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Which Netbook would you choose?  

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  1. 1. Which Netbook would you choose?

    • MSI Wind U100+
      6
    • Asus EEE 901
      5
    • Lenovo S10
      2
    • Acer Aspire One
      9
    • Dell Inspiron Mini 10
      12
    • Gigabyte M912
      0
    • MSI Wind U12x
      0
    • Asus EEE 1002
      0
    • Asus EEE 1008
      0
    • Asus EEE 1004
      0
    • HP Mini 110
      0
    • HP Mini 2140
      1
    • Samsung N110
      0
    • BenQ U101 Joybook
      0
    • OCZ Neutrino
      0
    • Dell Latitude 2100
      1
    • Fujitsu M2010
      0
    • Toshiba NB200
      2
    • Sony VAIO P
      0
    • Other
      3


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Yea, I might get the dell mini.

 

But I have about 3 microfibre cloths now.

 

One came with my EEE, one I bought in a PC cleaning pack and the other came with a windows mag along with a keyboard brush.

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Is the VIA C7-M a write-off?

 

I was considering the HP Mini-Note 2133 over all those listed in the pole. Casing and keyboard is magnificent: build quality seems to pants the ASUS, Acer and MSI offerings.

 

Can anyone point me to a solid review/benchmark of the C7-M versus the Atom N270? *Google is not a verb*

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None of the above.

 

HP2133 Mini-Note. With the 1.6 GHz C7M, 2GB RAM, and I swapped the 120GB HDD for a 64GB SSD, and usually have a 16GB SD card in it for the hell of it.

Also dropped it back to XP Home.

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Does anything match the EEEPC in terms of battery?

 

I get 6.5 hours out of my E1000H on a good day, and a mate of mine gets 8 - 9 out of his 901.

 

Is it worth getting anything other than an EEE if you want long battery life?

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Does anything match the EEEPC in terms of battery?

 

I get 6.5 hours out of my E1000H on a good day, and a mate of mine gets 8 - 9 out of his 901.

 

Is it worth getting anything other than an EEE if you want long battery life?

I'm getting Approx 3 Hours out of my 3-Cell battery in my Aspire - that's with debian setup to scale the speed of the processor and the fan.

With the 6 cell it'd be able to do 6 hours easy I reckon.

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Argh

 

Dropped it on the cement last night after a few drinks

 

Didn't damage the casing, but the screens all banding and stuff.

 

A new LCD can't be expensive if the machine costs like $600 right?...

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HAHAHA, Voney dropped his EEE901 the other night, no scratches, no damage.

 

Guess we know who is the superior netbook manufacturer....

 

I would guess the screens are cheapish, check ebay and other forumes for people that are selling busted netbooks due to other faults, they generally turf the parts for real cheap.

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HAHAHA, Voney dropped his EEE901 the other night, no scratches, no damage.

 

Guess we know who is the superior netbook manufacturer....

I bet the Aspire would've been fine too

 

Problem is that I directly dropped it on it's screen from about chest height on the cement while trying to remove the battery.

Case is fine though!

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It's only been a few days and I'm missing it :(

Gonna call Acer later and find out screen pricing, I've got the sneaking suspicion that the cost would mean it'd be more worthwhile buying another unit.

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Bad news guys.

 

Dual Core Atom's will NOT be used in Netbooks. Apparently Intel has banned anyone from implementing the Atom 330 is a Netbook.

 

I've been waiting for nothing...

 

Oh and check out the new Asus N10J. A pretty nice Netbook for a price of... wait for it... 1.3k @ Centrecom.

 

Centrecom are also having a massive sale on Laptops. Check out the PDF on their website.

 

Anyway I guess I'll wait for the AMD Athlon 2000X2 or the VIA Nano to be in my Netbook. Intel has failed me this time.

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Well, my Dell Mini has finally been ordered. I am waiting with much anticipation and impatience.

 

Photos and impressions will surface when it does.

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I bought myself an aspire one - all up about $525 with cashback which I think is a steal - really cheap and usable and I touch type with it just fine *using this now* - its quite a nice little machine, videos/mp3s/word/quicken..etc on the go - very nice. I'm having a great time with my new companion. Wifi couch emailing/facebooking is NICE.

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i'm uninspired by the audio output of my new 1000h. but i cant see me using it without some sort of headphones really.

 

i'm overjoyed at the performance of the unit overall tho. i found it to be exceptional, but that might also have something to do with th 2gb of ram sitting in there :P

 

and video playback looks phenominal. about to watch Terminator: SCC again because of it.

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As long as you have the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers installed, you should be able to tweak the audio to how you want.

 

Mine was shit until I updated the drivers, and now it is actually decent enought to watch media on.

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Asus EEE 701, Linux, its pink and its pretty :)

 

Haven't tweaked it a whole lot, but since you guys recommended the driver updates, might give that a go down the road.

 

All I do on the thing is net stuff, so the thread title is very suitable. Who writes documents these days anyways xD

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I use mine for doco a lot. Why even this week, I've been in a review meeting all week, and it's been handy having 2 laptops.

My full sized work laptop running dual head with the screen and a projector for the documents under review.

 

Even with that the netbook was still used every day for searching and writing extra doco in parallel - and for email/web (since it's safer to not open email on a machine that's driving a projector)

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stadl: Ah, work purposes :)

 

My netbook is purely for personal use, and I don't find myself using it too much unless I bring it with me away from my desk at home.

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