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Hercules eCAFE Netbook. Windows XP, 60 Gb Hard Drive, 1Gb Ram, 8.9" Screen, 2 Years Warranty. £279.99 reduced to £199.99 at Netto

£199.99 @ Netto
The title says it all really. Hercules eCAFE Netbook. Available instore from Thursday 4th June. Not sure about the size of the battery but it states up to 7 Hours so I assume it is a 6 Cell. Read More
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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
The title says it all really. Hercules eCAFE Netbook. Available instore from Thursday 4th June. Not sure about the size of the battery but it states up to 7 Hours so I assume it is a 6 Cell.
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#1
http://www.liliputing.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/ecafe-hercules-ec-900.jpg

Direct link to the catalogue is here:

http://viewer.zmags.com/showmag.php?mid=wftshq#/page0/
#3
great deal £299.99 at Amazon and the same for the linux one at Cdiscount
#4
http://www.hercules.com/us/ecafe/bdd/p/94/ecafe-trade-ec-900-h60g-iaw-/

According to manufacturer's website, it has a 1.3M web-cam and 6-cell battery.

All XP drivers can be found in this file:
[url]ftp://ftp.hercules.com/ecafe/EC-900-H60G-IA-Linux/EC_900Linux_XP_drivers.zip[/url]

Keep it safe for any restore/fresh installing XP attempt!
#5
seems very good for the price
#6
This looks brilliant for the money?
Can anyone advise of better ?
6 cell battery / 2 yr warranty / and windows xp flippin eck!!
Am i right in saying 1 gig ram can expand to 2 gig ram also?????
Anyone tell me of any alternatives before I get to netto on monday?
Regards Pete
PS hott
#7
Pete,
If you want one I wouldn't wait till Monday mate. It goes on sale this Thursday.
#8
Blasphemous
Pete,
If you want one I wouldn't wait till Monday mate. It goes on sale this Thursday.

sorry i meant thursday lmfao
#9
just point out to folks you can get an a1 refurb asus 904 for £179:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Grade%5FA1%5F%2D%5FEEEPC%5F904HD%5FNetbook%5FA1%2DEEEPC904HD%2DBK003X/version.asp?PID=1315

or an a1 refurb acer 150 for £189:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer%5FAspire%5FONE%5FA150%2DBb%5F%2D%5FAtom%5FN270%5F1.6%5FGHz%5F%2D%5F8.9%5FInch%5F%5FTFT%5FA1%2DLU.S050B.106/version.asp?PID=1315

I prefer the main brands but thats just me!

actually thinking about it. this is a stonking battery life!
#10
streight from the manual:

- 1.6 GHZ Intel® ATOM™ Processor
- 512 MB DDR2 (SO-DIMM) RAM
- 8.9" backlit LCD screen (max. resolution: 1024 x 600 native)
- Built-in 1,300,000-pixel webcam, built-in microphone
- Built-in Intel® 945GSE video card, built-in sound card
- Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g/N card
- 1.8" 60 GB PATA/ZIF hard drive
- Rechargeable 6000 mAh (6-cell) lithium battery
- 100–240 V, 50/60 HZ mains adaptor
- 3 USB 2.0 ports (compatible with USB 1.1 devices)
- 1 10/100 MBps Ethernet port
- 1 VGA outlet
- 1 headphone input, 1 microphone input
- 80-key keyboard
- Touchpad with 2 buttons
- Multi-format memory card drive for (Secure Digital), SD HC (Secure Digital HC), MMC (MultiMedia Card)
- Weight: less than 1.2 kg with the battery
- Dimensions: 225 mm x 168 mm x 33 mm



only thing i'd be wary about is the ZIF HARD DRIVE! (they're not very common outside of mp3 players, like the ipod)

the rest of it looks pretty good
#11
Hi all,

Just checking if someone already bought one and what their conclusions are? I had a look at some French sites and seemingly the reviews are actually quite good (screen gets really good mention). The only minor negative is the HD that is a bit on the slow side.
The charger is pretty "light weight" but this also means it takes ages to recharge the battery.

Debating whether to buy a refurbished Acer Aspire One 150 (9 inch, 1GB and 120GB) with a 3 cell battery pack at £163 or this machine at £200?

Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance,
Kind regards

Greg
#12
GregTK
Hi all,

Just checking if someone already bought one and what their conclusions are? I had a look at some French sites and seemingly the reviews are actually quite good (screen gets really good mention). The only minor negative is the HD that is a bit on the slow side.
The charger is pretty "light weight" but this also means it takes ages to recharge the battery.

Debating whether to buy a refurbished Acer Aspire One 150 (9 inch, 1GB and 120GB) with a 3 cell battery pack at £163 or this machine at £200?

Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance,
Kind regards

Greg


I bought one just before dropping my daughter off at school.

I got the first one and a lady got the second straight after - the store only had three.

I'm charging it up. It was at 68% after an hour - did'nt notice what it started at.

The screen is very clear in a normal room with normal office lighting.

The power cord is like a 'phone one, a bit spindly.

First power up takes circa 2 mins to get to setup screen.

Subsequent power up was 30-odd seconds.
#13
At 91% now - so it does take a little time to charge up.
#14
I love this machine - the battery lasts well.owned.

This is the first netbook that I've
Keyboard on the small side for my mitts - but evrything else great.

I did'nt get a restore CD - did anyone else?
#15
yup, im also wondering how the hell do you restore this machine as NO RESTORE ARE INCLUDED, and no partition on hd to restore either, am i missing something ?, what happens if hd or os fails and wanna restore ?
#16
My cooling fan making wild noises too. That and the nil battery life after a great 2 years means I'm looking for new as I can't find a spare battery.

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