I'm looking for a netbook that has solid battery life, small form factor, good processing performance, somewhat upgradable (memory mainly), and preferably has Windows 7. (yes, starter is fine)
I work for my school's newspaper and the computer's are always occupied by fellow staff members, I MAINLY need this for web research and word processing. I've got my main desktop for gaming so that's no concern to me. I was originally eye-balling the Archos 5 Internet Tablet due to it's sleek design, portability, large battery life, USB 2.0 slot (external keyboard hehe), and LOW price tag. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Any chance you can slip away and visit your local computer super store and check out the 10" and 11.6" models? Check out those keyboards & screens and see if the larger keyboard and higher res 1366x768 sized LCD screen is worth nudging your budget up another $75.
You don't usually see the MSI Wind on any of the TOP 10 best notebook lists. http://www.testfreaks.com/netbooks/
But I havent seen any hands on reviews of the new Wind L1350 models.
Yes, I've already checked out the larger screen variants of netbooks and decided it wasn't worth that extra $75^ I really need the portabl-est of the portable..
THANKYOU for that list, I found a netbook I really like. It's the right price and has a pretty insane battery life.
I looked over the Archos 5 (and 7) back when they first came out in 2008 and again just before Christmas and I liked it too.
A bigger, higher res iPod Touch at about the same price.
800x480 vs 480x320 and Opera browser with Flash vs Safari browser w/o Flash
But not supporting voice control and already having an iTouch kept me from getting too interested.
Archos also has the Atom CPU & Win7 Archos 9 tablet out (think ASUS T91 without the keyboard) but is up against the iPad.
Android 2.2 is looking promising for next-gen tablets and PMPs.