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antiHero 18th April 2008, 10:30 Quote
Damn I want one so much but over here I will have to pay out of my rear end to get one(taxes are huge in finland).
The lag of bluetooth isnt a problem for me as i never use it at home ether and the webcam upgrade is great as I use mine at home a lot. So for me there isnt really anything to nag about on the EEE other then the price of around 500€ here
phuzz 18th April 2008, 13:18 Quote
Another burning question: Where can I get one?
(especially as the boss mentioned a £500 bonus in july :)
FR34K 18th April 2008, 13:21 Quote
I want...can't wait for it to come out, assuming I'll have money to spend
Xir 18th April 2008, 13:36 Quote
Hmmm...the Webcam would be useful for Skype or the like...
Otherwise, let's see how the pricing is going to be. Sounds like a great little gadget to me!

One question though...in the linux version, how quick is it "on" time?
Say from pushing the button till you're ready to look at your first internet page?
Seraphim Works 18th April 2008, 14:40 Quote
So very very tempting... I'm getting quite keen on seeing if my girlfriend wants one for when she's out and about at college / uni.
Part of me wants to wait to see Atom processors fitted though.
VipersGratitude 18th April 2008, 14:53 Quote
Changing the SSD is more money and trouble than it's worth...better just to buy a decent 8Gb or 16Gb SD card or two.
The boot time for the Xandros distribution I've never actualy timed...but it feels like 30-45secs
What I can tell you is that from first lifting it out of the box you can be on google in less than three minutes.
Mother-Goose 18th April 2008, 16:38 Quote
Yes please, but i'll wait until it is atom powered. I'll definitely be getting the linux varient, the 8gb extra over win xp = no contest
shadow12 18th April 2008, 17:17 Quote
Hey and the linux eee 900 has 20gb which compared to the 4gb in the original is monstrous. I own the original so will wait for the atom one and also see what the competition does to the prices.
shadow12 18th April 2008, 17:19 Quote
Xir the thing is fast I would say 30 seconds under linux maybe 50 max for waiting to connect to wifi.
UncertainGod 18th April 2008, 17:19 Quote
I'll wait until the Atom refresh as this doesn't quite feel like a worthy upgrade just yet.
CardJoe 18th April 2008, 17:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xir
Hmmm...the Webcam would be useful for Skype or the like...
Otherwise, let's see how the pricing is going to be. Sounds like a great little gadget to me!

One question though...in the linux version, how quick is it "on" time?
Say from pushing the button till you're ready to look at your first internet page?

30 seconds or so - assuming you have to stop to enter a password. It takes about 15 seconds to boot. Both of those times are under Linux.
wuyanxu 18th April 2008, 19:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by UncertainGod
I'll wait until the Atom refresh as this doesn't quite feel like a worthy upgrade just yet.
agree.

any word on Atom's refreshment release date?
UncertainGod 18th April 2008, 19:13 Quote
Last I heard it was supposed to be around the back end of Q3.
steveo_mcg 18th April 2008, 20:48 Quote
So effectively in time for christmas? hmmm cool gift for me :D
Mother-Goose 18th April 2008, 23:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
agree.

any word on Atom's refreshment release date?

I read June somewhere

Edit:

I read it here
sixfifty 19th April 2008, 00:32 Quote
These would be excellent with the mobile broadband USB dongles. I am very tempted to get one along side the eee 900.

The question is, can I wait until the atom version... probably not as I have been resisting the 700 for months.
IanW 19th April 2008, 08:27 Quote
As I understand it (from reading elsewhere) the 900 has the same 4GB RAM soldered to the mobo as the 700, but Asus have added an SSD to the mix.
The XP version gets an 8GB one, but the Linux one gets a 16GB to keep the price point the same.
I suspect many MS addicts will buy the Linux model & install their own XP on it.

Re: The power brick change, I believe the 900 needs 12V, not the 9.5V 2A that the 700 requires.
Edit: I found a pic of both old & new chargers:-
http://img212.imageshack.us/my.php?image=blocbkl6.jpg


/me also waiting for Atom, as I can't afford one 'til Xmas anyway.
wuyanxu 19th April 2008, 10:00 Quote
June..... that's got be tight...... i need a laptop before June 30th.
Xir 21st April 2008, 08:49 Quote
Thanks for the quick reply guys...
Now I have to wait till it comes out in Germany ;-)
Tyinsar 21st April 2008, 17:37 Quote
I had an earlier version but the puny screen, lack of storage space, lack of CD/DVD drive all put me off. This partly fixes the screen issue and tempts me a little but at $400 the 4G 701 model was too much money for too little. If the I could get the newer version for under $300 I'd consider it - until then...
Xir 29th April 2008, 10:46 Quote
..it's on pre-order in Germany for 33% more than the EEE 701 (400€ instead of 300€) :-)
Considering it has 16GB more flash which would be around 50€ by itself, a good price. And likely to come down, as it's a pre-order.

Available...probably somewhere end of June... :-(
gvsopic 28th October 2008, 12:38 Quote
This product line seems to be loaded with malware for some odd reason. We have had it twice now happen at two random stores. We buy a EEE PC 900 and find that there is a worm (I believe the NOOH worm) sitting comfortably on the machine out-of-the-box! The worm's symptoms are as follows: Command prompt is disabled, task manager is disabled, registry editor is disabled, every time you choose to show the hidden files in view options it reverts back to the do not show setting. So far I have not yet completely neutralized the worm but I've been able to find some of it's tracks: an autorun.inf on the d: partition with a companion sys.exe file. A similar problem was reported with the Desktop version of the EEE machine. The guys at The Register and PC advisor resound the same findings. I've managed to run UBCD4Win through an external CD drive and scanned the machine. AVG turned up with the following malware:

I-Worm Stration.BOC
Generic3.KXG
Win32/Sality

Kaspersky Virus Removal tool is still running and it is digging up a lot more crap. This system does not look salvageable to me, not even if they had provided a recovery cd/dvd ( who knows what might be on there!). This is not just disconcerting, it is outrageous that ASUS should allow such incompetence to reach out and damage their customers' networked environments. Obviously they consider the middle-east their garbage dump, no wide scale recall happened here, unlike in Japan. How wonderful.
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