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oy vey with the gaming

If I buy a newfangled Chrome netbook will my kid be able to use it to play Minecraft? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Dec 31, 2012 - 17 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

Help me pick a netbook

Which netbook/tablet should I get? [more inside]
posted by quietshout on Nov 18, 2012 - 19 answers

smashed my linux netbook, must replace in LasVegas

Emergency laptop purchase in Madison WI or Las Vegas NV. I dropped mine on the hard world. I go to Vegas tomorrow for research. What and where should I buy. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 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

HAL-lite for Mom

What netbook should I buy for my mother who has very limited experience with computers? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Dec 21, 2011 - 33 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

What sort of device do I need to do in-home, online medical charting?

I guess all hospices will be required to use computer charting only this fall. Now I need a netbook? Laptop? Ipad? I'm obviously clueless about these things and have spent all morning trying to research to no avail.... [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun on Jul 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Give me the biggest, most portable, and cheapest thing you have

What would work as a portable device for my dad with aging eyesight to check email and browse the web? [more inside]
posted by pinksoftsoap on Jun 13, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I hide a computer when I’m not using it?

How do I hide a computer when I’m not using it? I want to use a PC in the living area of my house but not leave electronics in plain sight. [more inside]
posted by coondognd on Apr 26, 2011 - 12 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

Finding the Right Netbook

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. [more inside]
posted by Srudolph on Dec 17, 2010 - 9 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

Which netbook would work best for me?

My 4-year-old laptop crashed and appears unrevivable. I would like to buy a netbook to use until I'm ready to invest in nicer laptop 6 to 8 months from now. I know very little about computers, and would like some advice on what models would be best for me. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Nov 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Recommendations for netbook

Looking for recommendations for a netbook. [more inside]
posted by jujube on Nov 3, 2010 - 23 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

Crippled iMac. Busted iBook. Tight budget. Do I repair the iBook or buy a netbook?

I'm returning to school and would like to have some sort of portable computer. I have a few options, but an not sure which is best in terms of budget and longer-term investment. [more inside]
posted by bestillme on Aug 11, 2010 - 22 answers

Baby needs new games!

Netbook games? There's got to be at least a few... [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on May 24, 2010 - 20 answers

Installing an SSD on a HP netbook

I have a HP Mini 110 with a 160 GB HD running Ubuntu. I'm pretty happy with it, but I don't really need all that space (currently I'm filling a tiny portion of it) and would prefer a faster boot time. What kind of improvements in speed should I expect if I swap out the hard drive with an SSD? What is the level of expense and difficulty involved in the install? Would I be better off just getting a newer notebook with an SSD already installed? What is the best source for a suitable SSD?
posted by Artw on May 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

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

Help me find the right netbook

Help me choose between these 11.6" netbooks! [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Nov 7, 2009 - 12 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 the cheapest functional computer possible

Cheapest computing possibilities that will not die within six weeks? Used, new, whatever, I'm looking for something that will let me browse the net, do word processing/spreadsheets, and play music at least. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Sep 15, 2009 - 22 answers

Which samsung netbook should I choose?

The Samsung netbook NC 10 and N120 are now the same price. Which one should I buy? [more inside]
posted by lonelyeconomist on Sep 12, 2009 - 2 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

Netbook for Mom

Which netbook should I buy for my non-tech-savvy mother? The MSI Wind U120, or the Eee PC 1000HE? [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide on Feb 19, 2009 - 26 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

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