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    Have you had a Eeepc trial?

    We are looking into eepc’s. Some one a while back was saying they had trial of this product. If this was you please can you tell me how you went about it please?

    Thank you

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    give rm a tinkle, they are like golddust though

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    I've just noticed we have about 6000 tesco computers for school vouchers and you can get one from them for about that.

    As strawberry has said im not sure how likely you are going to be able to get one on trial as I think they are flying out as soon as they are in stock.

    An 8GB HD 1gig RAM Windows version is due out in May as well as a 4GB HD 512MB RAM standard version - so you may be able to get your name down for a trial for one of these newer models.

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    I have 2 here.

    I've installed XP here, and they work great.
    On the 4gb h/d I've also installed Google earth, office 2003 and SIMS.

    No real problems to report.

    (p.s. One is in South Africa at the moment, and working flawlessly)

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    We too have two, both running the standard o/s. A pupil with a broken arm is using one with no problems and the other is my hack m/c, which did have Fedora on it but now is back to standard in case we get another broken arm. Feedback has been excellent - they just work.

    The final paragraph of this story http://news.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/0,1...9373621,00.htm explains why they are so rare. It also mentions touch screen is a possibility, just like the many hacked ones available on ebay.

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    we all got one each here... very shiny. I like the default O/S.

    Highly recommended...

    I'd personally wait for the 9" screens though!

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    We've got two - I've installed XP Pro on both. Kids love them but find it tiring to use one for a long period due to the small screen and keyboard.

    Great for email and surfing.

    I bought one for myself after seeing them at BETT but my daughter now has it permanently and uses it at school :-(

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    How do they run with XP please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    How do they run with XP please?
    Lots of people report no problems, but Asus disagree as they have upped the spec for the native windows eee's.

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    What is driver support like please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    How do they run with XP please?
    Very well I found. I installed an nlited version with all the windows updates integrated and used under a gigabyte of the 4GB ssd.

    It just needs that extra resolution and it will be perfect, bring on the 8.9" version.

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    Would you recommend putting them onto the Domain?

    Many Thanks
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    I didn't try putting the one we had on the domain, but I can't see any problems with doing so. As long as you don't try putting something like CC3 on it

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    Nope we don't use CC3

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