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Old 10-12-09, 04:43 PM   #13
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I plan on buying one once there are more dual core options available (according to my friend at NCIX, should start seeing quite a few in November).

I just want it for browsing the web, watching hulu/youtube, and light office stuff. No gaming on it at all, but I still want dual core. My cousin has an Acer and it's a tad slow...
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Old 10-12-09, 09:42 PM   #14
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If you take off the bloat the current crop are very quick at what their meant to do.
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Old 10-12-09, 10:23 PM   #15
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I love my netbook (MSI Wind U100). It's portable, light-weight, awesome battery life (9-cell) and it's a lot more handy than my old Dell 15" Vostro (which I sold). Windows 7 runs great and I'm pretty happy with it. The only thing I wish my netbook had was NVIDIA Ion instead of crappy Intel IGP.
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Old 10-13-09, 12:11 AM   #16
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Definitely interesting little machines. In my opinion, ION is the way to go in order for them to be a bit more compatible, multimedia-wise.

Other than that, we're talking about simple little machines for your every day tasks. No supercomputer/gaming rig here. Also, 10hour battery life is pretty awesome.

I've been tempted to get one for a while, but I can't really justify it. My current XPS M1530 satisfies all my needs. Granted it's not as portable as a netbook, it sure as hell is a lot more powerful.
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Old 10-13-09, 09:39 AM   #17
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six_storm really said it all.... I replaced a very weak HP with an integrated 6150 for a video card... the netbook is sadly roughly the same performance, was half the price, and boasts literally 4x the battery life. I can't say how they compare to good notebooks because I guess all the ones I've had are crap... but at the time that upgrade was a no brainer... either have a notebook that lasts 1.5 hours and the performance sucks, or sell it, make money, buy a netbook that lasts 8+ hours with equal performance... I broke even when I sold that laptop for the netbook too... go figure
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Old 10-13-09, 07:45 PM   #18
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wow, awesome deal

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Sku=M975-11001
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Old 10-14-09, 09:21 PM   #19
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The only thing about that netbook is out of all the reviews I read, the HP Minis were the worst netbooks out of the bunch. Mainly because of the keyboard size. The main reason I chose the MSI Wind was because it had the best keyboard size.
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Old 10-15-09, 02:59 AM   #20
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Netbook maker ASUS has two new Eee PC models coming, both sporting larger 12.1" displays. ASUS Eee PC 1201N is the more interesting of the two and it's not because of the size of the screen but the hardware inside. The leaked specifications, published by Eeepc.it, hints that ASUS has installed more power with this model than we're accustomed to with the Eee PC series.

ASUS Eee PC 1201N is first of all one of few netbooks sporting a dual-core Atom processor. The documents were taken down per request of ASUS but according to liliputing.com ASUS Eee PC 1201N will ship with an Atom N330 processor and NVIDIA's Ion (GeForce 9400M) chipset.

With both an Atom N330 CPU and NVIDIA's Ion chipset there is potential for a relatively good performance, even playback of 1080p material. According to the specifications the battery time shouldn't suffer all too much from this since the 6-cell battery will keep online for 8 hours.

The complete specifications can be found below, but nothing is official or confirmed by ASUS yet.
Asus Eee PC 1201N

* Display: 12.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels
* CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N330 dual core
* Graphics & chipset: NVIDIA ION (GeForce 9400M)
* OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
* Memory: 3GB DDR2
* Storage: 320GB HDD + 500GB web-based storage
* Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WiFI, Bluetooth, Ethernet
* I/O: HDMI, VGA, 3 USB 2.0 ports, SD card slot, mic, headphones
* Webcam: 0.3MP
* Touchpad: Supports multitouch gestures
* Battery: 6 cells, 8 hours
* Colors: Black, blue, or red
* Dimensions: 11.7″ x 8.2″ x 1.3″
* Weight: 3.1 pounds

Asus Eee PC 1201HA

* Display: 12.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels
* CPU: 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520
* Graphics & chipset: Intel US15W / GMA 500 graphics
* OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
* Memory: 2GB DDR2
* Storage: 250GB HDD + 500GB web-based storage
* Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WiFI, Bluetooth, Ethernet
* I/O: VGA, 3 USB 2.0 ports, SD card slot, mic, headphones
* Webcam: 0.3MP
* Touchpad: Supports multitouch gestures
* Battery: 6 cells, 8 hours
* Colors: Black, blue, or red
* Dimensions: 11.7″ x 8.2″ x 1.3″
* Weight: 3.1 pounds


this netbook i want
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Old 10-15-09, 03:05 AM   #21
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That 1201N is pretty nice.
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That 1201N is pretty nice.
+1, older games should run pretty fine.
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