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    Best netbook deal? (And a few questions)

    Basically, after all things considered i have decided that a netbook would be best suited to what i need.
    Long battery life is essential.
    Basically i will be using it for surfing the net, ebay, hukd, etc etc
    a bit of music (do they have built in speakers or not?)
    do they have cd/dvd drives?
    will they run youtube videos etc?

    what is the best deal around? Could someone summarise what these are capable of in comparison to a laptop?

    rep at the ready!

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    Original Poster

    any help?

    I've looked on internet, netbook seems fine, however would it be capable to play youtube videos? This is unclear.

    all netbooks have speakers and no netbooks have cd/dvd drives, yes they can run youtube, provided you install the needed plugins

    highly reccomend the samsung netbook range (Nxxx) models.
    i bought the N110 about 8 months ago now and think it was a really good buy, however i did pay £330, and there are many netbooks in the samsung range whcih are considerably cheaper and surpass it. Although i paid the added premium back then for the 9 hour battery life, which i can verify really is true, unless im streaming from the internet constistently which it can sometime reach 5hrs then.

    Original Poster

    teshnit;8326818

    all netbooks have speakers and no netbooks have cd/dvd drives, yes they … all netbooks have speakers and no netbooks have cd/dvd drives, yes they can run youtube, provided you install the needed pluginshighly reccomend the samsung netbook range (Nxxx) models.i bought the N110 about 8 months ago now and think it was a really good buy, however i did pay £330, and there are many netbooks in the samsung range whcih are considerably cheaper and surpass it. Although i paid the added premium back then for the 9 hour battery life, which i can verify really is true, unless im streaming from the internet constistently which it can sometime reach 5hrs then.



    I have looked on here at deals by simply typing in netbook in the search bar and a few seem to be around £220 and seem really good. Would this be adequate for my needs? What processor is good?

    Original Poster

    ...anyone?

    Word of warning for Win7 models is that they only have Win 7 "Starter" installed - limited to opening 3 programmes at once.
    Also - 1gb mem is fine but you might want to increase it to 2gb - do a google check on the model and see how easy it is (Dell's are woeful to upgrade)
    The Samsung model you listed is also wireless N which is the way ahead!

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    its only me;8327079

    Word of warning for Win7 models is that they only have Win 7 "Starter" … Word of warning for Win7 models is that they only have Win 7 "Starter" installed - limited to opening 3 programmes at once. Also - 1gb mem is fine but you might want to increase it to 2gb - do a google check on the model and see how easy it is (Dell's are woeful to upgrade)The Samsung model you listed is also wireless N which is the way ahead!



    i think the samsung is they way forward then?
    Thanks for the reply! I think i might go for it!

    N150 hands down, its like my N110 just improved heck of a lot.
    has wireless N (mine doesnt, dont have a wireless n router anyway, but having N makes it future proof)
    Windows 7 (although starter is slightly restricted compared to my XP)
    N450 processor (slightly better than my N270)
    Matte finish with LED backlight (defintely beats my glossy shiz)
    and £80 cheaper :P

    pretty much same case style as my N110, looks really classy and so much more sleeker and professional than some of the acer carp of a netbook range etc.
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