Asus EEE PC Netbook 8.9" M353 900 1GB SDRAM 16GB SDD 1.3 Megapixel Cam - £109.99 + £2.99 p&p @ Boffer ! - HotUKDeals
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* Product Description: ASUS Eee PC 900 - Celeron M 353 900 MHz - 8.9" TFT
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 22.5 cm x 17 cm x 3.4 cm
* Weight: 0.99 kg
* System Type: Netbook
* Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
* Processor: Intel Celeron M 353 / 900 MHz ULV
* Cache Memory: 512 KB - L2 Cache
* RAM: 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM
* Card Reader: Yes
* Hard Drive: 16 GB Solid State Drive
* Display: 8.9" TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
* Audio Output: Sound card
* Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
* Notebook Camera: Integrated - 1.3 Megapixel
* Input Device: Keyboard, touchpad
* Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
* Operating System: Linux
* Condition: Recertified as new
* Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
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#1
how do u know this will be on offer in advance?
#2
hmm wonder if these are refurb? seems like quite a good deal
#3
* Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty


Lookin like a very good deal if is true any experience guys with this website????
#4
Very poor [processor isn't it???

Atom 1.6 or above is the only way to go isn't it?
#5
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It's part of a group of companies including Bigpockets and SVP, I believe. This will likely be refurbished.

Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty - probably brand new
#6
mumbojumbo
Slower processor = better battery life.


Not necessarily
#7
mumbojumbo
Throttling the CPU will prolong battery life. Depends on whether you're prepared to compromise on performance. Depends on your needs, I suppose.
http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/05/asus-eee-pc-900-battery-life.html


I said not necessarily because a old Pentium 3 uses much more power, say 10 times more than a atom 1.6, and in that case the atom is quicker and more efficient.

What I am saying is that this unit has a older celeron in, which may run like a dog, and also use more power than the more modern 1.6 atom???
2 Likes #8
Chiptivo
Very poor [processor isn't it???

Atom 1.6 or above is the only way to go isn't it?


Chiptivo
I said not necessarily because a old Pentium 3 uses much more power, say 10 times more than a atom 1.6, and in that case the atom is quicker and more efficient.

What I am saying is that this unit has a older celeron in, which may run like a dog, and also use more power than the more modern 1.6 atom???


The processor is on a par with the Atom, possibly a little more powerful. While the Atom is frugal, the accompanying motherboard controller chip is not, so overall there is not much in it. Batteries with the Atom based netbooks tend to be a bit beefier. You cannot get better than a 5200mAh battery for this one, which won't give you much more than 2-3 hours.

Bear in mind that the 900 still had the battery leak problem inherent with the predecessor the 701. I think it was linked to the usb ports and their being powered continuously. Even with the machine switched off, the battery continues to drain so after a day or so it is completely flat. This will be a bigger problem if you forget to disconnect your battery after use than its not being an Atom.

Also, this Celeron is a 32 bit processor, so 64 bit operating systems will not install, if that matters to you.
#9
refurb - s..t
#10
Live NOW!!!!
banned#11
absolutely rubbish spec :whistling:

linux OS is a joke :whistling:

I wouldn't touch this with a barge pole :whistling:


much better to buy an IBM 240x on ebay running XP for less than half the price - that's a proper laptop
#12
Thanks for sharing
#13
Tara Pinkerton
absolutely rubbish spec :whistling:

linux OS is a joke :whistling:

I wouldn't touch this with a barge pole :whistling:


much better to buy an IBM 240x on ebay running XP for less than half the price - that's a proper laptop



Linux is free and can be replaced

and it is a NETBOOK not a IBM LAPTOP.

Big difference, and I would rather have a portable device with a SSD anyday,
banned#14
Chiptivo
Linux is free and can be replaced

and it is a NETBOOK not a IBM LAPTOP.

Big difference, and I would rather have a portable device with a SSD anyday,


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All very well until half your apps wont run on Linux and problems with drivers etc.

The IBM 240x has a 10.4" screen - smallest one they ever made

I know what I would prefer to own

The 240x is a portable device and you can put a 60Gb HDD in it
#15
This has a 1 year warranty!! NOT 2!
#16
Tara Pinkerton;5805227
linux OS is a joke :whistling:

Windows XP and Vista is even more of a joke. Very resource intensive and buggy.

Linux = £0
Micro$haft Swindows = ££££££

For almost everything anyone needs to do, there's a free software equivalent available for Linux. Open office is great.
#17
When i click on the link, all i'm getting are these details :

Condition: Recertified as new

Warranty: One year

Also what the hell is this picture about?

http://www.boffer.co.uk/site/ASUS-01001.jpg
#18
i take it your a mac fanboy then? :p


anewman;5805440
Windows XP and Vista is even more of a joke. Very resource intensive and buggy.

Linux = £0
Micro$haft Swindows = ££££££

For almost everything anyone needs to do, there's a free software equivalent available for Linux. Open office is great.
banned#19
blackster
When i click on the link, all i'm getting are these details :

Condition: Recertified as new

Warranty: One year

Also what the hell is this picture about?

http://www.boffer.co.uk/site/ASUS-01001.jpg




... because you would have to be a monkey to buy this !!

Linux ? - don't make me larf !!! - everyone knows that the world is run on Windows
#20
Hehe, or it could be that your other half would go APE if you bought this for her as a present.

Only one netbook in my eyes ever, Samsung NC10


Tara Pinkerton;5805460
... because you would have to be a monkey to buy this !!

Linux ? - don't make me larf !!! - everyone knows that the world is run on Windows
#21
mumbojumbo
Could it be that the specs were taken from the manufacturer's site? The refurbed one on SVP has a 1 year's manufacturer's warranty.


* Condition: Recertified as new I think they may be refurb.
banned#22
blackster
Hehe, or it could be that your other half would go APE if you bought this for her as a present.

Only one netbook in my eyes ever, Samsung NC10



Sammy or Sony are the only netbooks worth looking at - the others are just toys
#23
Tara Pinkerton;5805460
Linux ? - don't make me larf !!! - everyone knows that the world is run on Windows

I've made the switch from Windows to Linux on my main PC. No reason to go back to Windows, everything I need to do Linux can do and it can do it faster, better, and with less bugs - plus no risk of viruses or spyware. All my e-mails from outlook have been exported to Evolution. I can even run some windows software and have M$ office installed for the extremely rare occasions OpenOffice cannot handle a Word file properly. Can run Steam and play counterstrike etc. A little effort and I even got my Digital TV USB box working (it works much better than it does under windows) and also my flatbed scanner.

Don't say linux is crap just because you can't be bothered to give it a proper try :whistling:
banned#24
Excellent reveiews for the Sammy NC10

10/10 scores all over the place

http://www.trustedreviews.com/video/Samsung-NC10---10-2in-Netbook
banned#25
anewman
I've made the switch from Windows to Linux on my main PC. No reason to go back to Windows, everything I need to do Linux can do and it can do it faster, better, and with less bugs - plus no risk of viruses or spyware. All my e-mails from outlook have been exported to Evolution. I can even run some windows software and have M$ office installed for the extremely rare occasions OpenOffice cannot handle a Word file properly. Can run Steam and play counterstrike etc. A little effort and I even got my Digital TV USB box working (it works much better than it does under windows) and also my flatbed scanner.

Don't say linux is crap just because you can't be bothered to give it a proper try :whistling:



err ... driver and apps issues with Linux
#26
Tara Pinkerton
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All very well until half your apps wont run on Linux and problems with drivers etc.

The IBM 240x has a 10.4" screen - smallest one they ever made

I know what I would prefer to own

The 240x is a portable device and you can put a 60Gb HDD in it


apps problem solved: i guarantee your bebo, your facebook, your myspace, your amihotornot and your2girls1cup will still work in linux for you!

drivers aren't too much of an issue these days if you know what you are doing or can use "the google"
#27
Tara Pinkerton
Sammy or Sony are the only netbooks worth looking at - the others are just toys


What an odd statement :thinking:
banned#28
cicobuff
What an odd statement :thinking:



The Sammy has
- Intel Atom, 1.6 Ghz,
- 1024 MB,
- 160 GB

what's odd about that ?
#29
How can people come on here and bleat about other netbooks and laptops that are 3x the price of this one in the deal. Yes for £300 you will get a better netbook that you will for £112, DUH! Sheesh.

For £112 delivered this is an excellent deal.
#30
Tara Pinkerton
The Sammy has
- Intel Atom, 1.6 Ghz,
- 1024 MB,
- 160 GB

what's odd about that ?


Slower processor and 3 times the price. To each their own. I'd give a kid this rather than an NC10.
#31
Tara Pinkerton
The Sammy has
- Intel Atom, 1.6 Ghz,
- 1024 MB,
- 160 GB

what's odd about that ?


Just odd you state the sammy and the sony are the ones that are not toys, peculiar statement, there are plenty of Netbooks from plenty of manufacturers with that above spec, in fact I am typing on a intel atom 1.6ghz 1gb ram 120gb hard disked Acer Aspire one right now. Is that a toy to you too?
banned#32
enjoy cocaine
refurb - s..t

meh :oops:
#33
Tara Pinkerton

much better to buy an IBM 240x on ebay running XP for less than half the price - that's a proper laptop


I had an IBM 240 once; it was an excellent machine. Surprised to hear you could get one off ebay for around £50 - except you can't, not at the moment. There are only 2 such machines listed, one sold for spares and one not guaranteed working. Even if you could get a working one you'd have to budget upto £50 for a replacement battery.
#34
I always thought the point of the netbooks is that they are solid state. Putting a hard drive in one is a bit counterproductive isn't it?
#35
The Celeron in this would be faster at desktop type applications/usage, but this is a netbook, performance benchmarking them kinda misses the point. Clock for clock the Celeron is "faster", but at the expense of requiring significantly more power and being far less efficent with it. Poor trade off imho, much better value can be found in the £150 Aspire Ones that are now everywhere!
#36
celerons will run hotter and have worse battery life than the atom. i would go with an aspire one.

also sony havnt released a netbook yet
#37
Tara Pinkerton
The Sammy has
- Intel Atom, 1.6 Ghz,
- 1024 MB,
- 160 GB

what's odd about that ?


Dear Tara

Sickobutt is most definetly odd. ;-)
#38
That CPU and only having 16GB for storage could be hard to live with over time.

To make this more bearable, I'd slap XP on it, setup some free storage online, like Microsoft's own Skydrive (give you 25gb storage in the cloud) and get your mits on some usb flash drive storage and load em up with portable software.

Just bear in mind that even just surfing websites, this is going to be unusable on some sites, anything flash heavy is going to hit it in the nuts.
#39
Guys, guys, guys, will you calm your minds for a second or two please?

This is not a deal for a quantum physics munching machine that takes up two blocks! It is about an extremely portable computer that you can stick in your pocket and carry with you when it is not convenient to carry your laptop.

I own one of these and, frankly, I prefer my Advent 4211 for its 10" screen - but for portability this is the king!

If you don't lie Linux (I don't) then it is a simple matter of installing XP if you have a disk.

Bottom line - this is as cheap as you are going to get for a very portable and sturdy netbook. :thumbsup:
#40
Its got to be a refurb because if i remember right SVP own Boffer and SVP are selling these as refurbs with 1year warranty for just under £130. The only good thing is that SVP customer service is very good if things go wrong. Im in 2 minds i had a dell mini9 when they came out and took it back to Tesco 4months back as it was faulty but i could do with a small netbook for my college work but am i going to kick myself when i see the Acer for £149 or under with the Atom cpu and a 120gb hdd.

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