Colorful netbook for little sis

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kinkster, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    My little sister is looking to get a notebook in the $300-400 range(tops).

    Here's what she'd like/need:
    Sleek look
    Color options
    Good battery
    Good keyboard

    Any recommendations? It doesn't have to be one of the newer ones, she'll just be checking email and writing some papers on it.
  2. nullx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2009
    Wilmington/Jacksonville, NC
    Acer Aspire one or Dell mini 9 (also known as Dell Vostro a90 in Dell Small Business) would be a good choice. my mini 9 has lasted about 5 hours on a single charge... Its got OSX on it and runs like a champ. I swear it was made for that reason. Get a refurb one and you can get it fully loaded for about 320 w/tax (the 16GB ssd one starts around 320)
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    I'd opt for one of the new EeePC ones. The Dell 10" netbook is another option. Toshiba's netbook is gorgeous, but there are only 3 colour options, and none of them are particularly girly. ;)
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    Look at the Asus eeePC 1005 series as they have chicklet keys, a 9-11+ hour battery life and come in different colors...

    They are also based on the faster Atom N280 1.66 CPU and 667Mhz FSB chipset compared to the older Atom N270's with shorter battery life and 533Mhz FSB...
  5. iMav macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2008
    Columbus, WI
    HP 2140 HD. 768 of vertical resolution (1366x768). Those that have used netbooks in the past certainly know that the lack of decent vertical resolution is a PITA.
  6. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
  7. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Definitely go for the Toshiba NB-205.

    It was voted the best netbook by a lot of different reviews. It has the best trackpad and keyboard on a netbook, it has a 9 hour battery, it is one of the fastest out there, it's easily upgradeable, and it looks amazing.
  8. nullx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2009
    Wilmington/Jacksonville, NC
    HP Mini 311. Its the first ION based netbook (aside from the Lenovo that isnt out yet..) thats out and is pretty good.
  9. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    ...or the Samsung N510, which was actually the first, but the ION based netbooks are going to cost over $400, anyway.

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