Post Your Netbook!

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  1. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure a small handful of us on MacRumors own a netbook. Post yours here.

    Acer Aspire One. 1.60 Atom/1GB/120GB/6-cell/XP Home
     

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  2. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Would you recommend it? I only ask because my brother is considering buying one. :)
     
  3. Gex macrumors member

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    Surely this sexy piece of technology qualifies as a Netbook? :D

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    Windows 3.1 and Intel 38368 SX all the way baby :cool:
     
  4. cleanup thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Absolutely. I do believe the higher end Eee PCs (the 1000 series) may make for a more attractive buy (larger screen, more attractive design) but they aren't worth the extra dough. The Aspire One is hands down the best value out there. It's fast, it's tiny, and it gets 6.5 hours of life. In many ways you may think it looks nicer than the Eee PC (which looks a little utilitarian). I'm extremely happy with it, even though I haven't gotten that much of a chance to use it yet.
     
  5. 98707 macrumors regular

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    Be careful not to step in the BS

    The 1000h is for sure larger than the aspire one. It also weighs more but I feel like is more 'solid'. Anyhow, your computer is only good as what you do to it. I put a 64 gb SSD which gives the highest vista ranking for disks. I think the price of the 1000h makes it completely on par with the aspire one. The 1000h has a 6 cell also which gets like 5.5 hours of life on saver.. however, with vista installed this cuts down to 4.5.. But I think the solution to this is a 9 cell battery.

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    Check out the wicked ratings.. Oh ya if your risky look up SetFSB and find your part number and overclock.. I got my EEE 1000h up to 2.1 GHz for the screen shot.. it was stable but I'll probably run it at 2.0.

    Lastly, if your cool you run 3D Maze.
     
  6. deorg macrumors 6502

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    PB 1.5 ghz still kicking
     

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  7. Nermal Moderator

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    HP Mini-Note 2133 with OpenSuse 11. Sorry about the photo quality; it's from my cellphone.
     

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  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ nice OpenSUSE! do you know by any chance how to make the desktop icons actually icons, instead of links?
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I've tried nearly all the netbooks on the market, and the Aspire One, despite the low pricetag, is one of my 2 favourite netbooks on the market, although I haven't tried the EeePC 1000H or 1000. You got a great netbook. :)

    My favourite is the HP Mini-note has the best keyboard by a large margin, and has the best screen resolution at 1280 x 768. It also looks the best, IMO. It's not the fastest, but who cares if you're just using it casually for this and that? However, it's expensive.


    Haven't used the new Samsung, Lenovo, the unofficial Toshiba, but the Samsung looks promising. The Lenovo S10 and Toshiba NB have the weird SHIFT key, and are both more expensive than the AA1 without being "better". The Asus N10 is definitely the most expensive, and seems too large.
     
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    I'm a bit new to it; what do you actually mean? They seem to behave like icons out of the box.
     
  11. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    well i installed it in Vmware recently with the KDE desktop environment (default) and the icons on the desktop are just single click icons (links) and you have to mouse over an icon and click the little icons around it instead of a contextual menu.
     
  12. Nermal Moderator

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    This is Gnome, so I guess that's the difference. You double-click these icons to open them, and single- and right-clicking works as expected.
     
  13. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ah yep Gnome! sorry should have realised this from the trash and folder icon.
     
  14. Nermal Moderator

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    Well, in your defence they're pretty small and blurry :p
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Does the battery improve, or worsen with Linux installed (compared to XP)??
     
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  17. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    I like the acer aspire one, but just concerned with the screen size/resolution and the odd mouse buttons on the side. The asus 1000h doesn't have those problems, although it is a bigger netbook. The HP Mini-note is the best looking, but also the slowest, heaviest and most expensive which rules it out for me.

    Leaning towards the aspire one right now..
     
  18. liketom macrumors 601

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    i have a Advent (msi wind) Netbook 1.6 atom 1gb 80gb

    i use it to do my website whilst at work
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    Respec.
     
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    Nice!!! What is that?
     
  22. Dagless macrumors Core

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    What on earth? Some goblin snook in and put a BB gun on your powerbook! :confused:

    I believe it's that $100 laptop, Intel? I always forget everything about it except the look.
     
  23. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    You're lucky you got yours! I placed an order on G1G1 and they never shipped one to me…so i canceled it and got a nice 8GB iPhone :)

    How do you like it? is it slow/laggy?
     
  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    That's the OLPC (?) laptop that was supposed to cost $100 each, but ended up being $160 or something.

    It didn't even have the cool crank on the side to produce power, as per the original design.

    Any quirks with running OSX on the AA1? Do things like the sleep, 2 finger scroll on the trackpad, webcam, and headphone jack work?


    I know you can put OS X on the MSI Wind, but the headphone jack and webcam doesn't work. The Dell is the easiest to get OS X working on, but the keyboard is too awkward to use, IMO.
     

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