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Windows 7: Mini laptops

19 Jan 2010   #11
valtonray

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if i ever got that it would have to run DSL information
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19 Jan 2010   #12
Tangoj

 
 

You can goto EBAY and buy a nice laptop from there with a 12 inch screen 1.2 gig+ dual core processor some (few) with win7 starter most are with win XP and 2 gigs of ddr2 ram, built in wifi. Search Dell latitude d420 on EBAY. http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-LATITUDE-D4...item3359584948

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Latitude-D4...item5ad676f8e0
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19 Jan 2010   #13
whs
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A Celeron? 8GB? 512MB - I think there are mobile phones more powerful than this.

I would not kick it. With Linux it works quite nicely.
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19 Jan 2010   #14
valtonray

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A Celeron? 8GB? 512MB - I think there are mobile phones more powerful than this.

I would not kick it. With Linux it works quite nicely.
like i said i'd run damn small linux and it'd be a speedy little machine, but i think those specs are gonna be slow with the xp it's got loaded on it
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19 Jan 2010   #15
whs
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Yeah, but it is really easy to kick XP off and load any Linux distro. I think it also comes with linux and was even a little cheaper - i remember that vaguely.
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19 Jan 2010   #16
valtonray

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yeah he said all he wanted was something cheap that he could take notes with and get online, it's got built in wireless, and it's slightly smaller than the standard netbook. really for his needs this could be quite adaquate, i just wonder why they added a ssd instead of a small hdd. only thing i can think of is to conserve battery power.
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19 Jan 2010   #17
whs
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Yes, the SSD needs a lot less power which is good given the tiny battery. Also, the SSD does not break when you drop it - no head crashes. And for a device that is being logged around all the time that is an advantage.
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20 Jan 2010   #18
jimbo45

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Hi all
an even better idea might possible be to take out a Mobile Phone contract -- some of these now throw in a FREE laptop of the type you are looking for.

If you use a mobile phone (and there can't be many who don't have at least one these days) you can "kill 2 birds with one stone" by going for one of these deals.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Jan 2010   #19
valtonray

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Hi all
an even better idea might possible be to take out a Mobile Phone contract -- some of these now throw in a FREE laptop of the type you are looking for.

If you use a mobile phone (and there can't be many who don't have at least one these days) you can "kill 2 birds with one stone" by going for one of these deals.

Cheers
jimbo
but the service you have to sign up for to get those is horrible. my sister signed up for verizon's service with her own laptop and is paying about $70-$75 a month after adding in taxes and additional fees and has 5gb.
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20 Jan 2010   #20
jimbo45

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Hi there
over in Europe there are decent deals to be had on this type of service -- however in your case at 70 - 80 USD per month --yes I agree it's not a viable option.
Usually stuff is a lot cheaper in the US - so I'm surprised at that -- you *might* be able to find something cheaper.

Don't forget if you travel a lot the " 3G Data USB" card is thrown in as well -- means you can use the Internet wherever a decent mobile phone connection is available -- all included in the fee and can be a lot cheaper than paying extortionate Hotel WiFI fees.

On the surface however - doesn't look as good a deal as you can get in Europe.

Cheers
jimbo
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