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laptop / netbook / tablet suggestion

travelling out of town in 3 weeks, want to bring something with me. i'm cheap and i'm not looking for miracles. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Mar 12, 2014 - 10 answers

 

Laptop / Netbook that runs cool and has long battery life

Interested in a Netbook or lower power laptop that runs cool (doesn't require external cooling like this) and has long (6-8 hour) battery life. Would like to run Windows 7 so Chromebook is not a good candidate for me. And of course want to come in around $200. I know there a lot of candidates here but would really appreciate user's real life experience. Thanks.
posted by gilast on Apr 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Need to find a store in the US to buy a netbook.

Where is the best brick and mortar store to buy a Windows netbook in the US? [more inside]
posted by jim.christian on Dec 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Chromebook questions

Would the Chromebook be right for me as a writing device? I'm looking to replace my old netbook I use for writing with something more swish and it looks to fit the bill, however I'm not a Google Docs user - how easy is it to transition to from using OpenOffice/Word? How well does the local storage/offline working option work? How easy is it to export Word files and how well does formatting carry over? Is there anything else i need to know?
posted by Artw on Nov 27, 2012 - 10 answers

I need to replace my netbook

Help me replace my eee901 netbook. My needs are annoyingly specific. [more inside]
posted by rhymer on May 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Netbook / Ultrabook Recommendations?

I'd like to replace my 2 or 3 year-old Acer 12-inch netbook with something that has more horsepower. But I still want something that's small and light with at least 6 hours of battery life. I also want a netbook or laptop that's sturdy and doesn't get hot or have a loud fan. It looks like the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook meets my needs and it gets very good reviews. Although I'm nervous about it having only a 3-cell battery. I also like the specs for Lenovo's $750 Thinkpad Edge e220s but there are no customer reviews for it on Newegg or Amazon. I'd like your input and to know if I've overlooked any other good choices. I'd rather spend $500 than $800, but I might be willing to pay even more for a truly great machine. [more inside]
posted by 14580 on Mar 27, 2012 - 28 answers

computers don't like to be dropped

Help me find a cheap and bombproof laptop/netbook/tablet [more inside]
posted by soft and hardcore taters on Mar 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Can I get by with an iPad?

I need a secondary computer. Can that computer be an ipad? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Feb 19, 2012 - 32 answers

Durable and cheap netbook?

Best netbook under $200? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Oct 21, 2011 - 22 answers

Should I get a Thinkpad x120e or do I want something else?

I want a small, lightweight, Windows-based computer that's cheap, durable, and a pleasure to use. I need it for basic productivity, in-class note-taking, and web browsing. Am I looking a Thinkpad x120e, or am I missing something crucial? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Sep 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Change or stay the same? The future of very personal computing

I have a well aged Dell e1505. I'm thinking about upgrading to a 11.6"/12.1" sized AMD Fusion based netbook. Performance-wise, will I suffer a setback, be about equal, or ahead of my Dell? [more inside]
posted by bionic.junkie on Jul 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Netbook indecision crisis!

Buying a netbook, but can't decide which one. Do you have one you love? One you hate? What's the best way to decide when all of the specs are same-same-but-different? [more inside]
posted by equivocator on Jul 10, 2011 - 26 answers

Internet-Notebook Computar

What is the lightest-weight netbook released in the past twelve months? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Apr 21, 2011 - 9 answers

mmmm...chrome

I need a SEXY laptop. Budget 1000 Euros (but willing to stretch if its worth it) I love chrome, polished metal, glass and the black or white macbooks! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Dec 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me figure out what specs I need on a netbook with these idiosyncratic demands:

Help me figure out what specs I need on a netbook with these idiosyncratic demands, under $400. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me repair Windows 7 booting from a USB thumb drive

My netbook refuses to start in Windows 7, though it will boot into Ubuntu from a USB thumb drive. How can I repair Windows' startup from outside of Windows and/or booting from a thumb drive? [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on Dec 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Netbook vs. Standard Laptop

Christmas List Question: Netbook or Cheap Laptop for wife [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Nov 30, 2010 - 26 answers

Old hack, new trick?

Netbook/Windows Starter 7 question: What is the filename (and path) for the default, non-changeable background (wallpaper) image? Can I just save what I want as that file and have it use that instead? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Oct 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Improve video playback on my Windows 7 laptop/netbook

Improve video playback on my Windows 7 laptop/netbook [more inside]
posted by cuando on Sep 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Need Laptop Selection Help

Looking to buy a PC laptop I can run photoshop, autoCAD, and sketchup rendering on a student budget. [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jul 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Looking for a small, but somewhat powerful laptop/netbook

Looking for a small, but somewhat powerful laptop/netbook. Ideally, would have the following features: - around a 10' - 11" screen - 2 Gig or more RAM - Windows 7 - Available now & not a Dell * Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) More details inside... [more inside]
posted by cuando on Jul 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Open operating system

I have a laptop that Microsoft should have never approved for vista it wheezes and struggles under vista and is close to useless. I was wanted to install some open operating system and use it basically as a netbook. What options do I have and how do I go about it?
posted by ExitPursuedByBear on May 23, 2010 - 16 answers

Unconventional uses for a netbook?

Unconventional uses for a netbook? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Apr 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Ultraportable Laptops?

Help me choose and buy a thin and light (ultraportable?) laptop or netbook. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Feb 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Robust Tablet PC - exists?

My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 10, 2010 - 15 answers

How to restore my netbook?

How to I restore my Eee PC to factory settings? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Jan 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Laptop vs Tablet: 2009 edition

Computer Selection Filter: I've been thinking about getting a laptop (or a netbook) for a while, but I've been holding out in hopes of tablets getting cheaper. If I'm not including the costlier tablets, I'm wondering why I shouldn't get a netbook. Lots of pondering inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Mystery noises and BSOD on my newish Acer Aspire One netbook. Am I screwed?

Mystery noises and BSOD on my newish Acer Aspire One netbook. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by tealsocks on Nov 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Which of these 11.6" PC laptops should I get?

Looking for an ideal 11.6" laptop/netbook for under $600. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Nov 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling. Priorities are durability, lightness, and battery life, in that order. Performance is not too important, but it must run Windows 7 like a champ. Willing to consider netbooks. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Oct 29, 2009 - 19 answers

Help me buy a netbook, camera, and bike.

Help me buy a netbook, a low-end digital camera, and a bike. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Oct 3, 2009 - 16 answers

Which netbook should I get?

Another netbook question: my 4 year old VAIO laptop is just about on its last leg, and I'm looking to replace it with a netbook as my primary computer. More specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Quidam on Aug 22, 2009 - 19 answers

Using netbook as external monitor for laptop

Can I use a netbook as an external monitor for a laptop? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by Charmian on Aug 17, 2009 - 10 answers

What netbook to buy?

Looking for a netbook to buy. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Jun 4, 2009 - 33 answers

Laptop stores in Sweden?

Does anyone know about some online laptop stores based in Sweden? Or do you know of any way to figure out what netbook laptops are on the market in Swedish stores, so I can do the research in advance? [more inside]
posted by hoobichu on Apr 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Local Apache server + public wireless = problem?

I have a new EeePC 1000HE with Windows XP, which I want to use for both web development and casual web browsing. Are there security issues with installing Apache and PHP on a machine that is also used to access public wireless internet? If so, what steps can I take to make my netbook more secure?
posted by oulipian on Apr 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Hackintosh + MSI Wind?

Anyone have any recent experience with Hackintosh or OSx86 on the MSI Wind netbook? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Mar 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Comparing Apples And Ubuntus.

How does the Macbook Air with OS X compare to the Dell Mini 12 running XP or Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Feb 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Small, Cheap, Plays WoW

I'd like to buy my ~10 year old nephew a laptop to play World of Warcraft on. Smaller is better, cheaper is better. [more inside]
posted by Skorgu on Jan 9, 2009 - 12 answers

One cheap laptop with everything, please.

Cheap, lightweight(ish) PC laptop with an optical drive? Or should I just spring for a MacBook? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jan 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me find my ideal subnotebook (if it exists...)

I need some help picking a new laptop to replace my current laptop (early-2008 MacBook), as it no longer suits my needs. Full details inside. [more inside]
posted by -1 on Nov 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I get a new battery or a new laptop?

Should I buy a new laptop battery or a new laptop? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 15, 2008 - 15 answers

Which netbook should I get?

What's the perfect netbook for me? I've searched all over the internet but I'd like some input from the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by bshort on Oct 23, 2008 - 27 answers

mac? pc?

When and where should I buy a laptop (also: what kind?!)? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Sep 11, 2008 - 16 answers

Low-end laptop

What's a good netbook or netbook-like computer for my mom and sister? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Aug 20, 2008 - 4 answers

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