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    News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    Another (albeit familiar) netbook touting AMD's ultra-thin technology.
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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    Wow... they could have at least made it look even slightly different...
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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    wait so $400 for the gateway which has lots of nice features and £350 for the UK one which is too basic for any interest? Thats a joke, means the UK version of the gateway one is going to be more in pound than the gateway is in dollers.... way to completely lose my attention HP

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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    way to completely lose my attention HP
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    No real surprise, considering that both Gateway and Packard Bell are subsidiaries of Acer
    Not sure what HP have done to upset you there...

    Of course, it's always possible that the Gateway one will be released here, cheaper, through different channels / retailers. It's not like that would be unusual...

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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    I hope this netbook is rapidly upgraded to the Conesus/Congo platform.

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    then it would be very tempting rather than a also-ran
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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    wait so $400 for the gateway which has lots of nice features and £350 for the UK one which is too basic for any interest? Thats a joke, means the UK version of the gateway one is going to be more in pound than the gateway is in dollers.... way to completely lose my attention HP
    £350 inc VAT or £304 without vs. £242 for a direct USD to GBP conversion.

    £60 difference isn't that bad.

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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    dot m slash a...

    is that really the name of the product?

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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    £350 inc VAT or £304 without vs. £242 for a direct USD to GBP conversion.

    £60 difference isn't that bad.
    When it's £60 difference AND lower spec, it is quite bad

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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    I don't the point in any new netbook until the end of the year. Nvidia, Intel and AMD will all have new platforms out and they will have had time to mature. At the moment their is a small premium on all their new stuff and frankly its not worth it. When these new CPUs and chipset get but into good netbooks under £300 and with six cell batteries, then things can be exciting like the first wave of netbooks...

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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    yeah but they have to start somewhere for them to mature and the prices to come down... it doesnt just happen overnight

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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    yeah but they have to start somewhere for them to mature and the prices to come down... it doesnt just happen overnight
    Very true of course.

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    Re: News - Packard Bell launches AMD-powered dot m/a netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    I don't the point in any new netbook until the end of the year. Nvidia, Intel and AMD will all have new platforms out and they will have had time to mature. At the moment their is a small premium on all their new stuff and frankly its not worth it. When these new CPUs and chipset get but into good netbooks under £300 and with six cell batteries, then things can be exciting like the first wave of netbooks...
    While the cost of the physical components is likely to decrease slightly, the cost of Windows 7 is expected to be $20-30 higher per unit, likely negating or indeed increasing the overall price of a netbook.

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