Piriz Registered User
#1

Hi all,
I'm considering buying this HP netbook from Argos. http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/5086964/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7COffice%2C+PCs+and+phones%7C14418968/c_2/3%7C19780850%7CLaptops+and+netbooks%7C14419039/c_3/4%7Ccat_14419039%7CNetbooks+and+mini+laptops%7C14419042.htm

It appears to have a good processor and decent spec... I want something small and neat and for a good price and I think this fits the bill. Also I read that the speakers produce good sound too...

I want to use it for listening to music, browsing the net, downloading and watching the occasional movie, word docs and small bit of photoshop maybe..

Whats your opinion?

Jarren Registered User
#2

The HP Mini 210 netbook is a lightweight companion that sounds as good as it looks thanks to Beats Audio. You'll never listen to digital music the same way again thanks to these studio-inspired, heart-pumping, computer speakers. Finally, you can hear your favourite artists the way they want to be heard.
CPU and Memory:
Intel Atom N2800
Processor speed 2.13GHz.
1GB DDR3 RAM.
320GB SATA hard drive.
Display features:
10.1in display.
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels.
Graphics:
Shared graphics.
Intel GMA 3150 graphics card.
Graphics card memory 218MB.
Interfaces and connectivity:
3 USB ports.
B/g/n wireless/WiFi enabled.
Multi-media features:
0.3MP built-in webcam.
Beats Audio sound system.
Operating system and software:
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter.
Preloaded manufacturers applications included:
General features:
Up to 10 hours battery life.
Size H3.27, W26.8, D19.1cm.
Weight 1.38kg.
EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 886112630539.
You may receive a substitute of similar specification.


How about this


General
Brand: Acer
Color: Black
Screen Size: 11.6 inches
Processor
Processor Brand: AMD
Processor Type: Unknown
Processor Speed: 1 GHz
Memory
RAM Size: 2 GB
Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Size: 320 GB
Graphics
Graphics Card Description: Integrated
Graphics RAM Type: Unknown
Additional Specifications
Operating System: Windows 7 Edition Home Premium
Average Battery Life (in hours)7

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-11-6-inch-Netbook/dp/B006FWEHFQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1339095267&sr=1-1

No much difference in CPU tbh but the acer I linked has :
Windows 7 Edition Home Premium OS /bigger screen/more RAM

I'd recommend the Acer

devnull Moderator
#3

They still sell netbooks? I thought the market for them all but died?

#4

I've ordered that exact HP netbook today from PC World. It's brilliant - get it! BeatsAudio is class!

Occono Registered User
#5

My brother has a HP Pavillion dm 1, similar look but different specs. Check that.

Dannysaurus Registered User
#6

Piriz said:
Hi all,
I'm considering buying this HP netbook from Argos. http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/5086964/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7COffice%2C+PCs+and+phones%7C14418968/c_2/3%7C19780850%7CLaptops+and+netbooks%7C14419039/c_3/4%7Ccat_14419039%7CNetbooks+and+mini+laptops%7C14419042.htm

It appears to have a good processor and decent spec... I want something small and neat and for a good price and I think this fits the bill. Also I read that the speakers produce good sound too...

I want to use it for listening to music, browsing the net, downloading and watching the occasional movie, word docs and small bit of photoshop maybe..

Whats your opinion?


Go for it instead of the Acer. If you're gonna be attempting to use photoshop, get the HP. I've the HP mini 3300 series and even with it's processor clocking in at 1.6 ghz, it's just not sufficient. So going for the Acer would just be a bad idea.

Though, would you consider paying a similar price for a slightly larger one? Photoshop on a screen that small at those resolutions just sounds counter productive xD

#7

Im looking for a cheap netbook with 6 HOURS OR MORE ON BATTERY
Atleast 2Gb RAM
Atleast 1.60 Ghz or more with DUAL CORE
IMPORTANTLY cd/DVD drive must be included
Must be lightweight
Colour(red,grey,blue,black) anything other than pink,white or purple.
Will use for light gaming and extreme web browsing and typing

#8

Have it myself - total disappointment! Battery not as described at all. Had advent and samsung previously and would go back to them next time.

Piriz Registered User
#9

hi all, thanks for the advice and replies..

last weekend i bought one of these in harvy norman for E350 :

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-Eee-PC-1201T-Netbook.29308.0.html

and im very happy with it...

its well built, good size, decent power for size and price... read the review if your interested in getting a small laptop/netbook this is one of the best options at a competitive price

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