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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 4 Dec. 2008
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This review is from: ASUS Eee PC 701 SD-BLK024L 7-inch Netbook, Linux Preloaded, 512MB RAM, 8GB SSD (Black) (Electronics)
Bought 2 of these for my kids from Santa. Opened these up at work when they were delivered. Everyone loved them and that was even without them being switched on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Got them home and switched one on. Connected to my wireless internet straightaway. These items are the biz - forget nintendo ds etc. U have the internet at ur fingertips and everything else you can expect on a typical laptop - word processing, drawing, painting, games, webcam - it's all there. Of course they are Linux based - but so what - they are so easy to use.

Any kid who gets one of these for xmas will be seriously pleased
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Initial post: 8 Dec 2008 23:56:39 GMT
One quick query - can you watch programmes on the BBC iPlayer on this machine?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2009 18:50:32 GMT
turint says:
Yes you can, using either the online iPlayer through flash player 10, or you can download them to your desktop through iPlayer desktop beta for linux ( available from labs.bbc.co.uk ).

Posted on 7 Mar 2009 13:04:49 GMT
Vin says:
Hi,Nice honest review, could you please advise me if this product will be ok with ( Mobile Broadband ) Thats pay as you go Vodafone it uses GPRS OR 3G via a usb port .

It works fine on my windows xp but im worried it will not work on Linux software ? Any advise id be grateful ,basically im waiting on if this will work as ive closed down my broadband because i dont use it enough to justify paying £17.99 a month .

It would only be occasional use .Many Thanks In advance For our assistance. Regards Pete. PS With Pay As You Go Vodafone im not tied to a contract and i get about 30 hours of surfing via the plug in dongle .

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2009 18:11:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Apr 2009 18:16:52 BDT
jo says:
my husband just got mobile dongle from 3 and it didnt work with it bless him he is disappointed .

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2009 17:43:45 BDT
Mr. J. Ward says:
He could try installing Ubuntu Linux on the netbook, I have a 3 Mobile Broadband dongle and it works out of the box. Ubuntu is also much better supported all round than Xandros (the OS currently installed).

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2010 13:43:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Oct 2010 13:45:28 GMT
It is possible to get the 3 mobile dongle running under Linux, but it's no easy feat, since 3 bundle Windows software with the device (this software contains simple settings they haven't made easily accessible in the public domain, so a Linux user must Google to find the correct (and current!) settings). Then again, I personally don't consider this too great an injustice, considering mobile broadband is still a joke that I would only use in extreme situations (amazing that this remains true a year and half after the post I'm replying to).
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