Recommendation on netbook

Recommendation on netbook

Postby Teo » Wed May 26, 2010 2:15 pm

So over the weekend, I was asked by my parents about purchasing a netbook. But I've only seen them but used one before. So does anyone have a good recommendation for a netbook and NO Apple products as it needs to be within budget; plus they have never used an apple before.

So please give me some brands and why you like that particular netbook.
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Re: Recommendation on netbook

Postby jeffcm » Wed May 26, 2010 3:37 pm

What is your budget? and what do you need it for? I have seen some netbooks on sale at $299 with decent spec.
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Re: Recommendation on netbook

Postby mattm948 » Wed May 26, 2010 4:14 pm

I've got an HP 2102 and overall have been happy with it. The screen can be a little small at times, but the size and lightness more than make up for that. I think there is a new generation of netbooks coming out that offer Intel's latest Atom processor, which should be an improvement on performance and battery life. My netbook claims 9 hours of battery life, but so far I have only reached about 5 hours max time. If I was going to buy one again, I would definitely go with a 11 or 12 inch screen just for easier reading. :) Asus and Toshiba have these.
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Re: Recommendation on netbook

Postby Kings » Wed May 26, 2010 4:22 pm

Yeah I'm thinking about getting a new laptop as well. I'm actually taking a look at the Dell Vostro V13. It's slim and pretty! :lol: The specs on it are not too bad either.
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Re: Recommendation on netbook

Postby Teo » Thu May 27, 2010 11:56 am

My parents are looking for a decent size screen; a little bigger screen will definitely be helpful. Budget I would guess around 300-500 at most and they will most be using it to check emails, some word processing and of course viewing their photos.
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Re: Recommendation on netbook

Postby Alan » Thu May 27, 2010 2:07 pm

I know its a bit more money....but ipad?
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Re: Recommendation on netbook

Postby Kings » Thu May 27, 2010 3:18 pm

Alan wrote:I know its a bit more money....but ipad?


Actually I'm thinking about that too.. I will probably buy a laptop in the $500-600 range soon and the IPad falls into that budget. It a nice device but I think I'd prefer having some USB ports and VGA out. Typing on the IPad doesn't look that confortable either. As a media device it looks great but I'm not sold on it as a laptop alternative.
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Re: Recommendation on netbook

Postby jeffcm » Thu May 27, 2010 3:22 pm

10" screen on netbook is a bit too small to read. 11" or 12" will be the best. You can also wait for the price drop for 13" notebook.
I am still waiting for the next gen netbook with better cpu and video chip.
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