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£109 Asus Eee PC Minibook White 4G SSD Drive 512M 0.3MP @ buyit247.com
£109 Asus Eee PC Minibook White 4G SSD Drive 512M 0.3MP @ buyit247.com

£109 Asus Eee PC Minibook White 4G SSD Drive 512M 0.3MP @ buyit247.com

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Product Description: ASUS Eee PC 4G - Celeron M 353 630 MHz - 7" TFT

* Dimensions (WxDxH): 22.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 3.5 cm
* Weight: 0.92 kg
* Platform Technology: Ultra Mobile PC
* Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers
* Processor: Intel Celeron M 353 / 630 MHz ULV
* Cache Memory: L2 Cache
* RAM: 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
* Card Reader: Yes
* Hard Drive: 4 GB Solid State Drive
* Display: 7" TFT 800 x 480 ( WVGA )
* Audio Output: Sound card
* Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE * 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
* Notebook Camera: Integrated - 0.3 Megapixel
* Input Device: Keyboard
* Run Time (Up To): 3.5 hour(s)
* Operating System: Linux
* 6 Months warranty

28 Comments

Original Poster

UK's cheapest netbook I presume albeit one with 6 month warranty. So cheap I've just bought one.

siliconbits;7059103

UK's cheapest netbook I presume albeit one with 6 month warranty. So … UK's cheapest netbook I presume albeit one with 6 month warranty. So cheap I've just bought one.



Cheap for a reason though. I have a 9" netbook which I really like but I find both the keyboard and screen a bit on the small side.

These 7" ones are really small. Hope you have good eyes and small fingers!

Just sold 2 of these. They are ok for browsing the net.

stephenashforth;7059183

Cheap for a reason though. I have a 9" netbook which I really like but I … Cheap for a reason though. I have a 9" netbook which I really like but I find both the keyboard and screen a bit on the small side.These 7" ones are really small. Hope you have good eyes and small fingers!



Actually, they're identical in size to the 9" ones. The only difference is the screen shows a bit less.

I've got one of these and it's a good machine. Anyone who plans to use theirs a lot would be better spending extra for a newer one with a 9" screen though

It's odd that this has a six month warranty - the standard one on the 4G is/was 2 years. Refurbished machines maybe?

anyone know what version of Linux?.......Ubuntu?

i found the answer its called Xandros apparently.

Good price .........but the screen is just to small.At least its not a Acer though.

screen, keyboard and removable storage kills the hell out of an iphone etc for browsing and light PC use.

mx-3;7060533

Good price .........but the screen is just to small.At least its not a … Good price .........but the screen is just to small.At least its not a Acer though.



Indeed, oh wait there, I'm on my Acer netbook and it's been great

I bought one of these for when I'm on call for work (£90 delivered of ebay) and so far have been very pleased with it. I put a cut-down version of XP on it and it seems to run quite fast - takes no time to start up. I have very little installed on it though.

The keyboard and screen are adequate for what I need it for - I've set the taskbar to auto-hide for a bit more space. It's a shame it hasn't got a built in 3G modem though so I have to use an external one.

Bear in mind that these have the Celeron processor and not the Atom chip. A family member bought one and in the end upgraded to a Samsung NC10. Not voted either way but just my $0.02...

JIM1973ANDREWS;7060728

screen, keyboard and removable storage kills the hell out of an iphone … screen, keyboard and removable storage kills the hell out of an iphone etc for browsing and light PC use.




Yep if you got a large pocket and a long mains cable to keep her running long enough.

I will keep to my i phone and a laptop as needed.

But this is a fair price.

Scottola;7060905

Indeed, oh wait there, I'm on my Acer netbook and it's been great


Lol ......If you have ever needed to return a acer for repair,you would understand my dispair in the brand.

I've had one of these since they came out. It's very small and light and well built but it's not like a standard laptop that's not what machines like this are about.
:¬}

I want one! But with Windows on it. It's a big hassle doing that though.

Great deal

The original netbook?
I had one of these, but the 800x600 resolution was too limiting IMO

Now have an 8.9" Acer One which is fine, dabs.com do them for £134:
dabs.com/pro…tml

would recommend replacing the OS with this
eeebuntu.org/
screen is really a bit small for modern web use though

Andysan;7061104

Bear in mind that these have the Celeron processor and not the Atom chip. … Bear in mind that these have the Celeron processor and not the Atom chip. A family member bought one and in the end upgraded to a Samsung NC10. Not voted either way but just my $0.02...



The atom isn't any faster, just lower power.

Smiff;7062149

screen is really a bit small for modern web use though



Not really, obviously higher is better but it's usable once you get used to it - at least for quickly looking stuff up or writing the odd message.

TeggyEgg;7060485

anyone know what version of Linux?.......Ubuntu?i found the answer its … anyone know what version of Linux?.......Ubuntu?i found the answer its called Xandros apparently.



It's a custom version of Xandros (which I believe shares a lot with debian). Unfortunately, Asus haven't kept it up to date and were fairly bad at putting it together so it's not half as good as it could be. However, it's fine for the use you're going to buy this for now.

TeggyEgg;7060485

anyone know what version of Linux?.......Ubuntu?i found the answer its … anyone know what version of Linux?.......Ubuntu?i found the answer its called Xandros apparently.



As you say it is Xandros, but it comes with a ]custom interface designed for the small screen. You need to go into the settings to turn on a traditional Linux desktop interface.

As others have suggested, you are better off installing a better version of Linux. Why these netbook makers don't install the good versions of Linux from the get go is beyond me.

Banned

abx;7061461

I want one! But with Windows on it. It's a big hassle doing that though. … I want one! But with Windows on it. It's a big hassle doing that though.



just put a cut down version of XP on it

EndlessWaves;7062210

The atom isn't any faster, just lower power.



An Atom 1.6Ghz is way faster than the Celeron ULV in this.

go pay a bit more and get something at least half decent.. AVOID

Do they have wireless connection?

mikerr;7062059

The original netbook? I had one of these, but the 800x600 resolution was … The original netbook? I had one of these, but the 800x600 resolution was too limiting IMONow have an 8.9" Acer One which is fine, dabs.com do them for £134:http://www.dabs.com/products/acer-refurb-aspire-one-a110-ab-atom-1gb-16gb-linux-8-9--blue-63XD.html



it's actually 800 x 480, even worse.

I bought one in late 07 for about 180 iirc (701 4g ssd) - and it is still going fine.

The screen is small, but the speakers are not bad.

You can replace Xandros with eeebuntu or straight ubuntu and it just works (tm).

The processor is not that fast, but will happily play BBC iplayer in full screen / do web browsing.
The keyboard is fine for light note taking.

The HDD is a little small, but it will happily cope with a 16GB SD card (about £17)

The 480 vertical resolution of the screen is a limitation - some of the dialogs in Ubuntu do not quite fit. I suspect the same may be true of XP.

At about 109 this is a bargain.

Banned

Bought one a few months ago, and installed cut down xp (nllite). Works well for browsing and iPlayer Youtube etc. But the screen resolution lets it down because most websites are not designed for small screens. The result is that you will be forever scrolling right and left on webpages. Ended up getting the 8.9 model, which is the same size but the extra screen resoltion makes it far better.
Still kept the 701, permanently connected to the TV for watching internet TV, and this works really well. Still a bargain at this price.

andrewdb;7063874

I bought one in late 07 for about 180 iirc (701 4g ssd) - and it is still … I bought one in late 07 for about 180 iirc (701 4g ssd) - and it is still going fine.The screen is small, but the speakers are not bad.You can replace Xandros with eeebuntu or straight ubuntu and it just works (tm).The processor is not that fast, but will happily play BBC iplayer in full screen / do web browsing.The keyboard is fine for light note taking.The HDD is a little small, but it will happily cope with a 16GB SD card (about £17)The 480 vertical resolution of the screen is a limitation - some of the dialogs in Ubuntu do not quite fit. I suspect the same may be true of XP.At about 109 this is a bargain.



Just in case you don't know, holding alt in ubuntu allows you to move a window up and down with the cursor.

In regards to it's video playing capabilities if nothing else this is a bargain portable video device.

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