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Hi my fellow OCN member. Here's the deal, I would like to buy a netbook for my mom. Basically, my mom will only browse light stuff in internet (mainly facebook) and skype-ing. Currently , this model caught my attention

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310313264988#ht_3901wt_905

is this a good deal for netbook? is emachine a good brand?my budget is around GBP150-180.

thanks guys biggrin.gif
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perfect make and perfect for facebook, skype
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really? should i pull the trigger on this?
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Yea that should be fine for her. Go for it man.
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thanks guys +rep
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thankx for the rep heres some advice when buying a netbook certain brands will skimp on certain stuff like build quality and parts. Like a less powerful atom or ddr2 ram. Acer's a good make i had an acer aspire one 531 (zg8) and the amount of times ive dropped it. Its never failed until i dropped it down the stairs and broke the mobo heck the screen still works and isn't cracked.
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thankx for the rep heres some advice when buying a netbook certain brands will skimp on certain stuff like build quality and parts. Like a less powerful atom or ddr2 ram. Acer's a good make i had an acer aspire one 531 (zg8) and the amount of times ive dropped it. Its never failed until i dropped it down the stairs and broke the mobo heck the screen still works and isn't cracked.

+ some netbooks will have either an 8gb ssd or a 160gb hdd. and some will have xp or 7
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