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#90644 26-Sep-2011 18:06
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I'm going to be spending heaps of time in the uni library soon and want a decent mobile computer.  Nothing to replace my desktop at home, just something for the road.  

I know netbooks are going out of fashion, but I feel tablets are still too much of a luxury item - and from what I hear, word processing is their Achilles' heel. 

But what should I look for in a netbook, in terms of processor, etc?  What should I avoid (e.g., are there any brands that just aren't up to par with others)? 

It would mostly be used for word processing, internetting, the occasional movie, etc. 

Many thanks in advance!

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  #525928 26-Sep-2011 18:11
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Look for the AMD Fusion platform - like the HP dm1 models. Those are much better in terms of performance than Intel Atom models, give you good performance, great battery life, and most are better in terms of size than a netbook.





 

 

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  #525938 26-Sep-2011 18:40
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The newer 1.6GHz dual processors have been released. Look for E-450 vs the E0350 (older).

 
 
 
 




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  #525944 26-Sep-2011 19:02
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Thanks! That's the kind of stuff I was looking for. :)

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  #525947 26-Sep-2011 19:09
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proper graphics procession. eg nvidia ion.

i have a single core + intel 3xx series graphics - doesn't even play youtube

so get dual core + proper graphics

as above posts suggest




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  #525949 26-Sep-2011 19:16
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AMD Fusion is a CPU+GPU platform - not NVIDIA but ATI.





 

 

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  #525960 26-Sep-2011 20:00
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The HP Mini 110-3744TU from JB HiFi is pretty good value at the moment at $398.

Intel Atom, Dual Core N570,  1.66GHz, 250 GB HD, with Windows Starter and Office 2010 starter.

For a basic computer it's not to bad.




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