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Need to buy a netbook/notebook!

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cameo | 10:46 Mon 29th Mar 2010 | Computers
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I need to buy a netbook for my daughter, who is due to go to Uni later this year.
I would love some advice on what to buy. I'm a bit of a technophobe and just looking around is confusing me completely!
We have a budget of about £300.
What's the best for this sort of money. I'm concerned on whether to buy a less well known brand...will it really make much difference?
Also does a netbook come with word ect. already loaded or do I need to purchase this as well?
All help and advice will be most grateful.
Thankyou.

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First thing you need to decide is if you want to get a netbook or a notebook.

Netbooks typically have small screens (10inch) with a slightly smaller than normal keyboard, low power processors and importantly, NO CD or DVD drive at all.

Notebooks (or laptops) are full featured computers with screens typically about 14inch+ full size keyboards, higher power processors and they will have a built in CD or DVD drive.

No computer will come with word etc (Microsoft Office) installed, you will need to purchase this separate (some may say they come with office, check carefully as this is normally a time limited trial)
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It's definately a netbook. she already has a laptop but wants a netbook to take to lectures as they are not so heavy.
Check out below configuration:

1. Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Price – Rs. 30,000/- Indian Rupee (INR)
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Netbook is less than 1″ thick and under 3.3 pounds.
Intel® Atom™ Processor (1.6 GHz)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
Glossy 12.1 inch WXGA display (1280X800)
weighs only 1.236 kg

2. HP Mini 1109TU Netbook price – Rs, 20,000/-
Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.6GHz, 512KB On-die L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB)
10.1″ LED Backlit Infinity Flush Gloss WideScreen Display
1GB DDR2 RAM
80GB (4200 rpm) Hard Disk
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Web Camera & Microphones
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Check out below configuration:

1. Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Price – Rs. 30,000/- Indian Rupee (INR)
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Netbook is less than 1″ thick and under 3.3 pounds.
Intel® Atom™ Processor (1.6 GHz)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
Glossy 12.1 inch WXGA display (1280X800)
weighs only 1.236 kg

2. HP Mini 1109TU Netbook price – Rs, 20,000/-
Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.6GHz, 512KB On-die L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB)
10.1″ LED Backlit Infinity Flush Gloss WideScreen Display
1GB DDR2 RAM
80GB (4200 rpm) Hard Disk
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Web Camera & Microphones
Microsoft Windows XP Home

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