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Old June 27, 2010, 08:47 AM
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Hi Folks,

My brother in law is looking for a netop and asked my if I could make him some suggestions. The thing is, I know my ways around computers and laptops but I know next to nothing about the netop category. He'll be using is machine mostly for Email and surfing. He likes light machine, very portable. He travels quite a bite The budget can go up to 1000 if necessary.

Is there a minimum that should be considered as far as hardware is concerned ? If you have good experiences with some models please share you experience here as well as suggestions.

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Old June 27, 2010, 09:24 AM
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One of the things to consider is if he'd be likely to use the netbook outside or if it'll be all inside. My Gateway looks great, but it doesn't have a matte screen and as such is pretty hard to see with outside lighting.
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Old June 27, 2010, 05:25 PM
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Good point, hadn't thought that.
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Old June 27, 2010, 05:35 PM
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I'd recommend the Asus 1215PN, it's coming soon with great specs and if he wanted to, he could slap an SSD for great performance. It's a dual core Intel Atom chipset with nvidia ION2 graphics, and I believe Nvidia Optimus.
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