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Netbook from Verizon - use with current WiFi setup? Monthly charge?

I live in Los Angeles and have Time Warner for my internet connection and Verizon for my cell service. If I buy a WiFi-capable netbook from Verizon, will it pick up the the signal from my wireless router I'm already using at home? If so, does this mean I don't have to pay any monthly charges for having the netbook?
posted by AONeal79 on Dec 16, 2010 - 4 answers

help me dump these netbooks

I have two hard-drive-less Dell Mini 9s. What is the best way to make some money getting rid of them? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Dec 16, 2010 - 7 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 similar to MacBook Air?

Is there a netbook with a similar form factor to the MacBook air? [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Dec 3, 2010 - 4 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

The long black friday

Post black friday, any good deals on Netbooks left out there? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Nov 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux. Several specific issues inside, but the gist is that I got fed up with Windows and started dual-booting Ubuntu 10.10 on several machines. Now I think I'm ready to make Ubuntu my permanent all-the-time OS. What are considerations and best practices I should consider? What am I not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Nov 22, 2010 - 16 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

My Monitor is Still Drunk

My netbook screen goes dark and won't 'wake up' every so often. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Oct 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Netbook for Software Developer

I need a cheap netbook for a Windows .NET developer. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Oct 20, 2010 - 7 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

Is there life past iPhone?

I'm considering jumping ship from the iPhone. Android is the natural choice, but I'd love to hear from someone who went from iPhone to (gulp) non-smartphone! I'd consider getting a 3G laptop card or a netbook and just a regular phone if there were cost savings in it, but I wonder if I'm too used to the iPhone. Can it be done??? (contains some swearing and anti-Apple rhetoric). [more inside]
posted by tremspeed on Oct 12, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me pick a portable laptop/netbook/tablet that boots fast.

I recently played with an iPad, and I definitely see the appeal. I tend to hate touchscreens in favor of clickable keyboards, but I do see the use of touchscreens in web browsing, e-book reading, etc. I like the form factor and portability of the iPad, and I especially like the no-contract a la carte wireless options. Now that I've started to think about what I might use such a device for, what are my options? [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Sep 23, 2010 - 37 answers

Please help my nice travel to Peru/Ecuador/Mexico

Please help my niece traveling from England to Peru and Ecuador with advice about where to go and what to take: what is the best netbook/mobile broadband stick/ power plug adapter to buy in England? Also what is best cellphone with pre-paid service to buy Peru? [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Sep 15, 2010 - 7 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

What kind of RAM should I buy for my netbook?

I currently have an Asus eeepc 1005P. I want to add an extra 1gb of memory to it, but I'm unsure of what kind of RAM I should be buying/looking at. I've looked at a few other forums and such but they seem to be a little vague as to what exactly I should be looking for. Help would be much appreciated
posted by uboat on Sep 3, 2010 - 7 answers

What is the best / cheapest Netbook (or other device?) for this music server-ish application?

What is the best / cheapest Netbook (or other device?) for this music server application? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Aug 24, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I safely remove my netbook's chiclet keys?

I own an Asus netbook with a chiclet keyboard. I've had it for about a year and a half now and I would really like to properly clean the keyboard. But I can't seem to find instructions for how to take the keys off and clearly I don't want to break them! Has anyone out there done this before? Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Aug 13, 2010 - 10 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

Jolicloud 1.0 Vs. Ubuntu UNR 10.04 FIGHT!

Jolicloud 1.0 or Ubuntu UNR 10.04 FIGHT! Which is suggested for an Aspire One AOA-100? [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

How/Where can I buy a netbook online (for delivery to the US) that has a Spanish operating system and a Spanish keyboard layout?

How/Where can I buy a netbook online (for delivery to the US) that has a Spanish operating system and a Spanish keyboard layout?
posted by wogbat on Aug 1, 2010 - 2 answers

How can I check my work email (Exchange 5.5) without using Microsoft Outlook on my Win 7 netbook? More inside...

How can I check my work email (Exchange 5.5) without using Microsoft Outlook on my Win 7 netbook? More inside... [more inside]
posted by cuando on Jul 23, 2010 - 7 answers

iPad for iProse: diss-iPointing?

iPad + wireless keyboard as a semi-serious writing tool? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 16, 2010 - 22 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

Cheapest netbook that supports Cisco VPN?

What is an inexpensive netbook I can buy (in the UK) that supports the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Jul 14, 2010 - 8 answers

How can laptops for every high school student be beneficial?

I am a teacher at a high school that will be providing netbooks to every single student this fall. I am trying to consider ways that this will be helpful in the classroom, particularly in a math classroom. If you knew that every child in the classroom had their own netbook and the classroom were wireless, what would you like to see happen that would help students learn math? Please fire away ideas. All are welcome - whether brainstorm ideas or maybe you know of a particular website or web-based tool that would help students. Particularly, I'd like to assess students' progress as they learn as well as to provide them multiple ways to learn/experience the fundamental concepts in a math course. What would YOU have wanted if you had a laptop and wireless in high school? Thanks for your suggestions!!!
posted by mathmatters on Jul 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Help me choose a mobile computing device

Help me choose some sort of mobile computing device to use while bike touring and vacationing. [more inside]
posted by ssg on Jun 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Kitchen Laptop?

A computer for the kitchen? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Jun 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Do the Acer Aspire One netbooks support desktop spanning across two displays when connected to an external monitor?

Do the Acer Aspire One netbooks support desktop spanning across two displays when connected to an external monitor? [more inside]
posted by waxboy on May 24, 2010 - 12 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

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

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

Netbook and Powerpoint?

Can a netbook effectively run Powerpoint? If so, any recommendations? The primary use would be regular ol' netbook tasks (browsing the net, email). However, as an attorney, I also occasionally need a laptop to display Powerpoint slides via the courtroom's newfangled electronic display system (through the VGA port). Will a netbook be able to do this in a passably quick manner with an older version of Powerpoint / a similar program? With added RAM? Please justify my purchase of a $350 toy.
posted by seventyfour on Apr 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Which netbook should I get?

I'm looking for a thin, lightweight netbook. Please help me pick one! [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Apr 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Unconventional uses for a netbook?

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

help me install my monitor sans cd

I just bought this LG monitor, and after I got it home and unpacked it I realized it (of course!) came with an installation CD. Problem: I'm using it with my netbook, which doesn't have a CD drive. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Mar 29, 2010 - 12 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

Netbook Recommendation Filter

I have decided to get a netbook with my tax refund and I wanted advice on what brand/model to get. I have read reviews online for netbooks, but I would like MeFi's input. I don’t want links to reviews or google results for ‘good netbooks’, I want advice from experience with different models of netbooks. What you like and don’t like about the one you have/used. [more inside]
posted by token-ring on Feb 11, 2010 - 32 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

Help me consume the entire internet.

What (Linux) programs should I install on my new netbook to optimize my internet experience? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Feb 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Netbook for budding author...

Netbook for mostly word processing? [more inside]
posted by muxnaw on Jan 30, 2010 - 19 answers

Fennec foxes are insanely cute.

Should I bother upgrading the RAM in the 7" netbook that I've just purchased? Plus a bonus question about Firefox/Windows CE. [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Jan 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Is a 12-cell netbook batttery a good deal?

I need a replacement battery for my Asus 1000HE netbook. I've been looking on Ebay, and it looks like they have some 12-cell batteries, whereas the original I got was (I think) 6. Does anybody have one of these, to know whether they're a good deal, how much bulk they add to the computer, etc?
posted by larkspur on Jan 7, 2010 - 2 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

best linux for eee pc

What's the "best" linux distro for an ASUS Eee PC 1005HA netbook? [more inside]
posted by 6550 on Jan 4, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me make the most out of my netbook!

Is there some software out there that can turn my netbook into relatively passive display device for news, weather, email alerts, etc? And look good doing it? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Dec 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Which OS for my Netbook?

What OS for my Samsung NC20? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Dec 23, 2009 - 13 answers

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