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Old 03-31-2010, 10:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Never said I was, it just has that ASUS T91mt as does newegg. Safe to say that they are SSD?
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The SSDs most manufactures include with netbooks are next to worthless. You would be much better off buying a quality SSD and installing it yourself.

According to Anandtech the Eee PC 1001P is their favorite netbook out off all the ones they have tested. It's also very affordable.

Newegg.com - ASUS Eee PC 1001P-MU17-WT White (texture) Intel Atom N450(1.66GHz) 10.1" WSVGA 1GB Memory 160GB HDD Netbook - Netbooks

Add one of these excelent SSDs and you would be good to go and well under budget.

Newegg.com - Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - SSD
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Would it void the warranty if I was to install the SSD? What type memory should I put in it to get to the 2gb?
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With netbooks, it is usually 533 laptop DDR2. you must buy a single chip, as it usually only has one slot. Check the specifications on the netbook before you buy.
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Would it void the warranty if I was to install the SSD? What type memory should I put in it to get to the 2gb?
In regards to the 1001P:

Upgrading the hard drive is apparently a bit of work and does void the warranty but you are still better of installing your own SSD, the ones they include really are that bad.

The good news is the ram is supposed to be pretty easy to upgrade to 2gb. You will need a 2gb stick of DDR2 667mhz ram with 4-4-4-12 timings like this one.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model F2-5300CL4S-2GBSQ - Laptop Memory

Another laptop that I would consider is this Acer. It's much faster than any netbook, ships with 2gb of ram, and even includes Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. The only downside is adding a SSD to it would put you over budget

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115735
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Ok, I found that memory myself as well. I like that netbook but puts me really close to my limit. Thanks for all the input thus far.
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It just says "250GB HDD" that does not mean it isn't a SSD. Newegg nor ASUS specifies it.
Just nitpicking here, but surely if says 'HDD' then it's not an SSD? Because an SSD isn't an HDD :P
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AFAIK, a SSD is a type of HDD. But I don't worry about that.
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It doesn't have Hard Disks, it instead based on Solid State tech. Not that I'm saying that it matters or the difference likely to make its way into their tech specs :P
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SSD's are special Hard drives which are based on flash memory (like the cards used in your digital camera) technology so that they don't have moving parts. Traditional Hard Drives use spinning metal platters and with moveable heads. Some of the early netbooks come with SSD's, but they were ridiculously small. Remember the original eeePC's with like 8GB hard drives?

Not sure if any of the current generation have large SSD's, but what you'll find is that they don't come in traditional hard drive capacities. They are often in multiples of 64, so 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and so on. So without digging up more detailed specs, I'd be guessing that the 250GB drive is a traditional hard drive and not SSD based on its capacity and the price range of the computer.

I'd also agree to avoid buying machine from place like Wal-Mart. I prefer going to a specialised computer or at least electronics dealer. This way if there are any questions or issues, you have a tech orientated person to speak to for help at the store and not just a retail sales person who happens to work in the electronics section
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