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[w/poll] which one to get of these 3 black friday specials?

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alright, im currently on the market to get a netbook or a laptop... long story short i found two sales that are in particular catching my eyes over and over again...

first off we got the Emachines (eME627-5279) that walmart sells:
CPU : AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor TF-20
(1.6GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB) Operating System : Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit1 Display : 15.6" HD widescreen WXGA high-brightness2
1366 Ã- 768 resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio Chipset : AMD M780G Memory : 2048MB 667MHz DDR2 dual-channel3
Expandable to 4GB Hard Drive : 160GB 5400rpm SATA4 Optical Drive : 8X DVD SuperMulti double-layer drive
Write max: 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R, 4X DVD±R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
Read max: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD±R, 8X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD±R DL, 8X DVD±RW, 5X DVD-RAM Media Reader : 5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader 66 units per pallet5
Secure Digital™ (SD), MultiMediaCard™ (MMC), Memory Stick™ (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS-PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD) Video : ATI Radeon™ HD3200 Graphics
With up to 1919MB of HyperMemory™ supporting Shader Model 4,0, Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Audio : High-definition audio support
Two built-in stereo speakers Communications : 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Certified®6
10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port) Ports/Other : 2 - USB 2.0
1 - VGA connector
1 - Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
1 - Microphone-in jack
1 - RJ-45 Ethernet
1 - AC Adapter Connector Dimensions : 14.4" W x 10.8" D x 1.1/1.5" H Weight : 6.0 lbs (system unit only) Battery : 6-Cell Lithium-Ion (4400mAh) Warranty : 1-year parts and labor limited warranty7 Software :
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Adobe® Reader®
  • Corel® WinDVD
  • eMachines® Recovery Management
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Trial8
  • Norton Internet Security™ 2009 Trial9
  • NTI Media Maker™

Next we got the acer aspire one (AOD250-1165) that office depot will have on sale:
Acer 10.1" Aspire One Netbook PC:The Acer 10.1" Aspire One Netbook PC is powered by an Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache)
Intel Performance to go -Battery life and processor power brought together for a great mobile experience with Intel Processing Technology. To learn more about Intel Processor's Click Here 160GB hard drive
10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600) TFT LCD with Acer CrystalBright Technology
Windows XP Home edition (SP3)
Multi-In-One card reader
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Integrated Webcam
Multi-Gesture Touchpad with two buttons, supporting circular-motion scrolling
3-Cell Lithium Ion battery and AC adapter
802.11b/g/ WLAN, 10/100 LAN

Now the question is, which one would you guys suggest me to get, i have some pros and cons here that i saw, maybe you guys have some input to add to em

netbook pros:
- small and compact
- decent battery lifetime
- nice for quick troubleshooting helpouts

netbook cons:
- ram has to be upgraded
- win7 not included
- no dvdrw installed
- very small screensize
- very low graphics performance

notebook pros:
- onboard graphics are decent
- dvdrw built in
- big screensize
- win7 included

notebook cons:
- heavy 6lb weight in
- amd single core cpu with 1.60 ghz
- not as easy to conceal / more space in backpack needed
- its an emachines, i had a htpc from them and it failed within a short amount of time, customer service was not very friendly

*added at last minute :

bestbuys 200dollar hp contestant, as it has a 2.2ghz single core processor over the 1.6 of the other two...

specs here:

* Intel® Celeron® processor 900
Features an 800MHz frontside bus, 1MB cache and 2.2GHz processor speed.
* 2GB DDR2 DIMM memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 4GB.
* Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media.
* 15.6" high-definition widescreen display
With BrightView technology and 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
* 160GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
* Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
Features up to 797MB total graphics memory for lush images. HDMI output for connecting to an HDTV. Altec Lansing audio.
* 5-in-1 digital media reader
Supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
* 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
* Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
* Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector and 56 Kbps modem for flexible wired Web connectivity options.
* Weighs 6.6 lbs. and measures just 1.7" thin
For portable power.
* HP Imprint Piano Black finish
With a silver keyboard surround for a stylish look.
* Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable computing platform.
* Software package included
With Microsoft Works, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Adobe Acrobat Reader and more. 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 also included.
* ENERGY STAR qualified
Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.

now its all up to you guys, what ya think about these two competitors, and did i miss a sale that would be in this price range ?

thanks a bunch

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