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# 39149 10-Aug-2009 14:57
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Looking for a new Netbook, small laptop or eee what ever you would like to call it. Please leave feed back about current models used.

Preferences in brand i would be looking at Toshiba, ASUS or at a stretch compaq/HP

wanting a screen around between 8 and 12 inch.

what have you recently bought and your opinion on it. or have seen etc just leave some general statements about what you have thought of them with model numbers and how long ago you bought or used the product thanks guys.

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16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.

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  # 244747 10-Aug-2009 15:06
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By this time next week I should have received my new HP Mini 5101. Will have the following specs:

- 80GB SSD
- 2GB RAM
- Atom N280 CPU
- 10.1" 1366x768 screen
- Wireless a/b/g/n (draft)
- 3G WWAN
- 2MP camera
- Win XP Pro and Vista Business Licence (although will install Win7 no doubt)

Can hopefully let you know more about it next week. They're a nice machine though

 
 
 
 


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  # 244754 10-Aug-2009 15:11
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freitasm: Note that this HP5101 WWAN is 850/2100 MHz - perfect for Telecom XT...


and I think this may be the thing that finally tempts me to dip my toes in to the XT network (am a VF customer but the current iPhone 3GS 2100MHz chip/Vodafone network issue is becoming so much of a let down).

Will try out an XT SIM in the HP Mini 5101 and depending on results, it could very well end up the final catalyst for moving my handset over to XT also...

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  # 244758 10-Aug-2009 15:19
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Screen size and resolution is one of the most important aspects IMHO.

For this reason a 8.9" is hopeless, the screen is simple too small to easily read things. I have an MSI Wind Plus myself which is a 10" screen with 1024x600. After using this for 6 weeks on holiday I also hate the lack of screen space and would recommend going for one of the newer machinesa round that have the 1280x768 or 1366x768 screens.

Forget any claims you see about batter life. 8-9 hours simply doesn't happen unless you turn everything off, turn the screen down to the lowest setting and don't touch the machine.

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  # 244789 10-Aug-2009 15:52
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bcourtney: By this time next week I should have received my new HP Mini 5101. Will have the following specs:

- 80GB SSD
- 2GB RAM
- Atom N280 CPU
- 10.1" 1366x768 screen
- Wireless a/b/g/n (draft)
- 3G WWAN
- 2MP camera
- Win XP Pro and Vista Business Licence (although will install Win7 no doubt)

Can hopefully let you know more about it next week. They're a nice machine though

What did you pay for this netbook and where from?





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  # 244797 10-Aug-2009 15:58
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thefatmould:
bcourtney: By this time next week I should have received my new HP Mini 5101. Will have the following specs:

- 80GB SSD
- 2GB RAM
- Atom N280 CPU
- 10.1" 1366x768 screen
- Wireless a/b/g/n (draft)
- 3G WWAN
- 2MP camera
- Win XP Pro and Vista Business Licence (although will install Win7 no doubt)

Can hopefully let you know more about it next week. They're a nice machine though

What did you pay for this netbook and where from?


Unfortunately can't disclose what I paid for it - got it at a good discount with a partner supplier!

However can point you to 2 sites that I've seen it listed:

Here at Acquire for about $1370 excl GST and also here at Ascent for about $1360 excl GST.

Having said that, you can get cheaper configurations of this model without the SSD and without 3G etc (at both websites above also)

 
 
 
 


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  # 244801 10-Aug-2009 16:01
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Thats cool, we all have our contacts and perks





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  # 244902 10-Aug-2009 18:37
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Asecent also have the Hewlett Packard Mini 2140 Netbook, Atom N270 1.6 GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB SSD, 10.1" TFT, WLAN, Bluetooth, Win XP Pro, with Vista Business Downgrade Media.

Which is what I want although the N280 is a little faster. I like that this device had a 1gb Lan connection, most netbooks only have 100mb

Still I'm holding my $ until win7 is available for the netbook.

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  # 244928 10-Aug-2009 19:39
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Same here about the windows 7. i was going for the 5101 for the WWAn







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  # 245760 12-Aug-2009 18:55
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http://www.asus.co.nz/products.aspx?l1=24&l2=164&l3=0&l4=0&model=2792&modelmenu=2

been thinking about this

its the eee 1000he probly a little over priced but asus are. i do like asus though.... has wirless N :)

hdd rather than ssd though. mmmmmm

any thoughts

i can pick it up a little cheaper via contacts . thoughts please




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  # 245953 13-Aug-2009 10:27
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It doesn't have gigabit lan, that may not be important to you.

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  # 245967 13-Aug-2009 11:03
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I have an MSI Wind U100 - $800 from Expert Infotech. GREAT little computer, never had any problems with it and it is nice and snappy.

Primarily run XP but I also multi-boot with Win 7 and OSX

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  # 245990 13-Aug-2009 12:24
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heretohelp: http://www.asus.co.nz/products.aspx?l1=24&l2=164&l3=0&l4=0&model=2792&modelmenu=2

been thinking about this

its the eee 1000he probly a little over priced but asus are. i do like asus though.... has wirless N :)

hdd rather than ssd though. mmmmmm

any thoughts

i can pick it up a little cheaper via contacts . thoughts please




I got a 1000he a couple of weeks ago and would recommend it. It does seem slightly over priced, but the keyboard alone is worth some extra $$$ the keys are spaced out and easy to press unlike other netbooks i have tried.

The battery life is a claimed 9.5 hours, in reality i get about 7hrs, which is still good in my books. Its also so very well made. I was undecided on SSD or HDD, but i wanted the capcity of a HDD and it doesn't seem to impace to much on battery live either.



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  # 246076 13-Aug-2009 15:39
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Is it true that HP are going to offer a good price on a Mini for TechEd attendees? Anyone heard any rumours?

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