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Hardware Eee PC 901 First Impressions

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Jun 2008.

  1. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I believe the 901 uses the same power brick as the 900, and the bottom pic on this page of Trusted Review's take on the 900 shows that all you'll need is a "Telefunken" type power lead.

    (something with this plug on the end - pic from Wikipedia)
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    The only real problems you might have are things like US keyboard layout (no pound key) and maybe some warranty issues.
     
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  2. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

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    Hmm, the keyboard layout. Didn't think about that :sigh:

    I've bought iPods overseas because their warranties are global, but if i'm not going to be covered at all I might just leave it and cough up the cash over here...
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Who cares about the keyboard layout? Just remove all the markings and make it like the uber keyboard :p
    The power lead is more commonly referred to as "figure 8" and is used a lot on audio systems, the problem is that there is no direct earth cable through it and some places refuse to PA Test it.
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Almost every appliance that uses one of these for power is "double-insulated" and does not need full PA testing.

    1: No Earth connection = No "Earth Leakage" test possible.
    2: No exposed metal parts = No "Insulation Resistance" test possible.
    3: "Figure 8" end of cable may be inserted either way = No Polarity check possible.

    Which leaves only:-

    4: Visual inspection for damage, etc.

    "Double insulation" is represented by a square within a square on the label.

    Ref: Wikipedia
     
  5. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    asus have international warranties, or at least they did for my laptop
     
  6. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I'll be pre-ordering this me thinks, when i find somewhere advertising it lol looks like it was worth holding off :)
     
  7. Xir

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    ...still have to see the first 900...nevermind when these 901's will be available
     
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