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post #11 of 21
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I got the EEE 2G Surf and LOVE it for taking around to classes. It is the next best thing after a tablet.
I was thinking about this thing, but I went for a macbook. Don;t you find the screen a little too small. I think the Eee is a kickass idea, but the screen was always my main concern.
    
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that EEE PC looks great
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220246

i havent tried linux before but i am very familiar with unix so i shouldnt have an issue with this OS

the only thing i would worry about is the size of the keyboard, i would think it would be hard to type on it since it only has a 7' display
    
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The screen is great. Yeah it's small, but it's totally readable. I usually leave it at about 1/2 brightness to make the battery last a bit longer, even though it already has an intense battery life. Even at the lower brightness it's still easily readable. The keyboard is also fine. I would not want to write a long paper on it, but it's not bad at all.

EDIT: Added a picture for your enjoyment. Sorry it's only a crappy cellphone shot.
post #14 of 21
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well yah theres no way i would write an essay on it, i would use my desktop at home for that

just something for short notes with wireless internet for boring classes
the EEE PC is prolly my #1 choice so far

thanks for the suggestions
    
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IBM thinkpad is great.
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post #16 of 21
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Regardless of what brand you get I would suggest a couple of things:

-Integrated graphics (you dont need discrete card, it just uses power
-Biggest battery you can afford
-Make sure it is of a weight you are willing to carry, I wouldn't go over 15" screen
-If you want it to last a few years and still be nice and fast for everything you put on it, I would suggest spend around 1000$ that will get you C2D, 2GB RAM, and everything else.
Dell Small Business gives some really good deals.
Vostro 1400 (What I got):
2GB RAM 667 Mhz
C2D@1.4Ghz
14" display
250GB HD 5400RPM
8x DVD burner
$579

Go to Dell.com. Click on Laptops. Click small business. Click Vostro. (If you have sold anything to anybody you are technically a small business. Plus, Dell doesn't check)
When I got mine it was the same price except for they threw in a 8400GS Video Card and a dual layer DVD burner.

I was originally thinking about an Asus EEE, but they are so underpowered for the price.
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post #17 of 21
I'd say go with the dell, the eee just has way too many drawbacks and limitations.
    
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post #18 of 21
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Get something nice from Lenovo or Asus with integrated graphics and long battery life.
Lenovo Ideapad Y510. Huge hard drive (250GB in the ~$800 model), decent batter life, thin, great laptop. It's what I'm getting in a week or so for school.

Also, Lenovo has some of the best RMA/customer service I've ever encountered.
post #19 of 21
I would go the Dell route,something like Inspiron 1420 or 1330 check the dell outlet store. Also if you go this route check out the dell coupons you can find some great deals.
 
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TRUST ME I buy and sell laptops all the time from ebay to craigslist. and get a dell d600. perfect for that. great batter last 3hrs and 30 mins. there only about 350 bucks too. i miss my d600 but love my 9300 with the 7800 in it.
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