ASUS EEEPC 901

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just find the eeepc to be like asus's prank of the year..expecting to see an asus advert coming out soon where a guy jumps out and goes "gotcha!"..Just think it wiser to rather spend a little more and buy a proper notebook, or if u want to do small just buy yourself an HTC?

http://www.have2have.co.za/ <<<should have it
 
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Thanks, they do have it. I have done my research and I know what I want. I have a pretty decent desktop, i just need something small to take notes, check email etc While I am on the move.
 

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Thanks, they do have it. I have done my research and I know what I want. I have a pretty decent desktop, i just need something small to take notes, check email etc While I am on the move.
cool hope it works for you
 

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just find the eeepc to be like asus's prank of the year..expecting to see an asus advert coming out soon where a guy jumps out and goes "gotcha!"..Just think it wiser to rather spend a little more and buy a proper notebook, or if u want to do small just buy yourself an HTC?

http://www.have2have.co.za/ <<<should have it
Well they obviously fooled a lot of people because its sold a ****LOAD since its release and (I think) can be recognized as the first affordable netbook in the market, which sparked A LOT of other releases from brands like Dell, HP, Acer, etc.
 

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Well they obviously fooled a lot of people because its sold a ****LOAD since its release and (I think) can be recognized as the first affordable netbook in the market, which sparked A LOT of other releases from brands like Dell, HP, Acer, etc.
Sure..suppose for some its awesome, but still can see the two asus engineers talking while developing it

engineer 1 " Oh my gosh we need to sell more laptops "
engineer 2 " I know what to do!, let's put minimum hardware in a machine, smack on linux
and put it all in a "ipod white" case then add a catchy brand name to it. "
engineer 1 "you are a genius, we then dont even have to put in a proper battery!..We'll make a killing

But alas they proved one thing I approve of, that Linux can be MORE user friendly (for basic usage) than windows
 

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I have the 701. Pretty cool little piece of equipment - if used for what it was intended for. Notes/surfing etc. Great for traveling, late nights in front of tv etc. etc.

Battery sucks though. And linux, but solved that quickly. :D

I'm also interested in upgrading to 901 with new processor.
 

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just one word...marketing.... it can be compared to the ipod, the ipod wasn't technically the best at the time. But good marketing and a simple interface and tada...u got a golden goose. But..in the same breath I own an ipod so suppose I cant judge people falling for that marketing scheme
 

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Rectron does not stock them yet, so unless someone else is importing you will have a hard time finding one, Rectron should have it in the next couple of weeks I hear.
 

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My friend got one of these notebooks with a CellC contract - don't know which one exactly, (the 1st ones with the 2gig HDD) I fiddled around with it and was pleased at how user friendly it was to use.
Firefox preloaded = :cool:

Convinced him to lend it to me for my weekend trip to Malta so that I can still stay in touch and check my gmail, use messenger etc.
Looking foward to playing around with it :)
 

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Yep, it's a tool, and you always need the right tool for the job. Don't get a EEE pc to play Oblivion. Netbooks are great if used correctly, like almost everything else in life.
 

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Yep, it's a tool, and you always need the right tool for the job. Don't get a EEE pc to play Oblivion. Netbooks are great if used correctly, like almost everything else in life.
Exactly! I have a desktop PC for gaming, and doing work and stuff, the netbook would just be for those times when I need something to take notes, check email and what not. I don't want a whole laptop computer.

I have looked at all the other options, ASUS, MSI, HP Mini, Acer Aspire One etc.

But I wasn't looking at buying one right away, just wanted to know if they were avaliable here in SA,
 

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just find the eeepc to be like asus's prank of the year..expecting to see an asus advert coming out soon where a guy jumps out and goes "gotcha!"..Just think it wiser to rather spend a little more and buy a proper notebook, or if u want to do small just buy yourself an HTC?

http://www.have2have.co.za/ <<<should have it
People don't get the idea of a netbook until you have a netbook. I have both a "proper" laptop and a EEE PC 900. Guess what, i recon since i got the asus my proper laptop has probably been booted twice in the last month, while the ee is basically on constantly. Each to their own, but i will never buy another "proper laptop". If i want to game or edit video i will use my desktop, otherwise the EE.
 

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The 901 is now on the Rectron pricelist. Not sure about stock ... but if you interested, PM me and I'll do some digging.
 

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Just got an e-mail special from Rectron for the EEE 904HD priced at 4349 ... so I'm assuming they have stock. Its a full on laptop though ... not a basic EEE ... Aside from the not so special 900Mhz ... its got 80GB and 1GB Ram and Windows XP Home Live (Not sure what the live part means).
 

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I don't think it's a very good time to buy a netbook. There is a lot of competition entering the market, plus Intel Atom Dualcore will be out very soon.
 

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Hawker, did you manage to find a 901?

I'm also looking to upgrade from 701 to 901. Rectron does have the 904, but I'm not interested. Neither am I interested in paying normal price x 150% at Wantitall...
 
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