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Getting a netbook for college...

post #1 of 7
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Would appreciate some recommendations. I have no set budget really, just nothing insane for a netbook. Things I'd like:

-biggest screen possible while still being a netbook
-good build quality
-high-quality keyboard
-1366x768 resolution or higher

I'm not biased towards any companies or anything.
post #2 of 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834215129

This guy looks like fun.
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I would say anything with the new AMD Fusion in it. Work has a HP DM1 and its nice!
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I can't say I've really followed new netbook hardware much since I bought mine, but I've found, in my own experience and from people I know, that Asus Eee PCs tend to be the most durable and reliable, but seem to cost a little more. Acer and Gateway have similar products, but in my experience Gateway has been the more reliable brand. I can't say much for HP as I haven't had much experience with their netbooks.
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I just picked up a Acer AO722-BZ480 for college From Costco for $330. AMD C-50 Dual core, 2gb ram, windows 7 prem. More than enough for just word processing, surfing the web, and even streaming some vids.

If you have a costco nearby, I suggest checking it out. The whole reason I bought it from Costco is the superior warranty. I also saw a coupon somewhere online, where target had a similar model for $250.

*edit, I hate the ''touch-mouse-track-pad-thing-a-ma-bob''... easily remedied this problem with a wireless mouse.
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Recommending the Lenovo U165, i have one for over a year now with AMD Athlon II Dual core and 3GB of DDR3 RAM. Has 1366x768 resolution and it is equipped with an ATI Radeon HD 4225
11.6″ screen size which is kind of enough for a netbook really.
1.3kg weight.
And a bunch of other gadgets.. (eSATA, HDMI, VGA, 2 USB, Card Reader, Gigabit LAN, Wifi, Bluetooth and whatsoever..)

Also i really liked its keyboard layout. Quite confident

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Edited by Marky-0 - 8/10/11 at 4:19am
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post #7 of 7
MacBook Air 11.6" is the best netbook on the market.
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