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    Right, my bro needs a new netbook on a 230 budget, something that can do light gaming - games such as San andreas, CS and TF2

    I've looked around and narrowed it to 2 options, both are secondhand or refurbished on ebay. The ASUS N10J or the HP Mini 311

    ASUS N10J-HV009G
    Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6Ghz
    2gb Ram
    250GB SATA HDD
    nVidia GeForce 9300M GS 256Mb
    10.2" Widescreen SWVGA Glare screen - 1024x600
    Windows Vista Ultimate

    HP Compaq Mini 311C-1101sa

    Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6Ghz
    1gb Ram*
    160GB SATA HDD
    nVidia ION LE
    10.2" Widescreen SWVGA Glare screen - 1024x600
    Windows XP home
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    (Original post by xAres)
    Right, my bro needs a new netbook on a 230 budget, something that can do light gaming - games such as San andreas, CS and TF2

    I've looked around and narrowed it to 2 options, both are secondhand or refurbished on ebay. The ASUS N10J or the HP Mini 311

    ASUS N10J-HV009G
    Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6Ghz
    2gb Ram
    250GB SATA HDD
    nVidia GeForce 9300M GS 256Mb
    10.2" Widescreen SWVGA Glare screen - 1024x600
    Windows Vista Ultimate

    HP Compaq Mini 311C-1101sa

    Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6Ghz
    1gb Ram*
    160GB SATA HDD
    nVidia ION LE
    10.2" Widescreen SWVGA Glare screen - 1024x600
    Windows XP home
    Netbooks can't game well, at all. Unless you want to spend upwards of £600 on an ultrabook, the frame rate isw going to be crippling. Plus who wants to game on a 10" display?

    The processor in those machines is over 3 years old now, both are terrible value. This Asus has a newer, dual core processor, which will run a hell of a lot smoother. £8 over budget, but you don't want to comprimise on the processor.
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    Thanks, seems better, Ebuyer seem better than ebay too since i'm ordering my new pc build from there
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    refurbished = bit of a polish

    Be careful what you buy from E-bay.

    Are you sure a Netbook is what you want? It will be like playing a flash game...
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    a cheap laptop or netbook that can run San Andreas and counter strike: source, 10.2" doesn't bother him
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    I feel that Asus is better than HP with the configuration what you have given above.

    I doubt whether you can play games on it or not.
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    i feel the ASUS is better, i have no idea about the ION LE whereas i know that the 9300M GS will be better than my bro's old GMA 950
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    My mate bought one of those £200 Samsung Netbooks about a year ago, and we got GTA 3 going on it.

    If you can be bothered to look up the specs I'm sure the ones you've mentioned are better.
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    (Original post by fourskin)
    My mate bought one of those £200 Samsung Netbooks about a year ago, and we got GTA 3 going on it.

    If you can be bothered to look up the specs I'm sure the ones you've mentioned are better.
    My HP mini 110 can run GTA 3 too. Loved it. you should get Vice city as it's pretty much the same graphics.

    OFFTOPIC: Nice name btw
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    (Original post by xAres)
    My HP mini 110 can run GTA 3 too. Loved it. you should get Vice city as it's pretty much the same graphics.

    OFFTOPIC: Nice name btw
    Thank you for the name comment. I'll get Vice City going on my current laptop at some point.
 
 
 
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