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Old May 29, 2010, 07:28 PM
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Question Need A Netbook No More Than $499

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I'm looking for a netbook no more than $499. The bigger the screen the better. Will mostly be used for playing music and web surfing simultaneously. If it is cheaper to go with a model with less RAM then buy RAM myself and upgrade it if it's cheaper.

Storage is not too much of a problem because it will be connected to an external hard drive.

Any help is appreciated!
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Old May 29, 2010, 07:41 PM
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You won't find any netbook with optical drive, unless you want a external optical drive. What you want is a notebook.
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Old May 29, 2010, 07:50 PM
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Shoppers Drug Mart has a netbook for under $300.
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Must've made that up in my head then, thought I remember seeing some with optical drives earlier on in the "netbook era". Alright then, no optical drive.
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Old May 29, 2010, 07:56 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Eee PC 1005PE Black Intel Atom N450 1GB 250GB 10IN 1024X600 WLAN Windows 7 Starter 14HOUR - 1005PE-PU17-BK In Canada.

One of the best battery life, great netbook.
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The only things I don't like about that model is I'll have to upgrade the RAM (I'd prefer 4GB, but 2 will do) and the screen is kind of small. I'm liking the price though.
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The only things I don't like about that model is I'll have to upgrade the RAM (I'd prefer 4GB, but 2 will do) and the screen is kind of small. I'm liking the price though.

Most, if not all, netbooks only come equipped with 2GB of RAM from what ive seen


EDIT: Take a look at the HP Mini 311. Only comes equipped with 1GB of RAM, but: a) It's DDR3 and b) you have the ability to add another 2GB to it thanks to a free dimm slot
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There is this one:
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Eee PC 1201N Black Atom N330 NVIDIA ION 2GB 250G 12.1IN 1366X768 Draft N WIN7 Premium Netbook - 1201N-PU17-BK In Canada.

I know it is just a hair over your $499 limit as this is $539, but it is a 12.1" screen.
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Gateway 11.6" Intel Pentium SU4100 1.3GHz Laptop (EC1417H) - Black - Future Shop

CULV processor, much more powerful than Atom and 3GB of ram, only 3 cell through.
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