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Old 10-05-09, 12:14 PM
prosser13 prosser13 is offline
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Netbook

I'm after a netbook for uni - looking to spend £150 to £250 max

I really like the look of the Dell Mini 9n, especially as there is a £199 option. However, this only comes with a 4GB SSD, and there is no option to get a larger HDD without adding on £100 =/

Any other recommendations?

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Old 10-05-09, 01:00 PM
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I've had an Asus EEE for over a year now with a Ubuntu OS and I've been nothing but impressed. In spite of only having a 4gb hdd I've never managed to fill it, so I'd say if you plan to use linux I'd say the 4gb isn't really a restraint. One of my mates has the Advent derivative of an MSI Wind and it's a really nice piece of kit, bigger hdd too.
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Old 10-05-09, 01:07 PM
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Hmm

I've been drawn toward the Acer Aspire One's - 1GB, 120GB, Atom CPU, XP, for £170 odd
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Old 10-05-09, 01:18 PM
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I've just been having a look around and there are so many available, which looks like good news as the specs are much better than my EEE which I paid £200 for.

On the whole whatever you get it's a great purchase for uni, probably the most useful thing I've bought. Tied with a louder alarm clock
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Old 10-05-09, 01:20 PM
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Thanks for the help man, +rep
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Old 10-05-09, 01:32 PM
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Why not just grab a 8 or 16GB SD card if you need extra storage? Or a few 8GBs as you can get them for £12
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Old 10-05-09, 01:37 PM
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Aye, suppose so.

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-6956.aspx

That's my new favourite I think
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Old 10-05-09, 01:52 PM
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Aye, suppose so.

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-6956.aspx

That's my new favourite I think
That one there in the link is an excellent netbook.

Installed XP on one, and it's amazing quick. Could even handle Windows 7 IMHO. You won't be disapointed.

Edit:

http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/ACER_ASI...rsion.asp?PID=

£179.97 inc VAT, with 512MB RAM onboad, you could just add 1GB more..

Edit 2: http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/Grade_A1...rsion.asp?PID=

£150 inc vat.. bargain!
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Old 10-05-09, 02:28 PM
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It's going to be a present, so I think they'd prefer buying a new one for the money extra as opposed to getting one with a damaged box

And I've got no cash at the moment to buy the extra 512MB of RAM so if I go for the extra 512MB I'm still within budget and I get everything I want without having to pay for it myself
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Old 10-05-09, 03:10 PM
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I've been drawn toward the Acer Aspire One's - 1GB, 120GB, Atom CPU, XP, for £170 odd
I got one of these. Apart from being awesome all round its got one major drawback, which is making me to think of switching to asus or Samsung. Battery life, it sucks. 2hours at best i manage.
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