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    I was wondering if those net books are worth getting- i tend to surf the net and edit photos on my laptop at the moment. The photos are stored on the desktop and i access it through the network.

    The size really appeals to me but i wouldn't want to get one if i can't do what i want to on it.

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    In my humble opinion, great for occasional web surfing, bit of email but useless for anything like photo editing
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    I wanted to get DD one for Xmas but DH refused saying better to buy a laptop as not much difference in price and can do more on a laptop. DSIL got one and loves it but all she uses it for is web browsing.







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    The netbooks I've seen require software to be on a flash drive/memory stick--assuming the OS is compatible with anything.

    Have to agree with Keith on this one--so far!

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    so what sort of spec am i looking at for a reasonable one then ram etc etc - i don't understand all that stuff! lol

















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    I have a netbook from ASUS it's the 900HA and it's fantastic. Here's what I use it for though: note taking and web surfing. It has windows on it and has Works. I just save my notes as a 2007 Word program and transfer it to my home computer. It's super small and has a 5 hour battery.

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    Netbooks are basically for internet use.

    If you're playing with photos you need something more sophisticated. We've just bought a new Dell laptop - 4gb of ram and 250gb hard drive, built in wi-fi thingy, SD card socket so no need for a card reader, and a couple of other toys I haven't played with yet. Was 400 in PC World sale.

    Apparently 2gb of ram is the minimum you should consider these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn, post: 93545
    Netbooks are basically for internet use.

    If you're playing with photos you need something more sophisticated. We've just bought a new Dell laptop - 4gb of ram and 250gb hard drive, built in wi-fi thingy, SD card socket so no need for a card reader, and a couple of other toys I haven't played with yet. Was 400 in PC World sale.

    Apparently 2gb of ram is the minimum you should consider these days.
    thanks Dawn, how do i tell what i've already got on this laptop?

















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    Go to "My Computer" right click and select Properties.

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    brit if you need more ram you can go on this site run a scan and it tells you what slots are free, what type of ram and the max you can install....if your not sure i can log on to your system thru remote assistance and look for you and tell you what to get
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