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Hey - So my three year old Macbook Pro just quit out on me and I am looking to replace it. When I originally got it, that was my only computer - but now all I ever use it for is sitting in front of the tv dicking around on the internet.

I have been going back and forth on a few things. First I realized that I could get away with a netbook if all I do is surf the net on it so I looked at some still in the box CR-48's that were like $300-500 on craigslist. But then I thought, hell maybe I should just get a new iPad.

That got me thinking that I should probably stick with a keyboard and some of the true netbooks have super small keyboards and screens. So I started looking at the Macbook Air as well.

Now I realize that I could get away with spending up to $1200, but for what I want it seems to be a waste to get a super thin ad light computer I am never going to take out of my apartment.

Convince me to get something under $1200 that will suit my needs best. I would like a quick wakeup after sleep (cr48 and macbook air) and a reasonable screen ( no 10 inchers).


What do you guys think?
Edited by tats - 3/7/11 at 5:06am
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What about those eee pcs? How quickly do they startup or resume from sleep? I've read some models are way worse than others.
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Give me your address and I'll "convince you" not to spend $1200 on a laptop you are only going to use for menial tasks.
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Give me your address and I'll "convince you" not to spend $1200 on a laptop you are only going to use for menial tasks.
Thanks for that, and that is why am looking at the $300-400 dollar Asus eee-PC's.

Anyone else have anything constructive other than telling someone how to spend their money?
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Get one of those netbooks with them AMD Fusion E-350s. Awesome stuff for cheap. Get one with a reasonable screen size, something around the 11-12" range.
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My only concern with getting a cheaper netbook is that it will be sluggish and slower than I would want.

Anyone have any experience with the Cr-48's? I can pick one up here unopened for $350 is it worth it?
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Well - I went ahead and got a Google Cr-48 off craigslist. This thing is sweet and only $300
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Well - I went ahead and got a Google Cr-48 off craigslist. This thing is sweet and only $300
Well... turns out that while cool and kinda of interesting this CR48 isnt what I needed. Flash owns it and it's actually kinda slow doing everything but starting up.

I see so many Asus eee-pc models that I can't figure out which one is the newest or the "best" (meaning the top of the line) - I would like to be able to figure out how they stack up in their model line.

ANy suggestions on which eee-pc I should grab? Would love to stay around $400-500
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Hey - So my three year old Macbook Pro just quit out on me and I am looking to replace it. When I originally got it, that was my only computer - but now all I ever use it for is sitting in front of the tv dicking around on the internet.

I have been going back and forth on a few things. First I realized that I could get away with a netbook if all I do is surf the net on it so I looked at some still in the box CR-48's that were like $300-500 on craigslist. But then I thought, hell maybe I should just get a new iPad.

That got me thinking that I should probably stick with a keyboard and some of the true netbooks have super small keyboards and screens. So I started looking at the Macbook Air as well.

Now I realize that I could get away with spending up to $1200, but for what I want it seems to be a waste to get a super thin ad light computer I am never going to take out of my apartment.

Convince me to get something under $1200 that will suit my needs best. I would like a quick wakeup after sleep (cr48 and macbook air) and a reasonable screen ( no 10 inchers).


What do you guys think?
coming from a macbook, considering an ipad, maybe a macbook air, and $1200 budget, i say just get another apple machine. The new 13" sandybridge macbook pros will do

netbook, macbook air, ipad. they'll all suit your needs.

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I would be lying if I said I didn't occasionally stop by pornhub and man does that site own this cr48....

I realize that the $1200 is waay overkill for this and have come to a realization that I have no need for something like a macbook air if it will never leave my apartment.

The asus ee-pc's seem up my alley but I don't know if I should wait for the new brazos ones or just grab one now. If the answer is get one now which one of the seemingly endless 12 in models should I get?
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