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Best netbook?

Best netbook?
« on: August 12, 2009, 02:58:05 PM »
Im planning on taking all my in class notes on a netbook (using microsoft onenote) and then supplementing my written outlines after class, i retain stuff better this way. anyone use this method or a netbook in general? or onenote? i posted a subject about this a few months ago but I just wanted a second opinion before I spend $340. am leaning towards an asus just because of their reviews on newegg.com but i also hear that the HP mini's are nice.

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Re: Best netbook?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 03:56:17 PM »
Im planning on taking all my in class notes on a netbook (using microsoft onenote) and then supplementing my written outlines after class, i retain stuff better this way. anyone use this method or a netbook in general? or onenote? i posted a subject about this a few months ago but I just wanted a second opinion before I spend $340. am leaning towards an asus just because of their reviews on newegg.com but i also hear that the HP mini's are nice.

I was at office depot today and they had the HP Mini's there, played around with one, they look pretty cool. Just double check the onenote thing and screen resultion, OneNote says it needs like 1024x768 to run, and most netbooks are 1024 x 568 or something. I'm not sure if that means it won't run or if you will just have to scroll alot. I have an old HP mini (with the Via 7 chip, pice of junk) but it had 1024 x 768 and ran onenote fine without any scriolling other than up/down

Re: Best netbook?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 08:19:23 PM »
I just bought a netbook for the same purpose.  Just make sure the keyboard is easy to use.

I purchased a Toshiba NB205-311 with supposedly full size keyboard.

Other manufacturers offering fullsize keyboards on their netbooks are Acer, samsung, Gateway and Lenovo (that I am aware of).  I went with toshiba because I felt it offered the best bang for the buck.

Miche

Re: Best netbook?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 02:03:59 AM »
For a different but similar purpose, I recently advised a family member to purchase an MSI netbook. (Specifically, MSI U2100, a la http://www.frys.com/product/6038968 )

Keys were decently manageable despite the netbook's size. It had nice mouse feel and a reasonably-sized screen. It's light and cute.

Re: Best netbook?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 09:43:32 AM »
Try the notebook that MSI offers,