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    I have a asus 10" netbook and findit very slow to run itunes, internet and microsoft office together. Watching streaming can be sometime an issue as well.


    That's why, I want to buy a 13" notebook:

    to still keep the portability and lightweight but to also increase the power of processor

    Any advice?

    My budget is in between these 2 notebooks: (the asus is just )

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Noteboo...632948&sr=1-52

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Archos-50153.../ref=de_a_smtd
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    I recommend this badboy.
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    Try this: Laptops £400 - £800
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    (Original post by destination unknown)
    I have a asus 10" netbook and findit very slow to run itunes, internet and microsoft office together. Watching streaming can be sometime an issue as well.


    That's why, I want to buy a 13" notebook:

    to still keep the portability and lightweight but to also increase the power of processor

    Any advice?

    My budget is in between these 2 notebooks: (the asus is just )

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Noteboo...632948&sr=1-52

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Archos-50153.../ref=de_a_smtd
    Oh holy mother of god thats a ****ing love laptop! (the asus)
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    That's a BIG difference in budget.

    If you're happy to spend towards the upper tier of your budget then a 13" macbook pro fits your criteria perfectly. A 10 hour battery certainly seems to make it look very attractive. If you're a student a student discount will get you a 13" macbook pro for around £850 and 3 years higher education warranty.

    If you DO want to go for a mac then you should wait till around February when they're being refreshed with better specs while keeping the price more or less the same.

    If you dislike macs and would like to stick with Windows (I do see your point, W7 is pretty awesome imo) then the Asus looks like a really decent choice. You can get the same one you're after from here....

    http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddeta...d=U33JC-RX126V

    ....for £50 cheaper.

    I was seriously considering that same laptop over the MBP but decided to go for the mac due to budget constraints - the asus was about £100 over my budget of £700. I got a free iPod when I bought my mac using the back to school offer that they had on during summer and sold it for £120 bringing the total cost of my mac to £730 (still £30 overbudget but worth it :P). If you can wait till the summer you could also take advantage of this offer.

    Either way, they're both awesomely thin, light and powerful enough for your needs. Take your pic. The Asus, like the mac, has a fantastic battery life (I think 8hrs) and judging from the link I gave you comes with 2 years of warranty as well. Asus are also known to make quality, RELIABLE laptops so the probability of something major going wrong should be pretty low.
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    (Original post by Furifo)
    That's a BIG difference in budget.

    If you're happy to spend towards the upper tier of your budget then a 13" macbook pro fits your criteria perfectly. A 10 hour battery certainly seems to make it look very attractive. If you're a student a student discount will get you a 13" macbook pro for around £850 and 3 years higher education warranty.

    If you DO want to go for a mac then you should wait till around February when they're being refreshed with better specs while keeping the price more or less the same.

    If you dislike macs and would like to stick with Windows (I do see your point, W7 is pretty awesome imo) then the Asus looks like a really decent choice. You can get the same one you're after from here....

    http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddeta...d=U33JC-RX126V

    ....for £50 cheaper.

    I was seriously considering that same laptop over the MBP but decided to go for the mac due to budget constraints - the asus was about £100 over my budget of £700. I got a free iPod when I bought my mac using the back to school offer that they had on during summer and sold it for £120 bringing the total cost of my mac to £730 (still £30 overbudget but worth it :P). If you can wait till the summer you could also take advantage of this offer.

    Either way, they're both awesomely thin, light and powerful enough for your needs. Take your pic. The Asus, like the mac, has a fantastic battery life (I think 8hrs) and judging from the link I gave you comes with 2 years of warranty as well. Asus are also known to make quality, RELIABLE laptops so the probability of something major going wrong should be pretty low.
    Yes I prefer staying with a windows based notebook. The asus looks amazing but i don't have that much to spend now; and i don't want to want few months to save money.

    Anything reliable for 400-450?
 
 
 
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