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post #1 of 9
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Hey everyone!

I am looking for a small laptop that would be good for traveling. It will be used for internet browsing and checking email. No games or other graphics intensive stuff. The smaller and cheaper the laptop the better!

Also, it needs a wireless card and DVD/CD player.

I have looked into Eee PC's but a lot of them don't have CD bays so anything on Acer, Asus, Toshiba, etc would be great!

Thanks!
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post #2 of 9
ummm. an msi wind?
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post #3 of 9
toughbook? great fro traveling, a little larger, and more expensive, but great warranty, and life.
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post #4 of 9
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How good is an Acer and Asus?

Right now the budget is between 350-400ish dollars.
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post #5 of 9
dell xps m1330
small, relativly powerful for a 13 inch laptop, looks nice and has great battery life
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post #6 of 9
my GF has an acer laptop, I hate it comes with a bunch of bloat ware acer eshield, acer epower managment, acer ewireless, acer this, acer that... acer arcade... acer blah blah blah...
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Hardware Labs GTX 360 Radiator EK Supreme HF Copper Danger Den GTX480 Waterblock All Copper Natemandoo SR-2 Solid Copper Waterblock 
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Iwaki RD-30 D5 with DCThermo Top Windows 7 Ultimate 3x 24" LG LCDs (16:9) 
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Ducky Shine MX-Cherry Black Mechanical Keyboard... 1500W Silver stone Strider Mountain Mods Extended Ascension Horizon Razer Mamba 2012 (wired) 
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post #7 of 9
you dont have many choices for small laptops with a cd/dvdrom. your best choice is to look at fullsize 15" laptops if your budget is around 400 dollars. basically the smaller or bigger they move from 15" the more expensive they get.

try looking for used sony vaio TX, you might be able to get one used for $500.
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post #8 of 9
Lenovo S10 is a good subnotebook.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by halifax1 View Post
Lenovo S10 is a good subnotebook.
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Originally Posted by procpuarie View Post
ummm. an msi wind?
netbooks do not have cdroms....
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