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from most of the specs I have seen there is very-little to choose from (performance-wise) apart from battery life and drive size.
Yeah, I'm just looking to get a dual core.

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its better to replace hard drive and ram by yourself, can save you a lot of money.
Gonna replace the RAM with 4 gigs.

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I have an asus netbook and love it. This one us really nice but it's a bit expensive.
http://campuslife.asus.com/product/detail/21
Cool. I'm looking at a similar ASUS model.

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What about the new amd fusion notebooks? HP is selling their 11.6'' basic version for ~ US450. They're advertising it can handle 1080p content and about 10 hours of batery life (though its hard to belive). Seems like a good deal!
Too pricey, but good option.

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Would you consider an m11x to be a netbook?
http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m...re-m11x&~ck=mn

For extreme portability, I would recommended an 11 inch MacBook Air. But, I don't think it would be enough space for you considering it's SSD only which will quickly become expensive. But don't forget that will make it load things faster and it actually has a dedicated GPU
Waaaay too expensive

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As long as you aren't expecting too much going in, that netbook should be fine. Don't expect to do any gaming or CPU intensive tasks. If you want something a bit more capable go for an Alienware m11x R2, I got mine just over a week ago and I love it.
I just want something for college. Hope to do some visual studio on it. I don't expect much out of the processing speed.

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Is there any such thing as a good netbook?
yes?

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for a netbook that is a good one and asus is a good company

also id put a 7200rpm hard drive and the full suported 2GB memory then it would be a great netbook and look on new egg for the 10,000rpm 150gb laptop drive made by western digital that would make it awesome
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for a netbook that is a good one and asus is a good company

also id put a 7200rpm hard drive and the full suported 2GB memory then it would be a great netbook and look on new egg for the 10,000rpm 150gb laptop drive made by western digital that would make it awesome
I don't think they make 10k rpm 2.5" hdds. The velociraptor shouldn't be removed from its heatsink. I've read about users putting 4 gig sticks in them so I think I'll do that. I think the whole 2 gig limit is because of Windows 7 starter.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-563-_-Product and i guess its 300GB 10,000rpm now last time i looked a few weeks ago it was 150 but ya theres the 10,000rpm laptop drive and if your thinking about this for sometime soon theres an open box one here for $11 less http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16822136563R
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-563-_-Product and i guess its 300GB 10,000rpm now last time i looked a few weeks ago it was 150 but ya theres the 10,000rpm laptop drive and if your thinking about this for sometime soon theres an open box one here for $11 less http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16822136563R
Ah, price is quite steep. If I were willing to spend that much on a hard drive upgrade I'd get an SSD.
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Why not wait? With the new AMD netbooks, let's see how they compare. If not, I'd not buy something that doesn't at least have an ION.
    
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Why not wait? With the new AMD netbooks, let's see how they compare. If not, I'd not buy something that doesn't at least have an ION.
How long must I wait?
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Don't get an Atom + Intel IGP... it's too slow. Wait for AMD's Brazos on sale next month.

Also, you don't need 4GB in a netbook.
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How long must I wait?
I'm pretty sure it's not too much longer. Can't remember exactly, but they are a huge improvement it looks like, and pretty much the same price.
    
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Don't get an Atom + Intel IGP... it's too slow. Wait for AMD's Brazos on sale next month.

Also, you don't need 4GB in a netbook.
What if I'm doing a lot of coding. Certainly it would help, right? DDR3 is cheap right now

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I'm pretty sure it's not too much longer. Can't remember exactly, but they are a huge improvement it looks like, and pretty much the same price.
Okay, cool. I'll wait.

Thanks a lot to both of you.
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