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Choosing an Ultra Portable Notebook part 1



Back in the day, I had a Dell Inspiron 700m 12″ portable notebook. I really liked that notebook. It was eventually sold it because I didn’t like how bad it was at playing games.

Recently, there’s a market for what they’re calling “Ultra portable” notebooks, e.g. the Asus Eee Pc, Acer Aspire One, and the MSI Wind.

These are designed to run Linux, or Windows XP and provide a small and light, portable unit. My wife recently started the program to get her Masters in Teaching, and she asked I get her a cheap, portable notebook to take with her to school. What a perfect opportunity. I’ll be looking at reviews to purchase one soon.



6 Comments »

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    Jeff Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 10:32 am

    Ultra portable notebooks are very convenient…but it’s probably too much to ask it to play graphically intense video games.

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 11:52 am

    Exactly. Hence, for the wife.

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    br Said,

    August 3, 2008 @ 4:56 pm

    Noticed last night on DealCatcher that Buy.com has $100 off one of their EeePC models:

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=208017734

    Even though I have absolutely no justification/use for one (other than sitting around with it on my lap instead of getting of my lazy ___ to sit at the desk), it sill looks Steve Jobs cool and well, runs Linux. Tempting, isn’t it?

    BTW, what’s with the list of “junk” below each post?

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    August 3, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

    a) Rebates are teh suck, especially from Buy.com.
    b) Not convinced I want an Eee yet.
    c) http://raybdbomb.com/p/recent-activity.html

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    br Said,

    August 8, 2008 @ 8:00 pm

    i. the MSI Wind does look nice (pink–)
    ii. also like the HP 2133
    iii. not lovin’ `recent` clutter

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    August 10, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

    MSI Wind I’m leaning toward also, but not for the look =\

    The HP 2133 runs Vista, you really like it? Turning into an HP fanboi?

    Yeah ok fine, removed recent clutter.

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