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mrkae mrkae is offline
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Default i have a dream ... - 10-16-2009, 10:23 PM

My perfect mobile computer would have this configuration:
  • 11" display 1368x768 / non-glossy option
  • sturdy case with satin finish
  • at least 6 hrs real battery life / changeable battery
  • 811.n / BT / gigabit-ethernet
  • 64 GB SSD or bigger
  • SD-card reader
  • HDMI out
  • mini pci-e slot for 3g-card / integrated sim-card-slot and 3 antennas
  • 2 sim-slots
  • 2 external usb-ports
  • 1 internal usb-port
  • intel cpu like atom 280 or 330
  • 720 p capable chipset-video
  • chicklet keyboard / backlit
  • big multitouch trackpad
  • docking option
  • dvb-t option with already installed mcx-connector for external antenna
  • Mac OS X capable ;-)

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Default 10-16-2009, 10:46 PM

But what if the bartender is female?

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Default 10-17-2009, 01:05 AM

Originally Posted by holmes4 View Post
But what if the bartender is female?
good point....
we get free beer....but tip way better?
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Default 10-17-2009, 01:41 AM

Originally Posted by Xiphias View Post
You don't need a netbook for that. You just need to be hot. And female.
Or hot. And male. At a gay bar.
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Default 10-17-2009, 02:13 AM

My dream netbook would have:
  • Excellent Linux drivers, so I could run any distro
  • LED backlit, 9" screen (resolution >= 1024x600)
  • 1lb weight
  • backlit keyboard
  • beefy ARM CPU
  • 1GiB of RAM
  • 4GB or better CompactFlash SSD
  • hardware accelerated video playback (720p h.264)
  • Tweaked Firefox using hardware acceleration for rendering, scrolling, zooming, etc.
  • two USB ports
  • composite video out
  • headphone/audio jack
  • mini or micro HDMI out
  • SD slot (or two)
  • 20 hours of battery life
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • N-wireless
  • And some more features, too

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Default 10-17-2009, 04:51 AM

Originally Posted by holmes4 View Post
But what if the bartender is female?
If it so happens that you and the bartender are female (and hot), then you start making out and guy in a 5 mile radius buys you drinks for free.

If the bartender refuses, go to another bar with a guy bartender or with a bisexual lady bar-keep.

This is simple logic. A universal truth.
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Default 10-18-2009, 01:12 PM

Originally Posted by Xiphias View Post
You don't need a netbook for that. You just need to be hot. And female.
I have one too many Y chromosomes, and a small quantity of uglines.........I'm forced to continue paying full price.

I think another problem is that the technology is still in its infancy. Dell's R & D department has not yet been able to miniaturize and implement "50% discount drinks" functionality into a lightweight portable format. Hopefully, we'll start seeing more of it in the future as they continue to refine the mini's design.

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Default 10-20-2009, 03:19 AM

Whoa, more talk about bars and sexuality than I was expecting

Perfect mini would be the current size/weight of Mini 9 with multi touch and larger trackpad, larger screen if it'll fit.

More battery life and larger keys are would be a bonus ontop of that.
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Default 10-20-2009, 04:44 AM

The Most perfect Mini:
The: Apple PowerBook G4 1.5GHz 12"

I thought I paid way too much when I bought this in Feb '05;

In retrospect, it was absolutely perfect when it came out. I have never gotten so much daily use out of a laptop, ever.
This laptop made me money! I still smile every time I start it up. Mostly for nostalgia nowadays, though...

But it still runs flawlessly to this day. Its my legacy baby, running OSX 10.4.11 and Classic ( .. rarely.. ) .
Exactly the size of a sheet of paper. Amazing design, but time has moved on.

Every netbook should be inspired by this classic design of mini perfection.
Oh, sorry, what was the original question?

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Default 10-23-2009, 01:51 PM

The Dell Mini 9 form factor is the best (despite the sorry keyboard). If they wen't edge to edge screen, you might get 10" in there, but DON'T up size the fries folks. The size creep in the netbook area has just created another class of small notebooks - if you're going to go there, might as well just get a real notebook.

With the 2gb ram and 128gb SSD, this Dell Mini flat flies in both Win7 and OS X. After more than 20 years of notebook computing (since the Toshiba 1100 Plus for you "old guys" out there), I have become a strong advocate of the "less is best" school, as I have found I have NEVER had the need to redesign the Space Shuttle while away from the office or the smallest box I can make due with is the best.
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