Netbook Advice Needed

Deacon

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I am looking at getting a netbook for my 11 year old this xmas. Was wondering if any of you have experience and/or advice for what to look for.

I am looking at the Aspire One and either the cheaper version [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-8-9-inch-Laptop-Processor/dp/B001BBS76Q[/ame] with linux or the slightly more expensive version [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-8-9-inch-Laptop-Processor/dp/B001D773KY/ref=pd_cp_pc_3?pf_rd_p=413863401&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001BBS76Q&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1P41YJDF15ZNHTEH5HZ1?tag=citofgamonlco-20"]amazon[/ame] with XP. This will be lightly used for writing papers for homework and email/web surfing. Also potentially used for iTunes/iPod.

Thanks!
 
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MM

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I would recommend a unit with XP. I have not used Linux myself, but for a teenager XP might be easier. Also, adding iTunes, etc... would work better.

I also would look for one with the biggest hard drive. After adding programs, music, etc.. you'd run out of space in no time.
 

roscoryan

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I got the Aspire One with XP and a 120gb HD from Best Buy. I was lucky enough to get it the first week it was released, at $350.

It's an absolutely kick ass little machine, perfect for web browsing. I have found myself even using the webcam, after swearing I never would.

Like MM said, get the XP version. Especially with a 120gb HD, there's a lot more you can use it for.
 

MM

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I got the Aspire One with XP and a 120gb HD from Best Buy. I was lucky enough to get it the first week it was released, at $350.
Man, that's a good price. I'd almost like to get one for the hell of it. But, I have two laptops already. :)
 

DAB

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I am shocked at the price of PC notebooks now days. It is the very thing that will keep the PC well ahead of Apple. But $350 is outrageous! WOW!