You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"Two men enter. One man leaves...with groceries." (SchippeWreck)
Since my current laptop (Averatec 3150P) seems to have developed a problem with the hinges, I'll be in the market for a new one soon. This current laptop's guts are still great (the problem lies with a screw in one hinge that won't hold the frame together, so the bezel around the screen keeps popping apart), but it's showing its age anyways, so this comp wouldn't be my main one anyways.
Therefore, I'm looking at netbooks. If I were to get one that was relatively easy to mod (building in touchscreens or something else that'd take advantage of the built-in mod points), I'd probably do that. However, what model should I get? Kind of looking at an Aspire One or Eee, but not sure. The most I'd be using it for would be the Web, possibly streaming music from a different comp (if that's feasible in iTunes) and (if this was possible and I had everything in time) watching movies off a flash drive. Any suggestions (and is the movie thing even realistic)? Looking to go fairly cheap, but at the same time fully functional.
Are netbooks particularly easy to modify? I'd always heard laptops are hard to update/modify because everything is packed in so tightly, and I assumed it would be worse for netbooks.
I just bought an ASUS N10J and I am loving it so far. It was one of the more expensive netbooks I've seen, but it's stats are pretty good - 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, 10" display, 256 MB video memory - and I could probably use it as my main computer if I wanted.
Mrs AWA has a ASUS He1000 that she loves. I have upgraded the memory, so there is that. Otherwise, I have just installed software for her. She paid 399 including the memory update. She raves about it, calls it her baby laptop, I'd miss the dvd drive.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
“That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy” - Swift
I'll second that recommendation. My girlfriend, who isn't terribly technically inclined, prefers OpenOffice to MS Word. MS Word constantly hangs and occasionally crashes which is pretty frustrating when writing a 250-page dissertation.