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Old August 19, 2009, 10:12 PM
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Hi all,

The Timeline seems to be the perfect choice for a non-netbook-type ultra-portable. What I would like to know is that are other manufacturers going to release notebooks of the same calibre to provide competition. Dell Vostro 10 looks pretty good, the MSI X-Slim as well.

Anything from Asus, Toshiba, etc?

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Old August 19, 2009, 10:30 PM
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The Dell 11z seems to be good for the money.
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Old August 19, 2009, 10:54 PM
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I have the 13.3" timeline. It's fine, as long as you reformat and put a clean install on it. Most of Acer's crap bogs down the system a lot, making it appear slow.
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Yep. The 13.3" Timeline looks the like best. Infiniti, what's under the hood? The least expensive model (the one with the SU2700) is just within my budget.
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If I wanted to get a computer of similar size, weight, battery life but with a better manufacturer brand (ASUS, Dell, HP, Toshiba, Levono, ect) is there any predominant competition to the timeline series currently available?
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Glad you finally gave SHiFT. Welcome to HWC

I can't help much on this topic, cause I like big laptop screens

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Yep. The 13.3" Timeline looks the like best. Infiniti, what's under the hood? The least expensive model (the one with the SU2700) is just within my budget.
Let me think.. My system has 4GB of DDR3 ram, the SU2700 clocked at 1.3Ghz, I believe, and it has the Intel GMA 4500. I was able to get this brand new in the States for $400. Unfortunately, there's no DVD drive, but I notice that I won't be using it much anyway.

One problem I've noticed is that the system stutters when playing HD videos. I fixed this problem by reinstalling the OS, so it must be some of the bloatware that Acer puts on the system that's screwing around with it.

Also, I'm pretty sure this is the only laptop other than the EEEs that actually hits it's advertised battery life. I was able to get around 7 hours 45 minutes on a full charge, watching a movie, then listening to some music after.

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May I ask what retailer in the States? That is just insanely cheap!

I read that with a SU3500, it can play HD flash videos without breaking a sweat, even with all of the crapware. With the fresh install, XP, Vista, or W7 (Which flavour as well)?

I also have a EEE 1000HE, and it really does last, even with both wifi and BT on.
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May I ask what retailer in the States? That is just insanely cheap!

I read that with a SU3500, it can play HD flash videos without breaking a sweat, even with all of the crapware. With the fresh install, XP, Vista, or W7 (Which flavour as well)?

I also have a EEE 1000HE, and it really does last, even with both wifi and BT on.
I got it at Fry's, but I think it was in-store only. It doesn't seem to show that price on the site.

I did a fresh install of W7, and it's running fine right now, almost as fast as my desktop, which I barely use now.
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