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    Netbooks to buy at the moment?

    I've been asked to spec up and get prices for 5 netbooks for our SEN department.

    However, the last batch I bought were the original Asus eeePC 701s, and things've changed a tad since then.

    So, can someone provide me with some insight into the current best players and ones to avoid?

    Ideally, I want a 10inch model, as light as possible, hardy, and a long (6 hours+) battery.

    OS doesn't really matter, as I'd be sticking XP pro on them.

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    Samsung NB30 are a great addition to the samsung range are superb for education with a 6 cell 11 hr battery and rubberised casing as shown below,

    A durable netbook, inside and out. - NB30 10.1" Durable Netbook - Netbooks - Notebook Computers | SAMSUNG

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    Acer Netbooks - Aspire One DXXX Series
    Aspire D255, Atom N450, 10.1" Screen, Windows 7 Starter &
    Android, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, WiFi 802.11 bgn, Webcam, 6
    Cell Battery, Diamond Black

    or Samsung nb30 always go well in education

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    The Gadget Show reviewed budget netbooks last night:
    FiveFWD - Budget Netbooks video from The Gadget Show

    Might be of interest

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    My faves at the moment are the Toshiba NB200 and NB300's....

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    Just make sure that whatever you purchase has the XP drivers available ... Increasingly kit only has W7 or Vista drivers .. !!

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    The Dell Latitude 2110's are nice, very solid build and have a rubberised coating. Windows XP drivers are available for them.

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    LaptopsDirect have the Toshiba T110-121 on promotion with an educational price of £221.00 (ex vat) with a free external optical drive.

    Windows 7 Home Premium
    2Gb RAM
    250GB HDD

    Also to extend to 3 Year RTB Warranty is only £21.25 (ex vat)

    LINK:
    Toshiba Satellite T110-121 Windows 7 Laptop PST1AE-01J00GEN - Laptops Direct

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    Just got some Samsungs for my SEN Department they are very smart kit will be having Windows 7 on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    My faves at the moment are the Toshiba NB200 and NB300's....
    the nb200 has been replace with a 250. It has xp drivers i believe it comes with win7 started though. Minor note the nic driver isnt one wds recognises so you need to update your boot image if thats your deployment method of choice

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    We love the Dell Latitude 2110's we have got for school. They were originally purchased because of the staff laptop deal being with Dell, but it turns out they were a really good quality product too.

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    Asus EEE PC, now has touch screen variety... might have to spend some pennies on that

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

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