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So I'm looking for something as cheap as possible. This netbook will be used for travel only, all I need is a webcam, reliable skype playback, MS office, non HD video and internet browsing.

Will this suffice?

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-NB205-N311-10-1-Inch-Frost-Netbook/dp/tech-data/B002BDUATU/ref=de_a_smtd


or



Also, would I be able to put a SSD in it? Such as this
one one
?
Or if you guys have any other recommendations, I HAVE to stay under $200.

Thanks all !

-Mike
Edited by SI51 - 3/6/11 at 4:29pm
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post #2 of 19
If you have a microcenter near you:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...id=0355325&bc=

$200.
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post #3 of 19
I wouldnt put an ssd in it, unless you're clumsy and drop it a lot as It's overkill for an atom and ddr2..

If anything put more ram in it.

Both will suffice.
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I will not give my choice,cuz many choices you can have
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And the reason you're not looking at a Fusion netbook is?
     
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I don't know about fusion. That's why lol. I'll look into them now. Thank you kindly.

[EDIT] AMD Fusion? They aren't out yet. They seem like they'll be expensive too
Edited by SI51 - 3/7/11 at 11:58pm
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post #7 of 19
There's a couple out now.


http://tinyurl.com/4o47qro
post #8 of 19
They're actually less expensive if you don't look at Fony Sony compared to their competition. The C-50 should be better to comparable at worst to a N550 with ION. Last I checked the Atom+ION setup was 50 more than a C-50 from Acer on newegg. To me outside of the problems that AMD GPUs have with Linux there's no reason not to go with them.
     
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post #9 of 19
Take a look at this deal and also note that it comes with a free external dvd burner.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-880-_-Product
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HP dm1z

I'm biased though, since I'm getting this one too haha.
 
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