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Old 02-02-2012, 03:22 AM   #1
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Netbook like an E-reader

I have shuffled through about 200+ technical specifications in search for good student's companion which balances price and usage in last two months. Conclusively, I think that netbook fits the scenario of my intended use.

I would like to know netbooks with these features:
1. Matte screen
2. 180 degree lid opening
3. 6+ hours battery (so that I only need to charge overnight)

One I found is HP mini 110/210. HP is separating PC manufacturing department from it's root business; so is it worth buying? What are alterntives?
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:13 AM   #2
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Look at the Samsung netbooks, I have one that has a matte LED screen, the screen doesn't go all the way back to 180 degrees but I've never personally seen a laptop that does (not that I check), the battery is 10+ hours probably more if your just reading.

Mine an older one nf110 with the ram maxed out, it's a nice little machine I use quite a lot but I couldn't imagine reading on it for long.
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If you can live with Android, what about the ASUS Transformer with the keyboard docking station? It has been superseded by the ASUS Prime so it should be cheap now.

I love mine so much I prefer it to my iPad. The "Documents to Go" app is almost compatible with MS Office. The screen is a bit glossy but it makes an excellent ebook reader. The keyboard is good enough for touch-typing.

Unlike an iPad, the Transformer can be plugged into any computer and be recognised as a normal portable hard drive. The screen has a micro card slot and the docking station has two usb ports and an SD card slot.

Battery - I'm using mine as an ebook reader and the screen gets down to about 50% after a couple of days. (There's another battery in the docking station).

The only negative, beside a glossy screen, is Android. A student might need Windows.
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I use autohotkey for quick google searches and custom flashcards; so windows is a must for me. Glossy screen breaks the transformer deal for me, as I have to read in places well-lit by sunlight at home as well as in college. Glossy screen is the only reason I am selling my current laptop. Thanks for the suggestion.

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