Netbook buying go by Famous brand or new one?

March 21, 2011 at 01:22:05
Specs: Windows XP
I want to get a netbook and they both seem good but which is better?
Dell is only good if you buy their upper line models, their inspirons suck(my friend owns one) they aren't built very good, the hardware is good, its the design/build quality the touchpad sucks. So I am a little worried. Degee is a new brand and it seems cheaper. I contacted the online help and were informed that the after-sale service is guaranteed. Personally, I am looking for 10.2'' Intel Atom D425 but I need more feedback before making a decision.

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#1
March 21, 2011 at 02:19:05
Not being pessimistic, but it's often just a crapshoot with a new company. I have an ASUS EeePC 701 netbook which is very adequate for what I need it for (basic internet during service calls on other peoples' systems). Since ASUS has been in the business for a while, I didn't think they were going away anytime soon (but of course the support on the machine has long since expired). You may want to ask yourself how long a company is expected to be around if you're planning on plunking down a decent chunk of change for something you expect to last 5 years or better...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
March 21, 2011 at 05:06:12
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I've have/had laptops from Fujitsu, Dell, IBM, emachine and netbooks from acer and dell. The only problems 1 keyboard, 2 pointing devices, 3 batteries, 2 hard drives. The ages run from 1 to 15 years. Given care they should last long enough. My Dell netbook cost $227. An ASUS was $177 at Christmas.

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#3
March 21, 2011 at 06:33:20
See response #4, don't waste your $ on a Netbook.

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#4
March 21, 2011 at 06:59:45
PC-GEEK - I disagree, With the exception of the CD/DVD drive. The netbook is equivalent to a laptop. A USB mem stick can substitute for the CD drive. I even have multiple OS's.

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#5
March 21, 2011 at 09:26:33
Netbooks obviously fill a nitch in the market, but it seems a lot of people are disappointed once they realize their shortcomings. A netbook is not a laptop & you shouldn't expect laptop type performance from one. The Atom CPU that the majority of them are based on is weak, the graphics chip is generally low end, the RAM amount is limited & there's no CD/DVD drive. Not to mention both the screen & keyboard are small. If you can live with all that, fine, but IMO, you'd be better off with a low end laptop. As T-R-A stated, it's awlays a crapshoot when you buy from a new, unproven company.

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#6
March 21, 2011 at 15:45:57
The main advantage of a netbook is portability. I use mine for internet access. the usb camera, and programming. It has enough battery life for a daily outing.

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#7
March 21, 2011 at 22:36:07
Thanks.

It is easy to put a netbook into a handbag so I am okay with the small screen and keyboard.


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#8
March 21, 2011 at 22:38:17

I thought it is a cost effective product.

Sometimes, people pay more for brand value than the actual value. Thank you for your suggestion.


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#9
March 21, 2011 at 22:40:57
I will contact degee company to get more information.

Thanks.


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#10
March 21, 2011 at 22:42:18
Meanwhile, I do not know if it is appropriate to post this review here. But I appreciate help from a moderator who changed my subject and make my question clearer.
Thank you very much.

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