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Asus Eee1001PX Black Netbook - Atom N450 1.66 Ghz - £179.00 delivered @ Staples + poss 7% Cashback

£179.00 @ Staples UK
EDIT: Mine's just arrived and it's *WHITE*. See post #22 EDIT#2: Cashback tracked so final price is £168.34 I think you'll find that this is a pretty keen price for a BRAND NEW N450 *Pine Trail* …
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6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
EDIT: Mine's just arrived and it's *WHITE*. See post #22
EDIT#2: Cashback tracked so final price is £168.34

I think you'll find that this is a pretty keen price for a BRAND NEW N450 *Pine Trail* netbook (from the company that first introduced Netbooks), even without a 7% cashback bonus. Pine Trail offers between 15% - 20% energy efficiency improvement on the earlier N270 Atom, so it should last a bit longer on the battery.

Features include finger print resistant carbon fibre shell (a change from the glossy finish you usually get), and a matt-screen display which you can actually view outdoors (allegedly). Staples are offering free next day delivery on this item (I presume that's next working day).

Cashback is offered through both Quidco and Topcashback, but Quidco specify that 7% is for business purchases whilst Topcashback don't say either way (they do say that the 7% is on the price EX VAT and delivery). That should bring it down to around £168 if it tracks properly!

PLEASE NOTE: To get the price stated, you'll need to de-select the "Ordercare" option when you get to the checkout. I tried the promo code for a DAB radio and it wasn't recognised.

If the link don't work, go to the Staples UK website and search for "Asus netbook" and select the £152 EX VAT unit.

Specifications are culled from the website:

Asus 1001PX Black Netbook - Intel® Atom N450 Processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB
Hard Drive, 10" Anti-Glare Widescreen Display, Windows XP, Up to 5 hour battery life, 3-in-1 Media reader, Built-in webcam & integrated microphone, Weight 1.27Kg
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#1
Battery life used to around 10 hours for this series of netbooks from Asus, I don't know why they reduced it to just half, 5 hours is shockingly low for this type of netbooks with windows xp, any body know the answer to this one...
#2
i personally dont think it is that cheap!!
#3
zen gell
Battery life used to around 10 hours for this series of netbooks from Asus, I don't know why they reduced it to just half, 5 hours is shockingly low for this type of netbooks with windows xp, any body know the answer to this one...

It’s the usual thing in that they produce two different battery sizes and this has the 3 cell version hence half the battery life.
#4
Hardawan
i personally dont think it is that cheap!!

It is for this model but not sure compared to other models.
#5
The battery is smaller (3-cell as to 6-cell). It has Windows XP, which is good. Don't make my mistake and get a netbook with Windows 7 Starter! It's not a full Windows version and you have to pay an extra £79 to upgrade to the full version. (Don't listen to the sales people telling you there is no difference, it's severely restricted in all areas)
#6
Hardawan
i personally dont think it is that cheap!!


I've got no axe to grind, but go find an Asus N450 netbook that matches or beats this deal then post back. I suspect you won't find one at present.

With regard to battery life, yes it's a 3-cell model which on the N270 would give around 3 hours usage. The N450 ekes it out further and Asus apply a bit of magic to their power management to give a quoted 5 hours ( I suspect it will be closer to 4 in use though).

Has anyone already got this and can give us a "real world" battery-life figure?
#7
This is alot , for not alot !

i was about to post the eleven hour model coz it has just dropped another £2 since yesterday

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-10-inch-netbook-Processor-Battery/dp/B0039824LI/ref=amb_link_157037667_4?pf_rd_&pf_rd_i=405287011

£223.97

Pet2000 sounds like a broken record now.........................

COCO
#8
I_SHOULD_COCO
This is alot , for not alot! i was about to post the eleven hour model coz it has just dropped another £2 since yesterday
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-10-inch-netbook-Processor-Battery/dp/B0039824LI/ref=amb_link_157037667_4?pf_rd_&pf_rd_i=405287011 £223.97.

After Quidco the difference is about £55 which sounds like a lot more money for not much more unless you really need more than 5 to 6 hours battery life.
#9
Hot deal.

Will wait 3 more months for the N550 (dual core Atom) to hit the market. Price will be higher of course.
#10
pet2000
The battery is smaller (3-cell as to 6-cell). It has Windows XP, which is good. Don't make my mistake and get a netbook with Windows 7 Starter! It's not a full Windows version and you have to pay an extra £79 to upgrade to the full version. (Don't listen to the sales people telling you there is no difference, it's severely restricted in all areas)

I can second that, there are many restrictions such as the very basic unable to change desktop wallpaper from the default Windows ones.
#11
I_SHOULD_COCO

Pet2000 sounds like a broken record now.........................


I'll bow to your opinion since I haven't been following every netbook thread. However, I share his sentiments re Windows 7 Starter edition. From what I've read of the performance metrics and deliberate crippling MS have applied, I simply cannot see the point in paying a premium for a hobbled OS (the Win 7 Starter edition of this Asus is some £40+ more from Staples).

For my part, I intend to use my Eee PC for what netbooks were designed for i.e. Primarily as an eminently portable web browsing and ssh terminal with a side option on digital photo media aggregation. That said, I expect there'll be a few appropriate additional partitions sharing the block device with XP, notwithstanding :thumbsup:
#12
5867dude
I can second that, there are many restrictions such as the very basic unable to change desktop wallpaper from the default Windows ones.


I think people under estimate just how ancient and crusty XP is. I think I'd sooner run Windows 7 with the stock wall paper than a 10 year old OS.
#13
5867dude
I can second that, there are many restrictions such as the very basic unable to change desktop wallpaper from the default Windows ones.


tbh windows 7 starter is fine for a netbook. The differences are cosmetic ie. wallpaper, aero. You want most of your 1GB netbook memory going into speed . However I'm also very fond of XP and will keep that on my main PC till they stop providing updates.
#14
Out of stock :(
#15
Didn't care about desktop wallpaper lock in Starter TBH. I've got a wi-fi printer - 7 Starter can't network (wired or wi-fi) print, no DVD playback (if you have external DVD drive), no multiple monitor support.

Wallpaper wasn't the kicker ;)
#16
Agharta
After Quidco the difference is about £55 which sounds like a lot more money for not much more unless you really need more than 5 to 6 hours battery life.


You can always purchase an extra battery off the bay for under £55 ^_^
#17
coerce86
You can always purchase an extra battery off the bay for under £55 ^_^

:thumbsup:
#18
pet2000
The battery is smaller (3-cell as to 6-cell). It has Windows XP, which is good. Don't make my mistake and get a netbook with Windows 7 Starter! It's not a full Windows version and you have to pay an extra £79 to upgrade to the full version. (Don't listen to the sales people telling you there is no difference, it's severely restricted in all areas)


Good old XP does the job and it does it well :thumbsup:

I still use XP on my PC even though I get Windows 7 for free through Uni!
#19
ordered one just in time. I originally wanted the mini dell 1011 that is going for 199quid but to be fair the asus has exactly the same spec for 20 quid cheaper. Good deal for a netbook thats got a decent hard drive space.
#20
Ubuntu Netbook Remix is a fine alternative OS.
#21
++ CAVEAT EMPTOR ++
Just took delivery of mine ....... and it's White!
The original website description said black, my online account order says black, and my order confirmation email states black.
The Staples description also says 3xusb (it has 2xusb), and that it has a 3 in 1 memory card reader (it has SD/MMC only - no memory stick support).

I called Staples customer services and they were adamant that the current product code is for white, and that it should have probably stated "black and white" in the description (why I just don't know since if the exterior and 90% of the interior is white - its white fer Chrissakes). I've just checked the website description and lo and behold it now states white too. Obviously someone made a boob on the website since the original description I posted to HUKD was cut and paste from their original description .....

Anyways it's still a good deal but I wanted to share my findings so you're aware the Staples website description is inaccurate. I suggest you read the true specification on the Asus website here: http://tinyurl.com/38e3l4j

Addendum: Topcashback has tracked at £10.66, so the final net price delivered to me is £168.34 - overall can't be bad?! :thumbsup:
#22
What is the matte finish like, Deal Vulture? I have just sent back a Toshiba nb300 because I couldn't stand the fingerprints on the case. Was about to buy a nb305 but this Asus seems promising and a hell of a lot cheaper than the 'designer' Toshiba. I was fancying a white one anyway.
1 Like #23
Black Mac
What is the matte finish like, Deal Vulture?


The finish is pretty good actually. It has a carbon-fibre pattern finish on the lid and wrist rest which is definitely not prone to fingerprints. The mouse key bar is chrome though, so does tend to pick up the dabs, but it's pretty small and shouldn't bother you unless forensics get a hold of it ;-) I do like the old-style non-glossy screen - a very welcome and usable change from current trends. Ditto the keyboard is one of the better sized ones on a netbook for a banana-fingered bod like myself.
#24
Deal Vulture
The finish is pretty good actually. It has a carbon-fibre pattern finish on the lid and wrist rest which is definitely not prone to fingerprints. The mouse key bar is chrome though, so does tend to pick up the dabs, but it's pretty small and shouldn't bother you unless forensics get a hold of it ;-) I do like the old-style non-glossy screen - a very welcome and usable change from current trends. Ditto the keyboard is one of the better sized ones on a netbook for a banana-fingered bod like myself.


Deal Vulture could you confirm the amount of the cells the battery has? It is advertised as having upto 5 hours, I have an Acer aspire One with a 3 cell battery that only lasts 1.5 hours max.
#25
waxsta
Deal Vulture could you confirm the amount of the cells the battery has?


It arrived with a 3 cell, 2200 mAh 23Wh battery.

Do take into account though that this is mitigated by incorporating the newer more economical Pine Trail chipset, and Asus "Super Hybrid Engine" technology (the latter is essentially an under/overclocking utility that will eke out the power by a claimed 50%. Users of Notebook hardware control or RMClock will know how this works in principle).

Super Hybrid Engine is an innovative technology created through the redesigning of hardware, software and BIOS by ASUS research development engineers. It gives users the control needed to obtain optimum performance. In terms of power efficiency, the Super Hybrid Engine extends battery life between 35-53% as compared to notebooks with the same specifications without this new technology. In addition, the Super Hybrid Engine automatically manages and regulates power distribution based on usage requirements. With the accrued power savings, the Super Hybrid Engine reduces yearly CO2 emission by 12.3kg per notebook.


If you google about, you'll see that Asus generally make netbooks with the longest battery life when comparing like for like. You can of course buy bigger batteries if this isn't enough, or maybe go for the next model up at Staples which has a 6-cell for around £228, but also suffers from Windows 7 starter :p
1 Like #26
Just bought ordered one for my Dad.

Seems the next best price is around £230-240ish mark so this is a good deal.

I know the DAB Radio voucher doesnt work, but i manages to add these to the order, not the best, but better than nothing!

http://www.staples.co.uk/wrapper.aspx?param=freegift_red-bag-set_3c&ns_campaign=Home_Page_Banners&ns_mchannel=BA-int&ns_source=AC&ns_linkname=Free_gift&ns_fees=0&sec_type=int

:thumbsup:
#27
Just out of interest... any idea how many slots this netbook has?

I have seen a good deal for 1GB ram

http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=1GB_DDR2_SODIMM

and wondered if i could add it to this netbook. Kingston's website seems to say it only has one slot to use.
#28
opencube
I know the DAB Radio voucher doesnt work, but i manages to add these to the order, not the best, but better than nothing!

http://www.staples.co.uk/wrapper.aspx?param=freegift_red-bag-set_3c&ns_campaign=Home_Page_Banners&ns_mchannel=BA-int&ns_source=AC&ns_linkname=Free_gift&ns_fees=0&sec_type=int

:thumbsup:


Nice "cherry on top" bonus! I missed that one :roll:
#29
opencube
Just out of interest... any idea how many slots this netbook has?
.... ...... Kingston's website seems to say it only has one slot to use.


Yes, just the one as I believe most of the netbooks have.

I seriously wouldn't bother though since 1 GB is more than ample for use with XP (and linux). Don't forget XP came out in 2001 and was designed to work with contemporary hardware using 128MB minimum with 384MB recommended. I (together with most people if you google about) found that the sweet spot for general use was 512MB to stop the OS from paging to disk. So 1GB gives you twice as much headroom as you need for normal use*. You would only require more than this if you were photoshopping or equivalent - and if you want to do that, you need a proper laptop/desktop not a netbook :)

[* Just checked my stats: I'm concurrently running Antivirus, Firewall, Instant messenger, Daemon tools, Notebook hardware control, Thunderbird and Firefox with 5 tabs open and I'm using 506MB RAM).
#30
cheers for the update Vulture.

Sounds like its just the ticket. :)
#31
belovedmonster
I think people under estimate just how ancient and crusty XP is. I think I'd sooner run Windows 7 with the stock wall paper than a 10 year old OS.


Ancient - it's certainly a mature and stable OS. So good it's still, by far, the most used Microsoft desktop OS.

Crusty - could you explain this?

And do you understand the other limitations of Windows 7 starter, e.g. only being able to run a maximum of 3 applications? Even XP home is considerably more capable then Windows 7 starter.
#32
I've purchased one for OH and I used Topcashback which has tracked at £13.71 (9%).

Looking forward to comparing it with my NC10 (purchased at launch).

Thanks OP for posting a great deal.
#33
Thanks alot bought one yesterday ..neat little machine
#34
showing as out of stock when I try and add it to my basket...
#35
mikerj
And do you understand the other limitations of Windows 7 starter, e.g. only being able to run a maximum of 3 applications?

I’m sure they dropped that restriction although it was initially going to be that crippled but they came to their senses. It has plenty of other restrictions though.
#36
bluebat;8736185
showing as out of stock when I try and add it to my basket...


agree.
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#37
uzubairu
I've purchased one for OH and I used Topcashback which has tracked at £13.71 (9%).

Looking forward to comparing it with my NC10 (purchased at launch).

Thanks OP for posting a great deal.


You're welcome :) All in all having played with it for a week (the netbook!!!) I must say I do like it and even find the performance isn't too shabby bar 720p decoding (which was to be expected). Jolicloud linux worked out of the box, whilst EasyPeasy and Pupeee required some minor tweaking before sitting alongside XP. I hear (but haven't fully tested as yet) that Jolicloud handles 720p video decoding better than XP.

As for rebate, I only managed to get £10.66 through topcashback which is closer to the 7% they claimed to offer, so lucky you!

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