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February 2, 2012 1:17:36 AM

Netbook is painfully slow. I was trying to put wifi usb on it but it defies websites I go to with its molasses speed. I am plugged in with cable.

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a b D Laptop
February 2, 2012 1:33:14 AM

well... all netbooks are modern enough to have built in wifi, so there is no need to add on an external wifi adapter.

Also, yes, netbooks are slow. It is their nature to be 'bare minimum' laptops that are good for browsing the web... and nothing more. If you run a tight ship, only installing absolutely nessessary software, making sure that your registry is clean, keeping tabs on your startup programs in msconfig, etc. Then you can get a fair amount of power from a netbook. I use mine all of the time to do audio recording with no problems, and after upgrading to 2GB of Ram it really helped speed things up. But it is equivilant in speed to an 8 year old pentium 4 (but instead of 140W it takes a mere 4-8W), so yes, they are quite slow even under the best of conditions.
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a c 572 D Laptop
February 2, 2012 1:39:18 AM

Hello ptroyano;

Which 'Netbook do you have? Some are just very slow.
Others are relatively decent at web surfing, watching videos and email.

How fast is your internet connection?
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February 2, 2012 2:41:55 AM

Arent they always...?
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a c 572 D Laptop
February 2, 2012 2:43:06 AM

Some of the dual core AMD Fusion 'Netbooks are nearly useable now, IMO.
Especially those with 1366x768 resolution.
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February 9, 2012 1:51:04 AM

ptroyano said:
Netbook is painfully slow. I was trying to put wifi usb on it but it defies websites I go to with its molasses speed. I am plugged in with cable.

This is a Xihama ,can't find any wifi on it. Also would like to add ram but can't locate ram.
Thanks folks.
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February 9, 2012 7:04:11 PM

Thanks , don't think so. Xihama Model is MA 865 .
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a c 572 D Laptop
February 9, 2012 7:07:34 PM

Xihama Model MA 865 not listed on the Xihama site there.
Google finds no Xihama MA865 or Xihama MA 865.

Anything you can find that explains what the tech specs are for that item?
Like, CPU?
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a c 249 D Laptop
February 9, 2012 8:42:38 PM

Hi :) 

Netbooks are toys...they are NOT laptops....

All the best Brett :) 
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February 17, 2012 3:15:38 AM

WR2 said:
Xihama Model MA 865 not listed on the Xihama site there.
Google finds no Xihama MA865 or Xihama MA 865.

Anything you can find that explains what the tech specs are for that item?
Like, CPU?


No luck, can't figure how to interrupt boot up to see bios or anything. All I can get is running windows ce v 5.0, can't get past shell.
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a b D Laptop
February 22, 2012 1:38:38 AM

is this a netbook? or is it an old palm PC?
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a c 572 D Laptop
February 22, 2012 1:47:02 AM

A bargain basement 'Netbook knock-off.
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February 22, 2012 2:23:34 AM

yea clearly , but it was given to us so I was hoping I could make it functional. So I can't figure out how to access ram or processor.
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February 22, 2012 2:25:29 AM

CaedenV said:
is this a netbook? or is it an old palm PC?

Yes it is called a netbook but made cheaply it seems by Xihama.
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a c 572 D Laptop
February 22, 2012 2:48:13 AM

Im thinking the RAM will soldered onto what passes for the motherboard. Maybe the CPU as well.
Have you found a link that shows the hardware specs yet?
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March 3, 2012 2:23:19 AM

No am convinced is a piece of junk, just thought I could kick it up a notch. And Xihama doesn't acknowledge this model on their site, if I could call them I would. Thanks .
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a c 249 D Laptop
March 3, 2012 4:27:17 PM

Hi :) 

Use it as is or bin it....

All the best Brett :) 
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March 27, 2012 9:42:27 AM

Netbook is netbook, not a laptop, for slow performance issues usually two ways to fix: upgrade hardware or clean the system http://www.speedup-netbook.com/ If still you can't put up with it, go get a "real computer".
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March 27, 2012 5:27:31 PM

Thanks I will try it. I do have a real computer, this thing was a gift.
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April 3, 2012 2:56:44 PM

Best answer selected by ptroyano.
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