NETBOOK, which one?

ne3tz

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Hi

Im in the market for a new Netbook, and I have come across a few priced between R4300 - R5500. The specs of these are 1.6 atom processor, 1 GB ram, 120/160 gig harddrives, Windows XP. These are from brands like Packard Bell, Acer, Lenovo etc.

But I recently came across a Netbook with the following specs: 1.6 atom process, 2 GB ram, 320 gig harddrive!! Windows XP loaded. Priced at R4500 but I'm sure I can negotiate the price. The problem is this is a no name brand netbook (probably made in china) :( They say it comes with a 1 year warranty. Is there a risk in getting this netbook? :confused: The specs on this one is soooo much higher :D

What do you think??
 
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Dave

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most of the netbooks on the market are just built and badged by "no-name" companies in Taiwan and China anyway, what name is actually on the "no-name" netbook?
 
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Endgame

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I've got a Samsung NC10 which I'm very happy with; excellent reviews. I paid R6800 for the 3G-embedded model 2 months ago but you can now get it at DionWired for 6G, and 5G without 3G.
 

cbrunsdonza

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most of the netbooks on the market are just built and badged by "no-name" companies in Taiwan and China anyway, what name is actually on the "no-name" netbook?

Agree. Just check how reputable the seller is rather than the brand. From my experience when I was still in IT Retail, the shops carry the burden of customer care and not the suppliers - applies to anything really.

But whatever you decided, get your netbook cause you will so enjoy them. :D
 

chris2.0

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A 12" Apple Powerbook G4 - you can get them for R3000 or so 2nd hand & one that has been well looked after will kick a NetBook to the kerb...

And then you don't even have to struggle to Hackintosh it, it's already running Apple Mac "Steve Job's Revenge" OSX!!!
 

ne3tz

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most of the netbooks on the market are just built and badged by "no-name" companies in Taiwan and China anyway, what name is actually on the "no-name" netbook?

It really has No Name on it. But it is so tempting. I'm going to speak to the guy today and ask him if he is willing to give a BIG discount. Lets see how far lower I can get them to go;) will post the outcome later as well as a picture of the netbook.
 
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