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Buying a Netbook...

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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Hey,

I have decided to buy a netbook but don't really have a clue what one to buy!

I need it to do the following things:

- Needs to be small enought to fit in my college bag with loads of other sh*t!
- Be light and portable (Have to take to college everyday which is a 45min walk there and back)
- I need to be able to write long word documents with it.
- It need to be able to work well with XP machines aswell as Vista
- It would be good if it could run Visual Basic (Programming program) but not necessary.
- It would be good but not necessary if it could also run pro desktop (CAD program)
- Battery life not that important but would like it to run for at least a couple of hours...

Not sure about money say about £200 to £350!? (cheaper the better though ;P)

So what would you guys recommend?

Hit me with some links :D

thanks
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
battery life important?
#2
Jakg
battery life important?

not that important but would like it to run for at least a couple of hours. Whats the average life for a netbook?
#3
Probably the acer aspire one, but you could spend a bit more money and buy a samsung nc10
#4
I have a Acer Aspire One and think it is great. It has not got windows but linux witch i think is good enough but you can put windows on.
#5
Hit me with some links people!!
#6
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-4894.aspx

My friend bought this at the weekend. But does anyone know how do you install Microsoft Office if there isn't a disc drive? It has a 60 day free trial. :oops:
#7
alisonfitz
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-4894.aspx

My friend bought this at the weekend. But does anyone know how do you install Microsoft Office if there isn't a disc drive? It has a 60 day free trial. :oops:


pen drive, external hdd, external dvd drive.
banned#8
spobby
pen drive, external hdd, external dxd drive.


whats dxd drive ?

We all wanna know as our knowdelege is limited to DVD drives.
1 Like #9
gR8_mUndA
whats dxd drive ?

We all wanna know as our knowdelege is limited to DVD drives.


typo? sorry.
#10
Looking for the same too. The Tesco one seems good offer. No idea what HP are like and only 2 hr battery. Have heard some have battery of up to 8hrs, are they the ones that cost £500?

For the difference in price, could cope with shorter battery.
#12
Netbook / notebook, don't they both just mean small laptop?
#13
I have this http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5081880/Trail/searchtext%3EMSI.htm
been great so far had it around 5 months, they do it in white too.
#14
:w00t: Thanks.........good job I came here!

so what is a mini laptop called, ?? notebook
#15
OK, well I am after a netbook then.
#16
iglimpse;6637945
OK, well I am after a netbook then.


[FONT=Verdana]There are various deals posted on HotUKDeals just now for Netbooks - the prices vary but there were several going [COLOR=Navy]from £180.00p upwards[/COLOR], with some good deals to be had on them (especially with the Windows 7 Netbooks coming out).

If you need a handy with finding them please give us a shout and I can post the links in, as I did this for another member recently as well.

Edit - Here's a link to the other thread I pasted in links to active deal threads.

NetBook or Alternative - HotUKDeals Forum
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/500254/netbook-or-alternative?p=6546161#post6546161

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#17
alisonfitz
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-4894.aspx

My friend bought this at the weekend. But does anyone know how do you install Microsoft Office if there isn't a disc drive? It has a 60 day free trial. :oops:


Most netbooks have an SD card slot , my Asus1000H has . Just install software from this. I use a external HDD through a USB port . I installed Office , Autoroute and mp3 software using this method.

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