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    Hallo.

    I am looking to buy my wife a netbook for our anniversary.

    She really only uses it for youtube (most of all), MSN messenger, facebook, hotmail (so internet stuff) and occasionally plays some minor games (like Gamehouse stuff) and rarely though needs to have Microsoft Word.

    She is also quite accustomed to Windows XP. I guess she could get used to Windows 7 (if need be) but not Ubuntu or Linux.

    I'm not sure what spec I need. HDD doesn't need to be huge, 20gb or so would probably be ample. I do think 1gb RAM is essential though as well as Wifi and 6-cell battery. I'm not too concerned with 10 inch or 8 inch unless someone has any recommendations either way.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should be looking for? Are there any suitable deals out there? Are Samsungs really that much better than say, Acer? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    I must add, I'm not in a big rush. Our anniversary is in December which is when I want it for. I am also looking to spend around the £200 mark.

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    theyd got a dell one in hmv for 99.00

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    jamespir;6777970

    theyd got a dell one in hmv for 99.00



    Sounds really cheap but on account of not really having enough to go into town, would rather buy it online!!

    Original Poster

    This one seemed decent, though only a 3-cell battery. Any thoughts from anyone?

    hotukdeals.com/ite…-at

    Acer is one of best netbooks to get regardless of price. or get samsung netbook, Ive posted eeepc

    try ebuyer.com/pro…652

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    Jacob_Kreed;6778134

    Acer is one of best netbooks to get regardless of price. or get samsung … Acer is one of best netbooks to get regardless of price. or get samsung netbook, Ive posted eeepctry http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160652



    Lol, that's the same one I posted above. But it only has a 3-cell battery, huge deal?

    jamespir;6777970

    theyd got a dell one in hmv for 99.00



    [FONT=Verdana]A Dell Netbook for £99.00p! That can't be right - you sure about the price there?

    Edit - It's not a Dell Netbook, it's actually a very basic web browser with Windows CE so unfortunately it doesn't meet the OP's requirements.

    Disgo Net Browser 3000 /64mb /2gb /7" /Windows Ce: Netbook
    hmv.com/hmv…ook

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

    AV1985;6778150

    Lol, that's the same one I posted above. But it only has a 3-cell … Lol, that's the same one I posted above. But it only has a 3-cell battery, huge deal?



    Ive gone mad......back sleep lol

    [FONT=Verdana]Based upon your budget range, you might want to consider the following deal.

    Samsung N130 Netbook Laptop, Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, 10.2" Screen, 6 Cell Battery, Webcam, XP Home - £201.85 DELIVERED (AFTER GLITCH + £20 SAMSUNG ONLINE CASHBACK) + FURTHER 4% from TopCashBack!! HURRY! @ PC WORLD - HotUKDeals Forum
    hotukdeals.com/ite…916

    It pretty much covers everything that you want including the six cell battery and also Windows XP Home Edition for the operating system.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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    Scotty Boy;6778237

    [FONT=Verdana]Based upon your budget range, you might want to consider … [FONT=Verdana]Based upon your budget range, you might want to consider the following deal.Samsung N130 Netbook Laptop, Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, 10.2" Screen, 6 Cell Battery, Webcam, XP Home - £201.85 DELIVERED (AFTER GLITCH + £20 SAMSUNG ONLINE CASHBACK) + FURTHER 4% from TopCashBack!! HURRY! @ PC WORLD - HotUKDeals Forumhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/514916/samsung-n130-netbook-laptop-atom-n2?t=514916It pretty much covers everything that you want including the six cell battery and also Windows XP Home Edition for the operating system.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    Is it better than the Acer?

    AV1985;6778550

    Is it better than the Acer?



    [FONT=Verdana]From what I've read of them I would say the Samsung is the better deal - you might want to consider checking out the reviews for both netbook models via the user communities for them but also reviews done by online websites & also magazines as well.

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

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    Scotty Boy;6779030

    [FONT=Verdana]From what I've read of them I would say the Samsung is the … [FONT=Verdana]From what I've read of them I would say the Samsung is the better deal - you might want to consider checking out the reviews for both netbook models via the user communities for them but also reviews done by online websites & also magazines as well.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    Thanks, sounds good.

    Do you think I should buy now or wait say, a month in case it drops in price?

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    Scotty Boy;6779030

    [FONT=Verdana]From what I've read of them I would say the Samsung is the … [FONT=Verdana]From what I've read of them I would say the Samsung is the better deal - you might want to consider checking out the reviews for both netbook models via the user communities for them but also reviews done by online websites & also magazines as well.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    The Acer one looks good though also love the look of the MSI one.

    AV1985;6779257

    Thanks, sounds good.Do you think I should buy now or wait say, a month in … Thanks, sounds good.Do you think I should buy now or wait say, a month in case it drops in price?



    [FONT=Verdana]My thinking would be to buy now because the netbooks coming out with Windows 7 Starter Edition are more expensive than those with Windows XP Home Edition - there are some slight increases in hardware, mostly a larger hard disk, but that's pretty much it until the new Atom CPU models are released (this year & next) along with the higher-range graphics cards, which will be expensive based upon articles & posts out there.

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

    AV1985;6782862

    The Acer one looks good though also love the look of the MSI one.



    [FONT=Verdana]I tell you what - why don't you pop in past your nearest PC World, Dixons or Currys to try them out; at least that way you get a better idea on how they are visually but also for typing on and using the trackpads on them.

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

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    Scotty Boy;6783210

    [FONT=Verdana]My thinking would be to buy now because the netbooks coming … [FONT=Verdana]My thinking would be to buy now because the netbooks coming out with Windows 7 Starter Edition are more expensive than those with Windows XP Home Edition - there are some slight increases in hardware, mostly a larger hard disk, but that's pretty much it until the new Atom CPU models are released (this year & next) along with the higher-range graphics cards, which will be expensive based upon articles & posts out there.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    You don't think Windows 7 will cause these XP models to drop in price? By the way, is there any real downside from Windows XP Pro (I have on my desktop) to XP Home?


    Scotty Boy;6783226

    [FONT=Verdana]I tell you what - why don't you pop in past your nearest PC … [FONT=Verdana]I tell you what - why don't you pop in past your nearest PC World, Dixons or Currys to try them out; at least that way you get a better idea on how they are visually but also for typing on and using the trackpads on them.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    I used an Acer Aspire One today, a colleague of mine had one, screen seemed good and enjoyed using it! Screen didn't seem too small at all! But it did have a 6 cell.
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