[THIN] Re: Off Topic: Netbooks

  • From: Greg Reese <gareese@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:26:32 -0600

flaming Indians?  i don't even want to know.....

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Jim Kenzig <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I use my blue Acer Aspire one with the flaming Indians logo everyplace.  I
> installed WIndows 7 Ultimate on it and it didnt miss a beat. Got it for $248
> at WalMart
> Jim Kenzig
> http://www.kenzig.com
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Greg Reese <gareese@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> I was looking at an Acer that looks like it may be a winner.
>>
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115719
>>
>> <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115719>newer
>> Atom processor, camera, etc.
>>
>> would be nice if it had a back lit keyboard.  otherwise, I think it will
>> work.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Joe Shonk <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>>  I bought a cheap Acer w/ a 6 cell battery.  Upgraded the HD to 640 gigs
>>> and replaced WinXP with Win 7.  Works good for what I want to use it for.
>>> The kids have one too.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Joe
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
>>> Behalf Of *Greg Reese
>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:54 PM
>>>
>>> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> *Subject:* [THIN] Re: Off Topic: Netbooks
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> knowing my wife, she will use it for facebook, gmail, and skype.  Looks
>>> like most of the deals are on units with 1GB RAM.  I can handle upgrading
>>> that though.
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:41 PM, Doug Rooney <Doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I second everything said below, I just purchased the HP Minis for our
>>> sales staff and the love them, yes the keyboards are small, but for on the
>>> road use it is fine. As an everyday use machine, it may not be so good. The
>>> machines I ordered had 160 GB Hard Drive, 2 GB RAM, no optical drive. Also
>>> if it will be used a lot on battery, one must be sure to understand proper
>>> charging, even these modern batteries can get messed up if charged
>>> improperly.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thank You
>>>
>>> ~Doug Rooney
>>> Sonoma Tilemakers
>>> IT Manager
>>> 7750 Bell Rd.
>>> Windsor Ca, 95492
>>> (707) 837-8177 X211
>>> (707) 837-9472 FAX
>>> it@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
>>> Behalf Of *Evan Mann
>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:24 AM
>>> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> *Subject:* [THIN] Re: Off Topic: Netbooks
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> If you’re interested in HD video playback. I like the new HP Mini 210
>>> because you can get it with an HD screen as an upgrade, 1366x768.  And they
>>> offer the Broadcom HD accelerator PCI-E add-in.     For general computing,
>>> the 1366x768 screen is a must for me, and that size is not common to find so
>>> much on the 10.1” models.  The smaller screen with only 600 lines of
>>>  resolution are just not very usable for me personally.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Outside of that, they are all just about the same.  The keyboard layout
>>> and comfort with the typing should be a top deciding factor.  Make sure you
>>> get something with a 4-6 cell battery (skip 3 cell IMO).  And get the new
>>> generation Atom processors , not the original ones. The newer ones are more
>>> energy efficient, so better battery runtime.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
>>> Behalf Of *Greg Reese
>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:18 PM
>>> *To:* Thin
>>> *Subject:* [THIN] Off Topic: Netbooks
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> This is waaaaaay off topic, but I am curious what everyone's opinion is
>>> with regard to netbooks.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> My wife wants one, and they all seem roughly similar between MSI, Acer,
>>> Lenovo etc.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> or are such a commodity item nowadays the point that it really doesn't
>>> matter.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

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