[clug] Looking for a netbook

Victor Wibisono devacto at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 03:40:54 MDT 2009


This is probably very very late but I just got my Asus1000HE today
from OfficeWorks. They charged $836 for their notebook but I've found
a website (www.msy.com.au) that sells the netbook for $695.

So I called up Officeworks and using their Lowest-price policy, they
offered me 5% off the $695 which made it $660. That's how I got my
$660 EeePC 1000HE netbook. You may try that too cos it saved me quite
a lot of money.


Victor Hartanto Wibisono

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Ian McLeod<ianmcleod75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ian Bardsley wrote:
>> Hi Ian
>> We havn't seen any hardware problems with this machine.  On board Wireless
>> N works OOTB using Ubuntu Jaunty but on Intrepid needed the driver
>> compiling.  Web Cam worked OOTB but to be fair I bought a Logitech Web Cam
>> that I new was Linux friendly.  Not sure about Printing as we use a wireless
>> Printer but in my experience anything HP just works.  USB Keyboard and Mouse
>> are fine and I've even had a USB DVB tuner running on it with no problems.
>> Good luck with your search
>> Ian B
> Thanks - well I'm a great believer in outsourcing problems - these guys
> quoted me around $980 for the latest 1000HE model with everything confirmed
> working except BlueTooth - and included in that is a $70 charge to set up a
> dual boot with Ubuntu (sweet - saves hours of mucking around) and they are
> happy to provide support (to a reasonable degree I'm sure).
> Pretty tempted - if the wife doesn't flip out because I naturally gravitated
> to the latest model.
> http://www.vgcomputing.com.au/nsintro.html
> For this price though it's getting up there with cheap laptops but at least
> this will work properly I suppose - compared to say a cheap brand name
> laptop.
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