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Notebook Laptop Small, Light, Practical etc...

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Found 9th Nov 2008
I am looking to purchase a notebook laptop to take away with me on my ski season as i dont want to take my usual big laptop with me.

Been looking around and the ACER A150, HP Mini have both caught my eye i need the following cheaper the better

- good screen
- nice size hard drive
- windows xp
- 4 hours plus battery life
- small and light weight
- £200 range
- Wi-fi
-Nice and quick

Any help, guidance etc.. would be great

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Well you won't get a good screen and you won't get anything that's quick at that price (although it will be perfectly responsive). I'm not sure what you'd consider a nice hard drive size, but you're looking at gigabytes worth of storage whichever one you go for.

IIRC the A150 (and other models in the aspire one range) only manages about 2-3 hours on their standard battery (and you'll have trouble finding the machine and bigger capacity battery for £200) and the HP mininote is only availible with Linux and Vista.

For your list of requirements (excluding screen and quickness) you'll probably end up spending nearer £300, the 6-cell version of the MSI wind, the eee 901/1000/1000H and the Samsung NC10 should meet those requirements.

why xp? my little aspire one does it all out of the box

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Oh sorry was meant to say Vista not XP

mintynw7;3419899

Oh sorry was meant to say Vista not XP



Then, if you don't want to install vista yourself, the HP is your only option at £200 or even close to it as far I'm aware, although with it's weak processor I'm not sure how well it runs vista.

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the poster above hinted at it but as stated. The processor in the HP is a VIA. Typically speaking it might run Linux adequately but anything else will be absolutely abysmal regardless of how much ram you throw at it.

Stay away at all costs.

Sykos;3457478

the poster above hinted at it but as stated. The processor in the HP is a … the poster above hinted at it but as stated. The processor in the HP is a VIA. Typically speaking it might run Linux adequately but anything else will be absolutely abysmal regardless of how much ram you throw at it. Stay away at all costs.



It's not because it's a VIA processor, VIA arguably make the best low power processor availible now, but the particular model in the HP isn't up to the speed standards of the Intel Celeron and Atom used in a lot of netbooks, although it's still significantly better than other processors used in netbooks like those in the elonex models and the minibook.
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