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Old 04-18-2011, 04:29 AM   #2
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ofey began at the beginning.
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I will suggest one but mine be abit off the beaten track.

Go on eBay and look for a Dell Mini 10V.
You should be able to get a N280 (1.66GHz) Atom version for just under US$375. There is a N270 version but no point going down that path.

Now here's where you need to spend abit more.
Get a new Seagate 7200RPM Hybrid Drive of 500GB size
Get a 2GB SODIMM RAM upgrade
and you need an external DVD drive for about US$40.
and a 8GB memory stick for about US$12?

Total will top out at about US$500

Here's where it gets fun.
You can DUAL boot the machine and run both Mac OS X 10.6.7 and Windows 7 on it.

I've used this machine for work and home and I enjoy it immensely. Never ever caught out.

I can run word processors, spreadsheets, iTunes and the GIMP for image processing.

You'll be the envy of so many.
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