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# 83172 12-May-2011 01:06
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Hi all. An average-user type of person needs to buy a new laptop, which isn’t too bulky (yet not a netbook), convenient for carrying around and not too fragile. Doesn’t have to be a high-end system, since, like I said, the demands are on the average-user level, but a decently modern one. Preferably should also look good, and be as inexpensive as possible.

I came across Dell Inspiron M102z which seems to match the criteria quite well. Is that a good choice, or are there any better and/or cheaper options?

Thanks a lot.

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  # 468586 13-May-2011 08:42
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Both Dell and Sony do a 12 inch amd fusion powered notebook. Both cost around $1000 and seem good. 
http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers/vaio/yb16-series-11-6-inch-netbook-sku-20829/
http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers/dell/m102z-11-6-inch-notebook-sku-21039/ 

Both will have the same speed roughly as a dual core notebook from a couple of years ago. IE: enough for word processing, internet and some light gaming and both should give around 5-6 hours of battery life. Also they both have decent graphics chips so should play all the videos you want to watch.

If I had a little more money and didnt need all day battery life, I would have bought one of these over the samsung netbook.
Otherwise you could look at a macbook as DSE has them on special
http://dicksmith.co.nz/product/XC6608/apple-macbook-13-quot-2-4ghz

or there is a 13.3 inch Asus at JB Hifi that should give you even more grunt if you need it and dont mind spending a little more.
http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers/asus/13-3-inch-notebook-sku-20967/
 




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