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Jweeson
June 22nd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Have any of you used one? I'm thinking of getting one, and the one I'm looking at is pretty nice, but I'm wondering if they're worth it.

s0nido
June 22nd, 2009, 07:55 PM
If you have the money, go for it. If you don't, I recommend the Acer Aspire One. Its specifications aren't as great, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper.

Jweeson
June 22nd, 2009, 08:24 PM
Well I don't have the money, but it won't take me long at all to save up for it. And thanks for your advice.

s0nido
June 23rd, 2009, 03:03 AM
No problem =)
Personally, I believe that you should get the Acer Aspire One. It's smaller, more compact and is cheaper. There's also the Asus EeePC, which is cheaper than the HP Mini and has the same specs.

Alinthea
June 23rd, 2009, 04:34 PM
Depends on what you would be running on it and using it for.
I know everyone can say that, but it really does.

If you want something to be portable and to run the basic of programs. IE, Word. Then I would go with an EEEPC. They are decent and cheap.

If you need something with more power, go for the HP that you have seen.

My guess, from your original choice, is that you want portability?

twocows
June 23rd, 2009, 08:50 PM
Depends on what you would be running on it and using it for.
I know everyone can say that, but it really does.

If you want something to be portable and to run the basic of programs. IE, Word. Then I would go with an EEEPC. They are decent and cheap.

If you need something with more power, go for the HP that you have seen.

My guess, from your original choice, is that you want portability?

On the other hand, if you've never used a Windows computer before, I'd actually recommend the Linux version of the EeePC. Personally, I hate the default interface it uses (I just wiped it and reinstalled with Arch), but it's so simple that even the users I'm forced to work with understand it. Though they still somehow end up checking "Work Offline" on Firefox. :tired:

Don't expect to use anything that wasn't included with the computer unless you've got a friend that knows Linux, though.

Eureka1
June 24th, 2009, 09:04 AM
I have an HP 2133.

I upgraded the ram to 2GB and installed Windows XP. It's perfect.