[clug] Looking for a netbook

Ian McLeod ianmcleod75 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 23:44:41 MDT 2009

Nathan O'Sullivan wrote:
> I would recommend thinking about whether you need a model with a 
> hard-drive . The SSD ones are completely silent and perhaps more 
> robust? I have an Asus s101 (as I wanted something that looked a 
> little nicer) and I regularly drop/throw it onto the nearby couch when 
> I'm done with it. Perhaps a HDD would survive that, but I know I 
> wouldnt risk it...
> FWIW the Bluetooth works perfectly on my model, I tether it to my 
> phone quite a bit while away from home. I'm a bit surprised to hear 
> that bluetooth would be a problem with that newer model.
> Regards
> Nathan

I would prefer SSD for that reason although they only seem to come with 
HD these days. I do hear SSD has a short MTBF though.

I found the 1000HE significantly cheaper elsewhere - $600 - $700


For $200 saving I may just install it all myself if it's not incredibly 

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