Need some help to make a decision

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  1. atomomega

    atomomega Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    So I got the chance to get a new netbook through my ISP, they'll charge it on my bill. I have 3 choices to pick from but I can't seem to make a final decision mainly due to brand loyalty. My favorite is TOSHIBA, but out of this three it looks like the less-powered, so I need a hand from you to help me make up my mind, I'm going to leave the specs and the price of each one.

    Toshiba NB255-SP1011M
    Intel® Atom N455 (1.66 Ghz, 667 MHz)
    1 GB DDR3 RAM
    250GB HDD (5400 rpm)
    $399

    LG X170-Xenia
    Intel® Atom P N570 (1.66 GHz/2x512 KB/8.5 W)
    2 GB RAM
    320GB HDD
    $446

    ASUS Lamborghini Eee VX6
    Intel® Atom™ D525 (Dual Core; 1.8GHz)
    2GB DDR3 RAM
    2.5" SATA 250GB HDD
    $734


    Basically I need it for school and some small business stuff. I want a netbook instead of a laptop due to mobility and practicity preferences.

    Many thanks in advance
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Can you upgrade the RAM? The Toshiba one should be comparable if you do that.

    All three should be sufficient for school (especially if using resource-efficient Linux distro), but what kind of small business stuff do you do?
     
  3. atomomega

    atomomega Registered Member

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    I'm not sure about that, I couldn't find any info on Toshiba's website about this specific model.
    I do run a small lunch making and delivery business, so my needs are pretty much e-mailing, spreadsheet editing, graph/chart making and some basic design (mainly on Publisher) for wrap paper and stuff...

    Thank you for your input.
     
  4. J_L

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    1 GB isn't too low for that, although multitasking may be limited and/or slow. What is the OS it's going to have?
     
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    if you can, go for asus then lg.
     
  6. atomomega

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    Thank you both for your input. :thumb:

    Regarding the OS, I'll definitely keep Crunchbag Linux, but as far as Windows goes I'll go for Win7
     
  7. J_L

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    The second one will be my recommendation, since you're using Windows 7. It'll definitely benefit from having the dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM instead of minimum requirements. The price is more reasonable as well, with a larger hard drive.
     
  8. atomomega

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    Thank you! I decided to go for the LG

    Thanks a lot for your help guys!
     
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