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    Tell me about the Cheap(est?) 10-12" Laptops

    I'm looking for an ultraportable that has a 10-12" screen. Netbooks are nice but they seem to be too small for my needs and I need a more powerful processor.

    I've been looking at 12" Acer laptops and they seem to be good but I want more options. I want to have 10-11" options too. I also want to have options that are as sturdy as Thinkpads but that maybe too much for my budget.

    I'm looking for something as expensive as $800 or less.

    What can you suggest?
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    Re: Tell me about the Cheap(est?) 10-12" Laptops

    Asus have a few to consider:

    11.1": http://ph.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=5&l2=23&l3=517

    12.1": http://ph.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=5&l2=23&l3=518

    And if you can get your hands on one, the Phillips Freevents: http://www.itreviews.co.uk/hardware/h1093.htm

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    Re: Tell me about the Cheap(est?) 10-12" Laptops

    I have been looking for the same thing. I found a 12 inch HP NC 2400 at Tiger Direct for under $800. It is an older machine looks like it should run Ubuntu fine. I am just wondering if I want to live with a point stick rather then a touch pad
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    Re: Tell me about the Cheap(est?) 10-12" Laptops

    I found some stuff on Newegg:
    12.1": http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE
    <=11.1" (NOTE: The first few are EEE's, scroll past them): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE
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    Re: Tell me about the Cheap(est?) 10-12" Laptops

    zareason do a good 12" notebook for a little over your $800 mark.
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    Re: Tell me about the Cheap(est?) 10-12" Laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by frrobert View Post
    I am just wondering if I want to live with a point stick rather then a touch pad
    I'll take a nipple over a touch pad any day. I wish my laptop had a nipple!

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    Re: Tell me about the Cheap(est?) 10-12" Laptops

    Thank you very much! If you can, please tell me about the prices too
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    Re: Tell me about the Cheap(est?) 10-12" Laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by gn2 View Post
    Asus have a few to consider:

    11.1": http://ph.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=5&l2=23&l3=517

    12.1": http://ph.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=5&l2=23&l3=518

    And if you can get your hands on one, the Phillips Freevents: http://www.itreviews.co.uk/hardware/h1093.htm
    Hmm. How much could those be? I saw somewhere that those are expensive. Amazon time.
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    Re: Tell me about the Cheap(est?) 10-12" Laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by frrobert View Post
    I have been looking for the same thing. I found a 12 inch HP NC 2400 at Tiger Direct for under $800. It is an older machine looks like it should run Ubuntu fine. I am just wondering if I want to live with a point stick rather then a touch pad
    That's really nice. It's just that, I think I can't live with a nipple alone and I can get newer Acers with higher specs with the price.
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