Netbook PC

Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:49 am

coalmeister wrote:I'm getting one of these little guys too, my Toshiba screen and battery died. Why did you pick this over the HP mini 1000 for $299 or the Dell for $199? I note people are recommending the 60 GB hard drive too...


I think the one I bought has a larger screen than the cheaper HP model & I didn't even see the Dell one. Have a link to the Dell?
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: djackman On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:45 pm

Looks nice, I've worked on an Acer netbook and was quite impressed.

They nicely bridge the gap between smartphone limitations and full size notebook inconvenience.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Razzler On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:32 pm

Devil herd go things about this Asus.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834220443
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:39 pm

Razzler wrote:Devil herd go things about this Asus.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834220443


Have to check it out! ...Close to same price......Same processor...twice the memory & TEN TIMES the HD space! (hmm...but it's an Asus...They any good/reliable?)
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:51 pm

Devil505 wrote: (hmm...but it's an Asus...They any good/reliable?)


Stick with a name brand. Consider Customer Support, if you ever have a problem.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: tvb On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:21 pm

Asus has been around for some time but since most people don't know who makes their motherboard, it's not as recognizable. They make 1:3 mbs used in home computing.

You'll be fine with the brand.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:37 pm

Almost all Notebooks are manufactured in China. The few exceptions would those that a have special security or environmental specifications for industrial or government use. Several years ago Taiwan, China was the primary source but now manufactures are mainland China and many Asia countries. Follow this link, http://tuxmobil.org/laptop_oem.html for the complex linkage between the label on the computer and the real Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Note the caution that these relationships change frequently. Many times what you are paying for is the brand name and a customer service promise. The Intel "Atom" processor is the CPU in all the low cost sub notebook size units. See details at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverthorne_(CPU)

A the current price points I consider the sub notebook product a throw away and shop largely for price. The cost of any repair would likely be near the cost of a replacement product. I don't have a sub laptop because I don't have a real need.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:55 pm

Yanche wrote:I don't have a sub laptop because I don't have a real need.


I don't have a real need either Yanch........I'm just a gadget buff!! :oops:

But my middle daughter (the coal stove owner) does accounting work & only has a desktop model. With a 2 year old at home, she could benefit from a portable....At the same time, my wife uses a compaq laptop but I think would like the size of this netbook more.
So.........When it arrives I'll see who likes it more for 1/2 the price of a good laptop.
I personally don't need it because I never leave this desktop so that I can keep things running smoothly on this forum 24/7! :P :lol:
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:14 pm

Go to dealnews.com and type in "atom" in the search. There is a dell there now for $199 linux though. There's got to be about a dozen under $300, though you have to see if the sales are still active.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:32 pm

I recently bought my son a Dell Mini...he loves it. A bit too small for me however.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: kozel On: Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:12 am

Devil505 wrote:
kozel wrote:Since I carry one at all times, I shelved my 7 lb 15" Acer and now carry a Samsung NC10, 2 lbs, 10" screen, 5-7 hrs of battery and love it.


At almost $500.00 it's pretty expensive though.


Dealer cost on the comparable Acer was $360 and the Samsung was $440. Samsung included bluetooth and had a 10"screen opposed to Acer's 8.9". While I've had good luck with Acers, I felt the Samsung had an edge and went for the extra $$$$.

If you are looking for cheap, sellout.woot had a deal yesterday for a refurb linux asus unit.

Asus Eee PC 2G Surf 800MHz Netbook
$159.99 + $5 shipping
Condition: Refurbished
Product: 1 Asus Eee PC 2G Surf 800MHz 512mb 2GB SSD 7" LCD Linux Open Office
Color: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, White
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: coalvet On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:58 am

Well it's day three of putting the Dell Mini 9 through a workout and I must say I'm impressed. After uninstalling some of the crapware that comes on the machine and putting what I want on it everything works well. If it lasts as long as my other Dells I'll be satisfied. Here are some of the specs.

16 gig ssd
1 gig of ram
1.6 ghz Intel Atom processor
3 usb ports
1.3megapixel built in webcam

Rich
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: kozel On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:02 am

There is a new Acer hitting the market with a 10" screen, 1gb memory, 160gb drive, 6 cell battery, XP home and the usual options. Today's Radio Shack flyer has it for $349.99
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: coalvet On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:28 am

I saw the add but I wanted a solid state drive for extended battery life, cooler running and I think it will be more rugged for use on my motorcycle!

Rich
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Razzler On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:39 am

Devil505 wrote:(hmm...but it's an Asus...They any good/reliable?)


Yes they are! Asustek (not to be confused with Acer) is one of the top names in the computer world. I bought a 15" Asus laptop for my wife and had no trouble at all, it works great. Over the last 10 years i've bought many many many Asus products motherbords,video cards, cd/dvd drives they make just about everything in a pc. Do some research on there products you will read alot of good reviews.

DVC500_at_last wrote:Stick with a name brand. Consider Customer Support


You can't get a better brand then Asus. ;) Or do you mean a name brand assembler that doesn't make there own components like the big D and C that sell you slightly outdated technology laced with crapware and trialware for a bloated price. Asustek has just as good if not better support then anyone. I'll go with Asustek any day of the week much better bang for you buck.
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