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    Bought me a netbook this week...

    http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668309.php

    I've been wanting to get one for awhile that I can move about the house with for just surfing, offloading pictures from the camera, and some light gaming...this one seems to fit the bill pretty nicely. It's got a pretty good sized hard drive - 250 gb in size. It streams netflix without any issues, and does a good job playing a number of older games that I have (ie Diablo 2, Simcity 3000, Age of Empires)...

    I also like the fact that the battery life is about 7-8 hours...
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    350 bucks? damn good deal for what it has installed...How do youike Win7?
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    Here's the one he REALLY got!




    http://eeepc.asus.com/global/productnetbook.html
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    Now that's HOT!!!...lol...


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Devil
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Ooo, Ooo Electric Pink.
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    I saw the bag you got for it too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post

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    Oh you guys





    Actually, my younger daughter's wanting to get a pink Dell Mini for Christmas, so I may be buying another netbook in the next month or so.

    As far as performance, it's not bad. It does everything that I want it to do. It has it's limitations, but that's to be expected of a computer this size. All in all, I'm happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post


    He’d look so cute toting his pink lappy around. Get him some big fuzzy slippers and he would be big-time.

    Well ………….. maybe a Hello Kitty lunchbox too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    He’d look so cute toting his pink lappy around. Get him some big fuzzy slippers and he would be big-time.

    Well ………….. maybe a Hello Kitty lunchbox too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
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    As far as performance, it's not bad. It does everything that I want it to do. It has it's limitations, but that's to be expected of a computer this size. All in all, I'm happy with it.
    Yeah the little Atom zips along fairly well, I had gotten the wifey a Dell Mini 9 last spring..sold it cuz was too small for her. But the Atom combined with the SSD drive, it zipped along pretty well.
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