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Old May 3, 2009, 01:15 PM
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A net book for university work ?
Nothing wrong with using a netbook. I mean most of the time all you are going to be doing is typing up documents for your courses so why spend thousands of dollars on something that is way overkill? You can pickup a nice Lenovo S10 netbook and have it do everything you need.
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Old May 3, 2009, 01:17 PM
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Or even use Darwine in some cases.(Darwine = Wine for Mac OS(Mac OS UNIX underpinnings called Darwin))

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Enaberif, have you actually ever done much typing on netbooks?
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Old May 3, 2009, 01:19 PM
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Oh boy, the fanboys are coming out to argue now...

hen555, tell us straight up what your needs/wants are, then we can help you make an informed desicion without getting into silly fanboy wars. If you have a preference for pc or mac or anything else, let us know.
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Nothing wrong with using a netbook. I mean most of the time all you are going to be doing is typing up documents for your courses so why spend thousands of dollars on something that is way overkill? You can pickup a nice Lenovo S10 netbook and have it do everything you need.
True, but I think he's looking for a replacement for his Pentium D desktop. I don't think he wants to lug around both.
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Old May 3, 2009, 01:28 PM
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True, but I think he's looking for a replacement for his Pentium D desktop. I don't think he wants to lug around both.
You could still look at a sub $1000 notebook like an acer which will be twice as much as that Pentium D.

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Yah I have I owned a first gen EEE PC and I liked it despite the tiny keyboard which has now been much improved and the S10 has a typical 104 keyboard layout.
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A net book for university work ?
What's wrong with that? I used my MSI Wind U100 all year for AutoCAD, MATLAB, ProEngineer, programming and reports without a problem. Netbooks are seriously the way to go for University related stuff. (Yes, it was my only computer)
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You not serious, you call it a serious way to go ?????? Autocad on a net book with an Intel Atom.... ( it's those not perform more than a celeron 900 ) definitively we don't have the same notion of performance. How is your rending in 3D



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Old May 3, 2009, 08:20 PM
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Hi Hen, I just notice it's you, by Macbook pros , do you means a use one, do you have one model in mind ?

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I have 4 windows pc's and i want to try out the apple stuff

are macbook pros good?
i ned a laptop for university
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Old May 3, 2009, 08:21 PM
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Because Acers are good laptops and have great service in Canada?

So why not support the economy?
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