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    Buying a Netbook...

    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

    thanks

    17 Comments

    battery life important?

    Original Poster

    Jakg;6636105

    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?

    Probably the acer aspire one, but you could spend a bit more money and buy a samsung nc10

    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.

    Original Poster

    Hit me with some links people!!

    direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

    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:

    alisonfitz;6636484

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-4894.aspxMy friend bought this at the … http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-4894.aspxMy 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

    spobby;6636503

    pen drive, external hdd, external dxd drive.



    whats dxd drive ?

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

    gR8_mUndA;6636550

    whats dxd drive ?We all wanna know as our knowdelege is limited to DVD … whats dxd drive ?We all wanna know as our knowdelege is limited to DVD drives.



    typo? sorry.

    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.

    Argos have this one wich seems similar battery life....how do I shorten these things?

    ]http//ww…JUN

    Netbook / notebook, don't they both just mean small laptop?

    I have this argos.co.uk/sta…htm
    been great so far had it around 5 months, they do it in white too.

    :w00t: Thanks.........good job I came here!

    so what is a mini laptop called, ?? notebook

    OK, well I am after a netbook then.

    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
    hotukdeals.com/ite…161

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    alisonfitz;6636484

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-4894.aspxMy friend bought this at the … http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-4894.aspxMy 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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