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Topic # 52733 7-Dec-2009 13:33
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My wife is after a Netbook to cart around with her and after some looking round there are couple of contenders that stand out to me.


The first is the Gateway LT3105/LT3106 here:
http://nz.gateway.com/products/series/ltseries.html


Athlon 64 is quite a bit faster than the Atom, decentish battery life (5 hours), light (1.2kg).  But also has no 3G, and no 802.11n


The other contender is the HP 5101:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/321957-321957-64295-3841267-3955550-3973865.html


Unfortunately I cannot find one with a 6 cell battery (9 hour), they all come with 4 cell (3.5-4 hour).  And integrated 3G seems to add quite a bit to the price for something which will only be used if we go away for weekends.


I might be overlooking something.  For what it's worth she's vetoed the Asus EeePCs as being 'ugly' and complaining about their trackpads.  Otherwise they're certainly specced the best for the money.

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  Reply # 280000 7-Dec-2009 14:13
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I recently bought (for my partner) the Dell Inspiron 11Z. She is very pleased with it. I would describe it as being at the big end of the netbook range, with an 11" screen. I.e. it's on the cusp of being a very small laptop, as opposed to a large netbook. I listened to Steve Biddle's advice (who has used netbooks much more than me) to get a netbook with a screen resolution bigger than 1024 x 768. He says that at 1024 it just gets too annoying to use. The Dell 11Z is 1366 x 768, and comes with Windows 7, which is nice.




You can get them from Dell or DSE.


http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4b1c55ca00836690273fc0a87f3b06e0/Product/View/XC8292








kind regards Andrew TD

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