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03-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Any feedback on these.


They seem to be a good price on pricespy atm

03-12-2010, 09:22 PM
If you're after a netbook, that isn't one.

03-12-2010, 09:40 PM
Where is the difference?

03-12-2010, 09:55 PM

03-12-2010, 10:05 PM
This (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=392833) :D except for the pink colour. :p

04-12-2010, 12:10 PM
So what is the difference between a netbook & a laptop?

Speedy Gonzales
04-12-2010, 12:19 PM
laptops usually have optical drives, some netbooks /notebooks by the looks of it dont have 1

04-12-2010, 12:38 PM
A netbook generally has a screen size 10inch or under.

04-12-2010, 12:54 PM
Yeh, I was going by the optical drive or lack of.

That Acer one may be shown cheaper on price spy but none of those suppliers have any stock.

06-12-2010, 10:36 AM
OK, I've scrapped the Acer, what about these two?

Asus Eee PC 1215T or Lenovo IdeaPad S12 29594CM

06-12-2010, 03:19 PM
Still not netbooks - See the size of the screen. 10" and under is the generally accepted size for classification as a Netbook. Dunno why, just is...

Better question: What are you going to be using it for? Then we can advise if it's more suitable :)

06-12-2010, 03:46 PM
A netbook would typically be < 10" screen, < 1.5kg weight, > 6hour battery life and <$700, and almost exclusively use an Atom processor.

That said, depending on what you need, a small notebook/laptop might be ideally suited - slightly larger and heavier, and more expensive, but with more power (a Core2 or Core i3 for example rather than an Atom).

So perhaps if we know what you're after, we can give some actual advice ;)

06-12-2010, 10:59 PM
It's a present for a young lady.
I really don't mind what it's called.
That's just the size she wants.
Not too small & not too big.
Anyway I've ordered the Asus.

07-12-2010, 12:03 AM
Hi Driftwood,

a netbook is defined as being in the ultraportable class with the exception that it has a very long battery life. What makes it possible is the low voltage processor (Atom or Neo processors).

Both netbooks are about comparable price, but the Asus 1215T has a hi res screen. I recently bought an Asus 1215N and can vouch for the performance. Can run a movie player and browse the internet wirelessly without any detectable lag. Not bad for a netbook.

Weight-for-weight I think the type of processor counts. The Asus has a 1.7GHz processor while the Lenovo has a 1.6Ghz processor. With the exception of the graphics cards, everything else you can upgrade.

My vote is for the Asus.

Sorry for the belated reply.

07-12-2010, 08:17 AM
Thank you B52.
I came to pretty much the same conclusion when I read the reviews.
The 1215N would have been better but was just out of the budget.
Also all the Lenovo's I was looking at came with XP home.