[clug] Looking for a netbook
andrew.loughhead at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 06:40:57 MDT 2009
Well, this is even later, I got a Kogan Agora Pro, and replaced gOS with
Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Basically happy, $445 delivered, ordered Sunday
and got it Tuesday. So far suspend and hibernate kill wifi but apart
from that its all happy. For the price I think its fantastic value.
Victor Wibisono wrote:
> 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.
>> 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
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