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Old 06-11-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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Which netbook is best?


I have used Ubuntu and Suse and like them enough to use Linux on a netbook. I want to do cloud computing, preferably on a 10" screen. I think it's crazy to spend a lot of money ($400 plus) on a netbook, though. I just want functionality, decent battery life, and reliability.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
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You can get eee's refurbed for under 200 dollars. I would wait. When the arm nettops come out there probably be a price war.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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Im not currently impressed with the Acer One unit. Lacks enough ram to do video playing. Just not worth it for size compared to a 14 or 15 inch unit.

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Old 06-11-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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Just posted a link in the laptop / netbook forum for a Dell Mini 9 special through tomorrow. $249.00

Notebookreview.com has pretty thorough reviews of most netbook models out there. I included the link to the mini 9 review.

You can compare the units yourself using their site.
Acer Aspire one
Dell Mini 9
MSI Wind
Lenovo S10
HP 2133
Asus Eee PC
etc..

I'm rather fond of my Aspire One. it does OK for the specs, most of the netbooks are similar low spec machines..
I did like the Lenovo S10 with access panels to get to all the important bits for upgrading Memory, wireless, etc.. but the deal I found on the Aspire one at the time was too good to pass up.

the nVidia ION platform looks promising. A GOOD GPU in a netbook.. but those weren't around when I bought mine.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_73301.html Probably in the higher price range though.

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