Need help choosing a netbook or laptop.

Hi, I am looking forwad to buying a new netbook for college, but i fear that most netbooks are all crap with atom craps and 1gb memory. So when i started looking for a laptop, I found some really good cheap laptops, but they weigh in at 6 lbs and are too big nd low battery duration. So i went to find a netbookwith good battery and big muscles. And I stuimbled upon the Acer Timeline tz1810t-8679
It looks great with an ulv core 2 duo and 4 gigs ram and big harddrive, small and light, high res screen and super long 8 hour battery. But does anyody think $600 for it is a little bit overboard. It wont cost me much since im paying it with scholarship money, but I still gotta have some left over for gas.

Any recomendations will come in handy. Plz, I am looking for comfort overall, I already carry around college with 15 pounds on my back.
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  1. Hello all THG members :) Hope you are all fine.
    Well I though it would be good to write a FAQ for people to fill in before posting in the laptop section, in order to help others to answer questions more accurately and thus hopefully better.
    So please copy and paste these questions in the thread that you want to start, and we will answer them there.

    1_What is your budget?
    anything to $600

    2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

    3_What screen resolution do you want?

    4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

    5_How much battery life do you need?

    6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
    maybe some old games

    7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
    music, videos, college, some games

    8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
    any 160 over

    9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.

    10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
    until it dies

    11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
    none or dvd

    12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

    13_What country do you live in?
    puerto rico, USA

    14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
    is this worth the money.I like it a lot.any recommendations will be great.
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