[THIN] Re: Off Topic: Netbooks

  • From: Jim Kenzig <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:23:42 -0500

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
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> <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:
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>>  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.
>>
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>>
>> Joe
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>> *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
>>
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>> 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.
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>>
>> Thank You
>>
>> ~Doug Rooney
>> Sonoma Tilemakers
>> IT Manager
>> 7750 Bell Rd.
>> Windsor Ca, 95492
>> (707) 837-8177 X211
>> (707) 837-9472 FAX
>> it@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>
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>> *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.
>>
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>>
>> or are such a commodity item nowadays the point that it really doesn't
>> matter.
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