View Full Version : what laptop/netbook for $300-$500 would you take on a roadtrip?
07-13-2010, 02:37 PM
mostly for checking weather, uploading pictures, finding cool places, etc...
battery life/vibrant screen would be the most important factors.
the last computer i bought was one I assembled from parts 5+ years ago, I know nothing of what's currently out there.
reps for help!
07-13-2010, 02:48 PM
I have a Samsung N220.
The battery life is 8 hours on a normal speed but 6 hours on a maximum performance. You can switch between the levels easily.
The cons are it has no CD drive as it is a Netbook. The processor struggles a bit when it comes to heavy apps.
As a someone who owns 4 computers, 2 laptops and a few electronic gadgets (Archos 5 etc), I'd rate it 8.5/10 in comparison with my other babies.
07-13-2010, 03:42 PM
Read up: http://gizmodo.com/tag/netbook
Personally I like the Dell because you can tri boot Windows/OS X/Linux. and it's super light and small.
Currently I'm looking for a netbook with a capacitive touchscreen but there's no fabulous offerings out there right now.
Any netbook is a netbook is a netbook right now. The arms race in netbooks has calmed down, it's now shifted to iPad competitors. Keep an eye out for Cisco's iPad competitor.
07-15-2010, 08:47 AM
what do you guys think about ASUS? their Eee PC seems to get a lot of good reviews, i remember they used to make MOBOs but I never knew they made whole laptops
07-15-2010, 10:16 AM
Lenovo Thinkpad X61s
Core 2 Duo
8hr battery life
Standard unsurpassed Thinkpad quality