8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 100GB
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Newegg.com (am open to other sites)
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3 years
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD ROM – I assume will have to be external
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.
ASUS and Acer, based on reputation...
13_What country do you live in? USA
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I have a gaming PC desktop at home that I will network with this, so storage and screen size aren’t really an issue.
I impulsively purchased an ASUS Eee PC 1015PEB at Bestbuy (Intel Atom 450N 1.66), with a Kingston 2GB DDR2 memory upgrade to install myself, but have prudently not opened them while I weigh my options and am prepared to return them if there’s something better. The two came to about $430.
I’m looking at this ASUS Eee PC 1201N on Newegg, and I like that I would have the option to upgrade to 4GB, but is the dual-core Atom 330N really better hands down than the newer single-core 450N?: