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Hi guys,

I've been reading reviews, looking on Ebay, asking my geek and neerdy friends for suggestions to the problem im having. Im going overseas in about 12months through SEA (South East Asia - i know AAAAGEs away) and i want to take a netbook or laptop with me. I already have a Samsung R580 laptop that i love but it will be to heavy for backpacking. im looking for a another that i can take with me.

Must have the following Specs as a min:

10" - 13" Screen
Dual Core
120gig HDD
SD Card Reader
Webcam
Bluetooth
Name brand - Prefer Samsung because well im a Samsung fanboy tongue.gif

I will be using it mostly for Facebook, Blogging,Very Light Photo Editiing , Emails, Watching Movies (on planes and buses)

so basically i want to know whats out now that i should keep an eye on because Tax Time in June will be the perfect time to buy it.

any suggestions on things to keep an eye on?
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I've had great experiences with Asus' Eee line, you can try that smile.gif
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last EEE machine i had (about 2 years ago had a DVD unit in it) gave me nothing but hassles from day one
send back 3 times for warrenty - first time was the M/board, second was 3 months after that the DVD failed and almost a year to the day of the first incident the power supply failed

so im staying clear of the EEE i know its a one in a million thing to happen but still once bitten twice shy
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last EEE machine i had (about 2 years ago had a DVD unit in it) gave me nothing but hassles from day one
send back 3 times for warrenty - first time was the M/board, second was 3 months after that the DVD failed and almost a year to the day of the first incident the power supply failed
so im staying clear of the EEE i know its a one in a million thing to happen but still once bitten twice shy

Well then that sucks because they just finally got the 1025s out with the N2600. I don't even know if Samsung will make any new netbooks. But if you're looking for photo editing capabilities that won't test your patience then you'll have to look to an ultrabook.
     
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Dell XPS 13 all the way.
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