Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Suggestion for a notebook
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Suggestion for a notebook

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I am about to buy a cheap (sub 500 EUR) notebook/netbook. Either 12" or 10". I'll be buying from local retailer/e-tailer and these things are damn expensive here. After a couple of days of searching/surfing these are what i have chosen-
1) Lenovo S10e (1 Gb RAM, 160 GB HDD and other s10 stuffs) 399.00 eur + USB DVD RW 75.00 eur = 474.00 eur

2) MSI Megabook S271-244 (12.1") (Sempron 3400+,1 GB RAM, 100 GB HDD, Radeon 1150,Bluetooth, Fireware, DVD RW, Carry Case, Vista) = 465.00 eur.

I will be dual booting with Fully featured linux desktop. No Graphics intensive gaming. Occasionally HD video playback if at all possible.

My Questions are-
How does Atom compares to Sempron?
I am well aware of lenovo's quality but how good is MSI in this arena?
Is it worth to buy the MSI S271 over a Lenovo S10e?
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
My personal preference is the S10.

That being said I've used both (my friends have them). Having tried them both it felt to me like the S10 had a little better speed, and build quality.

Also I believe the processor in the S10 is a little better for battery life. It uses less power, but still is plenty to get the job done.

S10 has my vote.
Little Smoky
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar 500gb Samsung DVD +/- RW Windows 7 64 Bit 22 Acer LCD 5ms Response 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750WATT Coolermaster Sniper Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Little Smoky
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar 500gb Samsung DVD +/- RW Windows 7 64 Bit 22 Acer LCD 5ms Response 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750WATT Coolermaster Sniper Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
One more thing.
Have you looked at the ACER One?
Thats probably the best netbook on the market atm besides the S10.
Little Smoky
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar 500gb Samsung DVD +/- RW Windows 7 64 Bit 22 Acer LCD 5ms Response 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750WATT Coolermaster Sniper Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Little Smoky
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar 500gb Samsung DVD +/- RW Windows 7 64 Bit 22 Acer LCD 5ms Response 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750WATT Coolermaster Sniper Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks SilentStryke, I'll keep that in mind. Could you pls tell me the max memory i can use in s10. Or does it come with a 512 MB module soldered and 512 MB in a slot. + rep.
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 11
Anytime
There is a very good guide on how to change the ram in the S10, as 512 is soldered in, but this guide will have you changing it in no time. Keep it mind it can only have 2gb max.

Link the guide Lenovo S10 RAM change tutorial
Little Smoky
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar 500gb Samsung DVD +/- RW Windows 7 64 Bit 22 Acer LCD 5ms Response 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750WATT Coolermaster Sniper Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Little Smoky
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar 500gb Samsung DVD +/- RW Windows 7 64 Bit 22 Acer LCD 5ms Response 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750WATT Coolermaster Sniper Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks man, I appreciate that.
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
do not buy MSI.

i can't begin to count the amount of hardware issues my old MSI megabook M510C had. it was a pain in the end and died a brutal death. MSI = poor warranty, shoddy quality assurance, and poor customer service / support
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Holy ****. I am staying away from the MSI.
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
i didn't even tell you the bad part .

glad to see i've been able to convince you though
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
What was the bad part after
Quote:
MSI = poor warranty, shoddy quality assurance, and poor customer service / support
?
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
Phenom 9850
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS M3A32 MVP DELUXE ASUS HD 3870 TOP 4 GB GSKIL DDR2 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEAGATE 250 GB (LG & SONY) Lightscribe Windows 7 Beta 7057 / Mandriva 2009.1 Spring 22" ASUS VW222 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Suggestion for a notebook