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    Asus 4G 701 Netbook, need help about upgrading it etc

    I recently bought a brand new netbook and it arrived today! I want to soup it up a bit, ive ordered a 2gb tick of ram for it but not sure what else i can do. any one got some reccomendtions? Help appreciated

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    If you're using the Linux version then get rid of firefox 2 and replace it with a better web browser.

    Hardware-wise there's the battery and wifi card, the SSD is soldered to the motherboard on the 4G so you can't upgrade that.

    I put 2Gb of Ram in mine, remember you cant use the standard Linux Distro with that thou, you have to update it or it will only use a max of 1Gb, I use XP now.
    There is a cheap battery on dealextreme for it
    Also i use opera for browsing, it is a lot nicer for the small screen and a lot more adjustable

    EndlassWaves, why add a wifi card it already has wireless??? you can upgrade the SSD using a SD card but its not worth the hassle (for me anyway)

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    wow dude 701s are weak! i just put xp on a mates one.

    use an nlited version of XP and installed it only takes less than 600mb!

    also you can get a SD card for more space.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the help, i went to take my ram out, and noticd theres 2 spaces but 1s for ram , whats the other one for?

    Chuckles1001;5875316

    EndlassWaves, why add a wifi card it already has wireless???



    It's got wireless G, you might like to replace the card with one that does dual-band N instead.

    Chuckles1001;5875316

    you can upgrade the SSD using a SD card but its not worth the hassle (for … you can upgrade the SSD using a SD card but its not worth the hassle (for me anyway)



    That's not really an upgrade is it?

    Arsene=Arsenal;5875350

    Thanks for all the help, i went to take my ram out, and noticd theres 2 … Thanks for all the help, i went to take my ram out, and noticd theres 2 spaces but 1s for ram , whats the other one for?



    That may be the bracket for a second mini-PCI card, some of the 701s reportedly had them (mine doesn't). I don't know if it'll be connected to anything, but if it is then you could use that for a second SSD or something else - maybe even an internal bluetooth or HSDPA module if there's room for an antenna.

    EndlessWaves;5875927

    It's got wireless G, you might like to replace the card with one that … It's got wireless G, you might like to replace the card with one that does dual-band N instead.That's not really an upgrade is it?That may be the bracket for a second mini-PCI card, some of the 701s reportedly had them (mine doesn't). I don't know if it'll be connected to anything, but if it is then you could use that for a second SSD or something else - maybe even an internal bluetooth or HSDPA module if there's room for an antenna.



    The wireless N makes sence, The SD upgrade is an upgrade as it makes the SD card internal and unmovable once in (unless you take your case apart again), So you can have a SD thats static and still use the SD card reader.

    What you say about the Bluetooth is a good idea.

    Also my 701 has the 2nd compartment but not really looked into it yet, might have a look later
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