Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 12/23/2008 5:02:30 PM EST
I'm leaving early January and need some info before I buy. I won't be able to afford a Laptop right now. Whats your recommendations?

I came across the Sony Mylo. What does the hive mind think?
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 5:04:41 PM EST
Mylo...hell no.

If you can only spend $200-300 get an ASUS EeePC 4g surf or a Eee 901

but if you have $400 then get a Asus 1000ha
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 5:09:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By gaspain:
Mylo...hell no.

If you can only spend $200-300 get an ASUS EeePC 4g surf or a Eee 901

but if you have $400 then get a Asus 1000ha


This!

Skip the EEE 701 having to side scroll on web pages sucks. Go with the 901 to get the Intel Atom processor.

You'll be able to Skype as well with ultra-mobile PCs. For deployment I'd go with a solid state device. A HD computer may get bumped around too much. The solid state computers won't have as much memory but i you're just interested in surfing and email the EEE is very capable.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 5:16:17 PM EST
+1 Solid State... Less moving parts the better.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 5:21:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By gaspain:
Mylo...hell no.

If you can only spend $200-300 get an ASUS EeePC 4g surf or a Eee 901

but if you have $400 then get a Asus 1000ha


I must agree with the Fat One. He knows of the power of the digital devices.

The Eee 901 is my next deployment laptop.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:10:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/23/2008 6:11:11 PM EST by Dave_A]
Originally Posted By BushmasterGuy77:
I'm leaving early January and need some info before I buy. I won't be able to afford a Laptop right now. Whats your recommendations?

I came across the Sony Mylo. What does the hive mind think?


Look into some of the 'Net Notebooks' that are on sale for ~$500 for Christmas...

Stay away from the EEPCs & 'non-PC net devices'....
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:11:01 PM EST
Thanks for the input.

Okay, So if I go with the Asus 1000HA, who has them in stock and the cheapest? I would like to get one ASAP.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:13:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By BushmasterGuy77:
Thanks for the input.

Okay, So if I go with the Asus 1000HA, who has them in stock and the cheapest? I would like to get one ASAP.


the 1000h has a solid state drive, blutooth and 802.11N, and the 1000ha has 802.11G and 160gb harddrive

Buy.com has them and B&H Photovideo has them
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:15:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By BushmasterGuy77:
Thanks for the input.

Okay, So if I go with the Asus 1000HA, who has them in stock and the cheapest? I would like to get one ASAP.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220443
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:16:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/23/2008 6:24:14 PM EST by Cableman]





+1


I have a Lenovo S10 and it is the nicest netbook device I have used/seen
I have a EEE 701 also, but the 7" screen is too small.


HP has the new Mini 1000 line, it's pretty nice also. I saw it at Costco.
I still like the Lenovo S10 over the HP.

SSD drives are better than regular hard drives because there is no moving parts.
If I was going to travel a lot with a netbook, a SSD would be a must.

Whichever model you get, max out the ram on it and it should run nicely.


http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=Mini&series_name=mini1000xp_series
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:17:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/23/2008 6:17:28 PM EST by Cnacki77]
Originally Posted By Cableman:





+1


I have a Lenovo S10 and it is the nicest netbook device I have used/seen

I have a EEE 701 also, but the 7" screen is too small.


For the money the S10 is the best buy.


I have one too and I love it.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:17:58 PM EST
also check out the DELL mini 12!

its $450 and has a 12" screen
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:23:24 PM EST
My cousin came by tonight with his 16 gig solid state memory mini 9 dell

It was quite sweet for a windows deck

http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-9?cs=19&s=dhs&ref=homepg
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:23:54 PM EST
Anything with under a 15" screen is going to get cramped, fast....
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:33:31 PM EST
If you're looking for a wi-fi device with entertainment value...why not an iPod Touch?



It is set up for wi-fi, it'll hold all your music, you can even watch movies on it. Very reasonably priced too.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 6:40:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Apollos:
If you're looking for a wi-fi device with entertainment value...why not an iPod Touch?

http://www.megaleecher.net/uploads/32gb_ipod_touch.jpg

It is set up for wi-fi, it'll hold all your music, you can even watch movies on it. Very reasonably priced too.





I have a touch and it is a amazing device for $200
But without a regular keyboard, its very limited compared to a netbook device.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 7:34:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By gaspain:
Mylo...hell no.

If you can only spend $200-300 get an ASUS EeePC 4g surf or a Eee 901

but if you have $400 then get a Asus 1000ha


stick with the solid state 901, if the 20 gig isn't enough, buy a few SD cards. Given that the op isn't likely to be doing fluid dynamics computations, the smaller storage of the 901 shouldn't be a problem. For email, surfing, etc. the 901 is really hard to beat, especially if you get the Up Town model with the bigger battery. Hard to argue with 6-8 hours between charges.
Link Posted: 12/23/2008 7:37:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dave_A:
Anything with under a 15" screen is going to get cramped, fast....


You aren't going to stick a 15" laptop in a coat pocket either. Everything is a tradeoff in life.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:06:12 AM EST
Are you going to be deployed where wireless internet access is available? If not, you'll probably want something with a phone modem (which rules out a lot of netbooks).
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 6:04:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Are you going to be deployed where wireless internet access is available? If not, you'll probably want something with a phone modem (which rules out a lot of netbooks).


A USB phone modem is cheap.... Who would burn up long distance charges from the sandbox on internet access? Most troops go to a FOB for a re-fit every couple of weeks, unless you have a cell phone that works over there you won't have a phone anywhere you don't have internet.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 6:06:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dave_A:
Anything with under a 15" screen is going to get cramped, fast....


yeah, and you want something that can play movies and games as well to kill time, skip the mini computers, go through AAFES.com and get a real laptop with a discount.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 6:23:41 AM EST
Used laptop.

External drive full of porn.

Sony PSP.
Top Top