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Suggestion about laptop netbook.

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March 10, 2011 5:58:22 AM

I want to buy a Laptop Netbook. But I checked the prices and I found that netbooks happen to be a lot more expensive in Japan than they are in Europe. The cheapest laptop I have seen in Tokio in the almost four weeks has been 69.ooo Yen, and that is one with japanese software.
People said laptops with an english system will be even more expensive. I find this laptop netbook. Here is the general introduction:
General
Operating System Windows 7
CPU Intel ATOM D425 1.8GHz (Faster than N450/D410)
Graphics Intel GMA3150 (384MB Display RAM)
Display 10.2 inches TFT WSVGA (1024x576)
Dimension 251mm x 185mm x 31mm
Weight 1.2KG
Interface
I/O 2x USB 2.0 ports
1x RJ-45 Ethernet port
1x D-Sub port
1x DC-IN
1x Microphone-in
1x Headphone-out
Communication
WiFi 802.11b/g
Ethernet 10/100M Ethernet Access

Storage
Memory 2GB
Storage Device 320 GB SATA
Multimedia
Card Reader Build-in 4 in 1 (SD/MMC/MS/MS pro)
Camera Built-in 1.3Mega Pixel Camera
Keyboard 80keys Standard English Keyboard
Power
Adapter 100-240V, 50-60Gz
Battery 3 Cell Li-ion 2200MAH

Working Time max up to 3 hours
Others Features
Package Included 10.2 inches Laptop
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
AC charger
Can someone give me some suggestion? Thanks.

a c 206 D Laptop
March 10, 2011 6:13:38 PM

Are you looking for just the cheapest thing you can find, or do you have plans for use? Are you fully aware of limitations of netbooks.

Many times with netbooks, people have some wrong thoughts as to what can be done with them, then come the issues with games, movie watching, small keyboard or screen, etc.. and they end up spending more for a real laptop as well as wasting money on the netbook they don't want to use.

Before commiting to a netbook, think about what you will be using this thing for, and think ahead 2-3-4 years as notebooks are not very upgradable.
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March 10, 2011 11:27:48 PM

Thank you very much.

I thought the netbook is cheaper.

I do not like to play games but I like to watch movies.

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a c 206 D Laptop
March 12, 2011 1:29:07 PM

babyding said:
Thank you very much.

I thought the netbook is cheaper.

I do not like to play games but I like to watch movies.


A netbook would not run many movies well, and has issues even with good quality streaming video. Plus no DVD player.

You may want to look at some lower end laptops

http://www.dell.com/us/p/laptops#facets=55846~0~5930680...

The Lenovo cloudy2010 posted would be OK also, although it has a pretty weak CPU and a smaller screen, but is about $100 cheaper.

The issue with laptops, you can't just get the cheapest one ans forget about it, like I said before, you can't upgrade them. $100,200 saved now will cost $500 later when you find you are getting frustrated because it can't run something.
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March 14, 2011 4:53:08 AM

Thanks.
I will think about it.
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