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Topic # 78811 8-Mar-2011 21:31
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I want to purchase a Netbook. I already have a PC and 15.6" Aspire laptop, but I want something smaller  and very portable to use in the camper, something more accessible... and can be used with my tStick. Mainly would use for emails, surfing, wordprocessing,a bit of photo work with Picassa.

I want something good and the ASUS 1015PEM and Sony Vaio VPCYB16 are about the same price.

DOes anyone have any advice please


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  Reply # 448635 15-Mar-2011 18:01
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Either sound good. It just seems to me to be a decision between bigger screen and less battery life on the Sony and probably great battery life and smaller screen on the Asus.

I have a Samsung NC210 which JB Hifi has for $650 odd. It is pretty much an identical spec to the Asus and I love it. it is super portable and the battery easily gets over 10 hours run time. The screen and keyboard can be a little cramped for extended use, but it is easily made up for in the battery life and portability. Also having a matt screen is great as you can use it in sunlight.

The Sony looked great, but the battery only lasts about 4 hours and the screen seemed shinier, so outside use might be a bit harder. A bigger screen and keyboard could make it easier to use for extended periods of time. It was also $990 odd at JB and I couldnt justify the additional $340.

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  Reply # 448638 15-Mar-2011 18:10
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Also the Sony is a bit more of a grown up laptop spec. Although the atom in the Asus is dual core and hyper threaded, it is still a little bit slower than the AMD in the Sony. 2GB of ram and better graphics is another plus to the Sony. 

For me, the matt screen, much cheaper price and huge battery life are much more worth it compared to having something a bit faster, but which doesnt last a whole day on battery.

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