Help with netbook!

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Help with netbook!

Postby Martin25 » 23 May 2012, 04:20

I wanna buy a laptop, which one to choose? Up to 400$...
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby tamaness » 23 May 2012, 04:23

If your budget is only $400, you're not getting much of anything. Better to put it away and use public computers for a year while you save up for something that'll last more than 2 or 3 years.
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Postby Geoff_B » 23 May 2012, 04:42

Hi, by the way, there's an Introduce Yourself thread somewhere around here.
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby Dibria » 23 May 2012, 04:48

Seems odd to just drop in and post this... Clever bot building post count?

Or I'm insulting a new member - sorry if that's the case.
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Re: Help with netbook!

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Their first video was none...
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Postby CtMolloy » 23 May 2012, 06:50

LogicSword wrote:Their first video was none...

That video sucked!
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Re: Help with netbook!

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The crew claim it's better than Suspend Your Disbelief :p
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 24 May 2012, 02:19

madAlric wrote:If your budget is only $400, you're not getting much of anything. Better to put it away and use public computers for a year while you save up for something that'll last more than 2 or 3 years.


My $330 Dell netbook is still (slowly) going after three years.
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby tamaness » 24 May 2012, 04:03

My $350 HP netbook is still going after the same. It's just nigh-unusable because current programs require more of the hardware than it can give, and I'm talking about web browsers and word processors, whereas the $650 Gateway notebook I have from seven years ago is just beginning to have the same problem. It is interesting to note, also, that they have the same specifications, except for the model line of the processor. Same chipset, same HDD capacity, same RAM, same processor speed, same wifi card.

Spend a little extra money, get more use out of your purchase, make it last longer, and save money in the long run.

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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby taza » 24 May 2012, 07:05

I like the Asus Eee PC R11CX.

10 inches, very lightweight. I like laptops to be small and leave the power to the desktops.
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 24 May 2012, 07:11

Netbooks seem less useful now that phones have the same processing power and screen resolution.
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby gcninja » 24 May 2012, 15:15

Also, they now have phones that can hook up to a netbook and be the same speed/faster. with better internet capabilities too.
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby goat » 24 May 2012, 16:41

Lord Chrusher wrote:Netbooks seem less useful now that phones have the same processing power and screen resolution.


This. Unless you need to do mobile word processing or you're going to find actual terminals few and far between, you'll be better off just using a phone.
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby Martin25 » 29 May 2012, 03:13

goat wrote:
Lord Chrusher wrote:Netbooks seem less useful now that phones have the same processing power and screen resolution.


This. Unless you need to do mobile word processing or you're going to find actual terminals few and far between, you'll be better off just using a phone.


Thanks everyone for the comments! Sorry for not being here for some time...
Well, I will need lots of typing so I do need a netbook. Some you suggestions are ok for me, especially Asus one. I think I will stop my search on it.
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby Dibria » 29 May 2012, 04:40

Huh, seems you weren't a spambot, I apologise.

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...unless your doing that on purpose, that's Insideous! It is a spambot! Just a really clever one.
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Re: Help with netbook!

Postby Martin25 » 31 May 2012, 03:36

Apologies accepted! ))))
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