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Best Netbook On The Market For Under €300?  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26477 posts, RR: 58
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

Ok its time to change my Eeepc 701. I hate the Linux system and want one with Windows XP.
Must be under 1.5KG in weight and have decent size keyboard, ideally 9-10'' Screen with integrated webcam.

So which do you recommend?


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8890 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3903 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
So which do you recommend?

Under €300 will be tough. But I am using the Samsung NC10. If you take the basic one (no UMTS or Bluetooth) then you are slightly above €300.
It is a 10" screen and the quality is good and the performance as well. I really enjoy working with it.

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User currently offlineIdealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

I spent a little more (just over £1500 !) but got the Sony 11.1" series of notebooks.

Have had these for the last 3 years and now on my second model. By far the best laptop under 12" on the market.


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8890 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3885 times:
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Quoting Idealstandard (Reply 2):
I spent a little more (just over £1500 !)

A little more?!  eyepopping 

Quoting Idealstandard (Reply 2):
Sony 11.1" series of notebooks.

Indeed a good one, but slightly above €300 Big grin

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26477 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3881 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
But I am using the Samsung NC10.

Thanks that could be the one. Looks ideal. I found it in the PC World Website for £300 so not too much difference between that and Euro at the moment.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...l&tm=null&sku=256582&category_oid=

The thing I found with my Eeepc 701 ( 7 inch screen ) was having to scroll left and right to read web pages. Also keys hard to type as too small and battery life was dreadful.

The Samsung NC10 looks like it would have none of these issues?



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8890 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3878 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Thanks that could be the one.

I am using it for 4 months now and the battery lasts about 5.5 hours with WiFi on, so pretty good. And the size is just good, no problem with the typing and using all 10 fingers. No big deal here.
And no scrolling left and right on most webpages.
The screen is very bright as well which is good when you use it outside.

wilco737



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26477 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3873 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 5):
And the size is just good, no problem with the typing and using all 10 fingers. No big deal here.
And no scrolling left and right on most webpages.

Thats great I might go in to the store this week and have a play with the display models.

I had limited it down to ::

Eee pc 904ha £259

Advent 4213 Netbook £249

DELL Inspiron Mini 10 £299

But on battery life and features the Samsung beats them all .



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8890 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Eee pc 904ha £259

Not bad as well. Was one of my options as well. but then I have chosen the Samsung

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Advent 4213 Netbook £249

No, was no option for me...

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
DELL Inspiron Mini 10 £299

In general not bad. but I don't like the support of DELL, that you have to send it to them if something is wrong and all that stuff...

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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3292 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3862 times:
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How come you want such a small computer? Is it just to limit your price more easily?

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26477 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3856 times:



Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 8):
How come you want such a small computer? Is it just to limit your price more easily?

I just want something to fit in my backpack for travelling and checking emails, surfing whilst at airports,hotels etc... The Eee pc 701 was great size and weight and for my first netbook was ok but like with everything else the time comes when you want more and you realise the bad points of what you bought.

I will never buy a Linux based PC every again though. I hate it so much lol...

So the choice for me now is down to Samsung NC10 and Eee PC 904HA

I will take a ''test drive'' on both and make my decision but the Samsung is winning at the moment. Great recomendation WILCO737 and I thank you very much for that. I never would have found that if you didnt point it out.



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

The Dell is worth taking a look at. I have a Mini 9 and its awesome. Small, light and barely noticeable in my backpack, quite solid in its build. My only gripe is the 16gb SSD, but I usually carry around my 320 gig external hard disk, so not a big issue. As far as tech support goes, I paid an extra $80 and got the premium service package (thats what they call them here). ..basically they'll send someone over to fix it if something goes wrong. I've had the netbook for about 7 months now and use it heavily everyday..no issues so far.


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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

I've got the Asus EeePC 1000HA, got it for $349. Very happy!


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26477 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3826 times:



Quoting TransIsland (Reply 11):
I've got the Asus EeePC 1000HA, got it for $349. Very happy!

Oh ok I was on the Eeepc website and saw it but havnt seen it here yet. Is the keyboard bigger than the other Eee pc's??



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5597 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3814 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Ok its time to change my Eeepc 701. I hate the Linux system and want one with Windows XP.
Must be under 1.5KG in weight and have decent size keyboard, ideally 9-10'' Screen with integrated webcam.

Couple weeks ago I bought ASUS Eee PC 1000H and so far I am happy with it - yet unable to provide any feedback. The keyboard is far more convenient to use than the one on Acer AS ONE.
Also, you may want to check out Dell's new Inspirion Mini 10

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...dhs1&dgc=IR&l=en&lid=SHP_TB2&s=dhs


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5551 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

I just brought an Acer Aspire1(White) net book. Cost $A580 (incl 10% GST), which is close to E300 (although what its price in your neck of woods is I have no idea). I have fallen in love with it. Under a kg with the 7 hour battery (the Blue ones have the 3 hour battery and are a bit lighter), slips in the back pack almost unnoctiably, has all the goodie of such types, 120 GB HDD, 1 GB RAM, 9" screen, 3 USB ports, RJ45, built in wireless and an SD card slot, which makes it very easy when travelling with a camera and external video output.

One down side the RAM CANNOT be expanded without voiding your warrenty, even if done by an authorised service centre (at least in this country) and even though it has a SODIMM slot.

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26477 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3764 times:



Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 13):
out Dell's new Inspirion Mini 10

I have looked at it and kind of ruled it out.

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 13):
ASUS Eee PC 1000H

This is a serious contender, I can get it for £253 on the net from a reliable company.

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 14):
Acer Aspire1(White) net book

Looks ok and is £299 on the net.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

I've got a HP Mini 1000. The keyboard size is good the screen size is good. It only has two USB ports so that's a bit of a downer but otherwise it's fine.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26477 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

Just got back from PC World. They had the new Eeepc 1000H . Saw a deal on it for €249 and was ready to buy it but then noticed it came with Linux  Angry

Also saw a Samsung NC10 and love the feel and look of it. Keyboard very good also. It was €329.

The Dell Mini was nice and I loved the keyboard , something about it though that just doesnt leap out and say ''buy me''.

So looks like I might check a few more stores and get best price. NC10 is still at the top IMHO.



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8890 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3746 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 17):
Also saw a Samsung NC10 and love the feel and look of it. Keyboard very good also. It was €329.

You saw the black or the white one? I have the black one.

I still recommend that one  Smile

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26477 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3742 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 18):

It was white but I prefer Black. Im sure they have them , it was just the one on display so it was good to have a play with it and type and see the web pages. Also pretty light. Its certainly a neat machine. Loving the battery life also.

Going to make a final decision on Tuesday when I get paid lol..



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8890 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3742 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
It was white but I prefer Black.

Just keep in mind that the top of the black one is this bright black which looks like on a piano and you see all the fingerprints on that. But apart from that it is a good netbook.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):

Going to make a final decision on Tuesday when I get paid lol..

I always get paid on the 27th... Wait, that is today  bouncy 

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26477 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3739 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 20):
Just keep in mind that the top of the black one is this bright black which looks like on a piano and you see all the fingerprints on that.

Yeah I saw the finger marks lol.. Another thing I noticed which I love is the left and right click buttons which on the Eeepc you have to use alot of pressure to press down. The Samsung is light touch .  thumbsup 

A mate of mine is without his computer as it bust and he cant afford to replace it so Im going to give him my old Eeepc 701 so he has got something to tide him over. Its in mint condition and has all the packaging etc.. So thats my good deed for this month.



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8890 posts, RR: 76
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3738 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 21):
Yeah I saw the finger marks lol..

So you always know who touched your PC Big grin

Quoting OA260 (Reply 21):
Another thing I noticed which I love is the left and right click buttons which on the Eeepc you have to use alot of pressure to press down. The Samsung is light touch . thumbsup

Yeah, easy to use. And it has 2 USB ports (2 left, one right). But the best for me is the bright screen and the long battery life.

wilco737



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User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

I bought the Samsung NC10 last week for travelling, it's a great wee machine. Generous 160GB hard drive!

User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3726 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 5):
I am using it for 4 months now and the battery lasts about 5.5 hours with WiFi on, so pretty good.

Thanks for the info, it's pretty good indeed. It's currently at 399€ here in Belgium (including a mini mouse and a bag). I'm also looking at the Samsung N310 which is 100€ more expensive but come with the mouse and bag plus an external Samsung cd/dvd burner. They claim a 5 hours battery autonomy and up to 11 hours (!) with an optional battery...
There's also the Acer aspire one D-series which can be found at 349€ here in Belgium (10' screen, 6 cells battery and windows XP).



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25 JJJ : I have a 11'' screen Asus (forget the model) full-blown pc. It cost me 700 euro last year, and although is slightly heavier and the battery lasts for
26 Flexo : That's really odd, because right now I'm writing this message on that exact PC and it is using XP.... I really think it is one of the best purchases
27 JJJ : Comes in both XP and linux. IIRC Linux is some 50-ish euro cheaper.
28 Airtrainer : Same here, as well as for the acer aspire one series...
29 TransIsland : Never used a different EeePC, but I bought this to replace a 15' HPieceof$h|t that lasted less than two years before carking it for the 3rd time (fir
30 Airtrainer : I've finally bought the new acer aspire one D250, same as the D150 but with a LED screen. Got if for 349€ while the D150 is still offered at 399€
31 OA260 : Oh ok . Im 99% settled on the Samsung NC10 , just trying to get the best price. Going to buy it in the UK .
32 ReguPilot : Some of us don't care about OS, since we just install the one we want best but, about hardware, basically look for a nice screen so you don't have to
33 Post contains links and images OA260 : Ok so I finally decided , and the winner was .............. Dixons Tax Free LGW Airport £299. Which is around €338 . So I was very pleased. Great m
34 Airtrainer : That's a very good price indeed. Here it's still at 399€ and that's the main reason why I finally choose the Acer D250... Have fun with your new to
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