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I am fascinated with these way small laptops that are coming out at somewhat decent prices. I am shopping for one, and thought i would pass along the info i find and condense it to make your shopping efforts less of a hassle.

Here is a list of the 8.9" laptops i have found. Please let me know if i missed one.
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1. HP Mini-note
2. ASUS Eee 900/901
3. MSI wind
4. Dell (don't know the model name)

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Personally, i like the HP look. I also would prefer an atom cpu, with at least 1gb of ram. fujitsu makes a 8.9" touch screen laptop, but costs like 2k, so thats out of the picture.

My price limit for now is $500. Less would be great, and if the features deem necessary for me to up this budget, then i would consider spending more.

specifically what i want spec wise is:

-Atom CPU
-945 chipset
-upgradeable 2.5" hard drive, whatever size, doesn't really matter.
-1gb of ram, at least
-Whatever linux flavor is fine. I'll put my own copy of XP on it.
-lots of battery life
-I would prefer a pink colored one, because i like to rock pink, but whatever color is fine as long as it isn't puke green or something nasty like that...

Anyone know when the Atom will be shipping? I herd that the Atom cpu's are going into the Eee 901 laptops, and those are supposed to ship pretty soon.

What else should i be looking for in a 8.9" laptop? I'm guessing that they are probably all using the same screen, so resolution options is not an option.
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I like the wind personally. Havnt heard much of the Dell.
The HP looks nice but is grossly overpriced as is (imho) the eee900s.

Im detering from these because of the bad price-spec ratio and about to grab a 14" laptop instead.
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post #3 of 5
these ultra small laptop arent any good. Sony has one that is pretty amazing even comes with an nvidia graphics chipset. I dont think you should waste your money... go buy a blackberry or something.
edit: also you could pick up a 14" laptop with the same specs or better for 399 right now...
    
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399 where at?
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399 where at?
microcenter.com also circuit city had some on sale
    
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