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Low price range netbooks

Hey everyone, I am thinking about buying a netbook. I want something to do a little programming on, play some flash games, and generally just surf the web. I would like it to have decent battery life, but if not I don't mind.
So far I've looked at
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=2327432&pid=1218320818269&catId=&ev=prodView#review-2
And
http://mobile.walmart.com/m/ip/Acer-10.1-160GB-AOD255E-13438/16352472;jsessionid=2FE67C0ED75A75F2EC4E77E7A86504FC
I want it to be in that general price range, so which one should I get (I'm open to others ad long as it's the same price range

Thanks and sorry if Im not clear, it's my first time

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Let me be blunt.

These are a very bad idea. For about the mid 250 mark you can get a fairly nice Core 2 Duo refurb full size machine.

Any programmers would die a slow death on the miniature keyboard and screen.
Bob

Example at http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=957
Bob

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netbook

Well i want something small and portable, and i dont type super fast anyway plus im pretty set on the price.

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(NT) 14 inch would be a gtreat idea.
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Netbook

Well, could you just tell me which one is the better for what I want?

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I can't do that.

Both are a bad choice for the use indicated.

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Netbook

Why is that, are they not powerful enough?

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For the use indicates.

From screen to keyboard to missing cd/dvd drive this is no bargain. I can only guess you have not owned or used one for long.

Again, given the use I can not, in good conscience pick either.
Bob

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No, I have not had a netbook before and I know that these are both lower end netbooks, but I know it is what I want and I don't want to buy one used so I don't have a ton of options here.

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Then you have to decide on a bad option.

I noted a place I've bought refurb from with 100% success. Your choices are missing the usual CD drive so you find you need that to install many apps.

I add that to your items and we see we are well beyond the price of a nice 14 inch refurb dell that will do what you ask without the downside.,
Bob

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Netbook

Thanks man!

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