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Netbooks?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by dually, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    dually

    dually [OP] Low and slow

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    Any TW users log on with a netbook? I just picked up an Asus eee pc with 160gb HD for $264, and love it! Why pay more for a DVD drive I never use. This thing is extremely portable and will work great with my Emanage System. The only gripes I have is that, my hands are waaaaay to big for the keys... oh well. What do you guys think?
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    I have one and use it all the time. I have the 1000HA and I upgraded the ram to 2GB and the hard drive to a 500GB.

    I wish I could say that you'll get used to the keyboard, but I don't think you will. That keyboard is tiny.
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    lsocoee

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    If/when you start having problems hearing the audio over the speakers, you can download a program called VLC player that will allow you to turn up the media's volume to 200%.
     
  4. May 27, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    haha, i dont play much music over the speakers, but I hook it up to the fm transmitter in my truck though! This thing is just so damn portable, i cant get over it!
     
  5. May 27, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    I'm thinking of getting one myself. We have a tower PC upstairs for professional work. I only use my work laptop for browsing online. Its ancient and slow. $200 seems pretty cheap.
     
  6. May 27, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    hell yes! for what it is, its a damn good deal!
     
  7. May 27, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    I wouldn't get anything smaller than the 10" screen. The keys on the 8.9" keyboard were literally too small for anything but my little fingers.
     
  8. May 27, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    its not too bad, im actually getting used to it, as long as i dont go use a regular keyboard haha
     
  9. May 27, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    I've been wanting to get one for a while now. I was using a Latitude D430 and D420 on and off for work when I travelled. I loved the size of that, 12.1".

    I want to get something soon, preferably something I can install OSX on.
     
  10. May 27, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    supposedly, on the dell netbooks, you can.
     
  11. May 27, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    I wanted to get a netbook but i was on the small keyboard thing so i got an xps 13" and its bad ass i like that even more and it does it all.
     
  12. May 27, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    Yeah, the Mini 9 can do it very well, but the HD is SSD, which is expensive to upgrade right now.

    I'm going to wait for the Dual Core Atoms to come out.
     
  13. May 27, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    I have a Asus 1000HE, with 2G memory, 160G hard drive running Vista Business, will add the touch screen function on later this month.
    It is great netbook and cheap enough to have almost everything.
     
  14. May 27, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    yeah, in retrospect, I probably would get a 13" laptop. I bought a 16" sony, but it is too big for me to bring on the plane with me. So now it stays at home and my wife has claimed it as hers. So I bought the netbook as a cheap small laptop.
     
  15. May 27, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    Those of you with netbooks...Do you feel limited at all in it capabilities?
     
  16. May 27, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    yes. I can't watch hulu and youtube HD video won't play for me.

    Very rarely do I find myself wishing for an optical drive.
     
  17. May 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    Thank you for the nice big pic of the chicken, Robert.

    *..gagging....running to bathroom.......*
     
  18. May 27, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    Isocoee, did u try the Klite codec mega pack? It should work.
     
  19. May 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    oh great, way to derail yet another thread, Christopher.

    I stopped using that and I now go for a different codec pack. I use VLC player because I like the ability to artificially boost the volume.
     
  20. May 27, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    Please get rid of that damn chicken pic on your sig. :puke:

    So what is a netbook?? Sounds cool.
     
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