Wanted: Netbook/Small Notebook
Must be small and relatively inconspicuous (13.3" or under, preferably around 10 or 11). Must have a relatively long battery life so that I can take notes in 480 or so minutes worth of classes with the brightness at 50% so I can FREAKING SEE WHAT'S ON THE SCREEN. I don't need a whole lot of storage so like a lower-end 4GB or 8GB one will suffice, but 120GB+ preferred. SSD is not an asset but it's always kind of nice :biggrin:. Preferrably without stupid useless 1.3mp webcam or 3G support, or Bluetooth even...That's real, real, real lame :blarg:. Any make will do. My price range is $450 MAX. But if you can entice me Ill go higher.
I'm really, really, REALLY sh*tty at shopping for very "lineup overkill" things like netbooks. There's a whole whack of people that make netbooks. And each one of those guys usually has a whole whack of different models with all kinds of stupid cr*p that's real hard to comparison shop with in their...roster, or cache, or w/e. I hope I don't sound too demanding, this is meant to be as kind of an impolite but semi-humorous plea for help, people XD.
I know what you are saying. If I even start to look at laptops I start to slowly go insane. I swear each manufacturer has 50 bloody laptops.
The market for them is way the hell too confusing, in my opinion.
If battery life is a must then you can count out most models as few have the larger (usually six cell) battery that you will need. I would go for The Dell Mini-9 because they have started selling them with 2G of ram, and SSD, and the larger battery within your price range.
All I want to say, is don't get a fail bi-lingual keyboard one (namely Acer, perhaps others too).
Otherwise, good luck picking one. ASUS has like 100 models, since they release a new EEE like daily it seems... Dell might be the best bet though since you can easily customize it before buying and saves you from determining which model # you need.
Sick, I was looking on Dell based on you guys' info, the Mini 9 seems pretty...interesting. Do you have to pay shipping with Dell though?
Just bought an Asus eee 1005HA from NCIX, added the slim external DVD, but that is optional.
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Crystal Black Intel Atom 1GB 160G 10IN 1024X600 WLAN Webcam XP Home Netbook - 1005HA-VU1X-BK In Canada.
Chose your colour, lots of them. Atom N270 @ 1.6 GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, 10.1" screen but most important is the 6 - 7 hr real life battery life, advert says 8.5 hrs but most reviews give it 6 - 7 hrs. No bluetooth on this, 802.11 b/g/n. Nothing fancy but it looks like it will work well.
I'll second the Asus EEE 1005HA. Got one about a month ago for my girlfriend for University and she loves it. Battery lasts all day at school, keyboard layout is nice, small, lightweight, and looks slick.
I bought it locally at Memory Express in Calgary for around $450-$500 with an Instant Product Replacement plan from them.
I think I'd rather buy it from a store than order it off Dell. I was sort-of eye-ing this one for awhile TY for the input. Now to make my decision...
I have had the Asus 1005HA for a day now and I must say I am impressed with the machine. The typing is not that bad all things considered and it is pretty peppy too! If you can go check them out I would recommend the machine for sure.
Tiger Direct has a sale on now (26.09.2009) the 1005HA-VU1X-BK and the SAMSUNG NP-N110
. Both are on sale for less than four hundred dollars.
I have to say I am really tempted but they just do not seem to be 'it' yet. One does not have BlueTooth, the other does not have Wireless-n, and neither has a SSD. However, if you want one now it might be a good sale for you.
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