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# 143388 13-Apr-2014 10:41
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Hey guys, after a new netbook with XP support ending and the old one, well, getting old.

Requirements:

- Under 12 inch screen (Non negotiable)
- Can play back 720p videos no issue (current one struggles)

- Windows (compatability with work stuff)

That's about it.  After one that is decent, not necessarily cheapest

Budget: $600

So, suggestions please.  Based in Lower Hutt/Wellington

EDIT: Couple more things after the first reply:

- Not a tablet dock combo. Definitely a netbook
- 128gb storage or more

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  # 1024305 13-Apr-2014 11:24
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Do whatever you want to do man.

  



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  # 1024307 13-Apr-2014 11:32
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billgates: Asus T-100

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=20608


Not quite what I was after, have ammended criteria above. Nice device but not the one for me :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1024327 13-Apr-2014 12:32
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Define netbook, as this category doesn't really exist any more

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  # 1024336 13-Apr-2014 12:51
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nathan: Define netbook, as this category doesn't really exist any more


Definitely on the way out.

Why dont you use that nice tool at the top of the geekzone page?:

https://price.geekzone.co.nz/catalog.aspx?cid=7&avs=535

There are a few available....




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  # 1024351 13-Apr-2014 13:03
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robjg63:
nathan: Define netbook, as this category doesn't really exist any more


Definitely on the way out.

Why dont you use that nice tool at the top of the geekzone page?:

https://price.geekzone.co.nz/catalog.aspx?cid=7&avs=535

There are a few available....


I know they are becoming more uncommon - but I really need something with a hard dive for what I use. So a tablet which only has flash memory just doesn't cut it when of the 64GB only 31 is user accessible.  I know I could add a memory card but it still doesn't add much.

Was thinking about this one, I figure 4GB ram would be good for video playback:

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Acer-11.6-Inch-Notebook-V5-122P?SKU=1823044

So yes, I am being a bit of a dinosaur but I still have my Note 3 for most things.  The Netbook performs very specific functions for me.

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  # 1024359 13-Apr-2014 13:12
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With the Windows 8.1 Update coming out even on a 16GB SSD/eMMC 12 GB will be free. Also most Windows Tablets have a mSD slot which could take a 128GB memory card. Personally I think spinnging rust HDDs suck

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  # 1024393 13-Apr-2014 15:10
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Asus VivoBook X202E. 12" screen, 4GB RAM, i3 processor, W8.1 touch screen. Put in an SSD and it'd be quite quick. Here's the one I got for my wife, though I believe they come in black. I got mine from Ascent, who got it from PB.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1024455 13-Apr-2014 18:12
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There's no more netbooks.

You want an ultrabook 10 to 12" for $600

Good luck!




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  # 1024528 13-Apr-2014 20:45
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anyway, this is your best bet




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So ended up getting 2 over Easter weekend, one for my mother and one for me.  She required Office, so there wasn't much of a competition given this one came with it pre-installed.  Was a little under $500 over Easter:
http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewOfferDetail-Product?CatalogCategoryID=1zMKBTFwK0oAAAEue3tAPZw7&ProductUUID=IIAKBTFxVYsAAAFDw0966gFK&JumpTo=OfferList

As office isn't a requirement for me (more than happy with Google Docs, have Office on my Desktop if needed) I opted for a higher spec device, but at a similar cost:
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/notebooks/pc-notebook-computers/acer-nx-m8wsa-005-11-6-touchscreen-notebook/prod128304.html

My one was out of stock so has been ordered in, the other one is all set up and going well.



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  # 1029706 23-Apr-2014 11:45
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I think as Nathan already pointed out, the Netbook segment was replaced quite some time ago with tablets, due to the overlap.  Most people I know just get a case that can double as a stand, and an optional Bluetooth keyboard (if one doesn't come with said tablet).






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  # 1029737 23-Apr-2014 12:53
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TwoSeven: I think as Nathan already pointed out, the Netbook segment was replaced quite some time ago with tablets, due to the overlap.  Most people I know just get a case that can double as a stand, and an optional Bluetooth keyboard (if one doesn't come with said tablet).


 

 

Yeah, I know that is the trend, but the value for specs just isn't the same. Plus no hard drive, so for me the netbook is the choice. Will be sad once they are completely gone.

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  # 1029768 23-Apr-2014 13:37
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TwoSeven: I think as Nathan already pointed out, the Netbook segment was replaced quite some time ago with tablets, due to the overlap.  Most people I know just get a case that can double as a stand, and an optional Bluetooth keyboard (if one doesn't come with said tablet).




I have a 10" tablet (Xperia Z) and an aging 11.6" Acer netbook. I'd opt for a netbook/laptop/ultrabook over a tablet. Couch or table, they are just much more comfortable to use.

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