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Old 11-08-2008, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I am buying a netbook

But i am not sure which one i should get...

I looked at the ASUS eee pc 1000H which i really liked, but people said i can get better for the same price range...

I am looking for atleast an 80gb hard drive.

Slim is more important to me than length/width.

I'd rather have a 10" monitor than smaller because when you go smaller the keyboard starts to get... iffy.

I can go with XP or Linux. If i get XP, i'll just dual boot... If it is Linux, than it's fine. Which ever one saves me moeny!

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Old 11-08-2008, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The eeepc 1000ha is probably the best value for a 10" netbook since it has a 1.6ghz atom, 1gb of ram, and a 160gb hard drive for $430.

Newegg.com - ASUS Eee PC EPC1000HA-BLK001X Black Intel Atom N270(1.60GHz) 10.0" WSVGA 1GB Memory 160GB HDD NetBook - Netbooks

If you want it to be slim and have a large keyboard you may want to wait until the Dell mini 12 is released later this month.

Dell Inspiron Mini 12: Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Officially the Biggest Netbook on the Block
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Default Re: I am buying a netbook

Also take a look at the MSI Wind, Acer Aspire One, and the new Mini Note 1000 from HP.
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What is the difference between these three:

EEE PC 1000
EEE PC 1000H
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Read the specs and find out...

Probably something regarding the hard drive.
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Yes, the 1000H is cheaper than the 100... but the 1000H has a bigger hard drive. and the 1000HA seems almost the same as the 1000H
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Hello,

The Asus Eee PC 1000 is more expensive because it comes with a 40GB SSD hard drive.

The 1000H comes with a SATA hard drive (160GB in the newer variants, 80GB in the old stock).

The 1000HA also comes with a 160GB SATA hard drive, but it doesn't come with a 802.11n capable wireless card nor does it come with integrated bluetooth.

It's up to you which netbook to purchase, but personally I'd recommend getting an Eee PC 1000 or 1000H.
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Okay, yes... I will now get the 1000H...

But the description of the 1000HA says:

# Networking: 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), 10/100 Fast Ethernet

Which means it has wireless connectivity, yes?

Also, i doubt i will ever use bluetooth.
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Alvin was saying the HA doesn't have 802.11n which is the 108mbps standard. Just the the 54mbps.
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Default Re: I am buying a netbook

Just a heads up, I bought a 1000HA because I was worried about the 900HA's keyboard. I went to best buy to try out a 900HA, and immediately returned my 1000HA for a 900HA. The 900HA is surprisingly much, much smaller while the resolution is the same and the screen is about the same size. Here's the kicker though: I noticed no difference in typing on the two keyboards what-so-ever. They are both smaller than a standard and both require getting used to.

If you want small size, go with the 900HA which is only $350 with the same specs as the 1000HA.
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