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Need an extremely cheap netbook for school

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Hey, so my HP DV9000 broke the other day and it's going to cost way too much to fix it so I'm looking for something to do school work on.

Pretty much all I need it to do is browse the internet, be able to type out reports, and be able to run my C++ programming IDE.

I've been looking around at some netbooks and I was wondering if you guys have any pointers on what to go for. My price range is $200-300 and the only kicker is that I need it as soon as possible. As in tonight or tomorrow morning so online ordering isnt really an option unless its a very good deal. Thanks for any input guys
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IMO the cheapest netbooks really aren't worth it since they use Atoms from 3 years ago. This Acer is sold at Walmart, has a dual-core Atom and it's $230 (probably ~$15 for 2-day shipping, or ~$20-25 for overnight). Hopefully you can find it locally: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=16532143&findingMethod=rr Also check for the red model if they don't have the black.

Other options might include Amazon, 1-day shipping is only $4 if you have prime.
 
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shipping to store is free but does take a couple days. best bet on that would to check local stores
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I actually ended up going to bestbuy and grabbing one of these

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+Laptop+/+AMD+E-Series+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+250GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/3179912.p?id=1218386649813&skuId=3179912&st=b575&cp=1&lp=1

its an absolutely awesome laptop for only $300. Thanks for the replies though guys
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Good specs on that Lenovo, congrats.
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