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    Asus eee PC

    looks great. though I am a little disappointed it sounds like it will only be available in the UK in 4GB format.

    does anyone know if you can put replacement Solid State disks (eg the ones Scan are advertising today) in it?

    Any ideas when it's going to be available?

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    Re: Asus eee PC

    Nop the memory is directly soldered to the main board, it does have an sd slot so you can stick in a 8gb+ sd card in it.

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    Re: Asus eee PC

    Quote Originally Posted by speardane View Post
    Any ideas when it's going to be available?
    Today - I believe?
    (Offer 9 to be exact)

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    Re: Asus eee PC

    Ooooooo, didn't spot that. Tempted tempted. I guess I've got until tomorrow lunch to decide!

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    Re: Asus eee PC

    Bother - missed it - too busy. Well I don't think I have had gadget-lust like this since early palm pilot days.

    I shall probably have to get one as soon as it's in stock

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    Re: Asus eee PC

    Im hoping to get one of these for Xmas, any more stocks expected before last order dates??

    Ill take either colour XD

    Im planning to get an 8Gb card like previously mentioned too to beef up storage for £45 + 2gig of ram (one slot DDR2 667), although apparently that voids warranty which is kinda pathetic for asus tbh

    And hopefully ill be sticking ubuntu on it
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    Re: Asus eee PC

    researching it seems the models are 2,4,4G, 8 & 8G.
    the numbers refer to the SSD size
    the G models have a webcam bundled in (of ok'ish quality)
    the 4G, 8 and 8G can have there RAM replaced by upto a single 2G stick.

    It sounds like scan a selling 4Gs - I'd like confirmation of that and the (potentially warranty busting) memory upgrade.

    Frankly with 2G RAM + 1.5G on-board capacity + SD card + potentially a high capacity 1.8" based external drive, I'm sold.
    my current laptops are going
    I reckon I can get vmware player & if I needed some MS specific s/w I can run it off the HD, but for 80+% Linux will be fine
    ditto keyboard, mouse & screen, as & when I need them I'll plug in
    this could be the 1st serious replacement for my palm pilot...

    I kind of hope, that if this succeeds we'll see a really competitive market in small laptops, and there'll be something better every few months...

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    Re: Asus eee PC

    anyone know what the dimensions of the thing are, I have searched around but haven't been able to see any? I know its small, just quite how small?

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    Re: Asus eee PC

    Quote Originally Posted by fredered View Post
    anyone know what the dimensions of the thing are, I have searched around but haven't been able to see any? I know its small, just quite how small?
    This photo should give you a fairly good idea:
    Eee PC and a DVD on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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    Re: Asus eee PC

    I am actually quite impressed with these but it's hard to place it in the market.

    You can't get much more portable than this in the laptop market.. but it's a major compromise of course. Sony's TZ for example is stupidly expensive but that has everything a laptop really needs, optical etc.. With an SSD the TZ would have very good performance for a unltra portable (the TX suffered from a painfully slow 4200rpm HDD)

    You can get similar functionality from PDA's, palm pilots and the like for the same money or less and they are more portable. Even the iPhone is essentially a competitor for this imo. Of course I would never buy an iPhone lol

    Tricky, very tricky but I do like it. It's just whether it's more gimmick than tool that worries me.

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    Re: Asus eee PC

    Quote Originally Posted by fredered View Post
    anyone know what the dimensions of the thing are, I have searched around but haven't been able to see any? I know its small, just quite how small?
    225mm wide
    35mm tall (closed)
    165mm deep

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    thanks, 165 deep, that is very impressive, I was worried although it was tiny plan it would be quite fat.

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