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    Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    should one look for in 'em. I'm looking for an easier alternative when I travel than to tote my laptop. Mostly for e-mails and surfing. Also going overseas and want some resolution for maps.

    Any hints or tips?



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    I have a dell mini 10v. Great little machine. If you have the cash, max the thing out (mem, processor, etc.) If you can get a dual core even better.



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    Five Star 3-subject...works very well.



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    Get one with a real hard drive. Other than that they are sweet. I've also got the Dell mini.



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Five Star 3-subject...works very well.
    Do you have to plug it in to get email or is it blue tooth capable?



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    Check out some reviews.

    Best Netbooks - CNET Reviews



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    Unless you have petite fingers, try and get a net book with close to regular sized keys. I use a dell inspiron mini and love it.



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    I bought my son in college an Acer 11.6 " notebook in September, something like an Aspire 751h model at Buy.com. It has an actual hard drive, can have more than 1 GB ram, and runs on Windows (received the windows 7 home premium upgrade in the mail a couple of weeks ago). Better than a netbook, but didn't cost much more.



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    I just got a Dell Mini 10v. It's very handy, but if I had it to do over again, I would have opted for XP instead of Windows 7 Starter. It's my own fault for not researching it, I assumed it was a simpler version for netbooks. Instead it is a featureless version designed to anger you into an $80 upgrade to the full version. Can't run more than 3 programs simultaneously (not a HUGE issue on a netbook), won't let you initiate the setup of a home network for file sharing, won't even let you set a custom desktop background. It does other things fine, but I paid $10 extra to upgrade to Windows 7 Starter. I should have bought a sixer of Fat Tire and stuck with a fully featured XP SP3.



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    I have an ASUS EeePC 1050, 10.5 hour battery life. 2 GB Ram. 160 GB hard drive.

    I use it when I travel. Great for email and surfing. I only utilize internet based apps or apps that I can download from the net. I have not installed MS office, I only use Google Docs. It's limited in what it can do but it's a great computer for it's designed purpose. I'm running XP, hate the OS, wish it was Mac OS X. Oh well...



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    Thanks for the ideas and links....



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    Acer Aspire One 8.9" screen. Wish I had gone with the HD and not the SSD.

    Emails, surfing (Chrome seems like the best browser performance wise on mine) and I keep our iTunes music catalog on a 16GB sd card on it.

    Not a speed demon, but works well as our third laptop.



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    MSI Wind Hackitoshed to run 10.5 :)


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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    i hate the small keyboards as i have somewhat large fingers. i guess thats one of the tradeoffs of having a tiny computer



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    Re: Netbooks - who uses 'em and what

    I like my HP Mini with the solid state drive. It only has about 8 gigs free because XP uses about 8. However, I can put in an SD card for another 8 gigs free or attach an external hard drive. I don't know if SSD was the way to go or not, but I don't need a big hard drive for a mobile machine.



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