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Old 03-07-2009, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am looking for a laptop for my mum for business use pretty much exclusively. I have a copy of windows xp pro with serial so operating system doesn't really matter. I am looking for a little speed demon, my mum is older so her eyesight isn't as good as it use to be but it also needs to be highly portable which is like trying to balance running towards a knife wielding serial killer or jumping of the top of the empire state building. Also needs to be cheap, so far found:

dabs.com - Toshiba NB100 N270 1GB 120GB XPH (PLL10E-010030EN)
dabs.com - Lenovo S10e Atom N270 1GB 160GB XP Home Black (NS84SUK) <-- looks like the best so far to me
dabs.com - Acer Aspire One AOA150-Bb Atom 1GB 160GB XP Home Blue (LU.S050B.136)
dabs.com - Acer AOA110-Bb Atom N270 1GB 16GB XP Home Blue (LU.S030B.029)
dabs.com - Asus EEE PC 1000 Atom 1GB 40G SSD Linux White (EEEPC1000-W003) <--- this one looks good aswell
U100-220UK-BK120A MSI U100-BK120C, Atom N270 1.6GHz, XP Home, 8.9&#39;&#39;, 945GSE Graphics, 1GB (1x1GB) RAM, 120GB HDD, 802.11BG WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, Bag, 3 cell Battery, Black, 2yr Warranty

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Base Vostro A90 Config 2 UK
LCD 8.9" WSVGA (WLED) Truelife Display
Colour Choice Glossy Black with 0.3 MP Camera
Memory Memory 1024MB 800MHz DDR2
Hard Drive Solid state drive 8GB
Primary Battery Primary 4-cell 32 WHr Lithium Ion battery
Wireless Networking Dell™ Wireless (802.11 b/g) MiniPCI Card
Bluetooth Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth® Module
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0
2 year warranty
£240
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Hello,

With the requirements you've given, personally I would say no to netbooks.

What is your budget?
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Budget is flexible but around £250 cheaper being better however It can go upto £300 at a push. The only requirement is your general user e.g. Office suite, browser open at the same time, hence why nothing powerful is needed. I was a bit harsh she's not that bad eyesight wise so should be able to deal with a small screen provided its not tooo minute, if you look at my links you should be able to get an idea of the general specs wanted
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I have a MSI Wind U100 and highly recommend it. It's fast enough to handle everything you mentioned. The screen is excellent and much easier to see than you would expect for a 10'. The build quality is also great.
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Went with the asus 1000 review and unboxing coming up
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