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  Reply # 287156 5-Jan-2010 13:18
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HN have said that if that can't get the HP model, they will get one of equal spec.
Atom N280 (not a N270), 10.1", 1GB ram, 160GB HDD - might hear this week,
as the HN warehouse is open after seasonal break.

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  Reply # 287194 5-Jan-2010 16:47

hellonearthisman: HN have said that if that can't get the HP model, they will get one of equal spec.
Atom N280 (not a N270), 10.1", 1GB ram, 160GB HDD - might hear this week,

as the HN warehouse is open after seasonal break.


 

I am now thinking I may sell it after I get it. Initially I liked the idea of a tiny computer I could take with me, however the reviews for it are mixed, and I am wondering how practicle it really is, and I have read that the battery life is only about 2-3 hours, where my current notebook is 5 hours. Apparently the specs on the netbook make it actually slower than my 4-5 year old notebook, which struggles under windows XP and office 2007. Also the verticle screen size is not as long as the conventional netbook screen size, making video watching more difficult. I may instead put the money towards a apple iSlate, or a proper notebook, which is also portable, really depends what is announced by Apple. I expect netbooks are however fine for uni students, to type notes during lectures, and using in cafes for email when travelling. I don't know, I have mixed feeling about it, I think I will need to give it a good trial. I use a ipod touch when travelling over wifi, and that may almost do as much for me as this particular netbook.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 287261 5-Jan-2010 20:11
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I am now thinking I may sell it after I get it. Initially I liked the idea of a tiny computer I could take with me, however the reviews for it are mixed, and I am wondering how practicle it really is, and I have read that the battery life is only about 2-3 hours, where my current notebook is 5 hours. Apparently the specs on the netbook make it actually slower than my 4-5 year old notebook, which struggles under windows XP and office 2007. Also the verticle screen size is not as long as the conventional netbook screen size, making video watching more difficult. I may instead put the money towards a apple iSlate, or a proper notebook, which is also portable, really depends what is announced by Apple. I expect netbooks are however fine for uni students, to type notes during lectures, and using in cafes for email when travelling. I don't know, I have mixed feeling about it, I think I will need to give it a good trial. I use a ipod touch when travelling over wifi, and that may almost do as much for me as this particular netbook.



I heard the iSlate would be very expensive, $800US. That means it'll be alteast $1500 here.

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  Reply # 287262 5-Jan-2010 20:12
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I am now thinking I may sell it after I get it. Initially I liked the idea of a tiny computer I could take with me, however the reviews for it are mixed, and I am wondering how practicle it really is, and I have read that the battery life is only about 2-3 hours, where my current notebook is 5 hours. Apparently the specs on the netbook make it actually slower than my 4-5 year old notebook, which struggles under windows XP and office 2007. Also the verticle screen size is not as long as the conventional netbook screen size, making video watching more difficult. I may instead put the money towards a apple iSlate, or a proper notebook, which is also portable, really depends what is announced by Apple. I expect netbooks are however fine for uni students, to type notes during lectures, and using in cafes for email when travelling. I don't know, I have mixed feeling about it, I think I will need to give it a good trial. I use a ipod touch when travelling over wifi, and that may almost do as much for me as this particular netbook.



I heard the iSlate would be very expensive, $800US. That means it'll be atleast $1500 here.

Ugh double-post, sorry. /facepalm

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  Reply # 287272 5-Jan-2010 20:59
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robbyp:
hellonearthisman: HN have said that if that can't get the HP model, they will get one of equal spec.
Atom N280 (not a N270), 10.1", 1GB ram, 160GB HDD - might hear this week,

as the HN warehouse is open after seasonal break.


 

I am now thinking I may sell it after I get it. Initially I liked the idea of a tiny computer I could take with me, however the reviews for it are mixed, and I am wondering how practicle it really is, and I have read that the battery life is only about 2-3 hours, where my current notebook is 5 hours. Apparently the specs on the netbook make it actually slower than my 4-5 year old notebook, which struggles under windows XP and office 2007. Also the verticle screen size is not as long as the conventional netbook screen size, making video watching more difficult. I may instead put the money towards a apple iSlate, or a proper notebook, which is also portable, really depends what is announced by Apple. I expect netbooks are however fine for uni students, to type notes during lectures, and using in cafes for email when travelling. I don't know, I have mixed feeling about it, I think I will need to give it a good trial. I use a ipod touch when travelling over wifi, and that may almost do as much for me as this particular netbook.


Netbooks aren't for everybody - the HP is really the 2nd generation of machines, most newer models that are coming out now feature 1280x720 screens which offer a lot more screen space and typically have 6 cell batteries. Most had a 1024x600 screen, the HP is even worse at 1024x576.

I have a MSI Wind that I purchased to take travelling with me for 6 weeks last year. it was fantastic for travelling and battery life was a good 4-5 hours with the 6 cell battery depending on variables such as WiFi usage and srceen brightness. Since I've been back I now don't use it a lot, instead I actually use my ~4yr old laptop. Lack of screen space becomes very annoying after a while.




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  Reply # 287285 5-Jan-2010 22:30
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The Broadcom Video Accelerator card that adds HD video to the 110 shouldn't be too hard to get hold of for $35-40.

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  Reply # 287299 6-Jan-2010 00:36
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but what do you have to lose out on to put the braodcom card into the computer? I would want a hspa card as well, so I am guessing there are not enough slots for everything.




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  Reply # 287312 6-Jan-2010 05:45
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richms: but what do you have to lose out on to put the braodcom card into the computer? I would want a hspa card as well, so I am guessing there are not enough slots for everything.


That's the beauty of a card slot.

You put in whatever you want.

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  Reply # 287465 6-Jan-2010 15:12
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received a call from HN, said they have sourced an Asus with the same specs, delivery expected first week of Feb.

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  Reply # 287469 6-Jan-2010 15:22
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Received an email from HN re confirming that raincheck model will be an Asus also. I hope its not one of those horrible eeePC ones.




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  Reply # 287480 6-Jan-2010 16:13
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5loth: received a call from HN, said they have sourced an Asus with the same specs, delivery expected first week of Feb.


Feb delivery for a late December order. Not impressed here as we wanted one to take to LCA in two weeks,




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  Reply # 287487 6-Jan-2010 16:39
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If it's the 1000HE which would seem the closest we may even end up with a 6-cell battery.

# Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor
# 160GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive (Seagate 5400.5)
# 1GB of DDR2 RAM (667MHz)
# Windows XP Home operating system with SP3
# 10? WSVGA LED-Backlit 1024 x 600 LCD
# Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA monitor out, headphone jack, microphone input, SD card reader (SDHC compatible), Kensington Lock slot, Ethernet 10/100
# Webcam (1.3 MP)
# Battery: 7.2v 8700mAh 6-cell 63Wh battery
# Wireless: 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.0

Feb is pushing the envelope.

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  Reply # 287494 6-Jan-2010 16:59
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even if the product isn't what you want, i'd say its worth getting it and selling as you should easily get $350-400 for it without any issues/wasting much time.

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I will be very surprised (but happy) if it is the 1000HE, as it is $999 on clearance at DSE:

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4b441adc0115fdfc2740c0a87f3b06b6/Product/View/XC5937

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That model seems to be the only Asus with equivalent specifications to the HP mini. I have not heard yet but will chase this up with HN tomorrow.

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