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You guys think this Netbook is worth the money?

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Asus 1215b

E-350 1.6ghz dual core
HD 6310m graphics
Stock 2gb ram up to 8gb
12.1" screen

Are there better netbooks with this hardware specs? This thing seems like a beast. Also I've never owned a netbook, is 12.1" too big? (setting myself up here, i know)
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I have an Asus eee PC 1000H 10.1", with the old Atom N270 and Intel GMA 950. I paid 379€ for it in 2009.

In comparison, this netbook is a beast. Since it's new tech and it has a 12" screen, it seems to be worth it.
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Definitely worth it. You sure it has 2GB RAM? This is comparable to the HP DM1Z and the Lenovo X120e. Check those out as well. Usually can be had for around same price.
   
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I know I want it
    
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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post
Definitely worth it. You sure it has 2GB RAM? This is comparable to the HP DM1Z and the Lenovo X120e. Check those out as well. Usually can be had for around same price.
Good point. The HP DM1Z might be the better buy. (Better GPU, faster CPU?)

Here is a review: http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/17/h...fusion-review/

If I were to buy a netbook, that's the one I would go for.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 5/10/11 at 12:11pm
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I'm debating on picking one up. Although I am not sure how powerful they are to handle Oracle Express and the MS Suite, Visual Studio and Dreamweaver, but they sure are a lot smaller and lighter then my 12 pound laptop.
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If I recall there have been many issues with the dm1z, quality control and the like.
I'd get an asus over an hp any day.
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I bought one for my dad a few months ago and the only negative I can say is that the wireless modem is sketchy. It just doesn't seem to get as good of reception as other laptops. On the other hand, if it's good enough at your locations, it's a non issue. His works fine everywhere except at his house and I even upgraded his router. Overall though, they're great to have around.
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Well I purchased it. I might have gone with the HP dm1z but the build time on it was like 2 months. That's ridiculous. Anyway I like Asus build quality and I really hope it doesn't have a router issue lol. Thanks a lot guys!
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Well I purchased it. I might have gone with the HP dm1z but the build time on it was like 2 months. That's ridiculous. Anyway I like Asus build quality and I really hope it doesn't have a router issue lol. Thanks a lot guys!
I think you'll be happy with your purchase. I had his shipped to my house, so I played with it for a few days before I gave it to him It streams Netflix perfectly using its HDMI output to my tvs. I'd buy one if I could convince myself that I'd use it, but I'd never use a laptop/netbook.
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