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urgannagru

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HP Mini-note $300
« on: October 24, 2008, 08:30:04 PM »

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Re: HP Mini-note $300
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 11:18:28 PM »

What's with these netbook makers?

Do they think just because it's small, people will be ok with a slow CPU, tiny amount of ram, small hard drive (I have 4GB in my Blackberry for sh*tsake and it's flash based), and a POS 3-cell battery. Seriously, wtf?

$299 is the price point everyone wants, but at these specs you'll have to buy it and then upgrade it to make it usable.
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Re: HP Mini-note $300
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2008, 12:14:49 AM »

HP's mini-note was, as far as I know, second to market after the original Eee. Its use is limited, sure, but not everyone needs tons of storage or tons of ram or tons of processing power.
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Re: HP Mini-note $300
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008, 01:06:53 AM »

If it's well-balanced (for example, the use of a SSD tends to compensate for otherwise anemic performance), and used for the right application, it's probably good.

I don't need four cores at 2.6GHz to run a SSH client and a browser.  I'd sort of like one as a work solution (bigger than a smartphone, easier to carry than a EATX full-tower).

It's closer to an appliance than a PC... but with enough muscle to be a satisfactory one.  Though I do like the units with bigger batteries.

What fascinates me more though is the design tradeoffs on big laptops.

You have a 17" screen laptop.  It's big enough for a numeric keypad and 82 "press this button to be taken to a website which gives us a kickback" buttons.  But not big enough for NON HALF SIZED ARROW KEYS?  Which fit on my Toshiba T1950CT (486-40, 8.5" screen)?!
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