Best "netbook"

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  1. Tozarian
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    I am looking for a netbook for basic computing tasks, such as email, web browsing, word processing, flash games and stuff.

    right now my candidates are:

    Asus Eee pc 1000he

    * Processor Intel Atom N280 / 1.66 GHz
    * Data bus speed 667 MHz
    RAM

    * Installed Size 1 GB / 2 GB (max)
    * Technology DDR2 SDRAM
    * RAM form factor SO DIMM 200-pin
    # Hard Drive 160 GB
    # Display Type 10 in TFT active matrix
    # Max Resolution 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
    OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

    Acer Aspire One

    rocessor & Chipset


    - Intel® Atom™ processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)
    - Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset (DDR2 400/533 MHz)
    - Mobile Intel® 82801GBM Chipset

    Operating System


    - Linpus™ Linux® Lite version
    - Windows XP® Home

    Memory


    - Single channel with onboard SDRAM and one soDIMM slot
    • DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM memory interface design
    • Onboard SDRAM: 512 MB
    - soDIMM slot: Supports 512 MB/1 GB soDIMMs for total system memory of up to 1.5 GB5

    Storage


    - NAND flash module or hard disk drive for internal storage7
    - NAND flash module: 8 GB
    - Hard disk drive7: 2.5″ 9.5 mm 120GB
    - Storage expansion: SD™ Card reader
    - Multi-in-1 card reader: Supporting Secure Digital™ (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Reduced-Size Multimedia Card (RS-MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)
    - Supporting storage cards with adapter: miniSD™, microSD™, Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™

    Display


    - 8.9″ WSVGA high-brightness (typical 180-nit) Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
    • LED backlight
    • 262,000 colors supported

    and the Samsung NC10

    CPU 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270
    RAM Included 1GB
    RAM Upgradable 2GB
    Hard Drive Size 120GB
    Hard Drive Speed 5,400rpm
    Display Size 10.2
    Native Resolution 1024x600
    Video Memory 64MB
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

    or I could wait until the Eee pc 1000hv comes out with an on board radeon 3450.

    what do you guys think? I have about $450 to spend.
     
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Stay away from the Acer Aspire One with the 8GB NAND. The SSD's FREAKING slow.

    Well, I guess the best bet would be waiting for the 1000hv. The onboard Radeon seems really nifty for games.
     
  3. Tozarian
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    Then what about the Aspire one with the HDD?
     
  4. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Don't buy an Acer period, their notebooks suck in general. Their heat output is insane and you will find parts breaking down easily, I have had to replace the optical drive and HDD in my Aspire 5000 already in two years of ownership and the network card heats up to about 35 Celcius. I would honestly wait until the Asus EeePC 1000HV comes out here since it has a superior graphics chip over the current netbooks. I don't know how much the new one will cost but it will probably be a bit more, but the performance will no doubt be better.
     
  5. Raki

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    superior graphics, but bad battery life. I would stick to the 1000HE just because of it's battery life. Just be sure what you really want...a ultraportable x86 Device or something just to play PC games on the go
     
  6. epicelite

    epicelite Equal opportunity ass kicker.

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    Wait a little bit for the Lenovo S12. :3
     
  7. Raki

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    What's the battery life of this?
    Afaik Ion draws way more power than the intel 945 Chipset
     
  8. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Ewww Lenovo computers are shit.
     
  9. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Depends on whether or not you care about the performance over battery life. For a machine of that size, the performance seems to be pretty decent.
     
  10. Raki

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    yeah, but if you want to do simple tasks like document editing, surfing the web, writing e-mails, play flash games you won't need great graphics
     
  11. Sephi

    Sephi fool

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    I suggest you go with that Eee 1000HE. great netbook.
     
  12. War

    War Take it easy~

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    My vote goes for the 1000HE.
     
  13. Joe88

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    dont you go disrespecting big blue like that

    their machines are geared towards businesses anyway
    so it not really meant for this
     
  14. Arno

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    Asus 1008HA. It's pretty much the 1000HE but nicer looking. Like... MUCH nicer looking. $415 from Amazon. Or the 1005HA, which is pretty much the 1008HA with a user-replaceable battery. (Not out yet).
     
  15. jesuschristmonke

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    It's the evolved IBM Stinkpad, yes?
     
  16. Salamantis

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    Another vote to 1000HE. It's a great netbook. I installed Windows 7 on mine, runs very well [​IMG]
     
  17. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    Eee pcs are great I have a 900ha so I recommend any eeepc with a hard drive. Don't get ssd.
     
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