Netbook recommendations?

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#1

Hey guys,

Decided I’m going to buy myself a netbook for Christmas, but am not really sure which one I want to get!

I’d prefer something that is $400 or less, though will go up to $450.

I’m mainly going to use it to type Word documents and listen to music when I travel or go to a coffee house.

No real preference between SSD or HDD, but the added storage would be nice (though I do have several large USB keys, and an external HDD I take with me when I travel).

Would prefer 1GB of RAM, as everyone who has 512MB in their netbook seem to kick themselves and want the added RAM.

Windows or Linux is fine, as long as the Linux WiFi and video drivers have been installed and configured properly! :wink:


#2

Give this one a look: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115529


#3

[QUOTE=CCRomeo;2167723]Give this one a look: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115529[/QUOTE]
I think he means netbook, not notebook/laptop.

Regarding your question, there is an nice review here that should help.


#4

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f1/quest-longest-thread-cd-freaks-48450/index1733.html#post2167776


#5

I use an aging Compaq Armada for a “netbook”:rolleyes:, however this new genre is interesting. We have a local company here (Portland), that markets the 2GoPC but it seems to be geared to students.
Here are several links to various netbook reviews:
http://www.liliputing.com/2008/06/netbook-review-roundup-eee-pc-1000h-and.html


#6

MSI Wind hands down, esp for the OC feature when not on battery power. Make sure to get teh GMA950 video card one with bluetooth if its in your price range, and its also the only one with n mode and also def consider the 6hr battery.


#7

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 doesnt look that bad either, you might also want to have a look at LGs netbook which may be cheaper than MSI Wind (its rebadged).
//Danne


#8

I’m thinking this one seems like the one I want: http://tinyurl.com/65mjzt

Final thoughts?


#9

I came across this earlier http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/173/six-windows-netbooks-rated/


#10

The hell with it.

I decided I’m going to get this one. It’s 3 lbs., but it has good battery life and does exactly what I need/want it to do.


#11

[QUOTE=Randomus;2169225]The hell with it.

I decided I’m going to get this one. It’s 3 lbs., but it has good battery life and does exactly what I need/want it to do.[/QUOTE]You did have mine sent also right? :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

The Lenovo is better than the Asus but oh well… it’s your money :wink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834146496
//Danne


#13

They all seem to small for me. Have to think about your eyes later in life.


#14

They still support 640x480 Bob :slight_smile:
//Danne


#15

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2169250]They still support 640x480 Bob :slight_smile:
//Danne[/QUOTE]lol on a 10" screen :frowning: :wink:


#16

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2169232]The Lenovo is better than the Asus but oh well… it’s your money :wink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834146496
//Danne[/QUOTE] Battery life simply is too low for me! :doh:

I want something more than three hours…

Bah to all of this confusion!


#17

I think you made a good choice. But like i said these things are not ergonomically good for people. I remember when black and white portable TV’s came out and i attribute my eye sight in older years to that.

All these small screens and portable devices are not good.


#18

At least here in Sweden they ship with a 6-cell battery (The Phone House retails them) even if their site states 3-cell rumor says…
Oh well :slight_smile:
//Danne


#19

I believe the Acer version claims an 8hr battery, which is more than the others which have a 6hr battery claim.

Just thought I would throw it out there for your consideration.


#20

I have the acer 1000, theres no way it goes more than 4:30 to 5 hours in real life. I am very pleased otherwise. Imagine how less time the 3cell battery would last.