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Fsmart's avatar
13 years ago
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Fsmart
I am thinking about going all netbook with a 1 TB external as additional storage and gmail as document backup. I think I will outsource photo editing to university computer labs.

w/ 2 gig RAM upgrade on all ($20)

S10 ($350)
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-10-2-Inc … amp;sr=1-1
w/ 6 cell ($80)
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Battery-5200mAh- … amp;sr=1-4
$450 total (and one extra 3 cell battery)

asus ($385) best battery life on the market as far as I can tell. But looks like a toy.
http://www.amazon.com/10-Inch-Netbook-Process … amp;sr=1-1 w/
$405 total

Samsung ($400) nicer looking body, less battery life
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-NC10-14GB-10-2- … 8J0B6GTECJ
$420 total

I would really like a netbook with a joystick mouse or whatever they call those things. I would like to have a device that I did not need to carry the power cord with me wherever I go. I will probably wait a month or two.
bluet's avatar
13 years ago
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bluet
> [...] joystick mouse or whatever they call those things.

Clit mouse: http://xkcd.com/243/
Carpetsmoker's avatar
13 years ago
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Martin
The HP Mini 2140 is the best netbook that I've used so far.
The keyboard is very good, and works almost like a normal keyboard.

No trackpoint though ... But very few netbooks (Or notebooks for that matter) have that ...
Fsmart's avatar
13 years ago
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Fsmart
dell mini (1366x768 display 1024x600 standard 54.6% of HD display) 6 cell - bluetooth - wireless 802.11g/n
$450 w/ 1 gig ram $470 w/ 2 gig RAM upgrade (if possible)

note: saves $50 not having to purchase a microsoft license.
Fsmart's avatar
13 years ago
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Fsmart
aspire one ($330)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QFZFSK/s … amp;sr=8-1
$350 total
nny's avatar
13 years ago
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nny
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I have the s10.

It's battery life is weak sauce and the tab key is too small.

But otherwise I am happy with it.