If you live in the UK and bought an Eee PC 900, odds are you got stuck with a 4400mAh battery rather than the 5800mAh battery that the company sent out to early product reviewers. Responding to customer complaints, a few weeks ago Asus promised to offer UK customers a way to upgrade their batteries. The upgrade will cost you £10, but it’s better than nothing, right?
That means you have to go without a laptop battery for 5 days. Most other companies do things in the reverse order. They take your credit card information, send you a replacement part and then ask you to send back the original part. That way you don’t have to live without a necessary component for a week, and the company can always charge your card if you fail to send back the original part.