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Laptop for my 16 year old daughtr, feedback on this one please!

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
My 16 yr old daughter wants a laptop for xmas, as I have no idea about spec, etc, I was hoping that all you fine people would be able to advice me on this realivly cheap one that i have found. much appriciated, Thankyou"!!
Was £351.96
Save £142.35
Now £209.61inc vat


Asus EEE PC 900-BK INTEL MOBILE - 20GB SSD 1GB 8.9 LINUX BK UK
Share photos of your travels without waiting till you get home. Shop the world wide web without attaching any lines or wires. Learn through the latest technology without a technical manual. Play, relax, and entertain on the go with shock-proof design. Connect with friends and family with just a few clicks.
At 8.9" and weighing only 0.92kg, you can take the Eee PC anywhere. Bumps and shocks are no longer issues - With a dependable solid-state disk, you get unparalleled shock-protection and reliability.
The power-efficient design provides longer operating time when on the go - and with a rapid start-up time, the Eee PC is always ready to get into action.
No technical manual is required, as the specially designed, user-friendly and intuitive graphic interface makes things amazingly simple. Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g automatically detects and connects to the Internet at any available hotspot!


Processor
Intel Mobile Celeron M 900 MHz
Memory
1 GB Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive
20 GB Solid State Drive
Software
Operating System: Linux
Drivers & Utilities
Display
8.9" TFT Max Resolution 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
Audio
High Definition Audio
Integrated Speakers
Networking
Protocol, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Dimensions

Depth Main Unit (mm) 299.5
Width 22.5 cm
Depth 17 cm
Height 3.4 cm
Weight 0.99 kg
Input Devices
Keyboard, FingerGlide,
Power Supply
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Interfaces

3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A
1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm
1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
Miscellaneous
1.3MP Digital Camera



Specifications
Specification Value
Product Description ASUS Eee PC 900 - Celeron M 353 630 MHz - 8.9" TFT
Dimensions (WxDxH) 22.5 cm x 17 cm x 3.4 cm
Weight 0.99 kg
System Type Notebook
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers
Processor Intel Celeron M 353 / 630 MHz ULV
Cache Memory 512 KB - L2 Cache
RAM 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM
Card Reader Yes
Hard Drive 20 GB Solid State Drive
Display 8.9" TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
Audio Output Sound card
Networking Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Notebook Camera Integrated - 1.3 Megapixel
Input Device Keyboard, FingerGlide
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Operating System Linux

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
This is not a full size laptop, and will not be very 'future proof'. I think if your daughter has asked for laptop she will expect at least 15" screen.
Also note that this runs on Linux and does not have windows installed.

Another £100 or so you will get something from Dell that resembles a more traditional laptop.
#2
Note this is a web book and not a Laptop.

It is designed purely and simply for web browsing, email and documents. Cannot play games, install most programs or other such activities.


Netbooks are "small laptops that are designed for wireless communication and access to the Internet. And they cost about $250, making Netbooks a potentially disruptive and high volume market segment. Even though Netbooks won’t be confused with full-featured laptops, my hunch is that tons of people around the world will be attracted to a low-cost machine that plugs them in. The Netbook will expand the global PC market. By how much is a matter of conjecture."


If you looking for a laptop then try [url]www.laptopshop.co.uk[/url] (look at the refurbished ones that still come with 12 months warranty) or [url]www.ebuyer.co.uk[/url]
#3
its linux, have never used linus as an operating system. In my opinion you be better off with an XP machine.
a description of what she wants to use it for would help.
before the penguins start eating me alive, i did say in my opinion.

got this for the mrs last week. not bad lappy, if its just for surfing and emailing
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=744845
#4
careful sloany - lots of geeks on here! ;-)
#5
You'd taste better grilled Sloany.. I'd cook you alive if that makes you feel better.
#6
tesco have a few laptops for around £329 which are not bad for the money
#7
Speak to her direct otherwise you might have a mini disaster.

The 12" screen sized Dell E-Slim should be available very soon at £300. This is a laptop sized netbook/webook!!!!!!
Weighs 1.2KG so almost the best of both worlds.

Netbooks are just small laptops with a slower CPU but still usable for Office, Web, Youtube etc etc
#8
Sloany
its linux, have never used linus as an operating system. In my opinion you be better off with an XP machine.
a description of what she wants to use it for would help.
before the penguins start eating me alive, i did say in my opinion.


If you've never used it, how can you say XP is better?

dmccabe
It is designed purely and simply for web browsing, email and documents. Cannot play games, install most programs or other such activities.


That's nonsense, it is using a slower processor than most modern laptops, as laptops themselves use slower processors than desktops (although there is a bigger gap). The celeron in here is about equivelent to a 2Ghz Pentium 4 so it's quite capable of installing and running 95% of programs as well as playing many older or simpler games.

Even a 'proper' laptop at this price is capable of little in the way of 3d gaming.
#9
If you've never used it, how can you say XP is better?


His daughter is 16 and i presume will be using the laptop for her studies, and will more than likely be using a Windows product at school. Hence Windows will be a more confortable to use and a more familar enviroment.
And as i said 'just my opinion', obviously you have yours................
#10
Hi, I just got one from Dell outlet for my 16 yo - deal has just ended unfortunately.
It was a Inspiron Studio 15 and well specced for £375. (2.0ghz core 2 duo/250gb hd/256 ati graphix/3gb ram/webcam etc)
These machnes are "refurbs" but in my case (and a lot of others who bought one) the laptop was a cancelled order. (shop price was around £550 btw).
My guess, there will be more similar offers in the future, so may be worth a look.

deal was here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/248599/free-delivery-and-55-off-dell-inspi
#11
On another note, if you are after software such as office 2007, then check to see if you can get "Home user Program" deal from your work.... I know BT & NHS certainly do, as I got office 2007 for £18 delivered.
Other option is student licence which is a lot cheaper.... software4students

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