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There was a similar deal posted a few weeks ago that was about £270 I think, but it was for the lower spec Atom N270 model. The battery was also a lower capacity.

This is the higher spec version of the Asus EEE PC 1005HA. It is retailing for around £299 up to and above £350 elsewhere. Yesterday, the price at Amazon was about £40 higher than it is today, and I've noticed severe price changes on these netbooks throughout the past week. Catch this while you can, it may be back up to £300 tomorrow. I current;y have a 1000H but it is faulty so I am returning it to bennetsonline (DO NOT shop with these people) and I will be ordering this model later today hopefully.

The specs can easily be found on the Amazon site, some things that may be harder to come by are as follows:

*The keyboard has been tweaked so that that right-shift key is in the 'normal' position, unlike on the 1000H where it is placed after the up arrow key.. that has been driving me nuts so it's a well needed change.
*The keyboard has a new chiclet-style set of keys (I think like the macbooks do).. basically the keys are flat with more touchable surface area, unlike the 1000H where the keys are bevelled.
*The battery can apparently last 10 hours with one charge, but realistically you will probably get 6 - 7 hours with intensive use (for eg playing media/using wifi constantly). If you just want to do offline word processing, you'll likely get way more time out of it. I currently get around 5 - 6 hours with my lower-spec 1000H when connected to the internet using MSN/browsing.
*The screen is glossy as opposed to matte. Great for indoor use, giving a crisp bright picture, but not so good for outside use in the sinlight, although you can probably find anti-glare screens to attatch if needed.
*RAM can easily be upgraded to 2GB under warranty. This was something that the 1008HA model seemed to cause problems with as the RAM was not easily upgradable

Right now, I'm unsure whether or not the battery is removable. I remember reading something about this a little while ago. I'm sure someone else can assist me with that one.

These netbooks typically come with Windows XP installed.. It is a suitable OS for most users, offering speed and reliability, with a wide range of supported applications that you can find on the internet. I personally wiped XP off my 1000H as soon as I got it, and replaced it with the RC Windows 7 that is currently free for trial from the Microsoft website. Surprisingly, Windows 7 runs perfectly fine on these netbooks, and looks great too. The only downside is that some applications that you like to use may not be supported, but it's nothing that can't be solved by using an alternative. The essentials like MSN, Firefox, VLC, an anti-virus, webcams etc etc all work fine. The wifi and bluetooth was also working 'out of the box', with no need to hunt down any drivers.

If you do want to install Windows 7 on your netbook, you can do so with a USB flash drive (thumb drive, SD card, Micro SD card etc etc) but make sure you find a guide, as there is a short, easy to follow process involved that makes the flash drive bootable. If you have an external cd/dvd drive that you can plug into the USB port, things are as simple as booting from cd-rom.

This is my first post, so be nice :P Sorry if I talked too much :P
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#1
Wow - very hot! If I didnt have the Asus 1000he, I would definately get this. I can't see Amazon selling this at this price for very long....
#2
Great price
#3
Hot for me.

Searching for different reviews before I buy it. One reviewer on Amazon had problems when he uses the USB storage drive. Another one feels that the fan can be a bit noisy.
Other than these all good comments

Although I found it cheaper elseware

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase21.4&prodID=B234690
#4
macgyver11
Hot for me.

Searching for different reviews before I buy it. One reviewer on Amazon had problems when he uses the USB storage drive. Another one feels that the fan can be a bit noisy.
Other than these all good comments

Although I found it cheaper elseware

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase21.4&prodID=B234690


It seems this is not the same model, despite what the websiote states. Your link is for a 8.5 hours N270 (i.e. 1005HA-BLK083X) . This is a 10.5 hours N280...
#5
The one at lambda-tek uses the older N270 Atom, not the N280 that's mentioned in this deal.
#6
Yes, the N270 processor is often available for £50 less than the higher spec. I think it's wrong of Asus to be selling two models with different specs, but with the same name. It's very misleading. The N280 Processor versions are retailing for +£300 pretty much everywhere.

As for the fan.. I have the 1000H as you know, and sometimes the fan will kick in and it can be 'noisy' but not intrusively.. only in the sense that the netbook is pretty much completely silent when the fan isn't spinning up. It's definitely not a problem for me, and i see no reason why it would be spinjing at full speed if you were only typing documents etc. I think it may be based on the temperature inside the netbook, as it seems to kick in more when I'm using it on my lap where the heat can't escape quite so easily. Using it on a hard flat surface allows for better cooling and I've noticed that the fan kicks in a lot less. I can't say whether or not the same applies for the 1005HA though.

As for the USB situation, I have a feeling the problem lies with other hardware or the user. I've never heard of any problems with external usb devices.
#7
macgyver11;6103571
Hot for me.

Searching for different reviews before I buy it. One reviewer on Amazon had problems when he uses the USB storage drive. Another one feels that the fan can be a bit noisy.
Other than these all good comments

Although I found it cheaper elseware

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase21.4&prodID=B234690

Sorry mate..you've got the wrong version...thats the N270 model with less powerful battery.. this model is selling around £300...This deal is defenitely hot..
#8
good spec and price = hot from me. Quick question, I know netbooks aren't designed for gaming, but how does Command & Conquer, Sims fair on a netbook? just curious.
#9
If you're talking about the original games, I'd imagine they run perfectly fine.. If people can get HD video to work, I see no reason why old games won't either. Upgrading the memory to 2gb would see an increase in speed in some areas too no doubt. I may test some older games on my 1000H before it gets collected for return. I'll leave feedback on performance if I do so.,
#10
Great stuff - I've been looking at these for a while now and the price does fluctuate, but this is seriously good for the N280 version and (more importantly) the better battery.... :thumbsup:

The battery on this is a 63Wh Li-ion as against a 48Wh Li-ion on the cheaper one .... Users seem to suggest the difference between the two versions equates to about 4-5 hours real usage from the cheaper version and 6-7 hours for this one ....... :-D

Not many left in stock .........
#11
Must keep wallet away.. from... computer......

Decent price for quite a high end netbook.
#12
The price has just gone up by 10p, lol. Right when I ordered mine. I wonder if the changes are done manually or if there's a system that adjusts certain things to meet targets. What a weird price change.

Whatever the case may be, £262 delivered is excellent for one of these!
#13
Anybody know how much is the warranty on this?
#14
They come with a 2 year warranty as standard, with Asus. If the item became faulty within 6 months, it would be the responisbility of Amazon first and foremost to issue a replacement/refund.. As far as I'm aware.
#15
Will be a full-time mature student in four weeks; I'll be needing one of these or a Samsung NC10. The lengthy battery life is giving this the edge. Great price, though my instinct is to wait for the bank holiday and see what offers there might be.

Dilemmas...
#16
Do netbooks ever come with windows 7 upgrades?
#17
Ordered! Thanks OP.

Anyone know where to get 2gig of ram cheap?
#18
Damn that's hot. I just had the N270 lower-spec version delivered for £260. I'm sending it back and have ordered one of these instead!
#19
MrBThatsMe
They come with a 2 year warranty as standard, with Asus. If the item became faulty within 6 months, it would be the responisbility of Amazon first and foremost to issue a replacement/refund.. As far as I'm aware.


They give with one hand and take away with the other!

The 1000H and 1000HE came with 2 year warranties - these new units only have 1 year warranties.
#20
Hot! The battery life is pretty amazing!
#21
How does this compare with the Samsung NC10? Just bought the NC10 from Argos today for £279.99.
#22
Delivery: Usually dispatched within 1 - 2 months:?
#23
link now expired

said one left when i was ordering and ''order within 23 hours for delivery on wednesday''. Anyway as usual I was faffing around checking the spec etc and when i went back to link it said £320! managed to use the back button and put in in to my basket at the £262 price but now wont arive untill mid-end september :(

Still I can always cancel if something else comes along before that
#24
bluesntwos
How does this compare with the Samsung NC10? Just bought the NC10 from Argos today for £279.99.


return your nc10. it is the 3 cell version in argos, and a total rip off.. your better of getting the 1005ha from dixons for £260, although its the n270 version without bluetooth it still has amazing battery life
#25
Same happened with me as well.
Although I had added one in my basket but delivery is going to take long.

Estimated dispatch date for this item: 8 Sep 2009 - 28 Sep 2009
Asus EeePC 1005HA Seashell 10-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N280 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Windows XP, up to 10 Hours Battery Life, Black)
£262.00 - Quantity: 1 - Usually ships in 1 to 2 months - Amazon
#26
1 Like #27
toughCookie
good spec and price = hot from me. Quick question, I know netbooks aren't designed for gaming, but how does Command & Conquer, Sims fair on a netbook? just curious.


I loaded C&C Generals onto my Samsung NC10. Sadly it ran like a dog. Really slow and unplayable :x
#28
Why expired? Still can snap it up for £262. Just 1-2 months wait.
#29
thePhantom


That review is for the N270 version. There are 2 versions of the 1005-HA, confusingly!
See here for details - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/459748/asus-eeepc-10005ha-seashell-atom-n2/showthread.php?p=6015803#post6015803
#30
Wow, that's a steep price bump. See what I meant about there being severe price changes with these :p

I got my order in when there were 11 left.. hopefully it will arrive within the end of the week and not get lumped in with the pile that have a 1-2months wait.

People should keep checking back.. they have the white version of the N270 version at £255 at the weekend, then back up to £296. They seem to be dropping their 10** ranges up and down daily from what I can see.

PS - Shame about them cutting the warranty down to only 1 year :( my 1000H has 2 years.
1 Like #31
DickyGB
I loaded C&C Generals onto my Samsung NC10. Sadly it ran like a dog. Really slow and unplayable :x


hahahahaha! Did you really?

I can imagine the very first C&C possibly being playable, but even then...
Netbooks (in general and so far...) have very limited graphics capabilities and very lower power chips to conserve energy. Many have a tough time playing flash video, so unless it's a reaaaally old game classic game I'd steer clear of gaming on a netbook.

This seems like a great deal and good competition for the NC10 though (which I have and love!) The battery life on this Asus sounds awesome though - a full day without lugging around a power adapter!
#32
i just want to take this opportunity to say i love amazon!

i noticed this price change (£299 to £262) before the OP posted it on here, and i was thoroughly annoyed as i'd ordered the same thing from amazon on wednesday for the higher price. i was especially annoyed as i'd used the amazon prime trial, and so it had arrived next day... if i'd used supersaver delivery as i normally do, i'd still be waiting for dispatch and could have canceled and reordered.

i emailed amazon, telling them how frustrated i was about getting financially penalised for using their prime trial, and they replied within 3 hours to apologise and issue a one-off refund for the difference. another 2.5 hours later, i received an email confirming that the refund had been processed.

THAT's customer service. i know it used to be their standard policy, but it no longer is, yet they still took the circumstances into account where other retailers would simply have said: tough.
#33
Ferris
i just want to take this opportunity to say i love amazon!

i noticed this price change (£299 to £262) before the OP posted it on here, and i was thoroughly annoyed as i'd ordered the same thing from amazon on wednesday for the higher price. i was especially annoyed as i'd used the amazon prime trial, and so it had arrived next day... if i'd used supersaver delivery as i normally do, i'd still be waiting for dispatch and could have canceled and reordered.

i emailed amazon, telling them how frustrated i was about getting financially penalised for using their prime trial, and they replied within 3 hours to apologise and issue a one-off refund for the difference. another 2.5 hours later, i received an email confirming that the refund had been processed.

THAT's customer service. i know it used to be their standard policy, but it no longer is, yet they still took the circumstances into account where other retailers would simply have said: tough.


I thought amazon always had 30 days price guarantee? Have they dropped it.
#34
fort
I thought amazon always had 30 days price guarantee? Have they dropped it.


yep, they stopped offering post-order price guarantee as of september 2008.
1 Like #35
For those wondering what these netbooks are like for games, I can tell you that I just tried out the original Unreal Tournament, since it's probably my favourite online game ever, and it runs FLAWLESSLY on my 1000H N270, 1GB. I was getting about 40+ fps on full settings and the highest available res of 1024x600. I remember less than 10 years ago when I wanted desperately to play this game with decent speeds but couldn't, due to only having onboard graphics and a PII 233 and about 64mb of RAM. It's nice to say that a decade or so later I'm able to play this game in my lap ;)

For the record, this game was released in 1999 and was a very graphics intensive game for that time. Other games around then were things such as Quake 3. I believe GTA 3 runs well too, but I haven't got my hands on it yet.

Here starts my quest to see what year of the 21st century these little netbooks are up to in gaming :D
#36
Oh poo, the 1-2month deal has just gone up to £299
#37
DickyGB
I loaded C&C Generals onto my Samsung NC10. Sadly it ran like a dog. Really slow and unplayable :x


ouch!

UberTiger
hahahahaha! Did you really?

I can imagine the very first C&C possibly being playable, but even then...
Netbooks (in general and so far...) have very limited graphics capabilities and very lower power chips to conserve energy. Many have a tough time playing flash video, so unless it's a reaaaally old game classic game I'd steer clear of gaming on a netbook.


if it's the graphics card that is causing the problem, and ppl are wanting a netbook that plays games then how about the Samsung N510 (setting the price aside :whistling: ):

http://www.netbookchoice.com/2009/06/27/samsung-n510-ion-powered-11-6-inch-netbook/

http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/23/samsung-n510-unboxed-looking-rather-large-sitting-next-to-the-n/

MrBThatsMe
For those wondering what these netbooks are like for games, I can tell you that I just tried out the original Unreal Tournament, since it's probably my favourite online game ever, and it runs FLAWLESSLY on my 1000H N270, 1GB. I was getting about 40+ fps on full settings and the highest available res of 1024x600. I remember less than 10 years ago when I wanted desperately to play this game with decent speeds but couldn't, due to only having onboard graphics and a PII 233 and about 64mb of RAM. It's nice to say that a decade or so later I'm able to play this game in my lap ;)

For the record, this game was released in 1999 and was a very graphics intensive game for that time. Other games around then were things such as Quake 3. I believe GTA 3 runs well too, but I haven't got my hands on it yet.

Here starts my quest to see what year of the 21st century these little netbooks are up to in gaming :D


Cool, thanks all. And here's some rep
#38
Dear Customer

We are writing to inform you that the price for the item

'Asus EeePC 1005HA Seashell 10-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N280 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Windows XP, up to 10 Hours Battery Life, Black)' - ASIN: B002DR4KAE

was displayed incorrectly at the time you placed the above referenced order.

Despite our best efforts, with the millions of items available on our website, pricing errors can occasionally occur.

In our Pricing and Availability Policy (see http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=1040614), we state that where an item's correct price is higher than our stated price, we contact the customer before dispatching.

All affected orders have now been cancelled. If you still wish to purchase this item, please place a new order online as from tomorrow, which will be charged at the correct price, when we dispatch it to you.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by this error, and rest assured that we will continue to make every effort to maintain the accuracy of all prices on our site.

We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Warmest regards,

Customer Service Department
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#39
"All affected orders have now been cancelled. If you still wish to purchase this item, please place a new order online as from tomorrow, which will be charged at the correct price, when we dispatch it to you."

Did everyone else get this mail? :(
#40
Damn - my order has just been cancelled as a misprice.

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