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    If I were to buy a netbook

    I'm going to college next month and I would like to buy a netbook for school studies and work and what-not.


    Out of the two I was looking at (because of price, and my need to buy school books) which would be the better buy?


    Acer Aspire One?

    or

    MSI Wind?

    (I know they both 99% of the time come with Windows which isn't nearly as good for a laptop; boot-times, smaller resource imprint, etc., as Linux is, just go along with the netbooks using Windows XP/Vista)
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    Re: If I were to buy a netbook

    I recommend the Aspire, great netbook for a great price, works excellently under 9.04 with the 'old' Intel driver.
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    Re: If I were to buy a netbook

    Netbooks aren't built for word processing by the way.

    Netbooks also don't come with CD/DVD-ROM Drives.

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    Re: If I were to buy a netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by coldReactive View Post
    Netbooks aren't built for word processing by the way.

    Netbooks also don't come with CD/DVD-ROM Drives.

    What do you mean about the word processing? I'm sure they could handle OpenOffice on a 1GB RAM system

    And I'm aware of the lack of a optical drive
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    Re: If I were to buy a netbook

    Netbooks with a 95%-sized keyboard are fine for word processing. I have an HP Mini 1120nr, and it's great for typing.

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    Re: If I were to buy a netbook

    I have an Aspire One running Linpus Light. It is fast, stable, and does everything it is supposed to. The screen on that sucker is very bright and it has no hardware issues what so ever if you leave it with Linpus.

    There are only 2 downsides to it.

    1st. Linpus Light is based on Fedora 8 and the packages are a bit out of date.

    2nd. The battery life is not very good, so if you do decide to go with that look into getting a better battery.


    Other than that its great and it already comes with Firefox and Open Office.
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    Re: If I were to buy a netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by coldReactive View Post
    Netbooks aren't built for word processing by the way
    doesnt seem like there would be a problem.

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    Re: If I were to buy a netbook

    My Aspire One is great, I love it, and even tough typing isn't the best you get used to it.

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    Re: If I were to buy a netbook

    I was leaning towards the Aspire One because I was at Walmart today and I was looking at them for like 15 minutes and they keyboard on the one I liked (10.1") seemed better then my laptop's.
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    Re: If I were to buy a netbook

    I'm in collage your going to want a real laptop

    Laptops can do a lot more then next books because there so much more prower full. Comparing a intel Centrino 2 CPU to a Intel Atom is like comparing a harley motorcycles to a Kids bicycle

    also the most important difference is that a full size keyboard on a laptop is going to allow you to type fast which you can't do with a tiny Netbook keyboard

    bigger screen the bigger your screen the more productive your going to be (don't get me wrong I'm not saying you should get a laptop with a monitor thats 17 inches because thats not portable but a 15 inch is great

    and last laptops have bigger hard drives that way you will be able to get a hard drive thats big enough to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu because theres a good chance you will take a class that your going to need to use software thats only going to work on Windows (Sad but true)


    just something you should think about before buy a netbook
    Dan

    PS there are more reasons but I think those are enough

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