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    Netbook recommendations?

    just looking for advice here...

    we are looking at purchasing around 40 netbooks sub 250 - favourites so far are Samsung N130 and Viewsonic VNB100 .

    any other recommendations , or experience of these two models would be appreciated - thanks!

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    we have had a few returnsm with the Veiwsonic mainly problematic wireless cards and faulty keyboards, hope that helps fella , the Samsung is a far superior machine

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    if you can try and get the 6 cell samsung nc10's there excelent, although they cost a little more. (around300 a peice).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinemarten View Post
    just looking for advice here...

    we are looking at purchasing around 40 netbooks sub 250 - favourites so far are Samsung N130 and Viewsonic VNB100 .

    any other recommendations , or experience of these two models would be appreciated - thanks!
    Samsung NC 10's are great we have a dozen or so here and they really love them.
    Ebuyer are doing them very cheap at the moment.

    Samsung NC10 Netbook Laptop - Laptops at Ebuyer

    Should be under your 250 budget when you take off the VAT.

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    We like the Lenovo s10

    the S12s are better size but sub 300 not 250

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    Dell Latitude 2100 with extra 1Gb of memory and six cell battery, speak to Simon at CP Ltd got me a great price.

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    Many thanks for the order pinemarten fella

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    We Just orderd some Acer Aspire One Pro 531H Netbook Laptop, Atom N270 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 10.1" SVGA, NOOPT, GMA 950, 802.11bg Wifi Bluetooth, Webcam, 6 Cell

    from Simon

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    Thumbs up NC10

    iv had the Samsung NC10 for about 7 months had no problems yet.
    its quite easy to upgrade.
    2GB of ram and 64GB SSD
    Runs fine with windows 7 and xp.

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    Cons on N130

    Power switch is a stupid sliding one on front of machine - I feel it will get broken easily

    Its got the smaller battery - spend more on an N140 -same machine - proper battery.

    (One of my schools got done by a supplier -we'd bought 15 NC10s and the school decided to buy some more and during purchasing discussions the head was told that the N130 was the same machine and ended up buying 25 of them!!!!! - and I can't get FOG to image them!!!!!!!)

    regards

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    PS Obviously get hold of orig 6 cell NC10s if you can

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    Picked up an NC10 with 6 cell battery from Laptops Direct for 219 - really impressed with it!

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    We have 15 Samsung NC130's and not had any issues up to now, although we have only been using them for a couple of weeks.

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    I just brought my sister a dabs.com - Best Value 10.1" Net Book Black Atom N270 1GB 160GB XP Home (NB-1001), looks good from spec and now it's out of the box. Aparently battery life is only 2 hours, but i havent had a chance to confirm it. It's actually made by DGM, or digimate, a company who i have other products from and have always been reliable for me. Tho the Two screens i have i would say were a little too flimsy for school use. But i'm thinking about getting myself one now to compliment my NC10 (which belongs to my workplace.)

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    I've got one of the dabs DGM netbooks too, and I've been impressed with battery power. More than 2 hours in my experience!

    Rick

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    there not bad machines but the NC10 i have getts me 8hr on bats most of the time...

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