Needing a netbook

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  1. Tokiopop
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    Preferably something with a fast integrated wireless card (packet injection is a must, for BackTrack).

    I've not had a netbook, and don't know much about them, but a reasonable processor (HD playback not a must, but nice) and preferably 2GB RAM (1GB will be sufficient though, as long as 2GB can later be installed). 250GB HDD for a few OSes (a hackintosh compatible netbook would be a big bonus).

    A long lasting battery is a must. SD card reader would be nice, and I don't know if these are even done, but a SIM card reader for 3G connectivity? That would be a major selling point.

    And I think that's about it [​IMG]

    Obviously I'm not expecting a netbook with all of this, but the more the better [​IMG]

    Budget of around £300-£350.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. c0wcommander

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    Asus makes good netbooks. I don't know about the newer models, but I've had a Asus 4g for three years now. Works great, but if you want a good battery life, you usually need to buy an aftermarket battery. The one I got lasts 6 to 7 hours and cost $50
     
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    Looking at the HP Mini 210 with the N550, but you can only customise it on the US site. Ffffuuuuu-
     
  4. giratina16

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    It's not bad I suppose. There are places here where you can customize them.
     
  5. Tokiopop
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    Can you remember any? I've been googling for ages now [​IMG]

    This is what I have on the US site, did want the 5103 (or something like that, but I made it cost like $800 LOL).


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    Genuine Windows 7 Premium 32-bit
    Intel Atom? N550 (dual core,1.50GHz) + Broadcom Video accelerator + Intel Graphics 3150
    2GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
    250GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
    Microsoft Office Starter 2010
    6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery - Up to 10.75 hours of battery life +++
    10.1" diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1366 x 768)
    Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone
    802.11b/g/n WLAN and BluetoothÂ
    93% Full-size island-style keyboard
    Embedded GPS module with HP Navigator software
    HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

    I still need to check if the chipset on the WLAN can packet inject...
     
  6. giratina16

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    Just do what I did. Type into google "Upgrade my laptop" it gives you loads of places. To upgrade ram it's about £40 typically. So you could get the mega cheap one that has practically nothing useful on it and just upgrade it.
    This site is quite good for RAM stuff.
     
  7. Tokiopop
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    I don't mind upgrading the RAM etc, but I need to customise the CPU from HP themselves, but that option is only available on the US site.
     
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    Go to PC World or some place similar and ask to customize it.
     
  9. Tokiopop
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    Again, they wont do CPU, just HDD and RAM (if I'm lucky) which I can do myself, cheaper.