My better half is going to be starting a Masters degree soon and is looking for a Netbook so I thought I would look towards the fount of knowledge that is UF. Main requirements are that it's light enough to carry around (so no laptops) a half decent battery life and can run Microsoft Office and play films - oh it it needs to be functional not flash and expensive! Any experiences with them and what to look out for?
Netbook ideas ...(8 posts) (6 voices)
I have a Asus EEpc 1005HAB. It's been perfect for those kinds of applications. I've even used it plugged into a projector to show movies for our PTA movie night. Battery life is about 5 hours on regular browsing, showing movies reduces that to about 3.5. My mom has the upgraded, more expensive version, and it's quite impressive too. All in all, I've been impressed with the Asus. I can also say to stay away from the Acer line. I had one with a crapped out touch pad, and a friend says his company when through 5 broken Acer netbooks before they switched to Asus.
It's not a replacement for a computer, but more like an accessory. I don't mind typing a few quick emails, or doing a small project, but when I need to sit and do some real typing or heavy computer work, I need to put this little guy away at sit at a full sized keyboard.
Not sure what your definition of not expensive is, but I have a Macbook Air and it's the best computer I've ever owned. I have the 13", but the 11" is even smaller and lighter. It's amazing.
DANIEL!!!! I miss you, Daniel. :(
Daniel is like this mysterious figure to me, popping in and out of the forum on very rare occasions, leaving but few signs of his appearance.
Will he respond to my post? I don't know! The Key Master is mysterious in his ways!
Thanks ... the Asus Eee PC range is one I've looked at and is probably one I will go for especially if I can find one second hand - after all just how much processing power do you need to surf the web and do a bit of word processing? The down side is I'll finally have to get a wireless router. As I work in the tech industry people seem to assume I will have one but I only have one working PC (although I've got the bits around to make at least another two) and my PC is a full sized tower so not the most portable of things.
"not expensive" != a starting price of £849 ... I mean seriously how do Apple get away with this sort of pricing policy? If I want an Apple I'll do this ... http://anton.teterine.com/blog/fun/814
Haha, yeah I miss being here more! I do keep tabs on things but don't reply as often as I should. :(
Good to see you LRA, how are you doing these days?
Yup, the non-messiah of the a-theists is back not to enlighten us!
@Jabster: Choose the screen size you need first, then buy the cheapest thing you find with that screen size.
This said, I am an happy eeepc user.
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