Best netbook?

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  1. Sop
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    My mum has a new computer (desktop) so I decided not to get a laptop, just a netbook for schoolwork and stuff. So what's the best netbook and is it possible to dualboot ubuntu and windows 7 on a netbook and if so, how?
    Also what will be some good programs that will be able to run on my new netbook.
    P.S the price can be up to $600.
     
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    How big does the screen need to be? Most netbooks are virtually the same. Yes, you can dual-boot and it's just as easy to do as on any other computer. $600 is plenty for a netbook.
     
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    Not that big, do netbooks have a DVD drive? And Bluetooth and a few USB ports as well as good internals for a netbook.

    Edit: Actually a good sized screen. What are the screen sizes?
     
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    netbooks usually lack dvd drives to make room for hdd, also most only have 2 or 3 usb ports. space is rare in them.

    screen size varies between 7 and 11"

    and most internals are virtually the same, theres not much power in them, the only thing they have over a normal laptop is a higher battery life


    to be honest, theres not a lot of stuff that will run greatly on a netbook, except office programms, a browser and a few old games/emulators.
    the really good ones, those made for all them rich businessmen, all cost upwards of 1000$ or at least they did a year ago

    you sound like you actually want a real laptop.
    so get one of those. with 600$ you should be able to get a rather good running machine, make it a 13" or 14" one if you wanna carry it arround so much
     
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    any / all of the Asus Eee range, just fit your price.

    when buying a netbook, the most important thing you should have in mind is the battery life / usability "ratio"

    if your buying a netbook for other means than that, then there is no reason imo.
     
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    What's a good laptop small laptop for $600? I see that alienware one. Is that any good?
     
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    What Alienware one? What model are you talking about? I don't know any models that are less than AU$600.
     
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    I was on the American site.
     
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    I'm guessing you're talking about the M11x. That doesn't have a DVD drive and is quite a lot more than $600 in Australia. Around $1400 for the base model last time I checked. It's a powerful netbook, but if you're strictly doing school work, it's overkill.
     
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    Well not strictly doing schoolwork, playing games that it can handle would be good
     
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    Netbooks generally have 2GB of RAM or less, in addition. The M11x by form-factor is a netbook, but it has the hardware of a pretty powerful notebook; so it's not really a netbook. Any of the Asus Eeee series will work nicely, (great battery life). All you're supposed to use a netbook for is light-internet browsing, note taking, etc.
     
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    What's a good notebook for Max price $800 can ship from anywhere.
     
  13. nutella

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    I'll be honest, it's still pretty difficult to tell what you really want? You say you want a compact form factor, which is why you're looking at netbooks, but you also say you'd like a DVD drive and the ability to "play games it can handle" (not sure what that means, since any computer plays games it can handle).
    NVM, you clarified that notebooks are okay.
     
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    Sop keep the suggestions coming anyway I have to go to bed, got school tomorrow.
     
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    But does newegg ship to AU?
     
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    Does Newegg.com ship internationally?
    Newegg.com does not currently ship internationally; we only deliver to locations within the United States and to Puerto Rico.

    Shame, I liked the look of that Lappy myself.

    Edit: Try here, bunch of Laptops and based in Australia... I think.
    http://www.cworld.com.au/index.php?PROD_CA...C&qsearch=1