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Asus EEE Top (Desktop TouchScreen Asus EEEPC) - Pre-order @ £399.99

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Just thought I would give you a guys a heads up on this interesting model of desktop PC, due for release on the 20th November. Whats your thoughts on it? Its an all-in-one desktop version of the EE…
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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Just thought I would give you a guys a heads up on this interesting model of desktop PC, due for release on the 20th November. Whats your thoughts on it?

Its an all-in-one desktop version of the EEEPC with a 15.6 inch screen, for less than half the price as the ones you would expect from the all-in-ones. Available in white also


Some specs:

* Processor: Intel Atom 1.6GHz
* Memory: 1GB
* HD Capacity: 160GB
* Graphics Card: Shared Graphics (128MB)
* Operating System: Windows XP Home
* Main Specifications:
* ScreenSize: 15.6" (16:10 Wide Panel)
* Touch Screen: Single Touch Panel
* OS: Windows XP Home (SP3)
* CPU: Intel ATOM (1.6GHz/533MHz FSB/512K Cache)
* Chipset: Intel 945GSE + ICH7M
* Memory: 1GB (DDR2 667)
* Storage: 160GB, SATAII 5400rpm
* Graphics: Shared Graphics (128MB)
* Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
* Mirophone: Digital Array Microphone
* Audio Chips: 2 x 4W Hifi Speaker + SRS
* Communication: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
* WLAN: WiFi 802.11b/g/n
* IO Side Ports: Memory card slot (SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro) / USB ports x 2
* IO Rear Ports: Audio Ports x 3 (Microphone, Line in & Line Out) / USB ports x 4 / Gigabit LAN port
* AC Power: 19Vdc, 4.74A, 65W power adaptor
* Net Weight:4.3Kg
* Software: StarOffice, Adobe Reader 8.0, Norton Internet Security (90 day trial version), Express Gate, Skype, Eee Memo, SoftStyles, Eee Cam & Eee Cinema
* Keyboard + mouse: Wired Keyboard & Mouse
* Warranty: 2 Year UK Collect & Return Warranty
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#1
http://images.play.com/covers/7728105x.jpg

It's the future....:thumbsup:

I like it.
#2
would this run a gps as my dads looking for something with a touch screen to use in his motorhome hopefully wants to run some reversing cameras also from screen. ??
#3
katya1971
would this run a gps as my dads looking for something with a touch screen to use in his motorhome hopefully wants to run some reversing cameras also from screen. ??


Both would be possible through usb devices, but i think this would be a little bit too big and an expensive option. A flip out dash mounted display would probably work out better, unless of course the motorhome is a lot larger than im imagining (not just a van with a shell bolted on).
#4
Interesting.

Anyone know if this would be capable of running Media Center with ease?

I was considering Sony's Giga Juke, but I think I like the idea of this paired with an amp/speakers as a HDD music system...
#5
spartacus101
Interesting.

Anyone know if this would be capable of running Media Center with ease?

I was considering Sony's Giga Juke, but I think I like the idea of this paired with an amp/speakers as a HDD music system...


Its already running XP - Media center is just a derivative of it so shouldn't be a problem
#6
h2w;3256257
Both would be possible through usb devices, but i think this would be a little bit too big and an expensive option. A flip out dash mounted display would probably work out better, unless of course the motorhome is a lot larger than im imagining (not just a van with a shell bolted on).


mm sound interesting.. dad has looked at the flip out screen option but it wasnt touch screen has been searching for a 10" touch screen but hasnt found one yet, the motorhome is 38ft long :w00t:

I will point my dad towards this and see what he thinks as im not certain what connections the cameras would be , guy at some caravanning show was trying to sell him some outfit but it was ridiculous price for what seemed just a small form pc with some software on it .
#7
oh, if only i had £400!!!!
#8
spartacus101
Interesting.

Anyone know if this would be capable of running Media Center with ease?

I was considering Sony's Giga Juke, but I think I like the idea of this paired with an amp/speakers as a HDD music system...

Yes but it won't do 1080p video and the sound card might not be the greatest. Have you looked at Slim Devices Duet?
#9
in one word COOL!!!!
#10
i can't believe this is only 55 degrees. This is surely hotter than that.
15" touch screen
160gig hard disk
sub £400

shouldn't this be in the hundreds by now?
#11
katya1971
mm sound interesting.. dad has looked at the flip out screen option but it wasnt touch screen has been searching for a 10" touch screen but hasnt found one yet, the motorhome is 38ft long :w00t:

I will point my dad towards this and see what he thinks as im not certain what connections the cameras would be , guy at some caravanning show was trying to sell him some outfit but it was ridiculous price for what seemed just a small form pc with some software on it .


just one problem with this...the screen is like 15 inchs, add the sourround housing to it and its gonna be like 18inches......I wouldnt like the chances of 18 inches on the dashboard being sturdy...and I dont think they make a windscreen holder to hold 18inches:p
#12
I don't know why you would really want this, the specs are pretty terrible! Not voting hot or cold because I have no idea whether this is a good deal for what it is, you can get a very nice laptop for £400 though and an even nicer media PC for about £500
banned#13
Vimes220
i can't believe this is only 55 degrees. This is surely hotter than that.
15" touch screen
160gig hard disk
sub £400

shouldn't this be in the hundreds by now?



Probably because it is not a deal as such. And it is not in stock yet, and chances are there will be delays like when the 901 came out.
#14
sonicfury
I don't know why you would really want this, the specs are pretty terrible! Not voting hot or cold because I have no idea whether this is a good deal for what it is, you can get a very nice laptop for £400 though and an even nicer media PC for about £500


Its not a laptop, or a desktop, isnt this more like a tablet PC which are about a grand?
And it will probably sell because it looks cool, like so many things these days.
#15
Nice technology but couldn't they have have got a decent designer in. What's with the dodgy metal stand.
#16
Gold Feet
Its not a laptop, or a desktop, isnt this more like a tablet PC which are about a grand?
And it will probably sell because it looks cool, like so many things these days.



I would have thought that cool looking stuff that costs a lot would be among the first ditched if we do go into a recession.

I looks pretty enough but I don't really see what the big deal is, what makes it so vital to have, let alone on a pre-order.
#17
I'm voting cold for this because it isn't really a "deal" as such.

Plus, saying that "Its an all-in-one desktop version of the EEEPC with a 15.6 inch screen, for less than half the price as the ones you would expect from the all-in-ones." doesn't necessarily make it good value, since it's very poorly specced compared to the more expensive all-in-one PCs that you're talking about, and it lacks such essentials as a DVD drive, so you'd have to have an external one of those to watch DVDs or install any software that you get on disk...kind of ruins that all-in-one aesthetic.

Furthermore, the touchscreen itself is resistive, instead of capacitive, which means that it'll be very poor at responding to touch gestures anyway, plus I can't really see the applicability of the touchscreen in enhancing the user experience on the machine since there is no useful software that will utilise the feature, and hence is a waste.

If I was looking for a cheap all-in-one, then I'd just get a second-hand Dell OptiPlex SX280 off of eBay for under £100 that would have a reasonable spec and upgrade the RAM a a little for £10-15 to make it snappy in Windows XP, and buy a cheap compatible second-hand monitor like the Dell 1706FPV for around £60-70. You'd get a much better specced all-in-one PC which can actually run most programs at a decent speed, play DVDs and so almost everything better than the Eee Top, and you wouldn't be paying a premium for a ****** resistive touchscreen attached to an underpowered PC.
#18
i tried one of these a little while ago at a pc show, at first i was drawn in and liked it very much very chic and very future driven, but, after a while i felt my arms aching from pressing the screen etc, the system did crash a fair bit as well and the screen was covered in finger prints, so look at this like a tablet not to replace your desktop just yet but as summit portable and easy to set up i doubt this wil replace a desktop for sometime as there still limited on what u can have running hardware wise but im told this is already old in the world of technology as everything seems to be thesedays.
#19
If you can install cracked OSX on this as easily as you can on an eee netbook I can see these selling really well.
#20
Why at atom processor though!

They've kinda ruined their own product themselves.

Put a **** processor in for XP, remember CPU's are not to run the OS, they need to be powerful enough to support the applications on top too.
#21
Cloudeye
I would have thought that cool looking stuff that costs a lot would be among the first ditched if we do go into a recession.
.


Hmm yeah right......just cos some scaremongers have been using some buzzwords lately we cant buy ourselves a cool gadget??? :oops:, get your head out of the papers and live a little
1 Like #22
Vimes220
i can't believe this is only 55 degrees. This is surely hotter than that.
15" touch screen
160gig hard disk
sub £400

shouldn't this be in the hundreds by now?


That depends on how much you're willing to pay for the wow factor, as you're obviously not getting much else for your money.

This is basically a netbook in disguise, they took their own Eee PC and designed a different form factor for it, so although it's sold as a desktop with a 15" screen, its insides are that of an ultra cheap netbook. You'll find specs that are more typical of a netbook, like WiFi, the Atom processor and a 2.5" hard drive (hence the small 160GB while desktops would now get 500GB), but as a desktop the specs appear rather appaling. Not good at mutlimedia, not good for storage, gaming is not an option, what are you left with? What are you going to use the touchscreen for? As pratikvats mentioned rightly, there is still no software out there that can handle touch control yet. It's still just a glorified pointing device, not even as good as a mouse.
For the same price, you can get a really good desktop with a nice 17" or 19" monitor, and you'll even get decent software to come with it. Nothing against Acrobat Reader and Star Office (all the opposite) but it's free and anyone can get them, so it doesn't count as part of the bundle.

Actually the only use I could think of is maybe on the kitchen counter so you can have your recipes at hand! But I'm not sure the touchscreen will withstand flour fingerprints, he he. It's nice to see products like this one, but unless you want to pay a premium just for the sake of being an early adopter, I would call it a miss for another year or 2.
#23
can you watch live streaming on this and link it to your telly
#24
I agree with Kiddson. It's simply an EEE PC without the portability. Who are Asus aiming this at? Those looking for a very simple desktop for internet duties will look at their genuine EEE Desktop version, matched with a decent monitor. This is only going to appeal to those early adopters who launched the EEE and the netbook form into the mainstream all those many years ago (12 months ago in actuality), and only the really dumb ones will actually buy it because most will realise they have no use for it. There are strong rumours of the hallowed touchscreen EEE netbook finally being realised next year. That makes more sense, and I will probably want one of those. However, this is overpriced and underpowered for any applications it might prove useful for. It's also no kind of deal and I have to vote cold.
#25
It's a gadget & not a very good one. For £400 you could build a nice PC or even get a decent laptop. Cold!
#26
galgor
For £400 you could build a nice PC !


Jeez ! I thought we'd managed to escape the " You could build one " comments.

You're right of course, but if we wanted to build one I don't think we would be looking in this forum.
#27
kungfu
Hmm yeah right......just cos some scaremongers have been using some buzzwords lately we cant buy ourselves a cool gadget??? :oops:, get your head out of the papers and live a little



You don't work in industry in this country, do you? If you did, you would know that business everywhere has fallen massively, orderbooks are very thin indeed and many businesses are already under immense strain.
But continue to delude yourself that it's just media hysteria and carry on spending if that makes you happy, and if you can 100% guarantee that your job is safe for the forseeable future.
#28
I'm gonna have to vote cold, its too big for a tablet, too small for a media center/desktop. What is its actual use?? Asus are just trying to cash in on their franchise - Bad attempt. Cold
banned#29
Pokey
I agree with Kiddson. It's simply an EEE PC without the portability. Who are Asus aiming this at? Those looking for a very simple desktop for internet duties will look at their genuine EEE Desktop version, matched with a decent monitor. ...


I agree. I bought a 901 in August and it is great. It has so far travelled through Greece and Italy, to Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Australia. It does the job perfectly. Light (most important for me), long battery life (also important for travelling), ideal for email, skype, watching films. The processor may not be the fastest, but it is fine for most light duty stuff. I don't need to do large calculations / image processing / etc on the move. A perfect travel companion. But I cannot really understand what people would use this one for.
#30
Too much money for too little functionality and specs.

I can imagine it being popular, but not at that price.
#31
Now up to £449.99... sneaky Play, they've lost my custom.
#32
[FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4]Dont get ripped off by play.com - their prices have NO VAT (as based in Jersey) but instead of passing on the saving to buyers they cash it in - Typical greed.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4]Available at EclipseComputers.com at £399 inc VAT /P&P £5.[/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]PS. Posted this deal yesterday but not published by hotukdeals????Any link between Play.com and Hotukdeals.com??[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#33
Love the desktop comment. I thought this was aimed at the Netbook market only having the benifit of a touch screen. As usual people then start saying it is under speced and you can get more for your money.

I'm looking for a portable machine to suplement my desktop. I want to be able to take it anto any room but I wanted something a bit diffrent to a laptop. This seemed to fit my bill.

Thanks for the comment on the type of touch screen (I will obviously have to look into that before purchasing something like this)
#34
oh yes and I need to lok at battery life (a touch screen will kill batteries)
#35
ctoumi
[FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4]Dont get ripped off by play.com - their prices have NO VAT (as based in Jersey) but instead of passing on the saving to buyers they cash it in - Typical greed.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4]Available at EclipseComputers.com at £399 inc VAT /P&P £5.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4]http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=PCA-ETP1602BK&af=50[/SIZE][/FONT]
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Come on be fair. Deal was posted on here so demand (probably quite a bit) will have risen so they put the price up.

ctoumi
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[FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]PS. Posted this deal yesterday but not published by hotukdeals????Any link between Play.com and Hotukdeals.com??[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


ohhh Conspiricy theory, If it was pulled a Mod would have told you why
#36
ctoumi
[FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4]Dont get ripped off by play.com - their prices have NO VAT (as based in Jersey) but instead of passing on the saving to buyers they cash it in - Typical greed.[/SIZE][/FONT]

Erm, that's completely wrong.

Goods from Jersey (and anywhere else outside the E.U.) are only exempt from VAT under the £18 Customs and Excise limit. There's only a saving to buyers, for goods under this limit - and you'll find that Play do pass it on - how else do you think they (and all the other Jersey retailers - HMV, Tesco, etc. etc.) manage to undercut everyone else ?
#37
Vimes220
Love the desktop comment. I thought this was aimed at the Netbook market only having the benifit of a touch screen. As usual people then start saying it is under speced and you can get more for your money


It's 4.3Kg in weight, so I hope you have a portable desk to take into other rooms too, as a netbook it ain't. It's also mains powered only. It may have a touchscreen but you'll soon miss a keyboard. Why not just buy an actual netbook?
#38
Vimes220
Love the desktop comment. I thought this was aimed at the Netbook market only having the benifit of a touch screen. As usual people then start saying it is under speced and you can get more for your money.

I'm looking for a portable machine to suplement my desktop. I want to be able to take it anto any room but I wanted something a bit diffrent to a laptop. This seemed to fit my bill.

Thanks for the comment on the type of touch screen (I will obviously have to look into that before purchasing something like this)

oh yes and I need to lok at battery life (a touch screen will kill batteries)

But this is a desktop PC.
It isn't portable, and it doesn't have a battery - it's mains powered only !
#39
Vimes220
oh yes and I need to lok at battery life (a touch screen will kill batteries)


Just seen its already been mentioned about battery!!
#40
Now in funky white, too:
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7247/7728112xqq9.jpg

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