Do these Cheap Netbooks Work?

Newegg has 2 netbooks for $199: http://tinyurl.com/7ufcoo (at least as of this writing and my wife wants a "laptop" for one thing: internet.

All she does is Yahoo email, Facebook chatting and watch exercise videos. I showed her the pictures and the size and she likes it--small enough to store in the kitchen cupboard between aerobics sessions I guess. :)

Seems to me from the specs, that these machines should be sufficient for these basic needs.

Is that correct?

Thanks.

PS: The DIY model won't be correct for my needs if it will take 3 hours to assemble, but the other model appears to come already built.
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  1. They work just fine.
    Assuming she doesn't mind the small screen and small keyboard (which may be difficult for larger hands).
  2. Im travelling now with a 10 inch HP netbook.

    It works fine for email , facebook etc , but the small screen and low resolution is a problem . Some software like the stuff for my canon camera wont work because it cant recognise the screen res .
    No worries I can save pics and thats all I really need .

    But if I wasnt travelling and didnt want as light as possible I would spnd more on something a but larger and save the eye strain
  3. Outlander_04 said:
    But if I wasnt travelling and didnt want as light as possible I would spnd more on something a but larger and save the eye strain


    It's hard on the eyes? It says 1024x600 which with 10" screen appears to be pretty small pixels, right?

    Anonymous said:
    They work just fine.
    Assuming she doesn't mind the small screen and small keyboard (which may be difficult for larger hands).


    Well the keyboard they claim is "95% Full size 83-key Keyboard." Is it not really so 'full size' as that?

    Any experience with DIY webbooks? Just wondering if it will take me a full day just to build it. :)

    Thanks!
  4. Quote:
    Those are barebones, meaning you have to add parts yourself like memory.


    aha. That's the catch. I had not noticed that. Thank you!

    Quote:


    I bought my wife a MSI Wind U100 for $279 a few months back and it comes with everything except a cd-rom.


    It also comes in several colors like pink.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152121&cm_re=msi_wind-_-34-152-121-_-Product



    Hmm, interesting. You agree with the reviews that the battery is pretty UNimpressive?


    Thanks!
  5. Well, I use a PSP instead of a netbook. Limited resolutin, small screen, and typing can be a pain. Costs about the same too. =D

    Stop dicking around and just buy a prebuilt 10" already. I doubt you'll regret it (and if you do, well, they're bloody cheap).
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