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    Netbook Advice

    Good morning campers,

    I'm looking at getting a Netbook in the near future, but from my brief browsings am slightly confused and swamped by the choice. I understand what I'm looking for, but am finding it hard to distinguish between models and makes, so thought I'd come seeking advice from the guiding light of Hexus users

    It'd mainly use it for Internet and Word documents for on the move. My motive behind getting one is that I'd quite like to do a bit of travelling (both UK and Europe) and rather than take a pad of paper with me I could use a netbook and keep a diary on there, upload photos and keep in contact people back home while on the move. I visit London quite a lot and using it on the Train would be good as there's wi-fi support, as well as for if I do get abroad in youth hostels and places.

    I'm also looking at OU courses so would be used for that if I'm moving around, or can do work outside of the house if it can be done offline.

    Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm tempted towards SSD ones but they seem rare and unsure if it's worth the gain. If possible a Linux based one wowiuld be good for speed/make it cheaper?

    All I really know is that I want one that has:
    1GB RAM
    Wi-fi
    Atom CPU
    and is fairly cheap (£250 new or less)


    Currently looking at:
    Acer Aspire One 532h
    Asus 1001HA
    Asus 1005HA
    Samsung N130
    HP Mini 210-1020

    Dell Inspiron Mini 10



    If anyone can help shed some light/distinguish what to look for I'd be grateful, currently I'm just looking at reviews and searching for them

    Thanks for any help

    Adam
    Last edited by AdamAnubis; 28-06-2010 at 02:19 PM.

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    Re: Netbook Advice

    Also, (Have been digging, making comparison tables and everything) does the N450 Atom processor make much difference to battery over the N270? I've seen varying results, on some it'll double it to about 10 hours, on others will make it about 6 (with a 6 cell battery)

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