Netbooks or subnotebooks are very small, inexpensive, minimal notebook or laptop PCs

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Display aspect ratio problem on netbooks?

Last night in a computer store with the midnight sale of Windows 7, I see many netbooks, all are 1024 x 600 resolution. Then when the CPU meter and the Clock gadget were added, the CPU meter looked ...
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With the imminent release of Windows 7 next week should I wait on getting a netbook [closed]

We intend to purchase a netbook for my mother-in-law's birthday at the end of the month and don't want to spend much more than $300. Information seems rather sparse as to what netbooks will be ...
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Screen for a MacBook, PC netbook and a Wii

At home we're in need of a new screen to which I could hook my macbook and my girlfriends netbook, but I'd also like to use the screen for my Wii. The netbook is an asus (not sure about the exact ...
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What linux system will run on the least amount of memory/processing power?

I want to get the cheapest netbook possible. I figure I should go with linux since it's free. What I wanted to know is which linux os will run with the least amount of ram and processing power? I've ...
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3G Data Usage utility for a netbook?

I infrequently browse on my netbook via my 3G cell/mobile phone. The data becomes EXORBITANTLY expensive once I've gone over my cap. AND the telco's online usage meter can be up to 2 days out of ...
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On my netbook, how can I disable the touch pad while I'm typing to avoid bumping it?

I'm getting very frustrated with this. I know I can use an external mouse and disable the touch pad, but that isn't always convenient. I'm running Windows 7 on an EEEPc 900HA
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Asus EEE PC 1005HA battery not being detected

My EEE PC's battery is not being detected since this morning. The battery indicator doesn't turn on, Power Options in Windows doesn't detect a battery either. Apart from removing the battery and ...
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How do I load windows 7 on my netbook from a USB key? Failing on CD/DVD Driver

I'm trying to load windows 7 on my brand new Acer Aspire One netbook. I made my USB key bootable etc. and windows begins to load from it. During the first stage of the install, it stops and says ...
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Windows system shows wrong amount of RAM?

I just got an ASUS Eee PC 1005HA and immediately upgraded it to 2 GB of RAM. However, when I open up the Windows System Dialog, it says there is only .99 GB of RAM. CPU-Z sees the whole ...
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Do netbooks run Office well? [closed]

I'm looking at getting a netbook for the company I work for. I've got one picked out but the boss has heard that netbooks don't run office type software well at all. He's heard from other people ...
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Backing up the OS from a netbook?

I'm looking at getting a netbook but I see that they don't come with the OS on cd/dvd. Is there a way for me to make a "backup" of the default install in case I get a virus or HD wipe and need to ...
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Aspire One beep codes

We have an Acer Aspire One laptop that just got a drink spilled completely all over it. We got it vacuumed out mostly with a wet/dry shopvac. Now when booted up, I see the first BIOS screen (and can ...
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Driver CDs to USB

I have a netbook that doesn't have optical media. I want to install my wireless adapter drivers, but they're on CD and the link on OEM site is broke. Is there a program (I've tried drag & drop ...
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battery meter problem with Windows 7

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate RTM on an ASUS N10E notebook. The native driver detection went very well, except for the fact that it does not recognize the state of the battery charge. The tray icon ...
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How to get Acer AspireOne netbook to re-recognize its webcam?

I have an Acer Aspireone netbook that refuses to recognize its camera. The model of the netbook is an A0A150, and it is running windows XP SP3. In the device manager, under the usb devices section ...
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Touchpad click dosnt work in Ubuntu Netbook Remix

I have a MSI Wind U100+ Netbook that is duel booted with Windows XP and Ubuntu Netbook Remix. For version: cat /etc/issue gives: Ubuntu karmic (development branch) \n \l uname -r gives: ...
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Net book with Windows 7 or its compatibility primarily for iTunes

Which is the best net book, that is compatible with Windows7. Better if it is shipped pre installed with Windows 7. A little backgroud: My primary system always runs Ubuntu (and I love it). It has ...
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Dell Mini 10 with Ubuntu - touchpad issues

I just recently got a Dell Mini 10 (not a 10v) and I installed Ubuntu 9.04 (regular, not the netbook version) All works well except the touchpad is jumpy as all get out. It seems like the mouse is ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate on a netbook

Is there any reason not to run Win7 Ultimate on a netbook - compared to the other versions of Win7? Sorry - should have been clear in my original post. I have an MSDN sub so cost isn't a concern. I'm ...
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Any good ftp client for a 9'' netbook? [closed]

I currently run FileZilla client but it's too large to fit the screen correctly. Any suggestion?
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Netbook performance - 1.33 GHz vs 1.6/1.66 GHz Atom

All new 11" netbooks seem to carry 1.33 GHz Atom Z520 CPU instead of 1.6/1.66 GHz Atom N270/N280. The screen resolution of 11" netbooks make them very appealing, but I'm a bit concerned about their ...
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Why do so many netbooks have a base resolution of 1024 x 600

I'm running a piece of software the requires a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768. I was thinking about getting a netbook, but many of the netbooks I have looked at have a resolution of 1024 x ...
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XP Home boots faster than XP Pro?

I've just installed a fresh copy of Windows XP Professional on my EEE PC 1000H, configured everything drivers/patches etc. and noticed the killer bootup time is now gone! So I was wondering wether XP ...
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How do I remove scrollbars from Internet Explorer?

I'm using a netbook and would like to have as much of my screen real-estate as possible for browsing. I have scroll zones on my trackpad and a scroll wheel on my mouse, so I don't really need ...
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Looking offline map / gps / turn by turn software

Anticipating some travel to Europe, I've secured a netbook and usb gps. I'm concerned that I won't always have access to free wifi and a phone data plan is not an option. Is there any decent ...
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How can I emulate middle click in Windows on a touchpad?

On my laptop, the touchpad drivers for it allowed me to emulate middle click by clicking both the left and right mouse buttons at the same time. I'd like to have the same feature on with my netbook's ...
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Netbook recomendations for a developer [closed]

I am thinking about getting a netbook for a secondary laptop. Ideally it would mainly be used for surfing/email/travel, but I would like it to be good enough to be able to run Visual Studio for when I ...
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Difference between a netbook, a notebook, and a laptop

What's the difference between the terms 'netbook', 'notebook', and 'laptop'? I've always just called portable computers "laptops", but apparently there is a technical difference between the three.
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Does Windows 7 run acceptably on a 1 GB RAM Atom netbook?

Does Windows 7 live well on a 1 GB RAM Atom netbook? It's hard for me to try before I buy at the moment, so any advice from those that are already running Windows 7 would be appreciated.
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Touch pad not working on netbook

My girlfriend recently purchased a netbook. Now here touchpad doesn't click when tapped or pinch-zoom any more. I'm away for a few months so I can't diagnose on site. Does anyone have any ideas what ...
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Most user-friendly (and speediest) Linux flavour for a netbook

I'm interested in some feedback for the most user friendly but also speediest (speed matters more over user friendly) flavours of Unix that work best with netbooks, namely an Acer one. I need one ...
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A minimal Linux distribution for my ASUS EEE PC

I recently bought myself a ASUS EEE 1000HE and I intend to use it for note-taking and light browsing at the University. The machine has a 10" screen so the interface needs to be very compact. I've ...
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Create netbook recovery image without DVD burner (virtual burner?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a free or open-source burner emulator I have a new Acer Aspire One which is asking to create a recovery DVD. It doesn't have a built in burner, and I don't ...