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This was designed to compete with the OLPC. It's a full sub-notebook.

"ASUS have created the brand new Eee PC 701 for total mobile internet computing. This half-UMPC, half-laptop hybrid has to be the best mobile internet revolutionary experience you will get.

The new Eee stands for Easy to learn work and play, Excellent Internet experience and excellent mobile computing experience. Measuring just 22.5 x 16.4 x 2.15~3.5 cm and weighing a mere 890g, the ASUS Eee 701 PC is most certainly portable.

With a Pentium Processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB Solid State Disc (SSD) Memory, 802.11b/g WiFi, the ASUS Eee 701 PC will be able to handle most tasks.

Using a Linux-variant operating system requires only 15 seconds to boot. Microsoft die-hards should note that the ASUS Eee 701 PC can run Windows XP. It'll ship with Open Office, Firefox and Skype, but you can install any number of other open-source applications.

Other interesting specs of the ASUS Eee PC include, 10/100MB Ethernet, a 0.3-megapixel video camera and four USB ports."

Not a good price
- badmanmeow
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#2
I cannot see anything on the link in the OP?
#3
RM price is £199 + VAT and delivery, so not cheaper.
#5


It looks £12 more expensive to me as its 199 plus vat and del for the 512mb model the other is £187? plus vat and del.
#7
It's a shame these things have wifi rather than bluetooth, because if they could pair with your mobile for internet and use web 'n walk pro or equivalent then that would be ideal for actual "on the move" usage on a train etc.

Still possible via USB bluetooth of course, but it does spoil the neat little shape a bit. As per the OLPC reference, I guess its really aimed at kids-homework-laptop usage in a wifi-enabled house. Even then, the screen res isn't great for Word/OpenOffice type usage, but is probably just fine for MSN :-)
#8
got a feeling the price will change as UK price has not been released yet??
#9
Theres nothing special about this deal - this is the normal price. Also as the price of this has increased since Asustek first anounced it it's quite expensive compared to other sub £300 laptops - the only benefit really is the weight and the battery life. I think these only come with a 7" screen also so the resolution wont be up to much. Its a decent enough product I just dont see how its a hot deal.
#10
avsie
Theres nothing special about this deal - this is the normal price. Also as the price of this has increased since Asustek first anounced it it's quite expensive compared to other sub £300 laptops - the only benefit really is the weight and the battery life. I think these only come with a 7" screen also so the resolution wont be up to much. Its a decent enough product I just dont see how its a hot deal.


I think it's a Hot Deal in terms of value of the solution (not price alone). I rarely get excited about new product releases these days but this one is a genuine breakthrough product in terms of usability/price. As you rightly pointed out it looks expensive feature wise compared to full size sub 300 GBP laptops but the benefit is in the weight and battery life. Now see how much premium PC manufactures usually charge for those two benefits, a value 12" 1.6kg subnotebook starts at 650 GBP and the price tops at 2.5k for Sony TZ. And yet those machines don't offer users a lot more (or nothing more) than Asus Eee!

To me it's worth every penny and if not because of this post I wouldn't know they'll be out in the UK soon. Voted hot!
#11
I totally agree with the above user.
I mean, a sub-notebook/UMPC for £200+VAT? This is a steal!

Would prefer a touchscreen instead of a keyboard (too bulky) though, so not buying for the time being. And the screen is probably not transflective like some UMPCs.

HOWEVER. This thing is only $200-$250 from the US. So yes we are ripped off again.
#12
"2GB or 4GB Solid-State Hard Drive"

Weird they couldn't add anything bigger.
#13
The point is that it uses solid-state instead of hard disk, so that it's rugged and has a low power consumption.

Compare it to something like a PDA and it seems quite large.

You can always add external storage via USB, so not a problem.
#14
US $199

UK £199 ex vat

Meh
#15
There are working on version two already, it will have a 10" screen and probably bigger SSD but this will mean the price will be Higher!!! (this is not confirmed 100%)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC

'Avsie' is right about the price, this was supposed to be $200 (we get ripped off as usual!) but has risen to $299 and the spec has changed a lot for the price, this is only the 2GB SSD, 256MB RAM, and $399 for a 8GB model with 1GB RAM. :?

http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/17/asus-eee-pc-priced-299-to-399/

The spec on Clove is 4GB, 512MB of RAM for £220 has not been confirmed anywhere? (Unless i have missed it?) And the specs vary from this site which are offering a 256MB RAM version for £240? :thinking:

http://www.nexus13.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=1187


So this may all soon change when an official release has been made by Asus???



some pics: :w00t:

http://chinese.engadget.com/2007/10/16/eee-pc-hands-on/
#16
The specs for the mid-range model (the 4G) are on the Asus website:

http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=1&model=1907&l1=24&l2=0&l3=0&l4=0
#17
mr.velvet
The specs for the mid-range model (the 4G) are on the Asus website:

http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=1&model=1907&l1=24&l2=0&l3=0&l4=0

This is not the UK site though? no mentions on the UK site of an Eee pc apart from press release in June!

http://uk.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=7472 and http://uk.asus.com/search.aspx?searchitem=1&searchkey=eee+pc

the specs are availble in the states, but what im saying is nothing has been mentioned here so why are companies offering the 4G version?

http://eeepc.asus.com/en/product.htm :thinking:
#18
marketmaven
I think it's a Hot Deal in terms of value of the solution (not price alone). I rarely get excited about new product releases these days but this one is a genuine breakthrough product in terms of usability/price. As you rightly pointed out it looks expensive feature wise compared to full size sub 300 GBP laptops but the benefit is in the weight and battery life. Now see how much premium PC manufactures usually charge for those two benefits, a value 12" 1.6kg subnotebook starts at 650 GBP and the price tops at 2.5k for Sony TZ. And yet those machines don't offer users a lot more (or nothing more) than Asus Eee!

To me it's worth every penny and if not because of this post I wouldn't know they'll be out in the UK soon. Voted hot!


Come back Psion 7. All is forgiven.

Seriously though, this is just the kind of machine Psion would have produced.
#19
I looked at these and decided against them - 800x600 pixels on a sub-laptop is awful, not to mention the unit is ugly when you have it open - the screen looks like a Vtech toy screen with those huge speakers either side!
#20
For about the same money you could get a good condition Thinkpad X31. It would still be light at around 1.5kg, have a way better keyboard, larger 12" screen, more power, more hdd space etc. Many even have remainder of IBM 3yr warranty.
#21
southeastshopper
It's a shame these things have wifi rather than bluetooth, because if they could pair with your mobile for internet and use web 'n walk pro or equivalent then that would be ideal for actual "on the move" usage on a train etc.

Still possible via USB bluetooth of course, but it does spoil the neat little shape a bit. As per the OLPC reference, I guess its really aimed at kids-homework-laptop usage in a wifi-enabled house. Even then, the screen res isn't great for Word/OpenOffice type usage, but is probably just fine for MSN :-)


http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/104/C13214/ :-D
#22
I actually want one of these more then a regular laptop :)

its so small and cute:) and atleast it wont burn a hole in my lap

the shock proof thing sound good cause i always drop things :-S
#23
[COLOR=darkgreen]For £429.00 inc VAT. Are the [/COLOR][COLOR=#ffff00][COLOR=darkslateblue]Kohjinsha any good.[/COLOR][/COLOR]


[SIZE=2]http://www.theumpcstore.co.uk/acatalog/Special_Offers.html [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
CPU: AMD Geode LX800
RAM: 512MB as standard, upgradeable to 1GB (PC2700 DDR333)
LCD: 7 inch liquid crystal display, resolution 800x480 pixels (1024x600 in preview mode)
External Resolution: 1600x1200
Colour Depth: 16,190,000
VRAM: 8MB to 254MB
Pointing Device: Double, Pad + Pointer (Scroll button included)
HDD: 40GB as standard
LAN: 10BASE/100BASE
WLAN: 802.11 B+G + Bluetooth Version 2
Sound Card: Realtek AC97
Speakers: Built in Stereo Speakers
Media Slots: SD/Memory stick/MMC
IO Ports: USB2 + RGB D Sub + CF Card Slot + LAN Port
Controls: Brightness, Volume, Power Switch

Operating System: Windows XP
Operating Time Nominal: 5 Hours
Charge Time: 2 Hours
Consumption: 60W Max
Dimensions: 218x163x25mm
#24
the above would be alright if it was alot less money:-/ i saw the retail price and well i wouldn't dare
#25
SoFar
For about the same money you could get a good condition Thinkpad X31. It would still be light at around 1.5kg, have a way better keyboard, larger 12" screen, more power, more hdd space etc. Many even have remainder of IBM 3yr warranty.


i think thinkpads are massive i looked at it on ebay as only place i could see them.
#26
I dont think this is a good deal because that is the price that they are comng in at , but i do think its good thats its been posted here because it is a great little computer.
I got the advent u1a from a deal posted here for £199 and since i have had it i dont use my normal computer , because it does everything I need and i can take it anywhere. this small pc is of a similar size and weight but has a keyboard.
to all those who are saying it isnt very good, you should rememebr that this is a brand new , just been released laptop , that will do 90 % of your stuff and not be a burden on you. you can carry this like you carry a book and drop and pick it up anywhere in your house. It's just been released and its affordable now for mo0st people but give it 6 months or a year and it will drop in price and u might not mind picking up two or three for your house.
personally I KNOW for a fact that most people only use thier laptops for eidting documents and surfing the web ,they dont even use 50 % of the power of their laptops but thye dont have a choice because laptop manufacturers MUST add more and more stuff to new laptops to make them seem worth it . In the end though the laptops dont actually get any faster because they get bogged down with more and more power hungry programs.
my psion 5 was instant on , instant word, instant everything , and yet its 10 years old and the size of something very small, but my compuetr is a huge tower which takes 2 minutes to boot up and about 5 seconds to load word.
hopefully .. i hope a new operating system emerges that deals with just what 90% of users need and leave video processing and .. whatever comes, rendering graphics and audio.. photoshop.. stays on windows.
windows is good but most of the time its like starting up a nuclear powerplant just to power a toaster.
banned#27
would you be able to install your own software onto this?

It may be a little underpowered by current standards, but I don't see why it couldn't run some classic gaming stuff.
#28
double post.....
#29
widdly
would you be able to install your own software onto this?

It may be a little underpowered by current standards, but I don't see why it couldn't run some classic gaming stuff.

you could always download and install the software other then that i dont see another way to get it on without a cd drive or unless you have the software already on a usb stick
banned#30
Yep that shouldn't be too much of a problem, I was just wondering if the OS was somehow limited in actually installing things since its a tailored program.
#31
its not a bad price... but to consider that you can get a 'real' laptop for 279 it suddenly doesnt look all that great id give it 6 months.
#32
Looks great and might well help me to get to grips with Linux. Only downside? The tiny hard drive, but I have a WD 160GB passport which I always carry with me anyway. This is going to revolutionize how I study at uni, since it can word process and surf the internet, which is all I use a laptop for.
#33
1duck
its not a bad price... but to consider that you can get a 'real' laptop for 279 it suddenly doesnt look all that great id give it 6 months.


You've missed the point, haven't you.

The Asus is clearly not intended to be a laptop substitute or replacement. It does offer some interesting possibilities, though. Some of which make it quite tempting at this price.
#34
Thank you again for your order. We are currently awaiting release of the NEW ASUS EEE and we expect them to arrive next month.

Once pricing and specification has been confirmed you will be contacted and asked to respond with confirmation that you still wish to proceed with the order.

Please be assured that payment will only be taken if you have confirmed your acceptance of the price and stock is available. Your custom is appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you again soon.
Pricing and specification NOT CONFIRMED? :s

I hope that the spec doesn't drop and that the price doesn't change, won't be as tempting then...
#35
1duck
its not a bad price... but to consider that you can get a 'real' laptop for 279 it suddenly doesnt look all that great id give it 6 months.


You've missed the point, haven't you.

The Asus is clearly not intended to be a laptop substitute or replacement. It does offer some interesting possibilities, though. Some of which make it quite tempting at this price.
#36
Carldiff
Pricing and specification NOT CONFIRMED? :s

I hope that the spec doesn't drop and that the price doesn't change, won't be as tempting then...
There's already been one spec drop/price increase so far... I wouldn't be surprised if there were another. But then, if it's due for release next month it would have had to be finalised pretty soon to get it off to manufacturing.
#37
mr.velvet
There's already been one spec drop/price increase so far... I wouldn't be surprised if there were another. But then, if it's due for release next month it would have had to be finalised pretty soon to get it off to manufacturing.


Latest reports say that there will be a model preinstalled with a cutdown version of Vista (Asus now have a number of Windows drivers available for download for this product). No price on this yet.
#38
Price is not looking good

http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/22/hey-asus-wheres-the-199-eee-pc/


not worth getting excited untill UK version spec and price is confirmed.
#39
For those that are intrested in this, here is a good review!! looks good (UK price depending!!!)

http://laptopmag.com/Review/Exclusive-First-Review-Asus-Eee-PC-701.htm
#40
Coming very soon now, it's in stock at NewEgg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220244

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