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July 25, 2011 10:40:08 PM

Hello everyone, I am starting school next week and I need a netbook asap. I own a great gaming PC but I don't know much about netbooks, so I would really appreciate some help.

1. What is your budget?

500 + tax or maybe a little more if its really worth it.


2. What is the size of the netbook that you are considering?

11-12'


3. How much battery life do you need?

anything with more than 5 hours would be great




Basicly I don't want to play any games, 2 gigs of RAM would be nice if possible but its not a need. Any suggestions would be awesome !



Thanks


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July 26, 2011 1:54:38 AM

bjsm said:
Hello everyone, I am starting school next week and I need a netbook asap. I own a great gaming PC but I don't know much about netbooks, so I would really appreciate some help.

1. What is your budget?

500 + tax or maybe a little more if its really worth it.


2. What is the size of the netbook that you are considering?

11-12'


3. How much battery life do you need?

anything with more than 5 hours would be great




Basicly I don't want to play any games, 2 gigs of RAM would be nice if possible but its not a need. Any suggestions would be awesome !



Thanks

I think if you look at the HP DM1z it will impress you. It has good graphics to play even HD where the Intel stuff lacks that kind of graphic power. It has a nice price of $399 or under if you search. It runs a AMD APU with 1.6Ghz CPU.
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July 26, 2011 2:15:04 PM

Great suggestions guys ! Thank you for giving attention to my post, the only thing is I live in canada and those deals arent possible here. Im quite interested in the HP DM1z but I can only find it for 549$ in Canada, so thats a bit over my budget. And WR2 that netbook seemed really nice, only thing is Newegg isnt available in Canada.....uhhhhh :o ( Same thing with you Cloudy2010, they all seem really nice just not available here....

If I can get any suggestions from Canada, that would be great !

Thanks again guys
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July 26, 2011 2:23:47 PM

Wow...really is an Amazing netbook ! 4 gig of ram ?! wow

Do you know if I install XP on it, would I find all the drivers or would it be a pain to do that ?
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July 26, 2011 2:27:36 PM

I can't say for sure if XP would have drivers for all that new hardware.

It's probably worth a shot - just add WinXP as a multi-boot option so you have both Win7 and XP installed on that 640GB HDD.
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July 26, 2011 2:28:33 PM

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July 26, 2011 2:29:34 PM

WR2 said:
I can't say for sure if XP would have drivers for all that new hardware.

It's probably worth a shot - just add WinXP as a multi-boot option so you have both Win7 and XP installed on that 640GB HDD.





Really nice, just one last question, why is it so hard to find these netbooks and they only advertise the standard 1 gig of ram netbooks ? Ive never seen a netbook like this anywhere before ...
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July 26, 2011 2:38:58 PM

A 'Netbook is really limited, performance wise, so 1GB (upgradeable to 2GB) isn't that big a deal.
These new Fusion APU systems blur the line in performance between a 'Netbook and sub-Notebook (ultra-portable).
You can even find the E-350 APU in some 15" low cost laptops: MSI CR650 AMD E-350(1.6GHz) 15.6" notebook
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
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