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If you had $400 to buy a laptop or netbook for light gaming and browsing the web, what would you buy?
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I wouldn't.
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Agreed with above, The only laptop/netbook you would get that's semi decent is second hand.. but you could pick up a dual core laptop second hand i suppo
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I wouldn't.

Then what would you buy? Something for using on the go.
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Then what would you buy? Something for using on the go.
ASUS transformer 16gb for $400. Or the netbook I recommended before.

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If I were going to buy a netbook today, it would be the Eee 1215B:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230005

It has an HD6310 as integrated graphics, so it should be OK for light gaming (40fps in HAWX, 30fps in unpopulated areas of WoW, and 8-40fps in Starcraft 2 depending on how many units are sucking up CPU time). The processor is faster than an Atom, the GPU is faster than ION, and it still gets 8 hours of battery life.

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Edited by willis888 - 6/13/11 at 3:50pm
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ASUS transformer 16gb for $400.
I would buy this also.
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I'd save the $400.
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If I were going to buy a netbook today, it would be the Eee 1215B:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230005

It has an HD6310 as integrated graphics, so it should be OK for light gaming (40fps in Starcraft 2 and HAWX, 30fps in unpopulated areas of WoW, less than 30 for most other quality games). The processor is a bit faster than an Atom, and it still gets 8 hours of battery life.

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I'd buy an E-350 ultra-portable and then regret it later. I still can't believe how slow netbooks are still; they're selling hardware akin to Pentium III's for notebook prices. The SLOOOWWW $400 Celeron SU2300 1.2GHz netbooks that came out 2 years ago are still faster than any comparable netbook out today (as far as processor speed goes).
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