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See if you can find one of those Ion 2 netbooks. From what I've heard they run really well.

 

Edit: Like this one. The main advantage one of these has over a regular netbook is that it can play 1080p without stuttering.

That's kind of cool. Though no netbook has a screen that's 1080p. :(

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good morning bump :cheers:

Top of the marnin'!

 

sdy, here are two links to get decently priced laptops (I've never bought from either, yet):

http://www.xoticpc.com/ - These come fully configured, some are downright great deals!

http://www.rjtech.com/ - If you have your own CPU/Memory/Hard Drive/Wireless Card, then this place has some decent barebones prices.

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That's kind of cool. Though no netbook has a screen that's 1080p. :(

ya but one might wanna output to their HDTV ;)

 

Top of the marnin'!

sdy, here are two links to get decently priced laptops (I've never bought from either, yet):

http://www.xoticpc.com/ - These come fully configured, some are downright great deals!

http://www.rjtech.com/ - If you have your own CPU/Memory/Hard Drive/Wireless Card, then this place has some decent barebones prices.

OoooooOOOooh, I've been wanting to check out barebone laptop'n. If/When my laptop ever croaks I'm building my own.

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ya but one might wanna output to their HDTV ;)

That defeats the purpose of having a netbook/laptop if you already have a desktop capable of doing that at home.

 

OoooooOOOooh, I've been wanting to check out barebone laptop'n. If/When my laptop ever croaks I'm building my own.

Yeah, I always wanted the D900F barebones. It was as low as $1600 once without a CPU, Memory, and Hard Drive, but now the price went up since it now has a better GPU. It uses desktop i7's, so an i7 950 on that sucker, 2x2GB laptop memory is around $80, and put in a SSD, that'd be one fast laptop for $2200. Not great on battery life, but I'm always connected to power, anyway, when I'm on vacation or travelling.

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well after walking around best buy and playing with some of these things, I really like the 13in form factor, so try and base any recommendations on that please :)

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well after walking around best buy and playing with some of these things, I really like the 13in form factor, so try and base any recommendations on that please :)

New Macbook Air? :P

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That defeats the purpose of having a netbook/laptop if you already have a desktop capable of doing that at home.

 

Yeah, I always wanted the D900F barebones. It was as low as $1600 once without a CPU, Memory, and Hard Drive, but now the price went up since it now has a better GPU. It uses desktop i7's, so an i7 950 on that sucker, 2x2GB laptop memory is around $80, and put in a SSD, that'd be one fast laptop for $2200. Not great on battery life, but I'm always connected to power, anyway, when I'm on vacation or travelling.

Nah but I use my laptop like that (so I never have to build an HTPC). My desktop is in my room so it's no where near my HDTV.

I just plug my laptop's HDMI out into my TV and then either play videos/movies/shows/anime from that or beam them from my desktop.

 

Also :sick: , I just looked at the pricing of the barebone kits. They are asking waaaaay too much. I'm sticking with prebuilds.

Even if they were cheap, I'd never get one with a desktop processor. I have my workhorse/gamer laptop, I want my laptop to have good battery life. It's 2.53ghz dual core (25W) can still do some surprisingly good hard work when I need to, I out rendered the quad macintosh's at my school :lol: (though to be fair they were "Power PC" macs, which is another word for IBM based)

 

well after walking around best buy and playing with some of these things, I really like the 13in form factor, so try and base any recommendations on that please :)

Why didn't you jot down the models you liked so we could pair you up with something similar :rolleyes:

 

anyone of these??: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-8971900224822769048&id=pcat17071&type=page&ks=960&st=13%22+laptop&sc=Global&cp=1&sp=&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q313322206c6170746f70~~cabcat0500000%23%233%23%231w~~ncabcat0502000%23%233%23%23m&list=y&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht=n

 

Could ya wait for the AMD Ontario Platform , Its much faster than Intel Atom and they demoed it playing Predator!

Efficiency good??

AMD's Neo was supposedly stronger than the Atom, but it wasn't as battery efficient.

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Nah but I use my laptop like that (so I never have to build an HTPC). My desktop is in my room so it's no where near my HDTV.

I just plug my laptop's HDMI out into my TV and then either play videos/movies/shows/anime from that or beam them from my desktop.

 

Also :sick: , I just looked at the pricing of the barebone kits. They are asking waaaaay too much. I'm sticking with prebuilds.

Even if they were cheap, I'd never get one with a desktop processor. I have my workhorse/gamer laptop, I want my laptop to have good battery life. It's 2.53ghz dual core (25W) can still do some surprisingly good hard work when I need to, I out rendered the quad macintosh's at my school :lol: (though to be fair they were "Power PC" macs, which is another word for IBM based)

Yeah, they are expensive. I wouldn't need that much horsepower in a gaming laptop, anyway. If I needed to do work stuff, I could always VPN and RDP into my desktops or server at home. For a laptop, I want a 1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, and be able to play some games in case I go on vacation or travel.

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Yeah, they are expensive. I wouldn't need that much horsepower in a gaming laptop, anyway. If I needed to do work stuff, I could always VPN and RDP into my desktops or server at home. For a laptop, I want a 1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, and be able to play some games in case I go on vacation or travel.

I'm mad that my next laptop is gonna most likely be 16:9, right now I have a 1680x1050 screen on my 15.4"

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