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Laptops/netbooks

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Britchick, Jan 9, 2009.

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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.

    thanks :thumbsup:
     
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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. :shrug:

    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. :D
     
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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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    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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    ok i have an 80gb hard drive 1.96gb ram and 1.61 processor ( i think that's what it is lol)

    how long do laptops generally last anyway?
     
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    One word... MACBOOK :D LOL
     
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    Well there is that.... even though netbooks are only a few hundred quid, it's a few hundred on the way to a macbook which would be way more capable
     
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    yeah but then i would have to buy new programmes and presumably wouldn't be compatible with the network:unsure:
     
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    It'd be compatible with any network stuff you have and windows programmes can run on a mac too :yes:
     
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    oh...........i didn't know that, now lets see if you can hear the reaction when i ask for a mac:unsure:
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    did you hear it?

    JULIE we have 4 computers on this network and it's going to be me that sorts the problems out with it blah blah blah..........


    i think i'll save my 'wins' on the disney holiday i'm about to book :mental:
     
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    are netbooks the cute little ones? :unsure:
     
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    yes :yes:
     

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