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August 5, 2010 9:02:48 PM

looking of these specs:
OS Linux
graphics HD & configurable
SSD
under 2.5 pound
use: web connectivity word processing (Open office)
This is only a second computer for on the road

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a b D Laptop
August 5, 2010 9:29:46 PM

flynnct said:
looking of these specs:
OS Linux
graphics HD & configurable
SSD
under 2.5 pound
use: web connectivity word processing (Open office)
This is only a second computer for on the road


What does graphics HD & configurable mean?
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August 5, 2010 9:48:14 PM

HD (1366 x768) or better resolution with that resolution not being fixed. That is it can be configurable to say 1024 x680
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August 5, 2010 9:52:40 PM

I'm pretty sure the latter part is true of all screens.

Though finding a HD one with your requirements may be hard but shall see.

Is 12" too big?
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a b D Laptop
August 5, 2010 9:57:06 PM

flynnct said:
HD (1366 x768) or better resolution with that resolution not being fixed. That is it can be configurable to say 1024 x680



Ah I see. Well, all graphics cards allow for changeable resolution, so that should not be a problem. the 1366x768 resolution is more commonly found on laptops that are slightly larger than netbook sized ones (13" or 14"), so i'm not sure if that'll fall under your definition of a netbook anymore.

Also, it is somewhat hard to find laptops with linux pre-loaded, so you might have to install that yourself, over the shipped Windows XP/7.
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August 5, 2010 10:06:01 PM

hassi94 said:
I'm pretty sure the latter part is true of all screens.

Though finding a HD one with your requirements may be hard but shall see.

Is 12" too big?


Yes above 10.1 will drive the weight above about 2.5 pounds (1.2kg)
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August 6, 2010 4:20:47 AM

you cant get a a laptop of that size and weight with a 1366 res screen.

you either wants a standard 1024x600 netbook, or go bigger.
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August 6, 2010 5:01:22 AM

Display Type 10.1 in TFT active matrix .Max Resolution 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
Manufacturer: Asus.Part Number:1005PR-PU17-BK

But I do not think one can buy anything but what Asus sells.

I think this also applies to a Sony vaio eg prepackaged units
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August 6, 2010 5:02:25 AM

Also I think there might be a unit out there with the Nvidio ION II GPU
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a b D Laptop
August 6, 2010 12:39:10 PM

flynnct said:
Also I think there might be a unit out there with the Nvidio ION II GPU


Currently, the only ion II equiped netbook is an asus 12" one (the Eee PC 1201PN).

A 10" ion equiped netbook doesn't exist.

If you're willing to forgo the ion 2, but must have the resolution, then you can try the 11" sony vaio X series, which only weighs 1.6 lbs, and still has 1366 x 768... but then the price you're paying is ridiculously expensive ($1200 or so).

Alternatively, you can try the vaio P series, at 1.3 lbs and 1600 x 768 resolution, though the screen is only 8", and costs around $900.

There's also the first generation HP netbook that i forgot the name of, which has a high res screen as well, but since HP already put out a second generation of the same thing with a lower res screen, i'm not sure if the first gen version is still being sold anymore.
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August 6, 2010 4:08:46 PM

Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator is the other graphics option
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August 6, 2010 10:47:39 PM

OK thanks all - here i thought there would be a magical place where my ideal machine would be custom built - or at lease a customizable skeleton would be available.
I think I am off to buy what i can and make what i want.

Thanks all again
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August 7, 2010 5:32:28 PM

No. The only reason netbooks are so cheap is they are pretty much "one size fits all".
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