[clug] Asus Eee PC first impressions

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Sun Dec 16 22:49:45 GMT 2007

Adam Thomas wrote:
> On 10/12/2007, Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
>> So I put my name down at the Civic Myer store for an Asus Eee PC
>> several weeks ago (and my name was first down, apparently). The
>> December 2nd date was a no-show and I was promised a phone call
>> by the Wed.
> The Civic store people were useless for us. I put my name down for two
> a week ago and was told they would call around the 20th when the next
> shipment came in. I went in today to find out that a shipment had come
> in to the store and they had sold a bunch off the shelf. No phone
> call. Turns out I needed to pre-pay to have mine secured. I hadn't
> really planed for that so I could only pay for one on EFTPOS ($800 a
> day limit on my card). Slightly frustrated I came home and my partner
> suggested I call the Belconnen store.
> I called them and Stewart (very nice guy!) answered and let me know
> they had 20 units in stock (2 white and 18 black). We had enough cash
> (in a till at home) to pay for one but my partner had to dip into her
> savings to transfer enough money into her main account to get the
> other one. I wasn't game to try my card lest I meet the wrath of over
> draw style charges.
> I rushed into civic and got my warehouse order canceled then headed to
> Belco where Stewart had put my name on two. We got there about 45 mins
> after my phone call and had purchased two black EEEs. In that time the
> Belco store had sold 4 black units!
> Now to start charging them.

I wonder how many of these EEEs are going to be running Linux vs.
getting a pirated copy of XP installed? I wonder how many people on the
CLUG list have bought one so far?


Bob Edwards.

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