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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by MRCL, Jul 5, 2009.

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What Netbook for MRCL

  1. MSI Wind

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  2. Asus Eee PC

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  3. Get another one (recommendations?)

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  1. MRCL

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    As I plan on spending a week of vacation in the states (I'm thinking NY), I would love to have a Netbook with me for internet connection, to check out what I can do there and where and stuff (and a bit of TPU of course), and for storing pictures and maybe watch a movie or so. Latter is VERY important as the flight duration is a friggin eight hours.

    Now I'm kinda torn between the MSI Wind U100 and the ever popular Asus Eee PC 1000H.

    The dilemma is, they are virtually identical, except the Eee being a bit larger and heavier (which matters not to me), and the cardreaders are different. They're only ten bucks price difference, so it actually doesn't really matter whit which one I end up with BUT I still want to hear your opinions. I'm leaning towards the Eee tho, for its great battery runtime...

    Thanks in advance:toast:
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    eee pc i used to work on atleast 2 of these a day and their made INCREDABLY well stay very cool when their loaded for hours their virtually silent their quite fast for what they are and o ya battery life is amazing.
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    Was that with XP or Linux on it?
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    iv worked on both and honestly saw a neglagible impact on performance and battery life...mind you these were new units but i imaine if you keep yours clean than it still stands.
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    go with the eee, asus have more experience:p
    j/k

    I feel eee is better than the wind tho.
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    Good to know. I don't mind a little slowishness, but movies shouldn't stutter.

    Actually I don't like MSI, bad experiences with motherboards, but I don't know how they do on netbooks.
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    heh me too, but I've never really tried one, so it's just a feeling:p
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    No opinions on the Wind yet?
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    My advice would be to settle with the cheaper eee 900, besides a celeron is better for piss about gaming on classics anyways compared to the atom, all the atom is an efficient option because of its low volts.

    I chose my eee 900 as a backup in case my comp ever went down or i went away and it hasnt failed to fulfill its needs yet :), ive played the original half life perfectly, age of empires 2, wow even ran on it fairly well, everything turned down ofcourse.

    I dont see the need in spending too much on a notebook.
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    If I can find a 900 that is. I will look into it. But the long battery life of the 1000 does appeal to me, as said, I need to survive an eight hour flight.
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    I found the battery life needed a punch too so i popped onto ebay ages ago and found you could fetch spare 6600MAH!!!! batteries for them, they last ages. I can usually get about 6 hours on just that battery alone, all youd have to do is pop your stock battery in after that :)
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    Thats a nice option indeed.
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    Your welcome :D
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    If you have to choose between these two, go for the ASUS one.

    I feel you about the 8-hour flight:D. Just take a nap and the time will pass.
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    Unfortunately Airplanes seems to be the only location I can't really sleep. Constructions works, Heavy Metal music, disturbing radio frequency noises, in car, train bus, no problem. But aircraft fuck that. So I need distraction :p
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    you're one wierd child man!:laugh:
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    I say get a Dell Mini 9. But honestly I would probably get the cheapest since most of them have the same cpu(atom) and chipset.
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    I use the Asus 900HA. It's a bit cheaper and adding 2gb's of RAM makes it much nicer. Both computers may struggle with any HD movies.
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    I won't watch HD content on it lol. I enjoy them on my normal, a tad bit bigger than 10 inch TV rather than a small screen. Normal Divx quality is fine with me.
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    Acer Aspire One is another good one. Great keyboard, and sweet battery life. All netbooks should run 720p easily, there is a guide on how to do it for an Aspire One, but will work with any netbook. You use CoreAVC codecs and VLC then some simple tweaks to get smooth 720p :)

    PS: I've owned my Aspire One since December, not a single complaint about it.

    Edit: Nevermind about HD, seen erockers comment and figured you wanted to watch HD lol
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    Hmm the Acer one in the 10 inch size (below that is too small for me) is a bit high on the price scale compared to the Asus and MSI ones.

    On a sidenote, the vacation in the US won't happen as my passport does not qualify for visa-less travelling inside the USA, so I would either have to apply for a visa (which is a hassle beyond belief) or get a biometric passport which takes... long. So I'm surfing the net for other possibilities... I still want the netbook tho :p
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    That's the good old USA we all love so much. I'd say get a Samsung NC10 (black). Looks great, has a nice battery (around 5-6h surfing), good keyboard and is not the same as everyones asus :laugh:

    I've used a couple of those by friends and love it, currently thinking of getting one for uni in the fall or waiting on the new Pineview ones later this year.

    NC10 has been a test winner in many of the local tech papers here.
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    Also on the expensive site, but considerable.

    Yeah God damnit whats the deal, its not like I want to smack US citizens with alphorns or something, I just want to spend a week there seeing it with my own eyes and have a good time for petes sake but noooo, I am not legitimate as my new passport has been renewed after 2005. If I wouldn't have renewed it, I would qualify for visa-less travelling. Ah, the logic! And the forms I would have to fill out come on... "Have you intended or do you intend to threaten an US citizen" What the Hell dudes... but I'm getting completely off topic here.
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    Okay, after some consideration and review after review I ordered the Eee 1000HE with a two gig RAM stick now. Thanks y'all for the suggestions :rockout:

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