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  Reply # 293273 27-Jan-2010 08:04
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Legend. I'm sure you'll drop us a message when you know more :)

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  Reply # 293281 27-Jan-2010 09:15
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In my hands I have:

1001HA-BLK055X

Black, Xp Home, 1G ddr2, Atom 270,160G Hdd, 802.1B/G/N, 0.3M Camera, 6 cell Battery
This is the info on the label, I haven't unboxed it yet.

Yay for the 6 cell.

They have a couple of specials on offer, neoprene (i think) covers and Norton AV for 1/2 price.

Will post more once i unbox it.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 293282 27-Jan-2010 09:23
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Sounds good to me. Particularly the 6 cell! Score.

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  Reply # 293285 27-Jan-2010 09:29
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Black, Xp Home, 1G ddr2, Atom 270,160G Hdd, 802.1B/G/N, 0.3M Camera, 6 cell Battery

Has everyone forgotten thE fct that the origional was an atom 280??





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  Reply # 293286 27-Jan-2010 09:30
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noddy76: In my hands I have:

1001HA-BLK055X

Black, Xp Home, 1G ddr2, Atom 270,160G Hdd, 802.1B/G/N, 0.3M Camera, 6 cell Battery
This is the info on the label, I haven't unboxed it yet.

Yay for the 6 cell.

They have a couple of specials on offer, neoprene (i think) covers and Norton AV for 1/2 price.

Will post more once i unbox it.




AWESOME SCORE!!! That's pretty much the 1005HA bar the 1.3M Cam + N280, plus the 1001HA has a matt finish/cover?  That's bloody awesome, I really should've ordered one as a spare too
Really good it has the 6-cell removable battery too :) hell yeah!!!! 

Post some good pics up as soon as you open it :)
Glad to come back into this thread too....left for a while due to negative comments




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  Reply # 293287 27-Jan-2010 09:30
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Black, Xp Home, 1G ddr2, Atom 270,160G Hdd, 802.1B/G/N, 0.3M Camera, 6 cell Battery

Has everyone forgotten thE fct that the origional was an atom 280??





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Master Geek


  Reply # 293288 27-Jan-2010 09:32
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thefatmould: Black, Xp Home, 1G ddr2, Atom 270,160G Hdd, 802.1B/G/N, 0.3M Camera, 6 cell Battery

Has everyone forgotten thE fct that the origional was an atom 280??


Nope, haven't forgotten. That's a bit of a bummer. I think I'm happier with the 6 cell battery than I would be with the 280 though. Unless there's something serious I'm missing?

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  Reply # 293290 27-Jan-2010 09:44
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jayaldous:
thefatmould: Black, Xp Home, 1G ddr2, Atom 270,160G Hdd, 802.1B/G/N, 0.3M Camera, 6 cell Battery

Has everyone forgotten thE fct that the origional was an atom 280??


Nope, haven't forgotten. That's a bit of a bummer. I think I'm happier with the 6 cell battery than I would be with the 280 though. Unless there's something serious I'm missing?


The first thing i notcied was that it had the n270, i told the salesguy that he'd be getting some grief from the whiners about that, but like Jayaldous i'd much rather have the 6 cell than the tiny performance increase that you get with the n280.  Either way its going to be a slug compared to a real laptop or desktop, but for netsurfing and taking notes in lectures the difference = 0 for me.

Its a matt screen and a textured case. not a fan of the textured case, would probably prefer the shiny case myself, but glad of the matt screen.

First image: http://cronik.orconhosting.net.nz/eee/DSC_8422.JPG


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  Reply # 293297 27-Jan-2010 10:05
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Does it have Bluetooth?
I've seen conflicting reports.

Bluetooth is more important to me than the 802.11n it has over the HP machine. Being able to use a phone as modem and access the internet is the primary reason for this, I didn't really want to carry a data cable...


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  Reply # 293301 27-Jan-2010 10:25
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I imagine it wouldn't be a cheap upgrade.

its the 48Wh (4400mah) one.
Hard drive is Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9160301AS

Installed software:
MS works
MS office 60 day trial
Skype
Adobe Reader 8
A few Asus things.
A link to install Norton Internet Security if you feel like crippling your Eee.

I think installing an extra gig of ram would have more performance benefits than the n280, and thats probably the only upgrade this will get unless the hard drive dies, then it'll be a 7200rpm drive or an SSD if they have come down in price.

Compared to the HP we have lost:
Card reader for Memory stick, MS pro and XD.
A bit of HP software (mostly irritating stuff that most of us would delete anyway i'm guessing)
the n280 performance

Gained:
Separate Microphone input jack
802.11n wireless


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  Reply # 293303 27-Jan-2010 10:30
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If it doesn't have bluetooth and the hp did demand a free macro Bluetooth USB adaptor when you pick it up?





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  Reply # 293307 27-Jan-2010 10:32
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dolsen: Does it have Bluetooth?
I've seen conflicting reports.

Bluetooth is more important to me than the 802.11n it has over the HP machine. Being able to use a phone as modem and access the internet is the primary reason for this, I didn't really want to carry a data cable...



It would appear the answer is no.. hitting Fn F2 just toggles the wireless on/off, the manual suggest this would also toggle bluetooth on/off if it was installed. I guess thats what the N/A on the specs list on the box refers to.

This is a bit of a bugger, that would have been useful.  Guess we'll just have to get one of those tiny bluetooth USB dongles. ($15 or so on trademe, i can live with that)

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  Reply # 293312 27-Jan-2010 10:43
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noddy76:

I think installing an extra gig of ram would have more performance benefits than the n280, and thats probably the only upgrade this will get



Remember XP home can only access 1gb of ram, you'll need to put on XP pro or 7 for a performance benefit from the increased memory

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  Reply # 293314 27-Jan-2010 10:49
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nitrotech:
noddy76:

I think installing an extra gig of ram would have more performance benefits than the n280, and thats probably the only upgrade this will get



Remember XP home can only access 1gb of ram, you'll need to put on XP pro or 7 for a performance benefit from the increased memory


Is there actually a limit coded into windows? Or is it just specified by MS that no netbook can ship with more than 1GB with Xp home sp3?

Since I plan on dual booting anyway i'm not too worried, if its limited in code in windows i'll either find a registry hack or spend more time in linux.

D.W

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  Reply # 293316 27-Jan-2010 10:52
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nitrotech:
noddy76:

I think installing an extra gig of ram would have more performance benefits than the n280, and thats probably the only upgrade this will get



Remember XP home can only access 1gb of ram, you'll need to put on XP pro or 7 for a performance benefit from the increased memory


XP Home doesn't have any 1GB limit, just the 32 bit limitations.

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