Solved Which laptop should i buy?

July 10, 2011 at 17:48:33
Specs: Windows XP
Which laptop should I buy?

ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM-MU17-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook (
[quote]1GB DDR3 RAM, 1 SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max; Intel GMA 3150 graphics; No Optical Drive
250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage; 3 x USB 2.0 ports[/quote]


Toshiba NB505-N508BL 10.1-Inch Netbook (
[quote]Intel Atom processor N455 1.66 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache
Configured with 1GB DDR2 (works at 667MHz, max 2GB)
250GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive[/quote]

I also noticed they come with Windows Starter, is that bad?

Thanks in your advice

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July 10, 2011 at 17:55:50
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"I also noticed they come with Windows Starter, is that bad?"

Not "bad" per se. But as you suspect, it is somewhat limited, especially when it comes to media:

But since netbooks have minimal hardware, they probably had to cut some corners somewhere. Kinda like WinFLP:

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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July 10, 2011 at 18:00:04
Thank you for the link, will take my time to read.

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July 10, 2011 at 18:43:31
"Which laptop should I buy?"

Neither of them are laptops. And the next time you post a link, please leave a space before & after, otherwise it ceases to be "clickable".

ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM-MU17-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook

Toshiba NB505-N508BL 10.1-Inch Netbook

I'm guessing you're basing your choice on price & not on features? Of the two, the Asus is better. Personally, I wouldn't want either one of them. I don't know where you're from (Canada?), but in the US, you can buy a REAL laptop for not much more. And I would be VERY careful about dealing with that site. It was only registered a few months ago & the registrar's name is "Caleb Snickerbar" with the email address "wackjackoncrack at hotmail dot com"

See for yourself:

If you are from Canada, check out Newegg:

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July 10, 2011 at 21:28:19
Last week Walmart had an Acer equivalent netbook for $US 198.

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July 11, 2011 at 04:06:23
Thank you, I noticed the links don't work like on some forums (and can't edit the post).

I live in Finland and here all computers / parts are damn expensive. Also about the site, I've bough some RAM 'sticks' from that shop earlier and they shipped to Finland in 5days which is even better than what I have had from stores in the country.

But feel free to recommend another store that does ship to Finland.

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July 11, 2011 at 05:04:24
You realize the shortcomings of a netbook, right? Weak CPU, weak graphics, low RAM amount not to mention limited RAM upgradability, no optical drive, small screen, etc. The two netbooks you posted only have 1GB RAM - that's probably why they come with Win7 Starter rather than the full-blown version.

Fry's ships internationally:

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