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What with one thing and another, I should have about $250 or so in the next couple of weeks.

Hopefully.

As my laptop is a crummy piece of junk already going to pieces, I'd like to have it replaced. However, I'm not interested in "yay most powerful this," "greatest that". I need a netbook to do four things: Internet, word processing, video playback (off the hard drive, I know netbooks generally don't have DVD drives), and portability.

Internet and word shouldn't be much of a problem for any netbook. Video playback I'm expecting to have issues with. Most of my collection is HD, and while I know netbooks aren't built to display it, and I'm not expecting full HD displays, I want a computer than can at least play it.

Also must be as light as possible.

If I can install a new OS, then what it comes with is immaterial. I'd prefer W7, if at all possible.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220853
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Most netbooks around the $250 will have crap integrated graphics that will NOT play any HD content. You might have to look into buying a used ultraportable or something to be able to play videos. If you can stretch your budget, go for the HP dm1z/Lenovo x120e. I recommend those two for a portable, but fast(for a portable) netbook. With the E-350 APU, they can play 720p/1080p. I even watched Netflix HD on my x120e yesterday and it did not skip any frames.

The C-50 APU is cheaper, so you could go for something like this. It's a wee bit out of your budget though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-067-_-Product
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Originally Posted by Smallville View Post
If you can stretch your budget, go for the HP dm1z/Lenovo x120e.
Jeez, that's not a stretch, that's almost double what I'll have available.

I may be able to pull it out to $300.

I noticed the Asus Eee Tater linked has an integrated 4250. Shouldn't that be enough? I'm not really interested in viewing in HD, I just want the computer to not explode if I play HD files. I'm well aware it will be downscaling.
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Personally I really adored my Toshiba NB205, but it was a bit pricey, at 350.

I've also personally worked with both Aspire Ones and the EEE that Tater linked to, and I've been impressed and enjoyed using both of them.

You can't go wrong and you should be fine with the EEE.

Hope it helps!

Wesker.
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Yes, the HD4250 is enough for HD Content.
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post #8 of 8
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Can anyone comment on the temps in that Eee?
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