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    Question Selling a low end netbook

    I'm thinking of selling a low end netbook that I got a few years ago. It has a 1.66 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 10 inch screen, and a 250 GB hard drive. Also, it has Ubuntu instead of Windows, and no CD drive to reinstall Windows on. It was $200 when I got it (about 2 years ago), and I'm thinking that I can get $50-$100 for it. What should I charge for this? On eBay, a lot of people are selling their Eee PC's for about $100, and this computer has better specs. What should I charge for this netbook?

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    Re: Selling a low end netbook

    Seeing as it has a Linux OS on it, it won't fech as much as one with Windows. I say $75.

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    Re: Selling a low end netbook

    Keep it, they make decent little servers.

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    Re: Selling a low end netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Keep it, they make decent little servers.
    This.

    I use my old netbook as a web/file/build/git server and it runs just fine. Very quite and very lower power consumption.
    - "Make me a coffee..."
    - "No"
    - "sudo make me a coffee"
    - "OK"

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    Re: Selling a low end netbook

    I would also keep it. I have a netbook with almost the same specs... still works great with Xubuntu on it. You could do a bunch of things, such as have it plugged into the TV as a media center front-end.
    Do you folks like coffee?

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    Re: Selling a low end netbook

    I bought a higher end one at a pawn shop for $100. I'd just keep it you won't get much
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: Selling a low end netbook

    I bought a similar netbook off of Craigslist for $80, not knowing what I was going to do with it. I replaced the battery, which was shot, with a higher capacity unit and loaded Debian Wheezy on it.
    It has become my main "traveling" laptop and I get 5+ hours out of the battery. It has ridden in side case (motorcycle) for 20k miles or so, without issue. They can be useful to have around.

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    Re: Selling a low end netbook

    Donate it to a charity.

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    Re: Selling a low end netbook

    Repurpose it as others have suggested or give it to someone who needs a computer but can't afford one.

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