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We've got a several year old Dell Vostro 1500 that keeps telling us that we're getting to the end of the useful life of the battery. Now we usually use the thing plugged in anyway, but seems like we need a new battery. On the Dell site, they run like $180, which seems like a lot to me. Is there some sort of smaller laptop that you all would recommend for just browsing the internet, facebook, etc.?

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Pieman, for her birthday last year, I bought the wife a netbook. She surfs, facebooks and does email and that's about it.

Battery lasts 6-7 hours still and seems fast enough. I ended up increasing the memory, not too hard.

Here's the one she has.
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-1001PXD-EU17-BK-10-1-Inch-Netbook-Black/dp/B004LUU77G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307221358&sr=8-1



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My daughter loves her Dell Netbook, but it does get a little glitchy on streaming video sometimes.

For what it's worth I did find this:

http://www.buy.com/prod/dell-vostro-1500-notebook-laptop-battery/q/sellerid/24353325/loc/111/211852322.html
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Since: 7.2.02
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I hate getting parts from Dell. I needed a slim DVD-Rom drive in kind of a hurry. I ordered it and paid for overnight shipping - and it took nearly 3 weeks to ship. Thankfully, a very nice Indian woman refunded all of the shipping charges.

    Originally posted by pieman
    Is there some sort of smaller laptop that you all would recommend for just browsing the internet, facebook, etc.?


I had really good luck with a "Refurbished" Gateway laptop I bought from TigerDirect for $450. I could have spent less.

TigerDirect's Refurbed Laptop Listings (tigerdirect.com)

If all you need is an online machine with some office capabilities, I think just about any of these would work just fine.

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