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Net Book

Post by bgamble » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:36 am

I am tired of carrying around my hulking oversized laptop and I am thinking of buying one of the new net books or other mini laptops

My requirements;
Ms Word and excel
Watch movies generally avis I download from some pirate website
Email
Surf the web


I could probably get away with 5 - 10 gigs of "disk” just to carry around docs I am using on current project. I have an external 100gig hard drive

I am thinking about the dell mini 9 XP version

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Re: Net Book

Post by Snowy » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:16 am

any new "small" laptop will do the trick.

I would check ACER laptops.

http://www.small-laptops.com/category/acer/

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Re: Net Book

Post by Baz » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:24 am

Or better yet...

check something like this!

http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/cl/27/Lapt ... =lte%3B2.0

That should list all laptops that weigh less than 2kg! Spend as little as 160 or as much as 2800!!!
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Re: Net Book

Post by ese_pinche_ABAP » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:20 am

I was lugging around a 17" 1920x1200 and it was killing me. I now have an ASUS eee PC, the 1000HA in the "pearl" color which is quite nice, runs XP not Vista, 160GB drive, wireless, 2GB RAM, 10.1" screen, long battery life - but no DVD drive, screen resolution only 1024x600 so I pop up only one window at a time. But my back and shoulders thank me every day!

I use OpenOffice (it's free!) in lieu of MS Word and Excel and have had no compatibility problems.

This one is the new 1000HE and has the N280 processor instead of the older N270, and is colored blue:

http://www.amazon.com/10-Inch-Netbook-P ... NYC1V7NPTJ

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Re: Net Book

Post by bill_sd » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:49 am

I think you need to start working out, ya wimp.

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Re: Net Book

Post by davewillock » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:25 am

I believe this place is near to where you are at the moment !! ????? ...... if so check out http://www.cclonline.com

They've got some Acers and Toshiba ones in - all around £250 ish ....... 1.6G 2G Ram 160HD....

Not sure what they're like but have one on show in the show room ......

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Re: Net Book

Post by MattG » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:28 am

Look around, the quoted price may be more than what you will pay! I just bought a Medion Akoya E1210, (a MSI Wind U100 clone, as is the Advent 4211). The list price is any of £252, £279, £299. The shelf price was £249 the price I payed (due to VAT change) was £243.70.

Stright away bought a 2GiB memory stick and replaced the 1GiB one. Now all I have to do is start using it.
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Re: Net stockings

Post by Seany » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:44 pm

I can't help reading that Bryson is looking for a new lap dancer. is it just me?
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Re: Net stockings

Post by swright » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:55 pm

Seany wrote:I can't help reading that Bryson is looking for a new lap dancer. is it just me?
not at all, next he'll be urging women to join "sit-on-my-face-book"
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Re: Net Book

Post by Jim B » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:23 pm

I have owned a couple of ASUS netbooks, and highly recommend them. Good build quality, good drivers, just well built, but without the Toshiba/HP/Sony price tag. The most stunning thing about ASUS is their warranty support - I have twice sent a notebook back to them with problems, the first time partially a warranty issue, the second totally user damage. Both times, no charge. The first time I sent it off via courier, notebook returned in 48 hours with a comment that as I had spilt coffee on the keyboard, they had replaced the keyboard, but if the motherboard shat itself, that would be my problem and not covered by warranty. It's still running fine...
The second time was totally user damage, but instead of charging me, I got fed coffee and a chat with the techie. That was in NZ, though, so maybe its just a cultural thing.

In terms of what to look for in a netbook:
- Keyboard - the 10" screens tend to come with larger and better keyboards. ASUS, ACER and Toshiba looked good, but haven't owned any 10". The ASUS EEE 7" and 9" models have noticably smaller keyboards, and the 9" I own is a bit cramped for prolonged typing.
- Build quality - dunno about the DELL, but the ACER is fragile and cheap, ASUS very good, Toshiba looked good.
- Extras - YOU WILL NEED A CD or DVD reader! Buy an external one (about US150 for a lightweight USB bus-powered one)
- Extras - finding a good carry bag is difficult. Check out portable DVD bags.
- Storage - do you want to use it as your main computer, or will you synchronise it with your main computer. This is where external USB drives, SD cards etc get complicated. The synchronisation can be a prick. I find rsync is brilliant, but it's Linux/Unix only, and I think you will want Windows.
- Mobile networking - if you can, check out what wireless/cellphone options are available. hen these work and don't cost a fortune, they are great. But what will work with your machine....?

Alternatives to a netbook...12 & 13" notebooks are not much heavier, and more comfortable to use, but they can be very expensive.

Jim

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Re: Net Book

Post by bgamble » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:20 am

Thanks to all. Now if my contract gets extended next week I will have something to spend all these worthless quid things they like so much on this island
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Re: Net Book

Post by Baz » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:47 am

bgamble wrote:worthless quid things
worthless??? :shock:

you exchange them for beer!!!!
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Re: Net Book

Post by swright » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:07 pm

Baz wrote:
bgamble wrote:worthless quid things
worthless??? :shock:

you exchange them for beer!!!!
Yeah, we call them beer tokens.
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Re: Net Book

Post by VLozano » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:21 am

Will it be the first time someone gets hooked by a net book?
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