Netbook Import

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by mayhem366, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. mayhem366
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    mayhem366 GBAtemp Regular

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    Nov 24, 2008
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    Right, wanted some advice from you guys...

    I live in the UK and have been looking at getting the Eee PC T91 MT Netbook,
    the thing is, it costs around £450 for the model that has a 16GB HDD (+16GB SDHC card) and Windows XP.

    I have seen a different model on US sites with a 32GB HDD and Windows 7 for a converted price of about £300.

    The question is, if i was to import this, would it be cheaper overall?
    Seeing as i would need a power converter, something like this: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=31899.
    (I don't know what Wattage i would need either...any ideas?)

    I am assuming that i will be charged for postage on the majority of places i can get it and also will i get charged import tax too?
     
  2. XWolf

    XWolf GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Why this netbook in particular?
     
  3. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

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    dont buy netbooks with SSD's
    they burn out quick and have a very high failure rate
     
  4. mayhem366
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    mayhem366 GBAtemp Regular

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    Nov 24, 2008
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    Really? I heard someone say that the netbook SSDs are really slow to write too. Don't all netbooks have SSDs though?

    I was going to get this particular netbook as it has a mutlitouch screen meaning it can be folded down into a tablet. Perfect for taking to lectures.
     
  5. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    SSDs suck. I had a Aspire One 110L, which came with a 8GB SSD. That thing WAS SLOW. And when I mean slow, I mean "almost unusable in Windows".

    Nowadays Netbooks also come with standard 2,5" HDs. Be ware of the fact that you can't move rapidly the netbook when you have a 2,5" HD as when you have a SSD, as doing that will pretty much kill the mechanical part of the HD in few months.

    In this case, seeing you would use it as a tablet (not exactly the best position for a 7200RPM rotating little metal head), then a SSD would be preferable.
    Just be prepared to see a lot of slowness, if the SSD is a cheap one [​IMG]
     
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