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Which netbook is the best for my needs?

Regular old school work, watching movies, and playing SC2 at LOW settings. I don't really need much out of it. I was looking into these two.
Asus EE PC (I don't know which one to get.)
-Can pick up a 1000HE for $180.
HP Mini 5102
-Can pick up for $190.
    
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if youre getting a netbook for multimedia(includes gaming), u need one with a decent gpu. Nvidia Ion2 or ATI 6310 or better. ---- and this would be for low graphics.

going price floats around $350-450
    
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Which netbook is the best for my needs?

Regular old school work, watching movies, and playing SC2 at LOW settings. I don't really need much out of it. I was looking into these two.
Asus EE PC (I don't know which one to get.)
-Can pick up a 1000HE for $180.
HP Mini 5102
-Can pick up for $190.
SC2 without massive tweaks (there's a few) will not work unless you have an ION2 or Fusion powered netbook like Cozmo stated.

Anything non-HD in video should work but I can tell you personally that you will have to stop any other programs besides the player and be ready for the netbook to heat up.

Essentially, if you're not using an ION or Fusion netbook then you will not be doing much beyond web-browsing, music, IMing, and papers.
     
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