Considering a netbook (now that Pine Trail has arrived)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wvuwhat, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

    wvuwhat

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    I understand this is a Mac forum, but I am seeking a netbook to replace an aging MB. I have an iMac, so I will use that for most of my computing needs, but would like a netbook for the following reasons:

    -To surf while on the couch
    -Edit word processing documents
    -To take with me on photo shoots
    -Occasionally hook up to my HDTV to watch espn360 basketball games

    With these in mind uses in mind, I'm looking for...

    -Good build quality
    -Good quality screen (to view my pictures I upload)
    -6+ hours battery life (I understand real world will be less)
    -SD card slot
    -HDMI (not needed, but would make hooking up to the tv exponentially better)
    -Ability to watch hulu/youtube/nbc/abc/etc. in SD (HD would be great, but I don't know what I would need in order to have this work on a netbook)

    Do you have any suggestions? I would really like to spend less than 350, preferably, 299, but may be willing to stretch the budget.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I have a Dell mini 10v. I love it for the most part. I hacked it to run OSX but that's just one option.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    I like the new Lenovo S10-3. The HP mini is your best bet and it's the only netbook AFAIK that has the Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator, which is supposed to help with HD video. It's also under $350.
     

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