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I'm am looking for a net-book under $400 that can pretty much do internet surfing and stuff. Nothing more. The most load intensive thing I would do is maybe a YouTube video or a Skype call . Battery life is important. Suggestions?
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I have the DDR2 variant of the 1001PXD.

The Asus 1015's are also good netbooks for under 400.

The thing you wana look for is a that the netbook has a nice keyboard, any recent Atom based netbook will play youtube videos and such easily. My 1001p keyboard is great, only thing that would have made it better was if I got one with a chicklet keyboard.
Edited by james_ant - 4/14/11 at 8:05am
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I have the DDR2 variant of the 1001PXD.

The Asus 1015's are also good netbooks for under 400.

The thing you wana look for is a that the netbook has a nice keyboard, any recent Atom based netbook will play youtube videos and such easily. My 1001p keyboard is great, only thing that would have made it better was if I got one with a chicklet keyboard.
Thanks man.
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post #4 of 15
I would say this is your best bet.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220878

Dual core + ion can't really be beat then just upgrade the Ram urself.
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I would say this is your best bet.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220878

Dual core + ion can't really be beat then just upgrade the Ram urself.
He doesn't need dual core or ion, only thing those features will do is eat away his battery life.
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He doesn't need dual core or ion, only thing those features will do is eat away his battery life.
and yet it is rated at 10 hours while your suggestion is rated at 4.

My vote goes to the n550 with ion2 that was suggested
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and yet it is rated at 10 hours while your suggestion is rated at 4.

My vote goes to the n550 with ion2 that was suggested
What are you talking about? My suggestion, the 1001P, is rated at 11 hours.
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post #8 of 15

13 hours battery life, and it isn't off by too much. I got around 10 hours with light usage with Wi-Fi on and low brightness.

How about the dm1z? I'm sure you can find a used one on eBay for $400.
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He doesn't need dual core or ion, only thing those features will do is eat away his battery life.
Considering Ion can be switched on and off, and that the atom itself is a POS (case and point my netbook) and often struggles to run certain things, i fully suggest a dual core. Especially if he plans to keep it for any length of time.
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