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Join Date: Feb 2009
11-19-2009, 03:46 PM
Here here! I love all your points. You really hit some major marks. I can definitely tell you as well I am not enjoying the future of netbooks from Dell.
I agree with you that XP really does need to go. It is an extremely old, now increasingly unsupported OS.
Dell should also stray away from GMA 950/500 architecture. [Ahem, it sucks]
Here's the kind of stuff Dell should be putting out:
Asus EEE PC 1201N is a 12 inch $499 Atom 330 Dual Core 1.6ghz, 1366x768 display, 2GB [or 3GB] DDR2 RAM, ION Chipset, Windows 7 Premium, 250GB [or 350GB] HDD, VGA/HDMI out. For $499. Wow.
Think about how much money you've spent on your netbook. For me, I've spent about $300 -+. So even a stripped down "Dell" version would be nice out of this most likely, "hit" netbook. Hint. Dell. Hint.
And ION means you'll be able to HD videos and even some 3D gaming with ease.
ASUS' Ion-packing Eee PC 1201N gets official, gets handled (video) -- Engadget
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Italy / EU
11-19-2009, 09:18 PM
Let the Moore's law do its job...
Join Date: Jan 2009
11-22-2009, 07:16 AM
Two reasons really. 10" screens are now the netbook norm, so a change was needed. The mini 9 doesn't accept a HDD. People see a 160GB drive and a 16GB drive and they think the larger one is better. They don't know the difference between a SSD drive and a HDD, and they aren't properly educated that a netbook is not a small general computer and doesn't need the room.
I'm glad I got the mini 9 while the true netbooks were out, none of the new ones do it for me. It looks like Google may reboot the netbook trend so you may see a good design again soon, hang tight.
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