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Is there a netbook that can play Flash video well?

Help me recommend a netbook to a coworker that can play Flash video well. [more inside]
posted by dubitoergosum on Dec 6, 2009 - 9 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

My Dream Dual Boot Netbook

Help me build my perfect netbook! [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Nov 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Windows7 on a netbook?!?

Should I install Windows 7 on my netbook? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Nov 21, 2009 - 16 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

Moving to the big screen.

Need help connecting my Dell netbook to an external monitor. [more inside]
posted by venividivici on Nov 2, 2009 - 4 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

Hackintosh netbooks

I am thinking of hackintoshing a netbook and would like some guidance from those with some experience in this area. I have several questions: [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Oct 24, 2009 - 18 answers

Worth buying a netbook if no home wireless network?

Clueless noob here who's never owned any mobile eq, not even a cell phone. Have 2 aging PCs @ home, not networked. Just been offered an excellent deal on a netbook, and envision sitting anywhere in my house using it instead of sharing desktops w my kids. I live in a major metropolitan area; with a netbook, will I likely get internet wherever I go? Or do I have to (1) set up a home wireless network and (2) use the netbook only @ coffee shops?
posted by Nicky Diva on Oct 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Unbreakable - the netbook/netbook case edition

Unbreakable netbooks/netbook cases?: I've realised the one feature I really need in a $350 netbook, is one I can get a case for one so I don't *break* it... [more inside]
posted by Elysum on Oct 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Fixing a netbook's corrupt registry sans optical drive?

How exactly does one go about fixing a corrupt XP registry or reinstalling XP on a device with no optical drive? [more inside]
posted by Teira on Oct 6, 2009 - 6 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

How can you make XP Pro to run USB ports at 2.0 speed?

Why are my netbook's USB 2.0 ports running at 1.1 speed under XP Pro, and what can I do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by yggdrasil on Oct 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Options for a small & cheap Mac laptop?

What are my options for a cheap, small Mac laptop? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Oct 2, 2009 - 25 answers

Get netbook or keep the laptop?

I think I want a netbook instead of a laptop. If so, what kind/brand to get? [more inside]
posted by lynnshaze on Sep 19, 2009 - 14 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

Meet the new box, same as the old box

What's a good nettop/netbook/cheap desktop/laptop for my mom and younger sister? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Sep 6, 2009 - 13 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

MacBook, Pro, or Netbook?

MacBook, MacBook Pro, or netbook for college? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Aug 21, 2009 - 51 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

Know any good mini-spreadsheets for XP?

Can you recommend a mini-spreadsheet program for Windows XP, preferably freeware? It will be running on a tiny laptop in a place with no internet access, so OpenOffice is too big and online solutions are too... online. [more inside]
posted by No-sword on Aug 7, 2009 - 19 answers

Solar powered Netbook?

Best netbook/solar combo recommendations for keeping a journal while on safari? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Aug 6, 2009 - 8 answers

gaming on the go

I just bought a netbook (a HP Mini 110) and want to buy a couple of games to play on a forthcoming trip. However, most games won't run because of the graphics processor and odd screen size (1024 x 576). What games can you suggest that might run well on this? [more inside]
posted by baggers on Jul 27, 2009 - 14 answers

Netbook for lengthy stay in Ethiopia

Netbook for Ethiopia: narrow down the choices. [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Jul 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Netbook for a grad student.

Netbook for a grad/med student: what should I get? (Long list of desired features inside) [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jul 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Too many netbooks!

So I'm looking for a netbook. I know there are many comparisons online, and questions asked on here, but I'm drowning under the amount of reviews and the different type of netbooks. Especially as there seem to be new ones coming out each month. So which one would be best for me currently? [more inside]
posted by Petrot on Jul 3, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me pimp my new eee pc.

I just bought an asus eee pc from woot.com (here's the link so you can see the specs.) I need suggestions. [more inside]
posted by SuperErin on Jun 11, 2009 - 18 answers

What netbook to buy?

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

Extra Windows Installations

Help me get rid of my extra Windows 7 installations! [more inside]
posted by rossination on May 22, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I use my PC's DVD drive from my netbook?

Does software exist which will allow me to use my PC's DVD drive as an external USB drive for my netbook? [more inside]
posted by whir on May 20, 2009 - 8 answers

2 Players, 1 Netbook

Can you recommend any simple two-player games (on- or off-line) for a 7" EEE? [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Apr 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can a person find a tiny handy netbook around here?

probably-hopeless-filter: Where can I find an 8.9" netbook with a "real" HD (not solid-state) running linux in a store? I'm in Chapel Hill, willing to go to Raleigh, Durham, Hillsborough, Cary, Apex, wherever (Charlotte or Greensboro would be too far). I've checked all the obvious-to-me places. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 22, 2009 - 25 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

forcing resolution change - good/bad/otherwise?

What kind of "hardware damage" are we talking about? Netbook screen resolution question inside - please help. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Mar 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Slower than a three-toed sloth at a narcolepsy convention

GeekFilter: I just bought an Asus eee PC 900 (the model with the 16 GB HD). I needed a spare laptop fast, since my MacBook Pro had a mishap on the road and has to be repaired. I bought the eee at Best Buy, so it's running Win XP and not Linux. Problem: it's very slow. Question: should I return it, or put Linux on it when I get home? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Mar 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Developing on a budget...

Unix-based development work on a netbook? [more inside]
posted by frwagon on Mar 19, 2009 - 27 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

Do I refund the shipping difference?

Sold internationally on eBay (I'll never do it again) but couldn't ship via the method the buyer wanted. Do I refund the difference, or chalk it up to lessons learned? [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Mar 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Changing to linux on the MSI WIND

I recently bought an MSI Wind u100 160G 3 Cell netbook, and am very happy with the little thing. I used to have a mac, am familiar with windows, but am considering going the LINUX route. [more inside]
posted by maca on Feb 20, 2009 - 12 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

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

netbook

Help me buy a netbook! [more inside]
posted by maca on Feb 9, 2009 - 38 answers

Where can I find a small laptop sleeve?

Help me find a sleeve for a netbook. [more inside]
posted by Night_owl on Jan 11, 2009 - 10 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

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