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by profel1 / December 21, 2008 9:49 AM PST

Hi,
I want to buy a mini for travel, but I am getting conflicting reoports. The HP 1000 seems to have the best keyboard, which is important to me because I teach online classes. Is there a better mini out there with a good keyboard?

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Sorry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2008 10:17 AM PST
In reply to: Mini Laptops

I have the Acer Aspire One (with 8.9 inch screen, 160GB drive, XP.)

These are fantastic little machines. But I don't own the HP one but for some the keyboards are too tiny.

Let me share I added a Logitech Nano V450 mouse to mine and it may be why I don't think the keyboard is all that bad.
Bob

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MOUSE
by profel1 / December 21, 2008 10:12 PM PST
In reply to: Sorry.

I really do care abouat the keyboard since I plan to take it to Europe and really need things LIGHT as possible. I've heard the Acer is great, though, so....

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Here's hope
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2008 10:20 PM PST
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That someone with the HP will chime in. I'm sharing since I own the Acer and it's working fab. I shared what I added (and a bit more later) to boost the usability (that V450 Nano Mouse.)

Just yesterday I installed my Cirago bluetooth module. See http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=BTA-3210-EDR&cm_mmc=Geeks_Showroom-_-Networking-_-BluetoothItems-_-BTA-3210-EDR and other places. It installed WITHOUT any additional drivers which is what I prefer for such things. Same story for the Logitech V450 Nano mouse.

Hope this helps,
Bob

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Thank you
by profel1 / December 22, 2008 1:23 AM PST
In reply to: Here's hope

Thanks, Bob. It helps a lot. I just wish someone who knows the HP would say something. I can wait a week, so we'll see.

Happy Holidays!
Ellin

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Yuck.
by Renegade Knight / December 23, 2008 6:14 AM PST
In reply to: Mini Laptops

All the keyboards suck on anything called a "netbook". Unless you type with a point stick, the keyboard is only for casual use.

You need a 12" widescreen as a minimum to have a full size keyboard.
Lenovo X200 and X300 would be where I'd go if I wanted a mini that was going to be a working laptop. Can't speak as to the Apple Mac Air's keyboard.

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