgrade them easy and cheaply as well, I've stuck in 2GB RAM amd a 320GB HDD.

901's are old....
#16
Apart from boot times with solid state drives which might be 30% faster, the lack of actual usable space isn't worth it imho over traditional laptop drives. Also the only processor in the HP and other decent netbooks is the Intel Atom n270 - the cheaper and less efficient Celeron is not advised with the VIa not really well reviewwed either. By the way the Advent 4211 can be upgraded in terms of RAM and HDD if needed easily by removing 8 screws at the most but basically anything above this netbook deal is advised in the long run :)
banned#17
I'm voting hot just to annoy all the haters :lol:.

Until the 4211 drops in price by.. a lot.. there's no point mentioning it.
#18
kingy58;2898490
Take Linux off, strip XP down to 200Mb using N-Lite, add a 16Gb High speed SD card and you'll have everything you'll need to get the best out of this machine.
Why take Linux off? It does all the things you mention (web, Skype, emailing) and much more, perfectly, and more safely than with Windows. You've even got OpenOffice supplied. Unless you have a spare Windows licence, it will cost you money to put Windows on it if you want to remain legal. And you will be able to do all the things you mention without sticking USB sticks in the side, too.
#19
rash
Come on guys work with me on this, please?

Tell me you guys are not buying this! Why would you buy this when you can get a Aspire One for only £20 more?


Ok, I'll bite despite your shouty rant. The cheaper Acer 110 has a dog slow ssd. Really slow. Despite the Acer's Atom, which is no faster than the Celeron of the 701, it still has a poorer battery life.

I have two 701s and I would probably plump for the Acer 150 given a choice, but, then again, that is not just £20 more.
1 Like #20
I also bought a 901 in the marshall ward deal earlier this year, and it's one of my best buys ever! I have it open on the worktop while cooking dinner etc without needing to panic too much about splashing something on it (as I would with a much more expensive laptop), it goes on away days and holidays with me (keeps the kids occupied on car journeys thanks to the car charger) it's light and small so I hardly notice it in my bag and don't need to worry about it getting knocked about as it's a tough little cookie (it's been dropped onto a hard floor 3 times with no damage at all) And the charger's no bigger than a mobile phone charger so not too big and bulky to carry around too.

And in 5 months with a LOT of use I've found just 2 websites I couldn't browse with it.

I don't understand all the hate. It's a compliment to a desktop or laptop and not a replacement (as a microwave is to an oven, you wouldn't want to cook a roast in a microwave but great for snacks) and it does all you need it to do on the move......and very quickly.

I'm sure the newer models will be better, but they're way more expensive, depends what you want out of your eee I guess, but I'm more than happy with mine :)
#21
i'v got to agree with blackster , i'v had an ASUS X51RL for some time now & am so pleased with mine that i'v just got one for my daughhter to start uni on monday
#22
I bought the Aspire One 2 weeks ago for £179.60 using a 5% off code and Quidco from PC World. It's a terrific machine, fast to boot, great keyboard and has good build quality. The battery life is OK at 2-2.5 hours, so no match for the Asus Eee 901, but it is £100 less. I did look at the 901 as it is a better spec, but I found the keyboard a bit too small to use comfortably and it was more than I really wanted to spend.

So for an extra £10 or so, I would recommend the Aspire One over this older model Asus for the better screen, keyboard and build.
#23
foxtrck;2899413
This is pretty rubbish. I bought an ASUS 1000H with Win XP, 80GB HDD, 10" screen for £330 of ebuyer, best thing i ever bought. Oh and to the guy going on about acer aspire, it will fall apart in 2 weeks.

Spend some more and get a 1000H series, huge hardrive and fully upgradeable. This machine is out of date now and not really worth it.


Agreed. Bought one for my sister in law. An absolutely awesome piece of kit.
#24
chentongtc
Acer aspire one got a Intel ATOM cpu. I don't think the battery life of this Asus 701 can last longer than aspire one. I have spent few month on these netbooks.

While the atom is lower power than the celeron the atom is generally paired with a very power hungry northbridge chip so overall there's not that much difference. Also remember that the eee 4G has a fairly high capacity 5200mAh (9.5v) battery which is quite a bit bigger than most other netbooks, although I don't know what the acer one has.

chentongtc

Another problem with this 701 is the screen resolution. I don't think anybody want to browse the internet in 800*600 as you can seldom find any website support this resolution.


Actually the resolution is 800x480 and most websites work fine on it. There are a few that don't but unless you visit one of them regulaly then the horizontal scrolling on the touchpad is generally perfectly fine to deal with them.
#25
Well all i can say is that i get 5~6 hours of battery life out of my ASUS 1000H of NORMAL USAGE. More if I underclock it. You can get up to 8 hours if you buy a 9 cell from ebay and soon 11200mah will be coming out so nearly a whole day of usage.
#26
Bet the Acer hasn't got an Atheos Wifi Chipset has it?
Install Backtrack 3 on it and use it for WEP cracking!

I have XP lited on the internal drive and Backtrack on a 8GB SD card.

Absolutely fab bit of kit
#27
foxtrck;2900718
Well all i can say is that i get 5~6 hours of battery life out of my ASUS 1000H of NORMAL USAGE. More if I underclock it. You can get up to 8 hours if you buy a 9 cell from ebay and soon 11200mah will be coming out so nearly a whole day of usage.

Would playing a divx file count as "normal usage"?
#28
rash
What the hell is wrong with you people?

Acer aspire one is about £20 more! Bigger screen better processor, better keyboard, overall a better machine - and I'm in a position to judge because I have had both and I didn't touch the ****** Asus because my 4.13" Nokia N800 has a better resolution than this peice of cr4p!

http://hotukdeals.com/item/238467/acer-one-a110-aw-white-netbook-199-/


hahaha! :-D
#29
Hot! Best deal around with the £10 discount. Just what I have been waiting for. Already shipped & should arrive tomorrow.
#30
m623d
Bet the Acer hasn't got an Atheos Wifi Chipset has it?
Install Backtrack 3 on it and use it for WEP cracking!

I have XP lited on the internal drive and Backtrack on a 8GB SD card.

Absolutely fab bit of kit


Tsk!.

*grasses m623d to the russki l33t h4x0rs for some DoS punishment*
banned#31
Hell hath no fury like a script kiddie :lol:.

BT3 is alright but you don't need an Atheros card, plenty of other chipsets will work with varying success.
#32
pibpob;2899788
Why take Linux off? It does all the things you mention (web, Skype, emailing) and much more, perfectly, and more safely than with Windows. You've even got OpenOffice supplied. Unless you have a spare Windows licence, it will cost you money to put Windows on it if you want to remain legal. And you will be able to do all the things you mention without sticking USB sticks in the side, too.

The sort of person this machine is perfect for is NOT someone who wants an all singing all dancing super high-tech piece of kit. It's your average Joe (or Joelene!) who wants something easy to use that they can slip in a carry-on bag or handbag when going away and that type of person would be much more familiar and more comfortable with an XP interface.
#33
kingy58
The sort of person this machine is perfect for is NOT someone who wants an all singing all dancing super high-tech piece of kit. It's your average Joe (or Joelene!) who wants something easy to use that they can slip in a carry-on bag or handbag when going away and that type of person would be much more familiar and more comfortable with an XP interface.


That argument would have a lot of merit if it was using something exotic but the interface that comes with the eee's version of Linux is practically identical to the standard windows XP interface. The desktop has been modified slightly to work better (bigger icons and no start menu) but the rest of the GUI is almost identical except it's silver instead of blue/green.

chentongtc
appearently hotukdeals.com doesn't work well in 800*480.....


I didn't remember any problems so I've just launched it on my eee 4G and it displays fine with no horizontal scrolling needed. The only artefact I can see if that the submit button is one line lower than it is usually which seems to be some sort of firefox bug as the copy on my desktop PC does the same thing (there's plenty of room for it to fit in it's correct line).
#34
Despite the enormous number of sub-laptops out there now, no-one's hit the sweet spot yet:
- Good battery life (Aspire One's 2 hours is a *joke* - I'd expect 3.5-4 hours at least)
- 250 pounds or less (newer Asus models, the new Dell, HP's Mininote and the MSI Wind all fail)
- 1GB RAM *or* 512MB RAM with an easy way to upgrade the latter (Aspire One is horrendous to upgrade)
- 8GB reasonably-quick SSD (or 12/16 GB if the price doesn't creep up too much - note that Aspire One's SSD is dog slow)
- 8.9" screen minimum (sorry, 7" screens with their cramped horizontal res are completely unacceptable for Web surfing)
- Linux at least as an option pre-installed (and preferably slightly cheaper than XP)
- Relatively light (1.25kg-1.5kg at the most)

Anyone who spends 300 quid or more on a sub-laptop needs their head examined - sub-laptops should be cheap, small and light, which 300 quid+ sub-laptops generally aren't! I'm still waiting here in September 2008 and every sub-laptop released so far in the world has failed in at least 2 of the above categories in a major way. C'mon you OEMs, release the sub-laptop we're all still waiting for...
#35
chentongtc;2905046
[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/chentong/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]well. can you still see the hot and new buttons?
Not when we have to access your local hard disk to see them, no. :-D
#36
chentongtc
for aspire one, simply get a 9 cell battery or another 6 cell one, the price still far lower than 250 pounds.

With the cheapest Aspire One priced at 199 pounds and the cheapest 6-cell battery at around 50 pounds, how does this become "far lower than 250 pounds"?! Still doesn't fix the fact that you have to completely take apart the Aspire One and void your warranty to upgrade its RAM, which is why the 512MB RAM model is unacceptable. And as I said, the SSD performance on the Aspire One is surprisingly poor, another black mark in its books.

Acer have basically now admitted that the 3-cell battery is a disaster, because there's a new 6-cell model that's just been announced - now *that* might be interesting (add a RAM upgrade access hatch to that new model and suddenly the Aspire One becomes a *real* contender for my cash). Oh, and up the speed of the SSD while you're at it and, no, I don't want to buy an HDD model thank you (which iwould normally be noisier, more power-hungry, much heavier, slower [particularly for small files] and more fragile than SSD...

The Aspire One almost got it right, but the poor SSD speed, the dismal battery life and the ludicrous RAM upgrade issues outweighed that fact that the price was highly competitive. Anyone with any sense would see that Acer (and hopefully their rivals) would eventually start getting the specs and price balancing right and it might be we'll finally see sometihng without a major drawback (price or features) by the end of the year. Anyone who shows me a sub-laptop costing 299 pounds or more, please leave the building :)

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