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This isn't for me, its for a friend.

  • $250 budget (it was push from a $200 budget so can't go any higher)
  • Play 1080p 720p videos on a TV with proper connections
  • 10"
  • New or refurbished
  • Decent warranty


Link anything you may think will work!
PS. I know nothing of netbooks
Edited by LiLChris - 4/5/11 at 1:54pm
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post #2 of 13
$250 is too low. You will have to be looking at bad conditioned ION platforms or you might find a used Fusion one but I doubt it. Nothing new will be at that price range that can handle HD.

The best I can recommend is looking around for the Acer model (discontinued) that had the C-50 APU from AMD.
     
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For $250? Well tough..

I have an Acer Ferrari netbook, it has dual core and Ati 3200 graphics and it cant play 1080p videos..

Seriously, for $250, nothing comes to my mind.
    
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720p?
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post #5 of 13
Yeah $250 is low. I had the Aspire One ZG5 (which crapped out after like 1.2 years) that I bought new when they were big for like $420 tax and shipping included. THAT model I've seen now for like $200-250, but that's usually on sale and such. Maybe the Acer model that was the newer one, but $250 is really pushing it.

EDIT: I'd watch the flyers and such and wait for a big sale. Seems your only choice of finding something that cheap.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
720p?
When I say HD, I mean you won't find anything that cheap in good condition that can do more than maybe DVD resolution.

You need a budget of 350-450 to get HD playback since I think Acer pulled their C-50 model.
     
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250 is a little low if you want any kind of hd. imho look in to micro center website they have 299.99 laptops on sale all the time that will do atleast 720p i believe. i could be wrong though. hope this helps
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post #8 of 13
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Well since HD is out of the question for now, what would you suggest with a $250 budget?
Link please!

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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post
When I say HD, I mean you won't find anything that cheap in good condition that can do more than maybe DVD resolution.

You need a budget of 350-450 to get HD playback since I think Acer pulled their C-50 model.
$450 I would have convince them to get an HTPC going but they need something portable for other stuff.

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250 is a little low if you want any kind of hd. imho look in to micro center website they have 299.99 laptops on sale all the time that will do atleast 720p i believe. i could be wrong though. hope this helps
$299? Yea thats pushing it.
I'll keep an eye out just in case they change their minds.
Edited by LiLChris - 4/5/11 at 1:53pm
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post #9 of 13

Here is the closest I could find! Has hdmi out and 1080p playback

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Seashell.html

found it cheaper


Edited by killeraxemannic - 4/5/11 at 1:56pm
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post #10 of 13
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Thanks killer, ill keep that one in mind.
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