Finding the Right Netbook
December 17, 2010 4:19 PM Subscribe
What's the best netbook for a 17-year-old boy for Christmas? Yes, I know I am an idiot to be asking this at the last minute.
posted by Srudolph to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
He will use it mostly for checking Facebook and watching videos, Netflix, and tv. What should I look for to get smooth playing of videos and long battery life?
I've researched websites such as laptopmag.com and notebookreview.com. From what I can gather, my criteria should be RAM (2GB) and battery (6-cell). Have I got that right?
A cramped or awkward keyboard is not a big issue, since he types with two fingers anyway. Style isn't important as long as it's not pink. Durable would be a plus.
Oh -- and I'd like to spend $300 or less. Is it hopeless? Or am I headed in the right direction?
Thank you SO MUCH!