Netbooks - which one?

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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Replicant » 13 Jul 2010, 07:38

Yeah the Pakumas are good and cheaper than Crumpler. I have been using the choroka K3, for my M1330, nearly every day for two years now and it is still in great condition.
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 13 Jul 2010, 08:08

Yeah I use my K2 a fair bit and it's still in great nick. Just seen that they do a slip case or cocoon too which is made from recycled bottles!
http://www.pakuma.com/products/eco2bag.htm
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 20 Jul 2011, 21:19

Been looking at netbooks again and thought I'd look at the Dell Outlet site to see what they had to offer. Saw that they only had one Mini 1012 available. Did think about it for a second or two but the price put me off...
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby UKIan » 20 Jul 2011, 22:26

robbo wrote:Been looking at netbooks again and thought I'd look at the Dell Outlet site to see what they had to offer. Saw that they only had one Mini 1012 available. Did think about it for a second or two but the price put me off...



Remember how a couple of years ago they said Netbooks would destroy the laptop market and everyone would have one? It didn't work out. I read fairly recently the manufacturers are moving away from netbooks as quickly as they moved in. It's all tablets now!
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Tappy » 21 Jul 2011, 09:53

robbo wrote:Did think about it for a second or two but the price put me off...


OMG, it's got that Alpine White cover, I heard those normally hike up the price by £2k... Bargain!
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 21 Jul 2011, 16:19

Teehee, yeah! Must be a typo error as that's more expensive than John's Sony Z series!

Did just look on ebay and there was an HP mini 210-1014sa with 5mins left on the auction. Got outbid by £2 with about 5 seconds to go as the delivery man arrived at the door! Went for £127 in the end.

There's another HP mini, this time a 210-1001sa - specs seems identical, with laptop bag going for buy it now at £130 but have sent over a couple of questions to the seller. Both these were/are listed as barely used so should hopefully be good. Assuming the N450 processor is fine for general browsing, Office and viewing avis etc.
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Johnmcl7 » 21 Jul 2011, 18:04

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robbo wrote:Been looking at netbooks again and thought I'd look at the Dell Outlet site to see what they had to offer. Saw that they only had one Mini 1012 available. Did think about it for a second or two but the price put me off...



Remember how a couple of years ago they said Netbooks would destroy the laptop market and everyone would have one? It didn't work out. I read fairly recently the manufacturers are moving away from netbooks as quickly as they moved in. It's all tablets now!


I think they have destroyed a lot of the lower market as I come across them frequently as a lot of people seem to have invested in them as cheap laptops due to not needing anything more powerful although certainly the momentum is with tablets now I'm not convinced about them, I think in most cases netbooks are a better (and much cheaper) purchase.

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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Johnmcl7 » 21 Jul 2011, 18:10

Also I feel I should point out my Z series was very reasonably priced and one of my cheapest laptops despite its awesome hardware.

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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Fodder » 21 Jul 2011, 19:21

If I didn't need a touch screen, I would go for one of the newer samsung netbooks. Excellent battery life and easily powerfull enough for what I want.
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 21 Jul 2011, 23:09

I ended up buying the HP mini that I asked the seller about on ebay. It does have a 6-cell battery and a pic of the specs on the box shows it to be a 210-2001sa model - so slighty newer with N455 processor but without bluetooth which I doubt I'd use much. £130 all in with bag so hopefully a good deal. Should arrive on Tues.

And yes, your Z series was a good deal John. If I hadn't already just purchased my Sony E series then I would've liked to have taken the 2nd one you bought off you.
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 26 Jul 2011, 18:13

Netbook arrived today. Just having a little play with it now. Doesn't seem to have been used much at all as it's in great condition. Still going to go for a clean install using the recovery partition just to be safe though. First impressions are good although the trackpad seems a little 'sticky' even though it's smooth.
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Replicant » 24 Nov 2011, 20:20

Looking for a decent cheap netbook or laptop for a teenager.
Ideally needs to be £150 - £200!

Has anyone come across any decent deals of late?
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Johnmcl7 » 24 Nov 2011, 20:55

Anywhere near a Sainsburys Chris?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/laptop- ... ys-1067829

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Re: Netbooks - which one?

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