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Speaking of upgrading...
We need a new computer for a new house we'll be staying at this summer. I was thinking either a "high-end" ITX desktop or a netbook, but my dad wants something from a reputable company (HP, Dell, etc) for easy replacements if anything goes wrong.

I like the idea of a mITX or netbook because we are also buying a car out there and I will be driving it home to use as my first car. Small computers will be easier to bring back home (we'll be driving back out next year unless we buy yet another car, which is unlikely, but not impossible).

I'm going to be searching OCN and then making a thread with a bunch of laptops I found off of Costco's website soon. If you guys have any ideas, you're welcome to tell me . BTW, I'm not opposed to Intel, in fact if we go ITX I want Atom, but I have had awful troubles with my dad's P4 setup (although I just found out that the cooler on his GPU was loose, so that may be the culprit )
Hey Nate check out this Acer Aspire one netbook. Its a refurb but its a nice unit. I actually just got 1 for school. Other than its missing an optical drive its just like a real laptop.Has about a 3 hour battery, wireless, camera, built in mic, card reader, 3 USB ports, VGA out, 120GB HDD (the one I have has 160GB that I'll probably never even get close to filling up).
All in all a pretty good unit if you're not trying to game.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120432178418
under $20!!!!
sold AS-IS though, and I really shouldn't be buying stuff anyway .

5 minutes left! (sorry for the short notice )

edit: I can't believe it sold for $5 (+s/h). I guess people don't want to take the risk of AS-IS stuff.
Thanks for the link BO, but for a netbook, 2.5 hours of battery seems really low. Don't the EEEs get more like 8 hours?

edit again: the cheapest EEE on Tiger is $350, so I guess 2.5 hours of battery life isn't $140 bad .
Edited by nategr8ns - 6/15/09 at 3:14pm
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120432178418
under $20!!!!
sold AS-IS though, and I really shouldn't be buying stuff anyway .

5 minutes left! (sorry for the short notice )
Saw that yesterday when I was perusing through the boards in my search for a cheap SLI board.

It looks ok, but that doesn't mean anything.
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True.
What do you think of this EEE 900? 512mb of RAM and a 4GB SSD, which a 1gb stick and a 16gb SD card would fix, and again 2.5 hours of battery life. How fast will that "Intel Mobile CPU" be compared to an Atom? I'm assuming its not an Atom because of power usage (2.5 hours vs 5 hours on the same battery for it verse an atom-based).

Also, when are Atom N330 laptops supposed to be available? That's a good reason to go ITX (dual core atoms already).

What kind of resolution do the Intel graphics support? 1080p would make it a netbook great, cheap HTPC.

edit: I'm sorry, this should all be going in a new thread .

edit again: I know it wouldn't be nearly as fast as real RAM, but would it be possible to use an SD card as "virtual" memory? That $170 EEE would make a great school laptop if I could get more RAM for photoshop.
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True.
What do you think of this EEE 900? 512mb of RAM and a 4GB SSD, which a 1gb stick and a 16gb SD card would fix, and again 2.5 hours of battery life. How fast will that "Intel Mobile CPU" be compared to an Atom? I'm assuming its not an Atom because of power usage (2.5 hours vs 5 hours on the same battery for it verse an atom-based).

Also, when are Atom N330 laptops supposed to be available? That's a good reason to go ITX (dual core atoms already).

What kind of resolution do the Intel graphics support? 1080p would make it a netbook great, cheap HTPC.

edit: I'm sorry, this should all be going in a new thread .

edit again: I know it wouldn't be nearly as fast as real RAM, but would it be possible to use an SD card as "virtual" memory? That $170 EEE would make a great school laptop if I could get more RAM for photoshop.
I think for the price the Acer is better. Same size screen, has an Atom (1core 2 threads), huge HDD in comparison, windows XP, double the RAM, etc.

I honestly don't know how well that mobile CPU does, if its slower than the atom, trust me you DON'T want it. This atom is fairly slow, it reminds me of using an old pentium 3. But for what I use it for, taking notes and sometimes browsing the net, it does great. Comes with macafee antivirus, and some other stuff. The only thing I don't really like about it is the 8.9" screen. A 10" would've been better but at the price I wasn't complaining. I went to bestbuy and checked out some Asus eepc's with the same specs, they cost on average $150 more than the Acer.
Aside from that 4 GB HDD? Sure its SSD but 4GB? You wouldn't be able to save anything really.
I'd say keep looking.
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Yeah, I talked with my dad and it seems he is in agreement with me that in addition to web browsing and word processing, HD-output is an almost-must. We will end up using the computer as a media center for Video (DVD but almost definitely not Bluray), internet video streaming, online netflix for some stuff, music, pictures. Preferably 1080P, but if we find a good deal on something with only 720P it probably won't stop us.
Can HDTVs handle any other resolutions other than 1080, 720, and SD (480?)? We still need to buy one of those too, although my uncle owns a high-end pawn shop so that won't be too hard .
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Yeah, I talked with my dad and it seems he is in agreement with me that in addition to web browsing and word processing, HD-output is an almost-must. We will end up using the computer as a media center for Video (DVD but almost definitely not Bluray), internet video streaming, online netflix for some stuff, music, pictures. Preferably 1080P, but if we find a good deal on something with only 720P it probably won't stop us.
Can HDTVs handle any other resolutions other than 1080, 720, and SD (480?)? We still need to buy one of those too, although my uncle owns a high-end pawn shop so that won't be too hard .
I think you need a real laptop. I don't think a netbook will cut it. Check out this Compaq presario.
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Well that doesn't have HDMI or DVI out, so I'm not sure that it can output HD. I thought S-Video couldn't handle it...
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S-video is 480i. To do greater than s-video, you need component or VGA (up to 1080p/WUXGA analog) or DVI/HDMI (up to 1080p/WUXGA digital for single link, 1440p/WQXGA digital for dual link).
     
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We will end up using the computer as a media center for Video (DVD but almost definitely not Bluray), internet video streaming, online netflix for some stuff, music, pictures. Preferably 1080P, but if we find a good deal on something with only 720P it probably won't stop us.
Can HDTVs handle any other resolutions other than 1080, 720, and SD (480?)?
Nate, I don't think anything out there is higher then 1080p. The highest the TV broadcasters can go is 1080i....maybe if you're lucky one might eventually go to 1080p. What TV are you hooking this "media center" box to?

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