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Re: [OT] netbook recommendation

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:56, Nick Lidakis <nlidakis@verizon.net> wrote:
> On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 08:39:06PM +0200, Leonardo Canducci wrote:
>> I'd like to buy a netbook and install debian on it, of course. It should be:
>> 1. cheap, light and small, otherwise no use for a netbook :)
>> 2. linux friendly
>> 3. usable (decent keyboard, 9" screen minimum)
>> 4. with a decent battery life (3h is not enough)
>> Most eeepc seem to be well supported and some have a good battery
>> life. nc10 seems good but it's not cheap nor friendly. dell mini 9 is
>> really cheap but has little battery and bradcom wifi. So... what would
>> you recommend?
> You didn't mention price. Right now, Lenovo has a sale on its X series
> sub-notebooks. $1169 USD for the x200 and $1269 USD for the x200s. The
> x200s has better than 3 hour battery life, and LED backlight screen
> --12.1" wide screen-- with a resolution of 1400x900, and one of the best
> keyboboards foound on any laptop/sub/net-book. These machines, IMHO, are
> the ultimate netbooks; you get what you pay for. If you Google
> "Lenovo e-coupons" you can get and additional 15 to 20% off, on
> top of the the sale price.
> I would also recommend a used X series if price was a consideration.
> My Thinkpad x40 can be found on used on eBay for a few hundred
> dollars in decent condition. It weighs exactly (I tested!) the same as
> my friends Lenovo Ideapad s10. Used X61's are also available and very
> good machines. The Ideapad, and most netbooks I have fondled,  hav a
> horrible keyboards and touchpads. I can't stand touchpads...
> Always Innovating should be releasing their ARM based netbook soon.
> Fron their website: http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/home/index.htm
> The specifications
>    * 9.4" x 7" x 1.4" for 2 lbs (with keyboard)
>    * ARM Texas Instruments OMAP3 chip
>    * 1024x600 8.9'' screen
>    * Storage: 8GB micro SD card
>    * Wifi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth
>    * 3-dimensional accelerometer
>    * Speakers, micro and headphone
>    * 6 USB 2.0 (3 internal, 2 external, 1 mini)
>    * 10h to 15 hours of battery life
> Personally, I am pateintly awaiting the onlslaught of long battery
> life ARM based netbooks. Hopefully there will be a very decent one
> (looking at you Lenovo!) with an excellent keyboard, a trackpoint
> pointer, and a decent screen.

If I was looking at ARM netbooks, I would wait around for ones with
OMAP4, although that'll be a while.

Kelly Clowers.

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