Hey, I'm looking to purchase a netbook within the next few weeks. So far I'm leaning towards the eee pc 1005HA (appears to have amazing battery life, standard netbook performance, and a good keyboard). The only thing really holding me back is a lot of reviewers complaining about the glare making it almost unusable outdoors.
Can anyone recommend a netbook which offers compareable performance and comfort but with an anti-glare screen?
I really like the original Lenovo Ideapad S10, *not* the newer S10e or S10-2.
The 10" 1024x600 antiglare display is great, and the case is a professional-looking matte finish as well. The HP 110's I've looked at have antiglare displays, but shiny toy-like cases.
he Teo netbook has a 10" non-glare display at WSVGA (1024x600) resolution, is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, comes with 2GB RAM, a 160 GB SATA hard disk drive, Intel high definition speakers, built-in microphone, and a 6-cell battery with up to 8 hours battery life.
The Teo runs Ubuntu Linux.
MSI u230 Light-087 is a 11.6" 1366x768 anti-glare netbook with AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 CPU, Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium, HDMI and VGA port, 2GB RAM (1 chip, + one empty slot = upgradeable to 4 GB), 3 USB ports, multi-card-reader, etc... all that for $400 or less when on sale (I paid $300 with mail-in rebate). Just be careful not to get the 12" version of the same machine, because that one has a glossy screen.
To me it's a great netbook with only problems being halved CPU and bus speed on batteries (so you can watch HD videos only on AC power) and its battery life of about 3-4 hours being shorter than smaller and slower netbooks', but with more power and separate graphics card you do get less battery life.