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So I'm in the market for a netbook. Vague, I know.

We (meaning the family) plan to use it for watching Netflix and browsing the net, and preferably with MS office (Will be getting external DVD drive), so don't suggest a tablet, I value my physical keyboard.

I've been torn after reading comparisons, looking at different reviews, and seeing variations in battery life, performance, and overall value. My goal is to find out which would have the lowest battery drain, and which would have the best performance when paired with a 32GB SSD and upgraded RAM.

(Plan is to get a netbook, replace 1GB stick for 2GB, and replace HDD for SSD. We don't need much storage, anyway, just Windows and MS Office.)

Thanks in advance,
Nick
Edited by Nick0matic - 10/23/11 at 9:41am
 
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C-50 is much faster but stalls in netflix at 1080p...

you should be able to find acer aspire one w/C-60 which is 30% faster for $250-300 that already has 2gb

if you want to spend $600+ get a acer timelinex w/i5 or i7
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I had a 11.6" C-50 netbook with I think a 44Whr batter(possibly 48). Got 6.5 hours battery life using wifi, Windows basic theme, and ~30% brightness.

But yeah, the C-50 will not do 1080p netflix. The C-60 *might. The E-350 definitely will, but they're usually in the $300-400 range. Can't speak on the N570 with integrated but it has worse graphics (although maybe it can just use the CPU to do 1080p for netflix).

Also, the C-50 CPU is about 20% slower than a N570, IIRC. Graphics are a lot better on the C-50 (but Netflix isn't really hardware accelerated - only reason the C-50 can't do it).
Edited by jrbroad77 - 10/24/11 at 10:50am
 
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1080p will be impossible on a 1024x600 screen, I don't know why that's a problem. I already went for the N570, it was cheaper and reading up pointed that it had better battery life overall. With an SSD, though, I expect it to do better than the advertised time. Thanks
 
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