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post #11 of 20
If the HP dosn't suit your taste you can always go for the Lenvo x120e

You get the single core e 240 but for $40 you can get the upgrade like the dm1z.

TBH if i where to choose i'd go with this lenovo over the HP anyday.
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That's a really nice find LWA. The build time is 3 weeks though which might be inconvenient for some.
post #13 of 20
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If the HP dosn't suit your taste you can always go for the Lenvo x120e

You get the single core e 240 but for $40 you can get the upgrade like the dm1z.

TBH if i where to choose i'd go with this lenovo over the HP anyday.
But the option for the E-350 is $40 more. That puts you at $440. Buying a quality 2GB Kingston DDR3 DIMM on Newegg will set you back $23. That puts you at $460. With the dm1z, there's really no need to upgrade anything.

Of course, it goes without saying that, if your budget for an ultra-portable is $500, you should definitely get the ThinkPad X120e. For one, the build quality is obviously higher and Lenovo seems to have higher reliability and customer support than HP. Most of HP's problems are with cheap Intel platforms (Celeron mostly), so I think it's not a big issue.
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I will say this..

DO NOT GET A NETBOOK..

I have one, and I regret it. I mean, I love the little guy, but for note taking the keyboard is too small, and the screen is small and the speakers are weak. Of course you get what you pay for; but I think 13"+ is the way to go.
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I will say this..

DO NOT GET A NETBOOK..

I have one, and I regret it. I mean, I love the little guy, but for note taking the keyboard is too small, and the screen is small and the speakers are weak. Of course you get what you pay for; but I think 13"+ is the way to go.
theres nothing wrong with a netbook @ 12.1" screen size... they generally have Ion chips ( HD streaming during class or whatever ) and My Hp 311c is awesome for note taking ( i use it as a teaching aid when i teach )
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theres nothing wrong with a netbook @ 12.1" screen size... they generally have Ion chips ( HD streaming during class or whatever ) and My Hp 311c is awesome for note taking ( i use it as a teaching aid when i teach )
An HP dm1z for $400/$430 is still much better overall. Then again, it's not really a netbook anymore; it's an ultraportable.
    
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An HP dm1z for $400/$430 is still much better overall. Then again, it's not really a netbook anymore; it's an ultraportable.
Once you add in tax, the price will be near 500 for both the dm1z and the x120e. I'm not sure if OP wants to stretch outside his budget
post #18 of 20

15.6" (If you aren't taking a monitor, you'll be thankful for this)

E-350 so you can play older games and flash video flawlessly.

Elswise it's an OK laptop, but for the price it's insane, especially at 15.6".
post #19 of 20
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theres nothing wrong with a netbook @ 12.1" screen size... they generally have Ion chips ( HD streaming during class or whatever ) and My Hp 311c is awesome for note taking ( i use it as a teaching aid when i teach )
Personal preference really, I like netbooks as much as the next person, but I do need a good resolution when taking notes and doing word, something thats not really flexible due to the screen size.

Its just annoying to have to scroll up a ton when doing coding.
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General suggestions are towards the AMD E-350, doesn't matter what brand or model, just make sure you're using that chip.
    
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