Recommendations for a mom notebook?

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  1. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Mainly, she'll be using word processing and other office progs, and internet browsing.

    Maybe listen to some music.

    I'd say it should be something very small\ultra-portable


    So what kind of specs\brand do you guys recommend for an ultra-portable, long battery life notebook that will only do word processing, photos, internet, and music?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    you're better off getting a "normal" notebook because battery life and cost will be better than an "ultra-portable" unit.

    Go to costco and look at their HP/Gateway offerings. Or check out the Lenovo units.
     
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    when is the ASUS EEE coming out? other than storing a lot of music it wold be great for word processing and web browsing? :dunno:
     
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    It's already out, and it is by no means a "mom notebook".
     
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    "...do word processing, photos, internet, and music?"

    define mom notebook.

    other than HDD space, all i see here is someone who want to use web browsers and MS word of open source. -doesnt take much for that. if im not mistaken MS 95 did that?:mamoru:
     
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    Factors working against a mom pc: Compact keyboard and the tiny screen. My mom has enough issues dealing w/ the 14.1" screen on the notebook I got her and her eyesight isn't even that bad.
     
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    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Will definitely check them out, thanks
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    It's also slow and runs Linux.
     

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