So I'm after a netbook, in two minds whether to go cheap and cheerful or get a top end one. In any case I've narrowed my options down to...
Acer Aspire One, 512 meg, 1.6 atom, 8.9 screen, 8 gig solid state, 3 cell bat, Linux Lipus, £165 dixons with voucher.
Acer Aspire One as above but with 120 gig hd, £199.
Asus eee 901, 1 gig, 1.6 atom, 12 gig, windows xp, 6 cell, £235 from ebuyer.
Toshiba NB100, 1 gig, 1.6 atom, 120 gig hd, windows xp, 3 cell, £260 (£230 with cashback claim) from dabs.
Asus eee 904HD, 1 gig of ram, 900 mhz celeron, 6 cell, windows xp, £235 from tesco direct
Samsung NC10, you know what this is... £290+ from most places.
I really want hard disk because I can see myself installing the odd game etc, and also windows xp. This limits me really to the 904HD but then thats the celeron processor, i'd have preferred the atom. The 904HA is the atom but I've been unable to find this from any uk retailer. Infact to be honest the 904HA and HD seem a bit of a compremise between the 1000H and 901. For example it seems like a 901 in the bigger 1000H casing + hard drive. So that draws me to the better spec'd ones like the Samsung NC10 but £300 is a lot of money for something which will be obsolete in a short space of time.
I could go for the cheaper acer asprie one at £170 but I really don't fancy linux. I think for £65 more the eee 901 with windows xp and 6 cell battery not to mention 1 gig of ram is the better investiment, but whether its worth spending a second £65 more to go for samsung remains to be seen.
I've also heard that windows xp performs poorly on solid state. To be honest I dont think the solid state's are big enough if like me you want to watch dvd's which you have copied over. Anyone used solid state and found it slow...
So maybe 904HD with hard disk (albeit smaller 80 gig), celeron, 1 gig, windows xp and £235 price tag is the best, but yeah like I said above it feels like a patched together model.
Anyone else know of any models I should be looking out for?