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Spec me a Netbook

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by Niir, 10 Jun 2010.

  1. Niir

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2008

    Posts: 354

    Im starting a PGCE next year and i dont really want to take my current 3 year old laptop which has the form factor of a paving slab around in my bag in lessons.

    So ive started considering a netbook.

    What it will need:

    -Word
    -Powerpoint
    -Excel
    -Web browsing
    -Good storage (although external HD would be an option)

    I have literally no idea about netbooks but i need it to be snappy.

    Im not to worried about keyboard size because for any extended typing ill be using my big beasty gaming rigg + full sized keyboard.

    Price isnt really an issue within reason, i just want to know whats out there!

    edit: i also have a HTC desire so internet tethering is going to be a posibility if that makes a difference!

    edit2: also email...duno how i forgot that lol!
     
    Last edited: 10 Jun 2010
  2. Niir

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2008

    Posts: 354

    oops sorry

    this looks pretty spot on, thoughts?
     
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  3. broona

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,626

    Location: Hexham

    First thought, remove the competitor link!!!

    Missus has got an Asus 1005HA, and it's a brilliant bit of kit, the 1008 seems to be almost the same machine, just without a removable battery.
     
  4. Niir

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2008

    Posts: 354

    cool, 280 seems pretty reasonable to me for that one, thanks!
     
  5. Devo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,019

    Location: Richmond, Surrey

    I've just bought a Lenov S10-2. Not quite as good battery as the Asus - about 6 hours real-world usage - but it comes with a 250gb hard drive and a better webcam ;)

    Can be had online for £219 too!
     
  6. Niir

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2008

    Posts: 354

    webcam doesnt matter, never going to use and battery life is important for my usage.
     
  7. avrc

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 May 2007

    Posts: 980

    Location: Cannock

    I don't know if it's too late as your post was 10 days ago but I've got a Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 which I'm greatly impressed with. Upgraded it to 2GB memory and swapped Windows 7 Starter for Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and it's great. I can honestly say that I've not found any issues with it or niggles, it's a joy to use and much quicker than I was expecting. I'd happily recommend it.

    I only use my main rig for gaming and movies now. Everything else gets done on the Mini.
     
    Last edited: 21 Jun 2010
  8. Sootie

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Jan 2008

    Posts: 302

    Surely this is worth a look?
    HP Compaq Mini 311c Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz ION 11.6" Netbook - XP Home
    £270, so in budget!
     
  9. Sootie

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    Joined: 15 Jan 2008

    Posts: 302

    if you can stretch your budget, the Asus UL30A might be a good punt too!
     
    Last edited: 21 Jun 2010