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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Johnmcl7 » 05 Apr 2010, 10:43

I think CPW are meant to have a CULV Asus for £350 which may be worth a look.

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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 05 Apr 2010, 10:52

Cheers for that John. Wouldn't have thought about looking there. Seems like they do, the UL30. http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/broadb ... /ASUS-UL30
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 05 Apr 2010, 12:50

Big range in apparent specs between pc world and comet. Either one stocks a 3 cell battery and other other the 6 cell or their info is misleading. Pc world did confirm 6 cell battery (~6hrs) for the HP mini 210 but guy wasn't sure at comet - just that he checked and it was 3 hours. Staples were dearer than both of them.

Does look pretty funky though! Off to CPW in a bit...
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby EviL Ras » 05 Apr 2010, 14:03

Bah. i never believe DSG or comet staff! They just read the standard labels the central office has created! I know, i used to work for DSG, and i was the only one that learnt about the products!

If you're in CPW, check out the milestone or desire for me will ya! :)
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby matt » 05 Apr 2010, 14:12

EviL Ras wrote:I know, i used to work for DSG, and i was the only one that learnt about the products!

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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby EviL Ras » 05 Apr 2010, 14:26

LoL Matt! Honestly, the reps used to love seeing me as i learned about all the products! Sony even got me a digital photo frame as i was the most interested in everything they had to offer! Instead of just taking the freebies and walking off!

At miller bros it was the same! people just sold whatever ended in 93p, as you got 5% commission! And avoided the 99p lines as they had .25% commission! That said it was remarkable how easily you could lead a consumer on!!! "that sounds rubbish, but this one, listen, its great!". Even if the sound was worse, they'd lap it up!

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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 05 Apr 2010, 16:07

Yeah I was expecting a um, varied service but it is kind of funny how you can get such a large range of 'specs' for the same laptop in the same store but from different members of staff.

Argh, I just don't know!! Which leads me to the thought of hanging back and waiting for a proper laptop upgrade as although nice and shiny, there's a niggle niggling at the back of my head...

Still got a couple of days to decide.

Oh and they only had dummy phones at the CPW here. It's a very small one so no real phones to play with.
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 06 Apr 2010, 18:58

Knocking this idea on the head for the mean time. The netbooks I've been looking at have gone back up in price after their special reduced prices over the Easter Hols and just got too much money going towards other things at the mo.

Oh well, maybe in the future.
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Johnmcl7 » 09 Apr 2010, 21:15

I don't know how long this deal is on for but for the same price I think this is a good deal:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0412894451

(Dell 11z for 270 pounds)

I think you're right to hold off though unless you see a deal, I think Netbooks have their place but I wouldn't spend more than £200 on one.

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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby steffcip » 09 Apr 2010, 22:00

seen that 11z too today...
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Replicant » 11 Apr 2010, 20:59

There are dozens of Dell Mini 1010 and 1011's in the Outlet for around £136.00.

Has anyone here found it useful to have a netbook instead of say an 13" laptop?
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Johnmcl7 » 11 Apr 2010, 21:47

Personally no, I find the two types of machines are distinct enough in their advantages/disadvantages that I couldn't use one in place of the other. I don't have a netbook but I do have the Sony TX which is close enough in terms of function for comparison. Admittedly when I bought the XPS M1330 I did think it was a waste of money when I had the TX as the Sony was considerably smaller and lighter plus trumped the M1330 for batterylife. On the other side the XPS m1330 with its entry level graphics card and low screen resolution was miles off my high performance machines. It was then a tough debate whether to keep the machine or not.

A few months later I suddenly realised one day that I was using the XPS M1330 almost all the time and had barely touched the TX or the bigger machines despite my concerns about the M1330. What I like about the 13in machines is that while they're not brilliant in any particular area, they are good enough in just about all areas. They're reasonably small and light but still have a decent keyboard and screen, thanks to a proper laptop processor and 2.5in hard drive performance is good plus the graphics card gives it some reasonable gaming capability.

Although the TX doesn't get nearly as much, I still do need it from time to time when size/weight are crucial and/or I need something with exceptional batterylife which is where the TX excels. However it lacks the performance of the XPS M1330 which combined with the smaller keyboard and screen does make it feel like a stepdown.

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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby Replicant » 11 Apr 2010, 22:03

Yeah thats kind of what I was thinking John - I think buying a netbook to supplement an M1330 is a waste of money. Best save towards an i5/i7 based desktop methinks.
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby robbo » 21 Apr 2010, 14:04

Not a netbook this but thought I'd hijack my own thread instead of creating a new one.

Been looking at this sony E series laptop. It's a 14"er with a higher than normal 1600x900 res screen, i3 and blu ray for ~£800. I quite like the 13" size I have at the moment but the higher screen res of this and the blu-ray looks tempting to me. Would like to see one in the flesh to see how big it really is. Guessing with a slightly larger screen and higher res things will look similar to what they do now on my 13" 1200x800 screen - just with a bigger canvas as it were.
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-e-series/vpcea1z1e-b

Anyone seen anything similar/cheaper/better spec?
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Re: Netbooks - which one?

Postby EviL Ras » 13 May 2010, 21:51

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