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notechyet
21-06-2010, 08:51 AM
Hello

my son wants to buy this (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=11630) machine.
Has anyone of you had any good or bad experiences with it?

Thanks:)

pctek
21-06-2010, 09:48 AM
Good brand.
It's fine for what it is, which is NOT a laptop.
It's for just net use and stuff mainly. Not gaming, not full on performance hungry applications.
If thats what he wants, then fine, good brand, good shop too.

DeSade
21-06-2010, 09:55 AM
I use mine as a ebook reader and I can surf the net if I feel the need. It sits next to my bed fully networked to my media library.

Its a good little machine for what it does.

inphinity
21-06-2010, 10:11 AM
We have one, great little netbook. As long as you are after a netbook and not a full laptop or desktop replacement. It's great for web browsing / email / typing notes etc. Don't expect to do any sort of heavy gaming, graphics editing etc as it is NOT for that and won't cope.

We have WinXP rather than Win7 Starer on ours.

bk T
21-06-2010, 10:40 AM
If you are prepared to spend ~$600 for a machine (or a toy) just to surf the Internet, checking your email, by all means, go ahead!

But is it worth it? Why don't you get a real laptop (notebook)?

inphinity
21-06-2010, 10:58 AM
If you are prepared to spend ~$600 for a machine (or a toy) just to surf the Internet, checking your email, by all means, go ahead!

But is it worth it? Why don't you get a real laptop (notebook)?

Why should I spend another $400 or so to buy something less convenient to carry and for features or capabilities I don't care about?

notechyet
21-06-2010, 12:02 PM
Guys and Ladies
Thanks for all your replies. Sounds like it is an ok machine.
He is travelling overseas at the end of the year so I'll say it is for Facebook, email and generall browsing, and hopefully to keep in contact with me/us.
I'll forward the link to the thread to him.:thanks:thanks

Renmoo
21-06-2010, 12:26 PM
http://playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=/ID=13795/SID=871020339/productdetails.html

Even better: Larger HDD capacity for a cheaper price. I am using it at the moment.

bk T
21-06-2010, 12:35 PM
Why should I spend another $400 or so to buy something less convenient to carry and for features or capabilities I don't care about?

Well, if that's all you need for 'computer' and are prepared to spend that sum of money, go ahead (as I said earlier)!

To me, it's just an expensive toy.:D

notechyet
21-06-2010, 07:29 PM
Well, if that's all you need for 'computer' and are prepared to spend that sum of money, go ahead (as I said earlier)!

To me, it's just an expensive toy.:D

bk T and others
My boy was very happy with your replies.
He's got a part time job after school, living at home, and feels rich. He can go for it and if it does not work well enough for him he'll sell it on, it's all a learning curve.
I like the idea that if he leaves home, that he may keeps contact more regular with he's new toy. Money is not all.
Thanks again:banana

mzee
21-06-2010, 07:41 PM
We have 3 Eee 701 (smaller than the 1001P). One is on Linux and the others on XP. They have never faltered, very portable and capable of most tasks, given limitations of small screen.
Excellent for Emails, Web Browsing etc. If you need a bigger screen you can pick up a monitor from the flea market, and also plug in a keyboard.

KarameaDave
21-06-2010, 07:51 PM
Cheaper.

http://playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=527/ID=13779/SID=229115056/productdetails.html

notechyet
22-06-2010, 05:21 AM
My teenager has made up his mind pretty much on this.
As a neighbour did not have great success with Pl...ch we intend to get it from CL.