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Searching for the perfect netbook

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
November 12, 2009 11:28:14 PM

Hello, I am having difficulty finding the right netbook for me. Here is what I am looking for in order of priority:

Battery life 4+ hours.
Portability - about 3 lbs or preferably less, small/thin is optimal
As high resolution as possible, probably with a 10 or 11 inch screen
SSD of at least 8GB for O/S installation, plus secondary SSD or HDD for data
Glare resistance - I can't stand glossy screens that reflect light, I want to be able to see clearly in bright sunlight if possible - a bright LCD/LED that can do that would be best
92/95% keyboard
Looks - I like the seashell style of ASUS, or the brushed aluminum look of HP - thin is best
2+ GB of memory capacity (it can start with 1GB, as long as I can upgrade it)
USB ports - 3+ would be ideal

Right now, price isn't as important. I will spend a good amount on the right netbook for me.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me? There are so many choices out there, it is hard to find the right one.

December 20, 2009 3:05:09 AM

Samsung N120 or N130
Costco had the N120 for 289.00 online the other day.
July 3, 2010 7:13:53 PM

I thought I might post my own discussion of this topic, but I am curious why no one mentioned the ASUS EEE?
July 25, 2010 5:37:19 AM

I bought a Toshiba Satellite T135-S1309 and sold my netbook.
The Toshiba was about US$200.00 more but it has a real processor in it along with being a dual core. It's lighter, has a 9hr20min est battery life, plays HD content smoothly, a much better screen, more HDD/RAM, and a better OS: WIN 7 HP instead of starter. Money well invested, I'm much happier now.