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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby Tituba » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:55 pm

This is probably the cheapest you are going to find one http://www.buy.com/prod/acer-aspire-one ... 59686.html (Note - it is an 8gig hard drive) For a bit more, you can get a 160gig hard drive with three usb ports http://www.jr.com/acer-computer/pe/ACE_AOA1501555/
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby Scenario Thinker » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:34 pm

She wrote me earlier that she got an Acer and it sounds like it might be the second one. I'll let you know.
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby merk » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:09 pm

Tituba wrote:This is probably the cheapest you are going to find one http://www.buy.com/prod/acer-aspire-one ... 59686.html (Note - it is an 8gig hard drive) For a bit more, you can get a 160gig hard drive with three usb ports http://www.jr.com/acer-computer/pe/ACE_AOA1501555/
16gb according to the webpage. Which i think for the sort of things people would use a netbook for, is probably ok. Unless you wanted to copy your music or video collection on it. also on the plus side it's an ssd (solid state drive) so it should boot up pretty fast. One thing i was surprised at - says the battery is only good for 3 hours. I thought most netbooks had a pretty long battery life. That might be a deal killer, especially for a student that would be using this to take notes during classes.
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby Scenario Thinker » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:28 pm

She's pretty sure she's got the second one with a 160GB HD. She got it at Staples for $280 + tax. I'll add to this thread as she uses it and says how it is.
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby Tituba » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:30 pm

16gb according to the webpage
Nope. If you read the specs and reviews - it is only 8gig with an expansion slot.
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby merk » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:41 pm

Tituba wrote:
16gb according to the webpage
Nope. If you read the specs and reviews - it is only 8gig with an expansion slot.
I did...says 16gb ssd at the top of the page and at the bottom it says Solid State Drive Capacity 16GB Are we looking at the same thing? the acer aspire one A110 ?
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby Scenario Thinker » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:54 am

This is the one she got Acer Aspire One AOA150-1635: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NT ... B001NTDIIS
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby Scenario Thinker » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:21 am

I doubt it. She has a MAC with DVD read/write. She just needs this for traveling.
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby Tituba » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:21 am

She'll need an external drive if she wants to install any software. Netbooks have no optical drive.
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby Scenario Thinker » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:48 am

She can probably download most things, but I know her budget is very tight and she won't be buying anything else for awhile.
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Re: Info on Netbooks?

Postby merk » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:32 am

if she cant download it, and she has access to another pc or mac with a cd/dvd drive, she could either copy the disc over the network using a shared folder, or if she has a usb thumb drive, should could just copy the contents of the disc onto the thumb drive.
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