Netbook PC

Netbook PC

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:44 pm

I just ordered one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J6NNVM from Amazon so my wife can email/surf without lugging around her laptop. Any have one of them?
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:51 pm

Dick, It looks nice. I want one. Did you read any reviews about it?
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:57 pm

Yes.....they all said the keyboard was great & liked it. (you can read the same customer reviews on Amazon)
Consumer Reports hasn't reviewed them yet. I'll have 30 days to try it out anyway)
No optical drive but I have an external DVD writer anyway
Small HD.16GB but I have a few external HD's anyway
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:23 am

That 16GB harddrive in it is probably a SolidState hardrive. They make thos ALOT larger now. I've seen 200GB SSHarddrives on the market. You can always swap that out if you need the room.
Funny; we have been using Solid State Disk Arrays on mainframe computers for 20 years now. I'm amazed they haven't been used on PCs until just recently. Probably the cost was prohibitive.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: kozel On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:30 am

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.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:33 am

DVC500_at_last wrote:hat 16GB harddrive in it is probably a SolidState hardrive. They make thos ALOT larger now.


I'm not really concerned with the small HD as I just bought my wife an external 250MB HD (for $69.00) to save room on her laptop anyway. I actually ordered this netbook because:
1. I love new gadgets & always try to justify NEEDING them! :oops:
2. My middle daughter was thinking of a laptop but I think this may work for her at 1/2 the price of a laptop.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:35 am

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.


Yeah, thats a better wieght to lug around. Toshiba came out with something similar in '98 or'99. A couple pounds, ran XP.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:36 am

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.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:37 pm

Should be here by UPS tomorrow. I'll report back on what it's like. (Monitor may be too small, etc)
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:45 pm

Dick, Did you buy this just so you can be connected to NEPA 24 by 7? Oh Boy! You will be responding to every thread now !
:eek2: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :D
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:09 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:Dick, Did you buy this just so you can be connected to NEPA 24 by 7? Oh Boy! You will be responding to every thread now !
:eek2: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :nice: :D




You guessed it!! :clap:

Sometime I actually have to goto the bathroom & feel bad that some of you may miss me. :cry2: .....When that thing comes tomorrow.....I'll be able to post on every single thread at any time of the day or night!! :nana: :fear:
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: coalmeister On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:20 am

Devil505 wrote:
DVC500_at_last wrote:Dick, Did you buy this just so you can be connected to NEPA 24 by 7? Oh Boy! You will be responding to every thread now !

You guessed it!! :clap:

Sometime I actually have to goto the bathroom & feel bad that some of you may miss me. :cry2: .....When that thing comes tomorrow.....I'll be able to post on every single thread at any time of the day or night!! :nana: :fear:


Read between the lines boys, he's taking it to the bathroom with him. Dang, I sure hope it didn't come with one of them there nifty webcams and microphone :lol: :lol:
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: coalmeister On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:40 am

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...
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: tvb On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:47 am

Please give reviews on these netbooks when you receive them. I've been seriously considering getting one myself and your good experiences will help me make up my mind.
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Re: Netbook PC

PostBy: coalvet On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:43 am

My Dell Mini 9 is arriving today. Hope it meets my expectations, plan to use it on motorcycle and car trips. Will load mapping software and yahoo so we can keep in touch with the family while away! I will let you know how it works out.

Rich
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