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  1. FreedomEclipse

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    alright. Looks like im gonna need to beat on more people to get my money back then orginally expected :p
     
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    trust me, i've just seen the biggest reason to get the HP,it has home premium, the toshiba only has home basic, and at that level using windows 7 can be a pain because of how many features are locked out, you can't even change the desktop background :banghead:
     
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    Its alright, I was gonna upgrade it to W7 ultimate anyway when i put in the 4Gb of ram, the only fly in the ointment is that i need to get the HP for as low as possible as its nearing my budget limit
     
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    I think i used the HP in staples, if so it also has a really nice keyboard for a netbook (although i may be thinking of a different model)

    I could carry on giving you reasons, but at the end of the day the HP is better in almost every way
     
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    haha, you can put 8GB of ram in it....IM SOLD!!!
     
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    yeah I was looking at that myself. but JohnLewis has a 2year warranty for £350
     
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    Might be worth it. I don't know, personally I don't really use warranty that much.
     
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    nah fuck it, I can always send it back to HP. that netbook+8GB ram = £365.

    the more ram you have the more ram it allocates to the graphics. which again might be stupid because its only an 11.6in screen.
     
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    Mind if i ask whats the netbook for?? Whats the purpose of usage would it have?
     
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    Netbook needs:

    1. Shitload amount of battery life
    2. Able to boot up and do things without Freedom smashing it to bits
    3. Not much else
     
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    My 5year old laptop weighs about 2.3Kg,

    I need something lighter, more portable, has a battery life longer then 30mins, plays 1080p movies and can handle light gaming. while on the move. I dunno about you but lugging 2.3kg around for 2hrs walking around oxford street while out with friends togther with all the other stuff i need to carry like the power brick and i starts becoming a real burden.
     
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    No hes even more stupid than he sounds, a liberal who jumped on the Tory bandwagon! How David Lloyd George and Gladstone would be proud!
     
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    I wonder why you wouldn't just satisfy yourself with a smartphone. It does most of the things I need to be done, except gaming and you shouldn't "game on the fly" anyway.
     
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    I dont want to be tied to a contract. so a new smart phone would cost me about the same as buying this laptop/netbook here.

    bigger screen & full keyboard = win
     
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    Freedom what you can do is go on Ebay and buy one of those Chinese jobby batteries, they dont cost much but have a really high milliamp so even if they arnt as good as the default battery they might do for like swapping when you run out of charge? I know someone who has a Chinese random battery for their camcorder and it lasts a long time.

    Faster Ram or lower Latency? I heard the biggest problem is the raw speeds and the cpu nb clock not having enough bandwidth in those APUs so overclock them if it allows you see massive gains if i remember.

    EDIT: I like a nice screen and keyboard, there is something satisfying to me about using a real computer. Im getting that Samsung Galaxy SII but im not keen on gaming on it as it has no real buttons, cant imagine how much of a pain Super Street Fighter 4 is on it!
     
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    if you can wait like 2-3 weeks i MIGHT be upgrading my netbook if i get into uni

    Results on the 18th, i am so scared!
     
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    The one i posted is a little more but the specs are awesome, who cares if it from an outlet.
     
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    Just more ram to make it more nippy, no point putting lower latency ram in a netbook


    specs??? manufacturer?? Price???

    way over my budget.

    that dell inspiron weighs more then my current laptop, im trying to reduce weight not add more. Im not getting a laptop for raw performance im getting it mainly for battery life £389 is damn good though but still no, not when the bloody thing weighs in at 2.7kg, you have to be f**king joking


    Like i said, im not looking for a proper gaming system. I used to run guildwars on my laptop for a long time then i stopped playing it completely and that was the ONLY game i play on my laptop. so the attention has shifted from gaming to mobility & battery life. I could grab myself the Toshiba NB520 with a Atom N570, but that doesnt play 1080p or game very well at all.
     
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    Looks like you just want something portable for on the go, specs then dont matter as much but you'd obviously want something good for the price.
    LOL see above post. (your too fast for me)

    In this case an APU makes perfect sense, hell the APUs can do source engine games fine.
     
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    I saw a few days ago there's an application now apparently that let's you connect a ps3 controller to your phone
     
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    Nice! Then you could have the phone hooked up to a HDMI display. Interesting i know the PS3 controller is bluetooth just wondering about application support, could work on one game and not another might be a problem then.
     
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    Apparently it works really well but you need to have tour phone rooted first

    How do you commercial your phone to HDMI?
     

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