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# 21184 18-Apr-2008 09:12
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The next eee pc has been announced here http://www.asus.co.nz/news_show.aspx?id=10911 but does anyone know of a NZ release date and possible pricing? Will the 700 be discounted away in the coming weeks to clear space in the shops?

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  # 126370 25-Apr-2008 20:27
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i would think it would take another couple of months for it to arrive in NZ.
but man, the new eeepc looks sweet.
loving the better fitting screen :D

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  # 126392 25-Apr-2008 22:28
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I quite liked this

The Microsoft Windows version allows more experienced users to seamlessly utilize the Eee PC through the familiar Windows interface, and incorporates Windows Live features like Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging; and Windows Live Mail for consolidated email accounts on the user´s desktop. Complementing this is Microsoft Works, which equips the user with numerous office applications to work efficiently.

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  # 126406 26-Apr-2008 03:00
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It's a nice 1GB 800mhz ddr2 computer with a cpu that can be set to either FAST (WATT HOT 900mhz?) and SLOW (watt COOL 200mhz?)

The most interesting bit is the multi touch pad,  this does stuff like two finger scrolling, zooms and flick gestures.

It should be sub $1000 I hope.

4GB SSD still and the SD card sizes at 16GB and 32GB means disk storage isn't a problem.

I might work towards getting one of these, yes, they are that desirable....

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  # 129317 8-May-2008 11:04
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I see Dick Smith now have them on their online store for back order (no stock available) with a price tag of $749 NZ for the XP version. So they can't be far away


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  # 129369 8-May-2008 14:33
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$749 is about the same price as the coming iphone.

No price difference for the black(hot) or white(cool).
No price difference for having XP and Linux.

The differnece.

XP version has a 12GB flash drive
Linux has a 20GB flash drive

When I look at the two items, they both say
"HDD: 20GB Flash SSD (4G + 16G Built-in)"

How much have the really got?


Quote DSE website:

ASUS Eee PC 900 Linux (White)
Intel Celeron Processor, 1GB RAM, 20GB Flash Drive, 8.9" Display, FingerGlide Touchpad, Wifi, 1.3MP Webcamera, Wireless Networking, Card reader, Linux and a 1 year Local Warranty

ASUS Eee PC 900 XP version
Intel Celeron Processor, 1GB RAM, 12GB Flash Drive, 8.9" Display, FingerGlide Touchpad, Wifi, 1.3MP Webcamera, Wireless Networking, Card reader, Windows XP and a 1 year Local Warranty

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  # 129403 8-May-2008 16:03
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  # 129415 8-May-2008 16:36
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Just looked at ASUS site and could it be cheaper because the windows version only comes with an 8GB flash.
ASUS site says the HD are:
12GB (4GB built-in + 8GB flash) SSD (Microsoft Windows OS Version)
20GB (4GB built-in +16GB flash) SSD (Linux OS Version)

DSE have an error on there site.

That site selling them cheap,  could they be selling the xp version without xp,  but install there shop/distribution/licence of XP.



 
 
 
 


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# 129750 9-May-2008 19:49
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One NZ distributor of the Eees have close to 2000x 701's in stock...

No idea on price drop however....


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  # 129771 9-May-2008 21:24
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Latest on Dick Smith website - list 20th May as launch date

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  # 129782 9-May-2008 22:05
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Cool, can't wait!

Can anyone tell me why XP version has a smaller hard drive?  Why not the same?

Also, what is video playback like on these types machines (e.g. 701 series since the 900 isn't out yet)? 

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  # 129797 10-May-2008 01:36
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heavenly_wild: Cool, can't wait!

Can anyone tell me why XP version has a smaller hard drive? Why not the same?

Also, what is video playback like on these types machines (e.g. 701 series since the 900 isn't out yet)?


Smaller HDD to pay for windows XP.

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  # 129917 10-May-2008 19:07
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I noticed on the blogs and the like that in Aussie the XP version is apparently going to be sold for less than the Linux Version.

Some conspiracy theory about Microsoft trying to drive out linux pre-installed on new systems!!

All totally without any proof!! (that I could find)  And to date I haven't seen any price listing for the 900 on Aussie web sites.

I'm off to Singapore in a couple of days so hope to pick up one when I'm there.

Joy Joy Joy




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  # 134130 29-May-2008 12:49
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Appearently launches tomorrow at DSE. Can't wait to see it.

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  # 134135 29-May-2008 13:03
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Nice at comming tomorrow.

screemir: Some conspiracy theory about Microsoft trying to drive out linux pre-installed on new systems!!


I think Microsoft will find it harder as ASUS is embeding linux into all it's machines/motherboards, instand on, something I've missed since my c=64  Have fun in Singapore careful of the chewing gum ban, and I hope your hairs not long,  they really don't like long haired people at the customs gateway.  Still the place looks really clean.

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  # 134162 29-May-2008 14:19
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To be completely honest I think this machine has been trumped by the HP2133's. IMHO these are a far nicer machine (even though they are a few hundred more) but you get the advantage of a 160GB HDD, faster processor, better screen but physical dimensions and weight which are both pretty close.

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