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    Netbook advice

    After my long time off bashing netbooks and not seeing the point off them. As i became a student and have to go to lectures i finnaly see the point.

    I have no idea what are specked like so im asking for help here.

    Just some general, When i go to my lectures i want to be able to take a computer with me to record down the lecture notes and possibly use the internet. I got friends who take laptops with them and i found they are too big and too heavy, so hence me want netbook.

    i got a budget off around £150 - £200

    i just want two things really

    wifi capability, and prefribly win 7 on it.

    any help?
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

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    Re: Netbook advice

    theres a £200 one form argos in the bargains section. As stated the battery is not great; it is also semi hackintosh compatable too so Mac OS for about £30 may be a look for a bt of fun!

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    er yeah, just one more thing NO MACS none off the uni stuff here runs on them. as im doing a computer programing course i need to have windows runnning on them. I got a spare licence to install one if needed
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    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

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    Re: Netbook advice

    Dell Mini 10v?
    get the Linux one and install Win7 on it using a flash drive?

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    Re: Netbook advice

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Dell Mini 10v?
    get the Linux one and install Win7 on it using a flash drive?
    Keyboard is a bit naff on the 10. I suppose it depends how much you type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Keyboard is a bit naff on the 10. I suppose it depends how much you type.
    i'll have to disagree with you there.. the keyboard on the mini 10 is only second to the NC10.. but the NC10 is way out of the budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Keyboard is a bit naff on the 10. I suppose it depends how much you type.
    yeah the reason i want a netbook is to type up my lectures, so i guess alot?
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

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    Re: Netbook advice

    Issues you'll have is that the low cost models generally use 3 or 4 cell batteries to keep the cost down.
    So while they are cheap don't expect to get more than 2.5-3 hours out of them.

    Also how's your typeing on a small keyboard?

    Have you considerer one of these?


    Personally, even if netbooks had exesisted when I was at uni, I'd still write by hand then type them up later.
    Granted my typeing skills suck and it's faster and simplier for me to write, but the very act of typeing it up later makes you go through it and helps reinforce it in your mind.

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    Re: Netbook advice

    if you upped your budget maybe a samsung nc20.
    I really really want one :-(

    http://www.saveonsamsung.com/Samsung...te_515405.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    if you upped your budget maybe a samsung nc20.
    I really really want one :-(
    I'm trying to find a justification to buy THIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    I'm trying to find a justification to buy THIS.
    how does it compare to the nc20? i think the nc20 looks alot nicer, but how is it in specs compared to your HP?
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    http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop...ate_id=1546795

    I have one of these, and really like it. Battery life could be a bit better, however you can buy larger battery packs if need be.

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    Probably worse battery life but faster and maybe more versatile.

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    Re: Netbook advice

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    I'm trying to find a justification to buy THIS.
    That does look rather stunning to me. But, then again, HP do tend to make some of the best looking notebooks. With a few exceptions

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