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Eclipse.
March 12th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Ok, well I have been saving up every scrap of money that I have got my hands on for a while now (its not easy when your job-less and at school ;)).Anyway, one of the things I've been looking at is netbooks and I'm looking to spend between 200-250 on one.Anybody got any suggestions? (Especially if you have one)]

Things that are important:

Intel Atom CPU
1Gb of RAM (512Mb at a push :))
Looks nice!

Thanks guys

EDIT: Forgot to mention, its really just for light use and something that I can take in to school (carrying a 17" laptop about is horible) and basically go wherever I go lol

miggols99
March 12th, 2009, 10:43 PM
For that price you could get an ASUS Eee PC 901. For a little cheaper you could get the Acer Aspire One with 1GB of memory. But the battery life on the Eee is much better.

Coreigh
March 12th, 2009, 10:49 PM
My favorite source of cheap notebooks is a company who handles the leasing for large organizations. I found the company who handles the hardware sales for our local hospital and get used and off-lease items at about half of what they would cost of used-retail pricing.

So like the hospital gets 20 new notebooks or tablets and the old units go back to the lease company who sells them off to outlets and such. I am able to buy one off them for what the outlet would pay. I got a 3 year old HP tablet / notebook convertible for $240 (US). Similar used were $400 and up.

bsharp
March 13th, 2009, 12:01 AM
My favorite source of cheap notebooks is a company who handles the leasing for large organizations. I found the company who handles the hardware sales for our local hospital and get used and off-lease items at about half of what they would cost of used-retail pricing.

So like the hospital gets 20 new notebooks or tablets and the old units go back to the lease company who sells them off to outlets and such. I am able to buy one off them for what the outlet would pay. I got a 3 year old HP tablet / notebook convertible for $240 (US). Similar used were $400 and up.

Link or company name?

speedwell68
March 13th, 2009, 12:08 AM
I have seen Acer Aspire Ones advertised for 189. But can't for the live of me remember where I saw them. I was gutted becuase I paid 219 for mine a couple of months back.

Chemical Imbalance
March 13th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Check these out:
http://www.dabs.com/productlist.aspx?NavigationKey=11105&NavigationKey=4294952000&NavigationKey=42880000&CategorySelectedId=11105&PageMode=1
btw I purchased my 900a at a best buy in the US for $300 half a year ago.

gymophett
March 13th, 2009, 12:39 AM
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10859089 202
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10575196&findingMethod=rr 217

Eclipse.
March 13th, 2009, 12:47 AM
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10859089 202
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10575196&findingMethod=rr 217

Walmart doesnt ship outside of USA.:(

Eclipse.
March 13th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Check these out:
http://www.dabs.com/productlist.aspx?NavigationKey=11105&NavigationKey=4294952000&NavigationKey=42880000&CategorySelectedId=11105&PageMode=1
btw I purchased my 900a at a best buy in the US for $300 half a year ago.

Cheers, pretty good website.

bakedbeans4life
March 13th, 2009, 11:54 PM
This link to Ebuyer may help you.

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=pricelow&store=5&cat=10&limit=10&page=1

At the very least it will give you an idea about Netbooks availability and prices in the UK, you did say around 200.

If you, or your family, hold an Argos card you may be able to get a Netbook (they have a few to choose from) on 6 months interest free credit.

Good luck.