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Old 08-21-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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I've been thinking of getting a 10" netbook that's really light enough that i can bring to school everyday without getting too bogged down by the weight.

any suggestions? it's mainly for schoolwork.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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What kind of schoolwork? If it's just word-processing, spreadsheets, and presentations it's a bit different than if you're coding or doing graphics manipulation and such.
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My daughter seems pretty happy with her 10" Lenovo. I'm not sure how much it weighs, but the big trade-off is between battery life and weight. I think Lenovo has a good reputation as a nice solid machine.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:17 AM   #4
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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We have an Eee PC in the store, don't know the exact size. Keep in mind that the keyboard is small and if you type with 10 fingers it's very hard to do so. For simple things as note taking I think it would be ideal.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:40 AM   #6
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What kind of schoolwork? If it's just word-processing, spreadsheets, and presentations it's a bit different than if you're coding or doing graphics manipulation and such.
more on word-processing and presentations. i'm a business major

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My daughter seems pretty happy with her 10" Lenovo. I'm not sure how much it weighs, but the big trade-off is between battery life and weight. I think Lenovo has a good reputation as a nice solid machine.
hmm yeah, i saw a classmate with a lenovo netbook~ looks pretty nice but my friend has an MSI U135DX, which i may get. it has different colors, haha

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$400 - $480, if possible

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We have an Eee PC in the store, don't know the exact size. Keep in mind that the keyboard is small and if you type with 10 fingers it's very hard to do so. For simple things as note taking I think it would be ideal.
hmm...i was keeping asus in mind as well. a friend works there as a product specialist. i may get a discount, hah.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:43 AM   #7
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The next step would be to go to the store and try them out from a usability perspective. Some of the smaller laptops, heck even the bigger ones have some oddities going on with keyboard layout that irk me a lot. find one that's least irksome in the price range.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:36 PM   #8
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yeah, might go to the shops on the weekend to canvass for price and usability xP
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:33 AM   #9
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i keep looking at other models and am now thoroughly confused. might consider getting an asus netbook, lol.

what's so bad about widescreen, btw?
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:24 AM   #10
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Well I am pretty happy with my Dell Inspiron M5030 and I understand that the Loveno laptops are excellent laptops as well as well as the Toshiba laptops as well. So if you stick to these three brands I don ot think that you could go wrong if you tried.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:52 AM   #11
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Well I am pretty happy with my Dell Inspiron M5030 and I understand that the Loveno laptops are excellent laptops as well as well as the Toshiba laptops as well. So if you stick to these three brands I don ot think that you could go wrong if you tried.
i'm mainly looking for netbooks. my main concerns are the weight and battery life i don't want to have to bring my charger with me everytime.
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For $500 you could get a full sized laptop, most mini's I've seen are under $300 which ones are you looking at?
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I'm a big fan of 11.6" screens (my most-used computer is a Dell Inspiron 11z laptop); they are, for me, an ideal compromise between portability and usability. Alas, Dell have stopped making ANY machines with this size screen, which is a real shame.
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For $500 you could get a full sized laptop, most mini's I've seen are under $300 which ones are you looking at?
the minis. i already have a full-sized laptop which i use at home. i'm buying a netbook to bring to school

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I'm a big fan of 11.6" screens (my most-used computer is a Dell Inspiron 11z laptop); they are, for me, an ideal compromise between portability and usability. Alas, Dell have stopped making ANY machines with this size screen, which is a real shame.
hmmm...i admit i haven't considered looking at the 11" screens. i'll look into it
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