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NightGhost wrote:It should do all those things fine, except that a few graphics-intensive facebook games such as Farmville may lag a bit. Also, 1080p movies could be a problem.
BTW, my netbook has very similar specs to this one's (N270 processor at 1.6GHz, Windows XP, 1GB RAM).
Thanks so much!
Actually, since farmville also lags on my desktop I've kinda gotten used to it so oh well. I don't even think I own any 1080p movies either. Sweet, I think I'll get this when I get home.
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i think the caption underneath the picture should actually say:
midnight blue midnight blue midnight blue midnight blue midnight blue...or black black black black black
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zenkalia wrote:this is a joke, right? the laptop you're linking to has the same screen and same keyboard. O_o
The Asus he gave up on was probably and older model with smaller screen and keys. I did exactly the same thing.
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dpsaves wrote:This deal may be good for those who ONLY browse web pages with the occasional video, but in terms of functionality in modern day use I don't think I can recommend it...
I know all too many people that spent money on netbooks (it can fit in your pocket? And it's as small as a novel?) but alas, they end up despising themselves for getting something that is highly underpowered and minimally functional. These are no-nos for anyone who will be typing a great deal, as the cramped space will be a catalyst for RSI. Plus, the undersized keyboard makes it impossible to type at a moderate speed, so any form of note taking or transcribing is near impossible.
But then, even with it, it has it's uses, but netbooks are a dying breed with more powerful phones that can do nearly the same thing.
I disagree. I own the Asus 900eee Linux netbook. I actually use it now almost solely (my poor Mac misses me!). I found the keyboard quick, responsive, and quite easy to get used to (without even noticing); really the only thing I notice "different" is the lack of a separate numeric pad.
However: my computer has a solid-state drive, which this does not. Basically, a friend dropped the same model as mine from very high up (don't ask) and it continues to work fine. I would NOT advise that with this machine.
Also: well, you're talking Windows vs. Linux. You can always get around, upgrade, wipe, install, etc... But unless you're a computer geek (or friends with one), you're going to end up with a bloated system that will hog up processor speed, etc, etc.
Anyway, I don't think netbooks are going anywhere soon, but deals like this aren't either. Asus is an excellent brand, and their track record keeps getting better. So...get this or wait...I don't think it will matter much for you, the user, in the end.
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I love my Asus 1000. great little computer. It is lightweight, and powerful enough to do everything I need, and that includes running vulnerability scans on networks.
I have a six cell battery though, and would recommend upgrading the battery. There simply will not be a whole lot of computing time on a three cell.
I would also recommend ditching Windows on these machines. Netbooks are not real powerful machines, and Windows will chew them up, not leaving a lot for the user. I run the Ubuntu Netbook version on mine, and it works superbly. You get much better management on what is running etc, and get more computing power available for applications. I can run GIMP easily, run scans, no problem. You won't be gaming on one of these, but for an all purpose machine it can't be beat.
Think about it, you can shell out 600 for an IPad, or 150 for one of these. Only difference is with one of these you can actually do things instead of just look at the pretty screen!
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ProzHack wrote:Not unless s/he has no other choice or has tiny hands. This is a great computer for minimal usage, but not for writing the lengthy reports/papers/etc. in college. The tiny form factor will kill the kids wrists before he graduates...
Buddy of mine uses his netbook for college. Hooked up to an external keyboard, mouse, and 19 inch screen, but still.
He even plays killing floor on it, which I find fairly impressive.
Me? I'm half man, half owl, and half moose. I am ManOwlMoose. Don't tell Al Gore about me.
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willpin20 wrote:Why i didn't see the item in my order history ?Anybody can explain ?
same thing with me. I could of sworn I bought one lol
common sense isnt so common