I feel pretty good about my purchase. The total came to just $218, and that's including tax and shipping. (I signed up for a Dell account to get a measily 3% off.)
I got the $199 special. (I'm glad I could buy it brand new. I'm wary of refurbished stuff.) Yeah, it only has 512MB RAM and 8GB SSD
, but it seems fine for what I want to do, which is go online and take notes. The 512MB RAM seems to be holding up well, but I have heard more RAM will offer a big difference in performance. The 8GB SSD
doesn't seem to be a problem since I don't plan on storing very much on here anyway.
I don't want to spend a lot on extra stuff, because that really defeats the purpose of me buying it for so cheap. I couldn't bought a fuller-featured netbook for $300. I only bought this because it was such a low price -- I've never seen a netbook or laptop that cheap before. I had to do it! And I'm so glad I did. This thing rocks! 8-)