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Help me choose a netbook

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July 26, 2010 7:29:51 PM

Hello,

I'm thinking about getting a netbook, but have no ideia which one I should choose. I already have a gaming rig, so this netbook is mainly for study (programming in NetBeans, Visual Studio, etc) and web surfing. I'm planning on watching 720p movies and using the webcam for video-conference. Do you think a netbook is able to do those things well?

Money is not an issue (since netbooks arent very expensive), so i'd rather a 12' screen.

No manufactor preference.

Can you guys help me?
If is there any other information that could be helpful please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Lucas

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July 27, 2010 4:13:40 PM

Thanks for the replies!

I did some research and found some dual core netbooks. What is better, Atom Z520 or Athlon Neo X2? (Battery is no issue if it last more than a couple of hours). Should I consider Atom N330? (it seems that this processor is near the end of his life)

I'm definetly looking for dual-core netbooks.

Is there any big difference between Intel UMA, Ati HD3200 and Nvidia Ion? are they able to play 720p videos?

thanks again for the help!
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July 28, 2010 1:30:33 AM

intel graphics tend to be the worst. avoid them if possible.
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