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  Reply # 293948 28-Jan-2010 14:43
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BigHammer: HN Manukau just advised shipment still up to two weeks away??! Apparently it's because they had the biggest order they have to wait longer. Have to say I'm not impressed by this update. Really hope the guy was wrong.


I just phoned Manukau and was told that they're there and waiting for customers to pick up, will be going to get mine shortly. I didn't get a call though.

Looks like the guy was wrong :D




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  Reply # 293950 28-Jan-2010 14:49
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Dreamy: I just phoned Manukau and was told that they're there and waiting for customers to pick up, will be going to get mine shortly. I didn't get a call though.

Looks like the guy was wrong :D


Sounds good. Did you happen to catch the name of the person you spoke to? Cheers




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  Reply # 293952 28-Jan-2010 14:52
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Just picked mine up from the Manukau store.  Model is the Asus 1001HA, looks pretty good so far.

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  Reply # 293966 28-Jan-2010 15:23
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Dreamy:
BigHammer: HN Manukau just advised shipment still up to two weeks away??! Apparently it's because they had the biggest order they have to wait longer. Have to say I'm not impressed by this update. Really hope the guy was wrong.


I just phoned Manukau and was told that they're there and waiting for customers to pick up, will be going to get mine shortly. I didn't get a call though.

Looks like the guy was wrong :D


Just spoke to someone who seemed more interested in talking to me. He didn't assume anything, and went away to ask the person looking after the raincheck orders. He confirmed they are ready for pickup.

Many thanks for the heads up Dreamy




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  Reply # 293967 28-Jan-2010 15:25
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No news from Christchurch? :(

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  Reply # 293977 28-Jan-2010 15:44
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andyj14: Congrats guys, still waiting here. Looks to be a new model added to the ASUS range in Nov '09, based on the 1005 chassis. Not quite sure why ASUS would go back to the 270 chip when they had been using the 280 more recently. I guess it's a price-point thing but there's so little difference in performance aside from power consumption. I suppose they can charge a premium for that reason alone.





They are trying to get rid of old Diamondville Atom stock and moving to PineTrail.  Since the 1005P and PE are out now.  They are getting rid of their 1005HAs and 1001HAs
In fact the 1005PE looks exactly the same as the 1001HA :) except of course with the different chipset and Win7 starter.  Still not much difference in terms of speed, the newer chips only have better battery life




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  Reply # 293995 28-Jan-2010 16:00
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I just picked mine up from the Palmerston North store. Model is the Asus 1001HA winxp.

Working on unboxing.

They have kindly installed bother Norton and Office 60day trial.  Waste of 500MB of space.

But I still like it.  Here is the unboxing: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7063

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  Reply # 294036 28-Jan-2010 17:49
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BigHammer: Many thanks for the heads up Dreamy


No problem :) Just got it out of the box, I like the finish, matte instead of shiny. A bit disappointed in the n270 vs 280, but from earlier posts, it seems that the speed difference is not that much.

Price on the box is $799.90.

The salesperson (one of the managers actually) said they were sort of extending their boxing day sale, and could offer me a 3 year warranty plus the installation of an antivirus (he didn't say which one and I didn't ask) for the special price of only $119! I politely declined and he asked why...I said it's because I can install the antivirus myself and that there are many free ones out there that were better than the paid ones.

He then proceeded to tell me that that wasn't true and also that since there was no optical drive, I couldn't install from disc. I guess he didn't think about internet or usb key install (or perhaps because I'm a woman he thought I wouldn't be able to do it myself?).

Then he tried to push the warranty aspect of it, asking what I would do if it broke down after the 1 year warranty period. I replied: CGA.

Anyway, I'm happy with my purchase and it will be very handy on my trip back to Canada later this year. Hope everyone else enjoys theirs as well.

Oh and by the way, who is writing the book on this saga? lol


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  Reply # 294046 28-Jan-2010 18:15
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One other thing: from past posts, people are talking about recovery partitions and how to reformat if wanted/necessary. Did no one get the recovery dvd that mine came with?

It says to use an external dvd drive and boot from dvd, but couldn't you do that with a usb key if you copy all the files?




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  Reply # 294047 28-Jan-2010 18:19
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Would the CGA help much in the case of this netbook?
For $288 they might say that for that price the expected life of the unit is only 12 months.
If you bought at the normal price of $799 then it would be a different story.




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  Reply # 294050 28-Jan-2010 18:35

CYaBro: Would the CGA help much in the case of this netbook?
For $288 they might say that for that price the expected life of the unit is only 12 months.
If you bought at the normal price of $799 then it would be a different story.


It would be based on the regular price. eg the price it would cost to replace it. For example if it failed and had to be replaced, they would have to replace it with the equivalent one, not one that only costs $288. Also if the invoice shows that it's normal price is $799, and it was reduced to $288 on special.

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  Reply # 294051 28-Jan-2010 18:38

Dreamy:
BigHammer: Many thanks for the heads up Dreamy


No problem :) Just got it out of the box, I like the finish, matte instead of shiny. A bit disappointed in the n270 vs 280, but from earlier posts, it seems that the speed difference is not that much.

Price on the box is $799.90.

The salesperson (one of the managers actually) said they were sort of extending their boxing day sale, and could offer me a 3 year warranty plus the installation of an antivirus (he didn't say which one and I didn't ask) for the special price of only $119! I politely declined and he asked why...I said it's because I can install the antivirus myself and that there are many free ones out there that were better than the paid ones.

He then proceeded to tell me that that wasn't true and also that since there was no optical drive, I couldn't install from disc. I guess he didn't think about internet or usb key install (or perhaps because I'm a woman he thought I wouldn't be able to do it myself?).

Then he tried to push the warranty aspect of it, asking what I would do if it broke down after the 1 year warranty period. I replied: CGA.

Anyway, I'm happy with my purchase and it will be very handy on my trip back to Canada later this year. Hope everyone else enjoys theirs as well.

Oh and by the way, who is writing the book on this saga? lol


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Classic, shows how much they really don't have a clue, or they are trying to pull one over on you. I hope they are not using that story with everyone. It is called a 'net' book, becuase you can connect it to a network, and access optical drives on other computers that are connected to that netbook. It even says that in the instructions. They also sell apple air notebooks, and they don't have optical drives.

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  Reply # 294055 28-Jan-2010 18:45
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I don't believe price is relevant to CGA.




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  Reply # 294063 28-Jan-2010 18:56
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Cheers for the info guys. Heading home soon where mine is waiting for me. Halarious how they are hard selling accessories to make up for the loss on the laptops.
I wonder how successful they were considering many of the people doing rainchecks would've heard through forums/twitter/facebook etc and be a bit more clued up than your average consumer, as the rainchecks were hardly advertised in any kind of traditional way.

A guy on GPForums mentioned the hard drive has a very agressive power saving 'feature' built in.
Just a heads up for people that might have noticed a clicking sound coming from their 1001HA. It's thanks to overzealous power management on the Seagate hard drive. The hard drive is constantly trying to park the head and spin down. This causes a ton of wear on the hard drive, plus it's annoying in a quiet room.

Turns out it's quite common, and someone wrote a program to fix it. quietHDD. There's more information about the problem on their site.

It's been working great for me, cut down the clicks to only a few . It's really small so I'd get it even if you haven't noticed any sounds yet.


vinnieg:In fact the 1005PE looks exactly the same as the 1001HA :) except of course with the different chipset and Win7 starter.

Win7 Starter is TERRIBLE. Just set up a new HP Mini which has it, its a stupid idea for an OS with too many artificial restrictions (eg no custom background etc)
I'd prefer an old model which has XP if its not going to have a real version of win7.

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  Reply # 294083 28-Jan-2010 19:32
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ajobbins: I don't believe price is relevant to CGA.

Of course it is!  The Act uses words such as "reasonable" and "acceptable".  What do they mean?  Well, it depends on a lot of things.  It depends on what a reasonable consumer would think was acceptable based on the nature of the goods, the price, and any statements that have been made about the goods. A concert violin is required to meet a higher standard than a child's cheap instrument.  Why?  Basically because it costs more, right?  Or more correctly, its better wuality and therefore it costs more and you expect more from it.

If you had two seemingly identical netbooks and one cost $300 and the other cost $800 would you expect them to be of the same quality?  I woudn't.  However, in this case the $300 one is actually "worth" $800 so maybe I would expect more from it...  I don't know how that would go down if you went to court over it.  I don't think they'd buy the excuse that it was on sale because it was of cheaper quality.  I would say a reasonable consumer would expect it to last just as well as the same model not on sale.

The point remains that price (as a proxy to quality) is relevant to the CGA.

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