Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My EEE Pc 900 HA is finally here!

Well, it wasn't delivered to my house and SingTel didn't inform me that I had to redeem it. I presume it was to be sent to my house together with my Free Modem but on the day the guy delivered me the modem and I inquired abt the Netbook, he said he doesn't know abt that, he is just there to deliver the modem.

Straight after that, I called up SingTel, and after a few minutes of waiting, the CSO picked up. OK he was really nice and he did went all the way to find out what is the status of my EEE Pc. After a few minutes of checking, he said that a redemption letter was sent to me last week but I wasn't at home, but the delivery guy did leave a reminder letter on my door/gate to pick up the redemption letter at the SingPost. Ok this is the part where I really do not like. Reminder letters left on the gates can be missed understood as SPAM! Yes, you know those paper leaflets that people leave on your door.

Futhermore, the email sent to me abt my upgrade plan did not state that I need to redeem my EEE Pc or any redemption letter will be sent to me. For your info, I upgraded my internet plan online and they sent a summary of internet plan to my email which included what I will get for free, delivery time, activation time, etc.

So anyway, I think the CSO knew I was a bit unhappy abt this, he went to check the status of hte redemption letter and gave me the reference number for me to redeem the letter at SingPost and even the number to call. I was happy that he went all the way to do that from his side, so at least I didn't get more confused later on.

Ok, at this part I got a wrong assumption. After calling SingPost and SingTel, I thought I was going to get my EEE Pc at SingPost. But when I got to SingPost, I only got the redemption letter. After a long wait in line, I just came in there only for the REDEMPTION LETTER!

It was not use fretting over it, so I immediately opened the letter and read that the redemption was to be made at an office in Burlington Square. And it closes at 7pm, I checked the time, it was almost 6pm. So I took the MRT from Tampines to Bugis. I walked through the Bugis village and to my surprise I met my aunts. After a short chat, they decided to follow me to redeem my EEE Pc.

Long story short, I reached the place and after a short wait, I finally got my EEE Pc in a box. The only thing I didn't like about this part was that they didn't have a plastic bag for me to carry. So I had to carry it all the way home. Luckily, this product wasnt' so heavy.

I was happy I got my EEE Pc but I was not happy with the following:
1) No notification that the EEE Pc was to be redeemed or a redemption letter was to be sent to me.
2) SingPost should have a better way of informing ppl that we have letters/package to be taken at SingPost rather than leaving paper leaflets at the door/gate.

Anyway, here's my EEE PC.

I do knot know why they are complaining about the space bar. It's not that short, I can still use it seemlessly, the only problem I have using the keyboard is the Enter and right Shift key.

The mousepad works smoothly, and it has this finger gestures you can make on it for easy scrolling and zooming.

I am still exploring but I love the EEE Pc, it is so small and light, plus it has a pretty big Hard Drive, 160GB. It also has 3 USB ports, Webcam, LAN port, Mic and headphone jack, SD Card slot and a 15 pin Display port for you VGA outputs display.

The specs are pretty good too:

Intel Atom N270 processor
1GB Ram

I'll probably upgrade the RAM in the future or the HDD but for now I am just sticking to what it has.

This is something you can carry around. I carried this without any trouble when I walked backed home with the whole thing together in the box. So imagine how light it is when you just bring the Netbook around.

The keyboard just takes a little getting used to and the 8.9 inch screen is pretty sufficient to do your surfing and typing. I rather bring this to a cafe to do my work than my other Asus Notebook, which even though is portable, it is also quite heavy to carry around.

1 comment:

marenaz said...

did u just announce me as your AUNT? please eh... hahaha

anyways.. I need to upgrade my RAM too.. so if you planning to upgrade yours anytime soon let me know!