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Old 02-27-2009, 03:03 PM
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I've never really looked into these things. This seems like a good deal, no?

http://sellout.woot.com/

Asus Eee PC 2G Surf 800MHz Netbook
$159.99

* + $5 shipping

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1 Asus Eee PC 2G Surf 800MHz 512mb 2GB SSD 7" LCD Linux Open Office
Color:
Black, Blue, Green, Pink, White


* 7” LCD TFT and weighing only 2lb (0.92kg), you can take the Eee PC anywhere
* Dependable 2GB solid-state disk, gives you unparalleled shock-protection and reliability
* Intel Celeron M 800MHz Processor
* 512MB DDR2 installed memory
* Power-efficient design provides longer operating time when on the go
* With a rapid start-up time, the Eee PC is always ready to when you want it
* No technical manual required with the specially designed, user-friendly and intuitive graphic interface
* Linux operating system with easy to use interface
* Always connected with built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g that automatically detects and connects to the Internet at any hotspot
* High definition audio with stereo speaker and microphone
* 4 cell battery gives about 2.8 hours of power
* SDHC memory card slot allows you to import photos from a digital camera on the spot
* Preloaded with OpenOffice and 40 other applications to get you on the internet, or do work
* 3 USB 2.0 ports
* 1 VGA (D-Sub, 15 Pin) video out port
* 1 Headphone jack
* 1 Microphone jack
* Power Output: 9.5V, 22W; Input: 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz universal
* Dimensions: 8.86” x 6.30” x 0.79” ~ 1.26”
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:46 PM
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It's junk. Too small storage, too little ram, weak cpu. Limited life battery.
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:57 PM
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its junk,

you may still be able to pick up the 8.9 inch 4gb 1gb ram version for $199 at best buy, but even that is flaky, I have one of them and only after some serious tweaking is it useable.

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Wouldn't be bad for someone whos going to look at pictures, check email, and surf the web. But I agree, anything more than that and it wouldn't be very usable.
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Might be a good computer to bring on-site with you to verfiy things like internet connectivity, test USB peripherals, or download drivers. You don't need anything sleek or powerful to do those things.
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:38 PM
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Might be a good computer to bring on-site with you to verfiy things like internet connectivity, test USB peripherals, or download drivers. You don't need anything sleek or powerful to do those things.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I really don't like bringing my expensive Dell laptop out on service calls, but if there's something better that can be had for just a little bit more I'd rather do that.
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its junk,

you may still be able to pick up the 8.9 inch 4gb 1gb ram version for $199 at best buy, but even that is flaky, I have one of them and only after some serious tweaking is it useable.

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I've got to go by the Best Buy tonight anyways, so I'll take a look at that.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:09 PM
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Might be a good computer to bring on-site with you to verfiy things like internet connectivity, test USB peripherals, or download drivers. You don't need anything sleek or powerful to do those things.
Perhaps, but then you are going to need another laptop to do the higher level things. Trust me, these low-end netbooks are very disappointing.

You can get a nice netbook with a gig of ram, 160 gig drive, faster cpu, Windows XP, 4-8 hour battery, etc.. for about $399, BRAND NEW and WITH WARRANTEE. Sure it's a bit more, but these machines will run everything.
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If it made it to sellout.woot.com then it's usually junk. Anything worth 2 cents on woot.com sells out in a few hours. If it's not sold by the end of the day it goes to sellout.woot and then gets rotated into a woot off.

I check woot.com every day, they used to have some great deals but I haven't seen anything worth considering lately. But my reasoning is the same as always, if it makes it to sellout it's not worth it.
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That's not a very good deal. I'm constantly seeing Atom variants for $200-250 with bigger SSD's, memory, etc.
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