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Netbooks 14 replies

Battlecruiser said on: 2009-01-26 11:35 am
3549 Days, 21 Hrs, 54 Min, 50 Sec ago
I might buy one soon, what does everyone think/know of them?
ILLiCiT said on: 2009-01-28 07:18 pm
3547 Days, 14 Hrs, 11 Min, 47 Sec ago
I know I don't talk to FASCISTS.
RecklessPerson said on: 2009-01-29 12:01 am
3547 Days, 9 Hrs, 28 Min, 43 Sec ago
They are smaller, under powered versions of a regular laptop with mostly worse battery life.
Ilidan said on: 2009-02-05 02:49 pm
3539 Days, 18 Hrs, 40 Min, 37 Sec ago
And yet, they manage to do the job, and a fraction of the price.
00 said on: 2009-02-05 02:58 pm
3539 Days, 18 Hrs, 31 Min, 21 Sec ago
Ilidan said on: 02/05/09 2:49 pm
(8 Minutes, 35 Seconds ago)
And yet, they manage to do the job, and a fraction of the price.

Oracle said on: 2009-02-06 03:21 am
3539 Days, 6 Hrs, 9 Min, 15 Sec ago
no linux you will return it within 2 days
Battlecruiser said on: 2009-02-06 06:25 am
3539 Days, 3 Hrs, 5 Min, 1 Sec ago
Yeah, I don't want linux.

I'll probably get a MSI wind netbook.
Ilidan said on: 2009-02-06 10:35 am
3538 Days, 22 Hrs, 55 Min, 2 Sec ago
You can get Netbooks that operate with Windows - I have one.

And as for the "Jew" comment...

Dude, there's funny, and then there's downright racist. That's crossing the line.
00 said on: 2009-02-06 04:14 pm
3538 Days, 17 Hrs, 15 Min, 38 Sec ago
Funny how that joke has been made 10s of times, last time I recall is the thread about selling knives, but when I do it it's downright racist.

What a Jew.
ILLiCiT said on: 2009-02-06 07:43 pm
3538 Days, 13 Hrs, 47 Min, 13 Sec ago
The cheapest MSI Wind is $489 CDN. It comes with a 1.6 ghz single core Intel Atom. You can get an Acer 15.4" with a dual core 2.0 ghz RM-70 (AMD Turion X2) for $681 CDN. $200 more is definitely worth it for a proper, full size laptop (you can find laptops for <$600 CDN too if you look at bigbox stores). The Acer has a bigger, sharper screen, more RAM, a bigger hard drive, and is much more powerful. You could actually watch video on it, for example. Have you ever tried actually doing something productive on a low res like 1024x600 (the Wind's native resolution)? Forget having two windows open side by side or stacked vertically. The Wind only has a 3 cell battery, which means low battery life. Most full size laptops have 6 cell batteries, and you can buy bigger ones.

Admittedly Acer isn't a good brand, but MSI isn't any better. I do not consider netbooks (sub notebooks) to be a good buy because you're dropping $400+ CDN to get the bare minimum, and $200 more would get you a full sized laptop which is so much faster and bigger. Yeah, it's more money for a real laptop, but it's a smarter financial decision. And it's also not like a netbook is small enough that it's infinitely more portable than a 15.4". You can't put it in your pocket like a PDA or cellphone, so you have to carry it in your bag, same as a regular laptop.
Battlecruiser said on: 2009-02-07 05:06 pm
3537 Days, 16 Hrs, 24 Min, 2 Sec ago
Thanks for your opinion, but I don't need a powerful computer, I have a desktop with c2q 9550, 2 gb ram (going to get 4 soon) and 2x radeon 4850.

I was choosing between a PDA phone and a netbook, came to the conclusion that a netbook is actually a real comp I can get for $300+ US, unlike those phones. The ones good enough are too expensive.

I believe a netbook IS much more portable than a laptop, as it weighs like 3x less (I have a spine trauma, I start having pains when I carry something as heavy as a laptop on my back for a few hours :( )

Btw, since when is USD so much more expensive than a CND? Wind sells at as low as $300 US, but I'm looking to get the one on newegg for $350, as I do want a 6-cell battery.
ILLiCiT said on: 2009-02-07 08:21 pm
3537 Days, 13 Hrs, 9 Min, 18 Sec ago
Our dollar went to poo poo .

You can get an iPhone or Blackberry with a contract cheaper. Unlocked are nearly $1000, though.
TheSource (Admin) said on: 2009-02-07 10:59 pm
3537 Days, 10 Hrs, 31 Min, 14 Sec ago
I got an Acer notebook. 2.4 Ghz AMd Proc, 3GB RAm, aqnd a 128 integrated Vd card for $300. I'm happy.
MethodMan said on: 2009-02-07 11:03 pm
3537 Days, 10 Hrs, 27 Min, 0 Sec ago
I just bought my mom a HP Mini 1000, and now I want it for myself.

I know a fair bit about computers, and I'm not some kind of of uneducated noob, but these things are pretty sweet. A nice contrast from my other laptop, which is a 17".

On the Mini 1000, the keyboard feels like it's a normal size, and it's pretty quick. I think I'm going to leave my 17" at home and take the 10.9" mini with me to class.

It was $649 (way less than the $4000 my parents spent on the one it might replace as my commuting computer), but it was well worth the extra coin. It's a lot nicer than the ONE and some other netbooks I've used.
BmXbrigade said on: 2009-02-08 01:11 am
3537 Days, 8 Hrs, 19 Min, 5 Sec ago
buy an ipod touch, then rob someones wifi.