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i need a cheap netbook. Mainly ill use it to surf the web ant play online poker. Id like it to have a long lasting battery. Thiking about eee 1000he or msi u100 but im not sure if there the best choice. Im in the uk so suggestion from scan.co.uk or ebuyer.com would be nice. Also im trying to keep it as close to 200£ as possible.
Please help me out im going crazy from browsing on my phone and not having a pc
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i love my eeepc 1000ha, i think the HE is fairly similar but it has a 6cell x 2900mah compared to my ha's 6cell x 2200mah (=much longer battery life)

i would go for the eeepc, you really cant go wrong with asus right now

sony and toshiba both make some very nice netbooks too, but, tend to be more expensive, same with lenovo

whatever you do, upgrade to 2gb right away, its well worth it
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thats pretty much what i thought but im asking just in case since my knowledge about netbooks is about a years worth dated and i was woried that something had changed in that time.
Feature wise i think the eees are the best choice with their multitouch touchpads express gate and online storage so i guess i know what im going to get
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i love my eeepc 1000ha, i think the HE is fairly similar but it has a 6cell x 2900mah compared to my ha's 6cell x 2200mah (=much longer battery life)

i would go for the eeepc, you really cant go wrong with asus right now

sony and toshiba both make some very nice netbooks too, but, tend to be more expensive, same with lenovo

whatever you do, upgrade to 2gb right away, its well worth it
+1 on Asus very awesome company!
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bought a samsung n150
they had a 1000ha with a six cell battery on display with a super sexy design like this one : link but they were out of stock.
so i took the samsung.
cost me 250£ compared to the 240£ for the asus. it also has windows 7 starter instead of win xp on the asus and an atom n470 instead of n270.
too bad it doesnt look as good as the asus. link
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i still dont understand the whole netbook thing. severly underpowered systems that aren't really that much smaller.

i'll continue to use my Toshiba 15 inch core2 duo laptop. and my ancient Dell D800.

also, i vaugly remember Toshiba making a REALLY small notebook in early 2000. it was the size of a pda or something ludicrous.
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See my sig rig, I cannot recommend that enough. Its around 300$ for the 160gb version.

I have been wanting to wright a review for this forum about it for a while. It is the best 300$ I ever spent and I am continually finding new uses for it.

1. Hyperthreaded Atom gives Windows 7 the needed boost of power to multitask better than previous atoms.
2. New pinetrail platform is more efficient. I regularly get 6 to 7 hours, 12 hours with wifi turned off and screen turned down.
3. Mic and webcam are amasing. I regular use the mic to talk on vent while I play PS3 or PC games. (when I'm using this as a mic I think of it as a mic with a built in comp, its so useful)
4. Runs Windows 7 Ultimate flawlessly, so if you wana upgrade to avoid the limitations of windows 7 starter.
5. Even with Starter Asus has a dock program that allows you to change the Background and bypass other limitations.
6. Multitouch touchpad: the most important feature in any netbook. For small 10.1 inch netbooks you absolutely need this to navigate the small screen.
7. Perfect for taking notes in class because it is small, light and I never have to plug it in.
8. Keyboard: for a netbook this keyboard is very comfortable, takes some getting used to due to the size but its very functional.
9. The texture on the 1001p's doesn't collect fingerprints and still looks good.
10. With the right codec packs I even for 720p videos to run on it.

I don't think you can really ask much more out of a 300$ computer. It continues to impress me.

I actually bought it after reading this review.

EDIT: 1001p's come standard with a 6 cell battery.
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even tho i prefer asus i dont think its worth the hassle to change my samsung now.
the 1001p is 229£ with with win xp on amazon so about the same or more for the win 7 starter.
its practicly the same netbook differing only in the monitor , keyboard , hd probably.
also i bought it from currys and they only accept returns if the packaging is intact.

@draco: i only bought it since it was the cheapest solution for me since im away from home. it has about the same power as my ancient hp pavilion...
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even tho i prefer asus i dont think its worth the hassle to change my samsung now.
the 1001p is 229£ with with win xp on amazon so about the same or more for the win 7 starter.
its practicly the same netbook differing only in the monitor , keyboard , hd probably.
also i bought it from currys and they only accept returns if the packaging is intact.

@draco: i only bought it since it was the cheapest solution for me since im away from home. it has about the same power as my ancient hp pavilion...
I was looking at that Samsung when I was looking to buy also. Doesn't it have a multitouch touch pad also?

I think the only reason I went asus was because of the non glossy case.
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i still dont understand the whole netbook thing. severly underpowered systems that aren't really that much smaller.

i'll continue to use my Toshiba 15 inch core2 duo laptop. and my ancient Dell D800.

also, i vaugly remember Toshiba making a REALLY small notebook in early 2000. it was the size of a pda or something ludicrous.
4+ hour battery life during usage (not simply at idle, like most laptops)
small size
very light
fits in the front pocket of my suitcase, which is a TSA standard size for overhead bins=no 2nd bag for laptop
CHEAP, my 1000ha cost me $190 + $35 for the RAM upgrade
not underpowered if you use it for its intended purpose, internet, webcam/communication, and simple office tasks

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I was looking at that Samsung when I was looking to buy also. Doesn't it have a multitouch touch pad also?

I think the only reason I went asus was because of the non glossy case.
meh, if you dont like glossy

www.decalgirl.com
if you google search, theres a promo code for free matte upgrade
vinyl skin, no adhesive, free matte upgrade, i have one, its nice, i dont have to worry about scratches on the outside or wear on the palm rests
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