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06-12-2008, 08:15 AM
Hi Guys

The school I'm doing a bit of work for is looking at purchasing a couple of
netbooks. What I was wondering is which would you go for?

Asus EEE 1000H (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=6297)

MSI Wind U1000 (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=6154)

HP Mini 1004TU (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=6619)

Toshiba NB100 (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=6616)

If you could justify your choice it would be great.


06-12-2008, 08:28 AM
Have a read of the reviews on laptopmag.com - they've done a very thorough job of looking at all the details of the various netbooks out there.

06-12-2008, 02:19 PM
Poll added as-per Stormdragons request

To be honest, Ive had both a 700 & a 900-series EeePC, both have been absolutely brilliant! Especially when I was at Uni for 6 months, it was invaluable! My fiance now takes my 900-series to Uni with her, she wouldnt take any other laptop due to the size / weight, however that said you're comparing UMPC's with UMPC's so the point is moot.

06-12-2008, 03:39 PM
Thanks Chilly

Somebody I had a look at laptopmag.com, some of their reasoning behind their recommendations is irrelevant in NZ such as prices. Also just wondering about support from MSI.

In my experience Toshiba laptops are relatively well built but some reviews say otherwise with the NB100

07-12-2008, 09:35 AM
I own a 901 EEEPC and a 701 EEEPC, I got the 901 first and was so impressed by its grunt I brought the 701 on a whim, damn you impulse buying. GF is super stoked with it as an ebook reader and general websurfing/emailing/msn platform.

Very solid, well put together machines. I'm very impressed at how capable they are for such a small form factor. Lack of an optical is a minor concern for me really given how cheap flashdrives and SDHC cards are.

I've had a fairly decent go on an MSI Wind, wasn't that impressed to be honest felt like a bad knockoff of my EEE build quality wise.