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How to Find the Perfect Netbook

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July 3, 2010 8:21:54 PM

0_Why?
I searched the forums, but have not found a netbook which optimizes my three priorities.

  • Durability
  • Long Real Battery Life
  • Smallness
    I want a small, durable gadget with long battery life, that I may type as often as possible if I wish. I consider buying a Pre and a folding keyboard, as well. The following article, however, piqued my interest in EEE pcs:

    Upcoming Asus Eee PC's Have 14-Hour Battery
    I posted here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54987-35-searching-pe...

    I want this laptop to have long battery life, durability, and small size, in respective order of importance. I will search for several months, and make my purchase after I careful thought.

    Give me advice about how to go about my search.
    Also, what brands and models must I avoid, and, more importantly, why?


  • 1_What is your budget?
    $500
    I am a skinflint, however, and welcome any ideas you might have for saving money.
    I will not pay unreasonable shipping fees.


    2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
    10" to 11"

    3_What screen resolution do you want?
    No Object

    4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
    Portable

    5_How much battery life do you need?
    As much as possible under budget
    I will purchase 2 batteries of the highest ampere*hour rating available for it.


    6_Do you want to play games with your laptop?
    No.

    7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
    Taking notes in class, using in car

    8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
    No object

    9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
    The usual sites.
    http://www.newegg.com/
    http://www.amazon.com/
    http://www.buy.com/
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/
    http://www.google.com/products
    http://www.ebay.com/


    10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
    8 years

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

    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.
    I prefer ASUS because of their reputation for reliability on this forum, and the few problems reported with their products on this forum.
    I dislike HP based on the quality of all of the products of theirs that I have purchased, especially the poor hardware compatibility of their computer products.


    13_What country do you live in?
    The United States of America

    14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
    It will run Arch linux.
    I prefer a metal frame, for durability.
    I weakly prefer that this laptop will fit in my overcoat or cargo pants pocket.
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    April 28, 2011 7:54:35 AM

    Update: Purchased a 1005HA for $187, then a large spare battery.
    No metal, but better budget.
    !