With the common Acer One netbook with 10 inch screen, 120GB hard disk, 1GB ram and 6 cell battery at under 300 on Amazon and free shipping why would I get less than that?
I'm a college student in my Senior year who stage manages for our mainstage productions. I've found that I've been carrying my Macbook Pro around a lot-- and it's heavy!
Given this new trend for netbooks, I thought I'd look into getting one to make my life a little easier not only during rehearsal, but during class as well (I have a learning difference that makes taking notes by hand a chore).
After looking around (and being defrauded) I have decided to ask the experts what would be best for me. I do know something about computers, thank God, so I'm not completely helpless, just overwhelmed.
Here's what I'd like:
--Really small, preferably nothing with a larger than 7" screen. I know I'm sacrificing a large keyboard, but I have thin fingers and an iPhone, so I think I'll be okay
--Good battery life. I'd like a 6-cell battery, but I could most certainly deal with a 3- or 4-cell
--A nice amount of harddrive space. I'm not too picky when it comes to SSD or HDD, even though I know I should be, but I do need a good sized harddrive. I'd like something over 10 or 12 GB.
--Standard RAM. 512 MB would be fine, but nothing under
--A decent price tag. I know many companies are waiting for Intel's new processor, so they're dropping the prices. My budget is under $400, but I'd hope for something under $300.
Also, I hate Dell.
Thank you for helping me out!