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nedkelly
04-11-2010, 08:03 PM
I want a netbook so I dont have to bring my main laptop with me every where.
What is a really good one to get?

bluezone
04-11-2010, 08:16 PM
acer aspireone are nice and easy to upgrade. I have 1. also got a hp mini here easy to upgrade but hard to install xp onto,

johnd
04-11-2010, 09:00 PM
I reckon that the ASUS Eee is the best in terms of value for money and build quality. I recently bought a 1001PX for $460 and dual booted XP with Ubuntu Netbook.

Brooko
05-11-2010, 09:42 AM
+1 on the ASUS eee series

I've used the 1005PE and now own the 1015PED. Great netbooks. Best feature is the 9-13 hour battery life. Build quality excellent.

Their latest series 1015PEM should be even better. Atom N550 dual core and still able to deliver the long battery life.

DeSade
05-11-2010, 09:46 AM
+2 ASUS EEE

inphinity
05-11-2010, 09:51 AM
Asus Eee. Or a tablet.

Renmoo
05-11-2010, 11:02 AM
+ 1 Asus Eee series. I am a proud owner of the Asus 1005HA Eee netbook.

cowboy stu
07-11-2010, 08:22 PM
is 1 gig ram enough for these machines ?

johnd
07-11-2010, 08:31 PM
Yes if running XP or Linux. Maybe more if W7.

somebody
08-11-2010, 06:25 AM
Yes if running XP or Linux. Maybe more if W7.

Even with W7 it's fine. I have an Acer Aspire One D250 with 1GB RAM running W7 + Office 2k7 and it runs happily.

cowboy stu
08-11-2010, 08:30 AM
thanks looking at getting one

GR8Metal
08-11-2010, 09:26 AM
I've got an HP Mini 1036TU with XP Home. It's works great! You can get them from NL for around $450-$490 now I think....

cowboy stu
08-11-2010, 10:50 AM
what about this. are manufacturer re-certified ok to buy ?

http://firstin.co.nz/products/asus-1005hab-windows-7-netbook-3753/?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=November+8th+2010

GR8Metal
08-11-2010, 01:15 PM
what about this. are manufacturer re-certified ok to buy ?

http://firstin.co.nz/products/asus-1005hab-windows-7-netbook-3753/?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=November+8th+2010

Yeah, that spec looks almost exactly the same as mine.
Havn't had much epxerience with "re-certified" products but reading the comments, it sounds pretty good to me. Bear in mind that the warranty is only for 6 months compared to 12 months (generally) with a brand new unit.

cowboy stu
08-11-2010, 03:40 PM
thanks... will investigate further

Agent_24
08-11-2010, 11:36 PM
I would say Asus as they are one of the best for quality.

mikebartnz
09-11-2010, 09:39 AM
Should have an MSI Wind U100 Black N270 3 cell W7S within the next hour or so and will let you know what I think of it. I know the 6 cell is better.

mikebartnz
09-11-2010, 09:42 PM
Well I am quite impressed with the MSI Wind so far. Very easy to use keyboard.
Just installing PCLinuxOS on it now.

johnd
10-11-2010, 07:50 PM
Just installing PCLinuxOS on it now.

Wouldn't you be better off with Ubuntu Netbook version or similar? - designed to make best use of the small screen especially the lack of height.

mikebartnz
10-11-2010, 09:15 PM
Wouldn't you be better off with Ubuntu Netbook version or similar? - designed to make best use of the small screen especially the lack of height.
Quite likely but I can't stand Ubuntu. Might try Meego at some stage to see what it is like.