Must every 2GB netbook have a glossy screen? Netbook shopping woes.
I am in the market for a netbook & am hurting for advice.
I'm expecting something that can handle the MS Office suite, Internet, and occasional movie (720 & 1080p if possible but not a requirement). I know I don't want a tablet & lugging around the laptop is getting to be a bit much.
I have tested two & found both wanting:
Asus 1025C-BBK301 - 10" Eee PC Netbook - 1GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Matte Black Stats Page
I like this Asus model for its sleek design & matte finish, could do without the chrome (much prefer the Acer's style touchpad) but other than that the size is great. Unfortunately after stripping the crap/bloatware it performs sluggish with only a couple Chrome or Firefox tabs open. However at around $200 I am still considering it.
Acer AO756-2623 - 11.6" Aspire One Laptop - 2GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Ash Black Stats page
While this Acer model is not as sleek in design as the Asus 1025C, the larger screen is nice & it doesn't sport the annoying chrome. The touchpad is a single large surface which includes hidden left/right mouse buttons which is quite nice. Having 2GB in memory is showing a difference, I have yet to notice any of the slowdown I was with the 1GB Asus model. However the gloss finish is annoying. The reflections are distracting & it is never clean of dust bits which are very noticeable.
Well, have at it.