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Looking for a netbook for college

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Hey guys!

Anyways, I'm off to college this Fall, and am in the market for a decent netbook for word processing and the occasional videos here and there.

What I'm looking for in the netbook is:

  • Lightweight and easy to carry around
  • Preferably 2 HDD slots so I can put an SSD as the boot drive and a HDD as the storage drive
  • Greater CPU strength, GPU strength is not much of a concern as long as video playback is ok

Budget will be up to $500, but the cheaper the better. If there is a $300 netbook which can get the job done, I'd go with that over something else pricier but butter.

Thanks guys!
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The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130 is ******* great!
Best batterylife I've ever encountered in a notebook/netbook. Also cheap. I don't kow about the HDD slots tho.
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Originally Posted by Nestala View Post

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130 is ******* great!
Best batterylife I've ever encountered in a notebook/netbook. Also cheap. I don't kow about the HDD slots tho.

Thanks for the input man. Can't seem to find an online retailer in the states for that model though, and it seems a bit pricy.

Any other opinions?
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