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CGamesPlay


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Asus EeePC 900 Netbook [Refurbished] - $149.99

1 * Asus EeePC 900 Netbook 8.9" LCD 4GB SSD 512mb DDR2 802.11b/g

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Refurbished Asus EeePC 900 Netbook, for $149.99 + $5 shipping
Product: 1x Asus EeePC 900 Netbook 8.9" LCD 4GB SSD 512mb DDR2 802.11b/g



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wootalyzer


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Asus EeePC 900 Netbook
$149.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

Product List:
- 1 Asus EeePC 900 Netbook 8.9" LCD 4GB SSD 512mb DDR2 802.11b/g

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HolyMythos


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Does the size of the computer have any effect on it's graphic capabilities?

Invisiblemoose


quality posts: 18 Private Messages Invisiblemoose

Is it possible to upgrade the SSD? Possibly to a HDD?

ZLoth


quality posts: 53 Private Messages ZLoth

Anyone know which flavor of Linux it is running?

duckcake


quality posts: 44 Private Messages duckcake

I thought these were only $50 :/

Hi people =þ

SpritlE


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Woot how dare you tempt me sooo, I've been looking at buying one to play with, add a touch screen and so on. I would have jumped on it had it had 1gb of ram and a real hdd >=80gb

Iamin1984


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Iamin1984

I would have wooted this if it was an HP

JuddSandage


quality posts: 0 Private Messages JuddSandage

I think I will pass, it cant do 720p video without extream choppyness, now if it had the atom in it or if it was the HP then I will bite.. but not this one... sorry woot!

kermalou


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4gb ssd? cmon woot, you surely can do better.

i was ready to push the trigger, the picture frames were good. I wanted to make it two in a row.

cinoclav


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glazedfaith


quality posts: 33 Private Messages glazedfaith

Is this the model that has a removable panel on bottom to upgrade ram, or is it the older which requires total disassembly to do so?

HolyMythos


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kc8ukw


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ZLoth wrote:Anyone know which flavor of Linux it is running?



Wikipedia seems to say that at least the 16Gb version is running a custom Linux distribution called "EeePC 900".

Obligatory eeeinteresting?

Flingerboy


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4 gig of memory only? i think i am going to pass, not for 150

Judy321


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Judy321

Asus? Nice little computer.

Jokes about beating your kids (or wife)? Not so funny.

aeromech


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I have the windows version. My wive loves it, something she can play around with while the kids are playing and still keep an eye on them. It is a little slow at times, but seriously, for $150 its a great deal. The reason i got it was for travel. Something i didnt have to worry about getting broken. I cant speak for the linux os but we both really enjoy having it.

vdex34


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Is 4GB enough to run windows on? I may want to test windows 7 on this.

CaptainWes


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I'd make a snarky remark about it running Linux, but it probably can... You win this round, Woot!

JoeMcC00L


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ZLoth wrote:Anyone know which flavor of Linux it is running?



A modification of xandros linux. When I bought this last time it was on woot, I formatted and put Arch Linux on there. It runs like a champ now. I'm sure EasyPeasy will run just as well.

cinoclav


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Froogled again, this time for refurbished models.

courtjester555


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ZLoth wrote:Anyone know which flavor of Linux it is running?



Asus has created a special version of Xandros (which in turn is based on Debian, like Ubuntu) made especially for their netbooks. It comes with a simplified user interface, but you can switch to a more traditional desktop if you so desire.

EBrossette


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Here is a CNET review from the UK. They liked it.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/laptops/0,39030092,49296523,00.htm

meh3884


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oh eee pc, how you fly off the shelves. though i'm yet to figure out why.

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angerbender


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Is the battery also refurbed, or does it come with a new one?

xsupercat8000


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I bought one of these a few months ago. The 4GB SSD is slow as hell and almost useless for windows. I threw a 16GB runcore SSD and 2GB ram in it and it flys now. Running Windows 7 on it and its awesome. Good deal if your looking for something to play with.

martam98


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i bought the one with the atom processor a short while back on woot sellout for the same price. The wife likes it for surfing and emailing, too slow for me. i haven't upgraded the ram or the ssd yet tho.

kpatrick06


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HolyMythos wrote:Does the size of the computer have any effect on it's graphic capabilities?



No. There are videos all over youtube where people have gotten them to run halfway decent games like halflife 2 and others. it wont be on the highest settings, but they do better than everyone gives them credit for.

Kvsparky


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Invisiblemoose wrote:Is it possible to upgrade the SSD? Possibly to a HDD?



exiled1


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seems like a good price, if I were a hobbit, I would be all over this!

dwasifar


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HolyMythos wrote:Does the size of the computer have any effect on it's graphic capabilities?


No. but the cost does. This is a low-end machine in every sense of the word, so you're not going to get fancy-pants 3D acceleration out of its video hardware. If your question is because you want it for gaming, look elsewhere.

That said, it's perfectly adequate for things like ordinary surfing, IMing, and watching YouTube videos. I bought one last time around, and it's quite nice. I upgraded the RAM to 2GB (about $24 at newegg) and replaced the included Xandros Linux OS with Ubuntu Netbook Remix (free). It works quite nicely with the standard Ubuntu desktop, not so well with the default desktop launcher (the animations overtax the video).

Wireless performance could also be better, but still, for a bill and a half it's a killer deal. I'm quite pleased with it overall, for what it is. However, not everyone was so pleased with theirs; apparently some dicey ones slipped through the refurb process last time. Search the forums if you want to know more.

davidjclark


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Just bought another one. Ubuntu NBR works great (there's a patch for non-atom)...

Had to get the white one for the kiddo, but these things are great

No webcam though, you've been warned :D

As for upgrading, you can upgrade the SSD easily along with the RAM, opens super easy.

adepressedloser


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EBrossette wrote:Here is a CNET review from the UK. They liked it.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/laptops/0,39030092,49296523,00.htm



Yes but the review is over a year old. Netbooks are advancing and changing rapidly. I'm sure the review would be worse today.

namorama


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Invisiblemoose wrote:Is it possible to upgrade the SSD? Possibly to a HDD?



In short: no.
In long: nooooooooooooooooo.
I'm referring to the HDD, of course. SSD, probably, but would you want to? How much do they cost nowadays, anyway?

Decided my signature is obnoxious.
Have two lines instead.

anatwork


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*After* reading the write-up, I just want a kindle more!

I go to amazon and obsess over it every day. Please woot, spare my pain.

glazedfaith


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angerbender wrote:Is the battery also refurbed, or does it come with a new one?



seconded

courtjester555


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JoeMcC00L wrote:A modification of xandros linux. When I bought this last time it was on woot, I formatted and put Arch Linux on there. It runs like a champ now. I'm sure EasyPeasy will run just as well.



Ubuntu Netbook Remix also works quite well

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Netbook_Remix

tighejs


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in the world of adding "HD" to everything in existence, I was skeptical of a netbook having "HD audio" and wondered what it was all about. So, just to satisfy my personal skepticism, I wiki'd.

It's a measure of data processing and sound output ability, not how good those 1.5" speakers are going to sound.


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