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I mean I have a 14inch acer laptop I use for college and at home once in a while. But, my friend he picked up a netbook (asus too) and upgraded the ram and added a ssd to it. I thought, that would be fun thing to do "supercharge" a netbook. I found a asus 1005hab on craigslist in good condition (asking 150 for it)

But I am wondering can you mod a ssd into the 1005hab netbook? I don't want to jump and buy a netbook and finding out it cant be modded with a ssd. The netbook would be for whenever I am out and about. I mean I have the money (will have less than a grand in my account if I were to buy it) I am just wondering anyone else have a netbook and a laptop? Did you find it useless to have a netbook or no? (I could always sell it too so, eh tongue.gif)

Hopefully I didn't confuse anyone.
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I got a netbook with my birthday money a few years ago. I used it quite often, but I ended up getting mad about how small it was. I sold it about 6 months ago. If I were you, I would just get a tablet. My friend has a Xoom, and a netbook and he takes the Xoom to class and on trips and stuff. He also constantly tells me how much he wishes he had a normal laptop to use though, so I guess nothing can really beat that. If you're completely sold on one though, I believe you can replace the hard drive. It would only make sense. As a matter of fact, here is a tutorial on how to do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrdyWpumP_4

The best mod I've seen is that you can do a hackintosh.
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I got a netbook with my birthday money a few years ago. I used it quite often, but I ended up getting mad about how small it was. I sold it about 6 months ago. If I were you, I would just get a tablet. My friend has a Xoom, and a netbook and he takes the Xoom to class and on trips and stuff. He also constantly tells me how much he wishes he had a normal laptop to use though, so I guess nothing can really beat that. If you're completely sold on one though, I believe you can replace the hard drive. It would only make sense. As a matter of fact, here is a tutorial on how to do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrdyWpumP_4
The best mod I've seen is that you can do a hackintosh.

I was also thinking to wait out for cyber monday and see if any good tablets go on sale. IDK I told the seller I will let him know tomorrow.
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I used to own a 1005HAB. It was totally worthless. Wouldn't even play a video. It's not worth the $150. Adding a SSD to it would literally double its value. I sold mine for $100 and still feel guilty for ripping my cousin's girlfriend off. Spend a little more and get a netbook/mini-laptop that would at least be worth upgrading. I'm using an Asus 1215B and really like the e350 in it. I'm not trying to be mean but the n270 single core with a 533MHz fsb was just slllooooowwwww. Video was choppy and well, it just wasn't worth it.
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had an asus netbook. was great for travelling but i sold it off and got a tablet. found there were times i wanted to be able to type so i added a keyboard to my transformer prime. when i travel (which is often) it is the best of both worlds. but if you need real programs instead of apps (like ms office), go with the netbook because even with the keyboard you are still limited by the apps features
    
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I had/have a 1000he. It worked great for taking notes in class, but thats about it.

Get a tablet for ~50 more new (Gnex) or a used 10 inch.
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