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I've been doing alot of research on netbooks. I've had to recently repair one for a client and absolutely love it. Its a Asus Eee 1.6ghz CPU 10.1, 1gig, Windows 7 starter. Not that bad. Love the long battery life.

I've given myself these four choices and have been leaning towards the Gateway in the 10.1" Screen. There are 3 things fueling my decision, and they are:

1) Upgradeable RAM (unscrew-able panel)
2) Upgradable Hard drive (Unscrew-able panel)
3) Run time

These three things are a big must, otherwise I'll look elsewhere.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834114920

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146766

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101208

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101215

I've just recently started looking at other CPU's and larger screen size (11.6) to try to get a better bang for my buck.

And this one caught my eye.

TOSHIBA Satellite T115D-S1120 Nova Black AMD Athlon Neo MV-40(1.60GHz) 11.6" 2GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook. Meets my criteria to the letter, however unsure of battery life from this AMD CPU.

Thoughts and concerns?
 

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Originally Posted by Joeteck View Post
I've been doing alot of research on netbooks. I've had to recently repair one for a client and absolutely love it. Its a Asus Eee 1.6ghz CPU 10.1, 1gig, Windows 7 starter. Not that bad. Love the long battery life.

I've given myself these four choices and have been leaning towards the Gateway in the 10.1" Screen. There are 3 things fueling my decision, and they are:

1) Upgradeable RAM (unscrew-able panel)
2) Upgradable Hard drive (Unscrew-able panel)
3) Run time

These two things are a big must, otherwise I'll look elsewhere.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834114920

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146766

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101208

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101215

I've just recently started looking at other CPU's and larger screen size (11.6) to try to get a better bang for my buck.

And this one caught my eye.

TOSHIBA Satellite T115D-S1120 Nova Black AMD Athlon Neo MV-40(1.60GHz) 11.6" 2GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook. Meets my criteria to the letter, however unsure of battery life from this AMD CPU.

Thoughts and concerns?
i have a netbook my self , hate it when comes to use heavy programs , if you using it for surfing then get the atom and you will love it
 

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look for the 1215n

dual core (4 thread), ion2, switches back to intel graphics to save power when the ion isn't needed, great screen, and already comes with 2GB of ram (could go up to 4 if you want)
 

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look for the 1215n

dual core (4 thread), ion2, switches back to intel graphics to save power when the ion isn't needed, great screen, and already comes with 2GB of ram (could go up to 4 if you want)

Hmmm... pricey bad boy...
 

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I would personally suggest an Acer Aspire One with an Atom N450. They're pretty much the cheapest thing you can get new, they're built well enough, and they have great battery life.

Don't get me wrong, there are some options out there that will give you more performance for gaming. However, even an ION or Athlon Neo II based netbook will not serve you well in gaming, if not due to poor performance, then due to a tiny cramped keyboard and a touchpad. The marginal gains are not worth the additional cost and the worse battery life.
 

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I would personally suggest an Acer Aspire One with an Atom N450. They're pretty much the cheapest thing you can get new, they're built well enough, and they have great battery life.

Don't get me wrong, there are some options out there that will give you more performance for gaming. However, even an ION or Athlon Neo II based netbook will not serve you well in gaming, if not due to poor performance, then due to a tiny cramped keyboard and a touchpad. The marginal gains are not worth the additional cost and the worse battery life.
Not getting a netbook for gaming. I need it for e-mail, internet and for my terminal server for work. having 11.6" screen is a bonus.. just have to find the run time I'm looking for.
 
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