Asus EEEPC 512MB 2GB White Netbook (refurbished) - £99.97 + Delivery @ Laptops Direct - HotUKDeals
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You can top up the onboard 2GB storage with a 16GB SD Card which should cost ~£16 at Play.com

"The Eee PC defies all expectations, particularly for a device that's nominally aimed at children but is primarily bought by business users."
- PC Pro, 6 out of 6
Grade A1 - As New

At this price we can`t think of a more perfect ultraportable, measuring just 225mm wide and 170mm deep,and weighing in at just 928g, the EEEPC is a netbook that you truly take anywhere.

Featuring a 7" screen its ideal for keeping in touch, emails and surfing the web. Play, relax, and entertain on the go with shock-proof designed chassis from Asus.

Please Note: All refurbished laptops come with a 1 year warranty held with Laptops Direct.

Processor - Intel Celeron M 353 / 571 MHz ULV
RAM - 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive - 2 GB Solid State Drive
Operating System - Linux
Screen - 7"
Warranty - One Year
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#1
ideal if you just want Internet access Hot
#2
will do most of want you want, hot
#3
Good deal for anyone after a tiny Netbook. If this will handle your needs it is a much better buy than the Elonex or Maplin cheapy netbooks. A good solidliy built machine.
#4
Is there enough space for installing XP & Office?
#5
matureking
Is there enough space for installing XP & Office?


Only if you Nlite the xp install really well.

Chris
banned#6
matureking
Is there enough space for installing XP & Office?


Yes I have both installed onto mine. And there is a SD slot to increase memory size.

Hot
#7
it had this but someone stole it :( it was great.
#8
Any weekday. 3-4 days. UK mainland: £9.95

Cheapest delivery
#9
matureking
Is there enough space for installing XP & Office?


You'll be able to manage a full install of XP (after compressing the drive), but Office would be a bit of a squeeze unless you nlite'd the XP install.
#10
Paddy Charlie
Yes I have both installed onto mine. And there is a SD slot to increase memory size.

Hot


I'm surprised! I'm guessing you had to compress the drive and shrink the pagefile.. is XP fully patched up to SP3?
#11
good price... though not sure I could deal with the reduced resolution (800×480) compared with the 1024x600 resolution you get on 8.9" or 10.1" netbooks but then none of those are under £100.
#12
> PC Pro, 6 out of 6

What kind of scale is that?!

Good buy tho, a ton for a mobile net device + more is great
#13
Voted hot, but you might be better paying an extra tenner for the version with the webcam:

£109:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Asus_Eee_PC_2GB_White_-_A1_A1-EEEPC2GS-W001/version.asp?PID=1315
#14
i have 4gb with about 1gb left only after compressing drive. have xp sp3, office 97 (only excel and word) plus opera, firefox pidgin and avg. pagefile and indexing off to save space too. well done if you get it to all fit on a 2gb with room to download updates from xp and other software as needed!

StormB
I'm surprised! I'm guessing you had to compress the drive and shrink the pagefile.. is XP fully patched up to SP3?
#15
mikerr
Voted hot, but you might be better paying an extra tenner for the version with the webcam:

£109:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Asus_Eee_PC_2GB_White_-_A1_A1-EEEPC2GS-W001/version.asp?PID=1315


When I first got my Eee, everywhere I looked people were going "OH BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE A WEBCAM".

And? I can't remember the last time I used a webcam. Must be about 7 years, and soon after buying it it was gathering dust. Other than some guys at work that use video conferencing, I genuinely don't know anyone other than kids that use webcams these days.

I've had the 2Gb for about 9 months now. I keep meaning to get XP installed on it, but the default Linux is absolutely fine for surfing and email. A couple of downloads from the repositories (Thunderbird, which isn't on it by default, plus the mod which gives the OS a more XP-ish look) and you're laughing.
#16
Webcams are great for skype video calls...
my EEE is basically a skype video box... doesn't get used for anything else...
#17
plus 2% quidco :thumbsup:
#18
Why install Microsoft Office on this? just run a portable apps version from a USB stick :thumbsup:

Portable Apps are easy enough to create - I have full office 2007 on USB stick and it's only around 530mb in total.

:whistling:
#19
Hot deal thanks OP, been after one of these for a while!
#20
toonarmani
Why install Microsoft Office on this? just run a portable apps version from a USB stick :thumbsup:

Portable Apps are easy enough to create - I have full office 2007 on USB stick and it's only around 530mb in total.

:whistling:


Where would you get this portable apps from? Just install office on to a usb stick using the laptop then plug it in when you want to use it?
#21
matureking
Is there enough space for installing XP & Office?


From the Q&A:

Everton Fan: Can this laptop have Microsoft XP put on it please?

SteveF: If its already got Linux loaded then it will come with an XP disc. You can either give us a call and we can load it on before dispatch for a charge or pop the disc in yourself when you receive the netbook.
#22
ade2j
From the Q&A:

Everton Fan: Can this laptop have Microsoft XP put on it please?

SteveF: If its already got Linux loaded then it will come with an XP disc. You can either give us a call and we can load it on before dispatch for a charge or pop the disc in yourself when you receive the netbook.


Whatever they mean there, they do not mean that it comes with an XP disk by default. Unless they're doing something dubious!

I just had a look at my 4GB one, I have 1.15GB left, and some of what's 'gone' will be the pagefile. I've got office 2000 and a bunch of other apps on mine. Therefore I'm sure you could get an nlite'd install and some office suite on. Personally I think I would stick with Linux on 2GB. I'm a bit confused about these having 512MB RAM, I was sure the 2GB had 256MB soldered in. Perhaps they updated them later.
#23
Almost voted hot and ordered one but then I found out you can get the Win XP version of the better specced SD701 for £154 brand new. I know it's £54 more expensive but it will save you having to buy a copy of XP if you want to install that and with an 8GB HDD there is more room for storage.

EDIT: Might help have helped if I told you it was from The Carphone Warehouse.
#24
ade2j
Where would you get this portable apps from? Just install office on to a usb stick using the laptop then plug it in when you want to use it?


There are a few options:

You can download some direct from portableapps.com

or .. you can create your own (just google 'how to create portable apps')

or .. for those pirates out there .. you can download 'hooky' versions of software. :whistling: (although I wouldn't recommend this as some can/do contain malware - even zero-day threats that are not picked up by any anti-virus vendors).

Personally, I make my own or download genuine apps from portableapps. :thumbsup:
banned#25
toonarmani
Why install Microsoft Office on this? just run a portable apps version from a USB stick :thumbsup:

Portable Apps are easy enough to create - I have full office 2007 on USB stick and it's only around 530mb in total.

:whistling:


Because its just as easy to install onto the netbook and use a HCSD card for additional memory without have to remember to carry around the USB stick or having it sticking out.

But there are a few apps that I might look at using the portable apps for it cheers
#26
Can these be used to run a NAS? I would like a low power, quiet NAS that's upgradeable.
Could I USB connect some external drives to it and use the Asus to handle the network communications?
#27
toonarmani
There are a few options:

You can download some direct from portableapps.com

or .. you can create your own (just google 'how to create portable apps')

or .. for those pirates out there .. you can download 'hooky' versions of software. :whistling: (although I wouldn't recommend this as some can/do contain malware - even zero-day threats that are not picked up by any anti-virus vendors).

Personally, I make my own or download genuine apps from portableapps. :thumbsup:


Looking at http://www.winehq.org/ installing this on Linux will enable you to run windows based programs such as Windows Office without installing Windows XP :thumbsup:
#28
can this handle websites with flash and run iplayer etc out of the box
#29
Bal
can this handle websites with flash and run iplayer etc out of the box


Quote:

Ann: Can this laptop be used to access, myspace, facebook, youtube etc?

SteveF: Yes it can.

And............

jayricjay: Will i be able to switch this product, straight on and access the internet in my own home and out and about using various wi-fi connections?

SteveF: The wireless will work straight away but you will need to spend a minute connecting to your wireless router.
#30
Has this laptop got Wireless.
#31
Wireless - yes. iplayer works but it is a little crunchy sometimes.
#32
Very good deal although the screen may be a little too small for some. Voted hot :)
#33
can u use view flash site n download msn etc?
#34
monkeylennon
can u use view flash site n download msn etc?


Give the comments a read... I believe youtube works fine so yes flash should work. :thumbsup:
#35
I bought a 4 gb EEE last week and love it. I would have definitely bought this though. You can buy a 16gb SD card from play.com for £16.99
#36
Do note with the wireless that it won't connect to your router if its ID has a space in it.

In other words:

my home router won't work
myhomerouter will
#37
blue123
Can these be used to run a NAS? I would like a low power, quiet NAS that's upgradeable.
Could I USB connect some external drives to it and use the Asus to handle the network communications?


Yes but you probably should install a different linux distro if you want to do this.
#38
wow thats hot :) sure the ram and hdd aint fantastic but its a really great price for a netbook

shame ive got one now
#39
[FONT="Verdana"]The only thing to bear in mind is this specific model of netbook can not have it's memory upgraded, as its embedded on the motherboard of the netbook, and the same thing applies to the 2GB PCI-E SSD embedded on the motherboard as well.

If price is an issue (if you can't afford the ASUS EEE PC 701/4G advertised on the same website, going for £114.97p) then I would go for this one.

Right now I have an ASUS EEE PC 701/4G Surf netbook, which has an nLited installation of Windows XP Home Edition on it, and its running quite well - only things that I'm still adapting to are the screen resolution (which I can resolve via a third party utility) but also the keyboard, which isn't that great for long-term touch typing.

Note that this model can be modified to include additional hardware within it including USB memory sticks (for increased internal storage) and also USB Bluetooth dongle as well - this has been covered over at the EEE User Community website, which I can provide a link to if members want to read up on it more.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#40
Hi guys,

Bear in mind that this is going to be the 2G Surf. The processor on this is clocked slightly lower than the other 7" eeepc's (571 Mhz vs 630 Mhz). Also bear in mind the 2G Surf shipped with a 4400 mAh battery, as opposed to the 5200 mAh battery in the others models).

I have a 2G Surf, and it certainly doesn't stop me from doing anything, but I wish I'd got the normal 4G - just for the faster processor and battery. The processor thing stops iplayer from running smoothly (a 4G can be patched to run at 900MHz for example, and runs it fine). And obviously a battery life of less than 2 hours is a pain.

I think I'll run it as a NAS like blue123. It'll save me buying a mini-itx board anyway!

Will

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