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If you want a good quality netbook for an affordable price, this might tickle your fancy. I got this a week back for aroung 300 pounds and I'm impressed with its performance so far. I needed a netbook as I'm a student and I need to take notes but I didnt want to lug my laptop around everywhere.
At 1.1kg this netbook is very easy to carry around. For people on the go such as me, this netbook causes no problems on the mobility front.
The netbook is so called because it is designed to go on the internet and surf. That is exactly what it does. The netbook is great at letting you surf, type up word documents and the like. I can also use some other basic applications such as microsoft office, msn messenger, your 3rd party firewalls and antivirus programs.
However, this mobilty comes at a fair price. It features an atom processor which was designed to be small and at a budget price. This makes it fairly bad at performing more than 1 task at a time. Also, the 1gb ram is fairly poor as it also governs how fast the netbook can perform tasks and with today's programs becoming more demanding ive found it frustrating sometimes when it is slow. Saying this, if the reason you want a netbook is just to surf the web and perform basic tasks then you do not need to worry about these features.
Hard drive space is quite fair and I've found is more than enough to store my work files and internet downloads. However, I use my laptop that has a 250gb hdd to do the heavy lifting so be warned!
This netbook has bluetooth which is a godsend when people want to quickly send you files from their phone or netbooks/laptops.
The graphics processor is not built for gaming, as you can imagine. After a few tests I had a hard time trying to play even the most basic of games on this netbook, so beware. However, it plays videos from bbc iplayer and 4 on demand fine and if you should ever need to catch up on an episode of scrubs, dont worry! You can! hehe
It does not have a disc drive and this can be frustrating when you want to watch a little movie or access some data on a disc. However, you can buy external disc drives if you really need to.
The netbook also features a webcam making the netbook great for conferences or skype. As a student, when I'm away and dont have the laptop with me, I can sit down and have a chat through skype at anytime which is a great bonus for me.
Ultra slim and light, the Compaq Mini 700 series is a stylish mini PC you can carry anywhere, at a price you can afford.