ASUSModel EEEPC901 which comes in white with XP home, 12 GB HDD, 8.9 screen - £149.99 @ RM - HotUKDeals
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Please note this is my first post. I received this email today. Nice upcoming deal

Apologies but due to unprecedented demand for the Hot Deal Eee PC, we are unable to supply all of the customers who placed orders with us. Our stock availability calculation system was not able to keep up with the rate of incoming online orders.

I can therefore offer you either:

1. Our upcoming £149.99 Hot Deal of EeePC (Model EEEPC901 which comes in white with XP home, 12 GB HDD, 8.9 screen) which is due up on the website later this week but you can have it straight away. Its a slightly lesser specification but still a very good price for the product.

2. A free upgrade to the HP miniNote

3. Or a refund
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Is this regarding the cheap 1000H?
The EEE PC901 models actually only have a 4GB SSD on the motherboard plus 8GB (WinXP) or 16GB (Linux) flash memory. Running upgrades or installing another OS on these is tricky on the 4GB.

Err its the same as any netbook, once you have an external drive, its a case of put the CD with the OS in and let it run??? running upgrades the the same as any PC

Had my 901 20GB since september 08, runs XP Pro and linux:thumbsup:
Is this regarding the cheap 1000H?

what was the other deal?
what was the other deal?

1000H for £150 from the same company, but it seems they couldnt quite keep up with demand...
HOT HOT HOT. Thank you!!!! I don't know why this is being rated low, this is a FANTASTIC price for an XP 901 and a brilliant heads-up, thank you. Heat and rep.
By the way, anyone know anything about this site? Is it reputable? I looks vaguely educational, do you have to be a student?
This looks like a great deal - voted hot
RM supply systems and services to education - primarily schools but also colleges and universities. should be ok to deal with.
Haven't had this email and no sign of deal on site so I guess we need to keep an eye out for later in the week.
great price although looks like you have to be a student or a parent of a student....
No good if your OS takes up more than 4GB. :x

But not many do, Windows XP will happily run in 4GB, and I assume Ubuntu well as will (considering it comes on a CD). Vista won't, but you may be able to nlite it and I assume Windows 7 will as it's been fairly heavily promoted for netbooks.

As for the deal itself it's very hot, since it's smaller and lighter than the 1000H while retaining the same resolution, has slightly longer battery life and an SSD instead of an HDD. Of course, it's not suitible for anyone looking for a full subnotebook like the eee 1000HE or Samsung NC10, but it's a great netbook.
Vista, Win 7, OS X (although I'm not sure it will run on this anyway) won't. I've heard of users of XP returning this model because of the frequent error messages to say that they are running low on disk space on drive C: The flash drive of course is much slower than a normal HDD.

You're thinking of the Aspire One's SSD, the SSD in the 901 is no slower than the HDD in the 1000H (as well as being completely silent with no durability worries).

XP's installation shouldn't vary in size much if you're not installing programs, assuming Asus have set it up sensibly and moved all temporary and user files to the other partition (if not then it's fairly easy to do yourself), I guess the returns were mostly people who had been installing stuff to the smaller of the two disks rather than the larger.
Thousands upon thousands of people manage to run Windows XP fine on their 701 (4GB), having done so for well over a year now. This will not be any different, I would suggest reinstalling Windows however from a slipstreamed source; mostly because any (automatic) updates will waste quite a bit of space.

If you're really paranoid about space you could always merge both SSDs under Windows dynamic storage but you're going to take a performance hit.
Why struggle with it when you don't have to?

Can you suggest another 9" netbook with a larger ssd or even an HDD and a 6-cell battery at this price?

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