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cardinals_fan
September 18th, 2008, 05:38 AM
In general, I don't get too worked up over hardware. My Gateway is reliable, and I don't need anything else. However, this little Acer (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115495) looks SO nice... I want one! Has anybody tried one of these little guys?

(I'm not actually shopping, just dreaming :))

http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/34-115-495-08.jpg

RedPandaFox
September 18th, 2008, 05:39 AM
My friends looking at getting one, she asked me to go shopping with her for one, im the resident net book geek of the town :P

tuxxy
September 18th, 2008, 05:41 AM
Yes I was tempted by these and the eeepc 1000's but still not made my mind up either :lolflag:

LaRoza
September 18th, 2008, 05:55 AM
I have my sites set on the Dell 9

OutOfReach
September 18th, 2008, 05:58 AM
I have my sites set on the Dell 9

Same here. But I also have my eyes on that upcoming i7 Intel processor. I don't know how or when I'll pull the money for these things, but I will, eventually. :)

kevin11951
September 18th, 2008, 05:59 AM
I went with one of the Dell Mini 9's that come with Ubuntu!

Got Mine For: $440.58

1GB RAM
4GB SSD
1.3 MP Webcam
+ Standard everything else.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2008/05/29/dell_mini_inspiron_02.jpg

cardinals_fan
September 18th, 2008, 06:05 AM
I have my sites set on the Dell 9
I have a lengthy (for someone 15 years old) and unpleasant history with Dell. I'm wary of buying another machine from them.

EDIT: Big hard drives are good :)

hardyn
September 18th, 2008, 06:45 AM
looking strongly at the MSI wind myself.

PryGuy
September 18th, 2008, 06:56 AM
In general, I don't get too worked up over hardware. My Gateway is reliable, and I don't need anything else. However, this little Acer (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115495) looks SO nice... I want one! Has anybody tried one of these little guys?

(I'm not actually shopping, just dreaming :))I've got a previous model with a smaller screen with WinXP by default. Works like a charm with Ubuntu, XP is too big for the baby.

NET WT
September 18th, 2008, 09:36 AM
That is one nice acer. I considered buying myself a small laptop. I don't think that I will though, because I don't really need one. I don't travel much.

gn2
September 18th, 2008, 09:44 AM
Have had a play with one in a shop, nice hardware shame about the distro.
The cheapest Acer Aspire One is 200 here in the UK, that's easily the best value netbook currently available.

I did have one on preorder for a while before they were released but the delivery date kept being put back.
In the end I lost patience and bought an Asus F9E (http://www.asus.com/prog_content/middle_enlargement.aspx?model=1833) 12" Core 2 Duo laptop instead.
I do not regret the decision.

sloggerkhan
September 18th, 2008, 09:51 AM
I have an acer aspire one that came with a 6cell battery, 1 gig RAM and 8gb solid state drive.

I absolutely love it, even though it does work somewhat imperfectly atm.
(Linpus that it comes with has no root password on terminal access so user can go to root easily, doesn't support wpa2 enterprise, can't update packages because of unresolvable dependancy conflicts, webcam doesn't work properly, mic doesn't work)
Put onelinux ubuntu on it, at least it works with wpa2 now, even if battery life is worse. Honestly, I'd stick with linpus and better boot times and battery performance if its package manager worked and it had wpa2. Really I love the machine, great piece of hardware, but currently out of the box oses aren't cutting it. On no distro so far do mic and webcam work properly.

jespdj
September 18th, 2008, 11:38 AM
I have my sites set on the Dell 9

Me too. But I'll have to be patient, because Dell is not selling it here (The Netherlands) yet. Ubuntu Netbook Remix, which you get on the Dell, looks really nice.

billgoldberg
September 18th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Forget those mini laptops.

I want one of those open pandoras.

I just hope I can get my hands on one before they sell out.

http://xs131.xs.to/xs131/08384/bigone140.jpg (http://xs.to)

They run linux. You can use firefox, linux games, all kinds of emulator games, word applications, watch videos, ...

I want one bad.

sendmecrapola
September 18th, 2008, 11:55 AM
The acer looks sweet, but I'm waiting to get some feedback from someone who has the mini 9 with the "Mini OS." Well that and also waiting for the bank account to get padded some. :)

Saint Angeles
September 18th, 2008, 12:15 PM
can somebody buy me one of those pandora things?

thats f***in sweet!

Xkutzy
September 18th, 2008, 01:46 PM
You may want to think again. According to trustedreviews.com Toshiba is to release a netbook with Ubuntu on it!

sendmecrapola
September 18th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Do you have a link to the article on trustedreviews about the toshiba?

ZarathustraDK
September 18th, 2008, 02:22 PM
I don't know if it's just here in Denmark, but we have a "plague or cholera"-choice in regards to the Acer One. Either we can get:

1. 8 GB solidstate and 512 mb ram linux version. Cheaper.

or

2. 120 GB "normal" HD and 1 GB ram windows version. More expensive.

I wish they'd just add the price-difference to the linux-version, get more ram and a bigger solidstate-HD. That would rock.

Yeah yeah I know, there's the eee 901 linux-version. I sooo want that. Only qualm I have about that (as I've heard through the grape-vine) is the keyboard-size. However it's smaller than the Acer One, and has a better mousepad.

Xkutzy
September 18th, 2008, 02:30 PM
http://www.trustedreviews.com/notebooks/news/2008/09/18/Toshiab-Details-Netbook-Offering/p1

Should take you straight there.

xuCGC002
September 18th, 2008, 02:48 PM
I'm trying to decide between the acer or the gecko (http://www.norhtec.com/products/gecko/index.html) from Norhtec.

notwen
September 18th, 2008, 02:53 PM
+1 Dell Inspiron Mini 9 sometime in my near future.

The only thing that throws me off the Aspire One is the placement of the touchpad buttons, if I am to use my netbook on the go, I don't expect to be carrying around a BT mouse w/ me all of the time and this is enough to make me look elsewhere. Other than that the Aspire One is a fantastic piece of hardware for the money. =]

VitaLiNux
September 18th, 2008, 03:27 PM
I have my sites set on the Dell 9

Where are your sites?:)

miggols99
September 18th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I also want one of these :) Although I don't really have the money to buy one...

littletinman
September 18th, 2008, 07:51 PM
I'm so with you dude, That laptop is AWESOME. Prrfect for a student like me. I hope they go down in price so that a student, who is paying his own way through college, can afford one. Beastily wicked!!!!!

Hoshnasi
September 18th, 2008, 10:16 PM
I'm not really knocking the MSI. It just doesn't hit the style notes for me. Also, getting into that thing is a bit rediculous.

Lastly, I refuse to buy laptops only to imdiately reformat and reload an OS. "Windows, NEVER AGAIN!"

zmjjmz
September 18th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Of the netbooks I've considered (top is the one I'm most likely to get):
Dell Mini 9
WiBrain B1LE
Sylvania g Netbook
Sylvania g Netbook Meso

Hoshnasi
September 18th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Of the netbooks I've considered (top is the one I'm most likely to get):
Dell Mini 9
WiBrain B1LE
Sylvania g Netbook
Sylvania g Netbook Meso

Everything below the Mini 9 seems like a major step down. I hope they are cheaper.

Also, for the WiBrain, hows the typing on that thing? Seems like it would be awful!

zmjjmz
September 18th, 2008, 10:41 PM
I like the WiBrain's form factor.
It has a bunch of cool features, but it'd be 100x more awesome if it had an SSD and the new VIA Nano instead of the C7-M.
Same goes with the g Netbook.
The g Netbook is 50$ cheaper and 2" smaller, but that's about it. The Meso was where it was at for Ubuntu netbooks until the Dell.

cardinals_fan
September 19th, 2008, 12:26 AM
Have had a play with one in a shop, nice hardware shame about the distro.



I don't know if it's just here in Denmark, but we have a "plague or cholera"-choice in regards to the Acer One. Either we can get:

1. 8 GB solidstate and 512 mb ram linux version. Cheaper.

or

2. 120 GB "normal" HD and 1 GB ram windows version. More expensive.

I wish they'd just add the price-difference to the linux-version, get more ram and a bigger solidstate-HD. That would rock.

Yeah yeah I know, there's the eee 901 linux-version. I sooo want that. Only qualm I have about that (as I've heard through the grape-vine) is the keyboard-size. However it's smaller than the Acer One, and has a better mousepad.
I don't care much about the default OS - I install my own anyway.

gn2
September 19th, 2008, 12:37 AM
I don't care much about the default OS - I install my own anyway.

This might be useful if you get one: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/

cardinals_fan
September 19th, 2008, 12:39 AM
This might be useful if you get one: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/
It'll probably be a couple years before I'm really in the market, but thanks anyway.

Helios1276
September 19th, 2008, 01:11 AM
I went with one of the Dell Mini 9's that come with Ubuntu!

Got Mine For: $440.58

1GB RAM
4GB SSD
1.3 MP Webcam
+ Standard everything else.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2008/05/29/dell_mini_inspiron_02.jpg

Unable to buy Dell with Ubuntu in Ireland apparently ..Angry..they even advertised a Vostro with Ubuntu , which I tried to order but then was told NO.

hardyn
September 19th, 2008, 06:32 AM
I have looked at the Acer, it is nicely priced, and nicely styled... but the touchpad pad buttons beside not below the touchpad is REALLY awkward.

The wind is a little bigger, but has been reviewed well, and comes with a real hard disk.

the dell would also be a serious contender for me... if they release a bigger battery and larger flash disk. also the EEE 901... but i have moderately large fingers and its a really teeeny keyboard.

gn2
September 19th, 2008, 09:36 AM
I don't think the position of the "mouse" buttons on the Acer Aspire One is a problem at all and anyone would very quickly get used to it.

My old Toshiba had the buttons arranged horizontally, left click at the top, right click underneath.
Took about five minutes to get used to it.

Same as driving a car, the controls are not all in the same place in all cars, but you get used to the placings very quickly.

Solicitous
September 19th, 2008, 10:57 AM
I liked the look of the Acer Aspire One until I went and had a look at one in 'the flesh'. To me the build quality on the Asus eeepc feels a bit more solid compared to the Acer.

Nice machine though, unfortunately the one I looked at was the Windows version, I havent come across the Linux version yet (which is something I'm eager to try out).

miggols99
September 26th, 2008, 10:17 AM
I just found out that Amazon has reduced theirs by 40 :) Not bad eh?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001BZ923O/ref=s9subs_c2_23_at1-rfc_p-frt_g1-3215_g1-3102_g2?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1VDBSPP4YV1BMNRZY9C4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=218328591&pf_rd_i=468294

Used to cost 220.

ooobuntooo
September 26th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Looks very nice, better than the eee which has a horrible screen.

fencer
September 27th, 2008, 12:32 AM
If you see my desktop pc, you'll probably pass out xD my screen is so old and big and ugly xD, I've just set up my CPU to be kinda good xD...
venezuelan talking (we can't even buy from dell.com :-(

crimesaucer
September 27th, 2008, 01:08 AM
When I am finally able to afford a new laptop, I'm hoping that more companies will have the dual core chips and bigger hard drives available in the netbooks.


I like these too AMD Turion64x2 netbooks:

http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/08/raon-digital-everun-note-gets-details.html

CPU AMD Turion 64x2 Dual Core 1.2GHz, 1MB L2 Cache
Graphic ATI RS690E +64MB DDR2 Side port Memory, Full DirectX 9.0 support
Memory 1GB DDR2
OS Microsoft Window XP Home
Display 7" 1024 x 600
Dual moniter supporting external display up to 1920x1200
Storage 60GB 1.8 inch HDD/UDMA100
Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
Camera 1.3M pixel CMOS
Media Card SD/MMC Slot
Audio ALC262 HD Audio
Expansion Slot 2xUSB host, 1 x USB mini, 1x mini PCIExpress Slot, USIM card slot
Battery life 2.5 Hours for web-surfing
Size 200(W)x 118(H)x 27.5(D) mm


http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/06/follow-up-on-new-amd-umpc-at-computex.html

7 inch 1024 x 600 touch screen
AMD Turion64X2 with 1GB RAM
60/80GB HDD
optical mouse pointer and buttons
2 x USB and one mini USB
audio in/out
VGA out
2.5 hour battery life while playing videos
about 200mm x 120mm x 25mm

This is another youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ot2ooJdwFE

LaRoza
September 27th, 2008, 01:38 AM
Just bought the Dell Inspiron 9 with Ubuntu.

dunkar70
October 27th, 2008, 02:06 PM
A friend was given one as a "thank you" gift. It's very nice and runs Ubuntu 8.04 quite well. I only had a chance to look for a couple of minutes, but it was pretty responsive. It comes with options for a small (comparably) solid-state drive or a traditional hard drive. My friend got the latter with, if memory serves me correctly, 120GB. The screen is smaller than some of the other netbooks available, but the keyboard feels more like a real keyboard than some of the others.