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Which netbook would give me best performance under $450 ($500 if necessary - I'm in California)?

Most important features:
A) Adequate performance (ie ≤ Fusion E350)
B) Great battery life (ie more than 6 hours surfing the web)
C) Good looks (No ugly laptops)
D) Good keyboard (Chiclet is good and so are the Lenovos)
E) Average trackpad (No HP crap touchpads unless they improved)
F) No less than 1366x768 screen resolution (Preferably more than 10" screen)
Edited by csm725 - 5/7/11 at 9:14pm
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1015pn or 1215 asus netbooks
there good for what your probally going to use them for
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Hmmm
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I'm thinking about x120e
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I just ordered a Lenovo x120e. I'd recommend the same for you, it looks pretty great. I'm planning on doing an unboxing when I receive it early next week, if you haven't made a decision by then I'll link you.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by odin2free View Post
1015pn or 1215 asus netbooks
there good for what your probally going to use them for
LOL, he said adequate performance. Not gonna get that with Atom.

Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
I'm thinking about x120e
That's exactly what you should get. For $12 more than the DM1z you get a computer that has much better build quality, should be more reliable, looks more professional, and has more RAM. Customer service is also a big win for Lenovo. If you go to Lenovo's site and customize the base cost comes at $400. Add the AMD E-350 APU and it comes in at $440. For that much you get the 6-cell battery (good for 6:30 hours of battery life), 320GB 7200RPM HDD, the E-350, and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Since they ask a lot for the extra 2GB of RAM, grab one stick of quality RAM on Newegg for $22 inc. shipping. That would put you at $462.

Installing the RAM is extremely easy. All you do is remove three screws on the back access panel and pop it in. Then you'll have 4GB. I did it with my mom's X120e and it took me less than 30 seconds.

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Any of the high end Asus netbooks. They all have nice multitouch touchpads and as long as you get one of the 6 cell battery ones you will get at least 8 to 10 hours.
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Quote:
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LOL, he said adequate performance. Not gonna get that with Atom.



That's exactly what you should get. For $12 more than the DM1z you get a computer that has much better build quality, should be more reliable, looks more professional, and has more RAM. Customer service is also a big win for Lenovo. If you go to Lenovo's site and customize the base cost comes at $400. Add the AMD E-350 APU and it comes in at $440. For that much you get the 6-cell battery (good for 6:30 hours of battery life), 320GB 7200RPM HDD, the E-350, and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Since they ask a lot for the extra 2GB of RAM, grab one stick of quality RAM on Newegg for $22 inc. shipping. That would put you at $462.

Installing the RAM is extremely easy. All you do is remove three screws on the back access panel and pop it in. Then you'll have 4GB. I did it with my mom's X120e and it took me less than 30 seconds.

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Atom sucks!
Okay so for $450:
AMD Fusion Processor E-350 (1.6Ghz, 1MB L2, 1.0GHz FSB) 2.0GT/s
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
11.6" HD (1366x768) AntiGlare - Midnight Black (Wireless Broadband Upgradeable )
AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, AMD Fusion Processor E-350 (1.6Ghz, 1MB L2, 1.0GHz FSB) 2.0GT/s
2 GB DDR3 - 1333MHz (1 DIMM)
320 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
6 cell Li-Ion Battery 57 Whr
Country Pack North America with Line cord & 65W AC adapter
ThinkPad b/g/n
Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradable

And plus that stick of RAM, how do I insert it? Is there a slot like in desktop mobos? Could you elaborate?
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I just ordered a Lenovo x120e. I'd recommend the same for you, it looks pretty great. I'm planning on doing an unboxing when I receive it early next week, if you haven't made a decision by then I'll link you.
Please link it for me.
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