Which netbook should I get?
October 23, 2008 9:08 AM Subscribe
What's the perfect netbook for me? I've searched all over the internet but I'd like some input from the hive mind.
posted by bshort to computers & internet (27 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
So here's the deal:
I'm looking for a netbook that is small enough and cheap enough that I can throw it into a man bag without thinking twice about it.
I would like the following features:
1. WiFi (obviously).
2. A decent keyboard.
3. Bluetooth (I would consider one of those mini-dongles, but I'd prefer that it was built-in.)
4. Excellent battery life. I'm looking for a minimum of four hours in actual usage.
5. At least 2 USB ports.
6. Enough internal storage for a couple of movies. The Dell Mini can be configured with a 16GB SSD, but I'd prefer upwards of 30GB of storage.
7. The ability to install either Ubuntu or the Ubuntu Netbook Remix and have everything on the computer actually work. This is an absolute must. If there's a random LED that doesn't quite show the WiFi signal, then that's fine, but I need all the ports to work, I need a working Ethernet port, working webcam, etc.
8. I'd prefer a webcam, but this is optional.
9. A low low price. I'm looking for a "netbook" not a carbon-fiber, wafer-thin piece of precision engineering.
What say you, hive mind? Does my perfect on-the-go device exist?