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whats a good netbook for vlc and high def tv/movies


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mikeloeven

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i am looking into getting a netbook i will probibally be running XP on it.

i need a device with decent ram that can run vlc and smoothly decode H256 video in resolutions of 720 and 1080P
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Hi mikeloeven
In order to provide the most appropriate suggestions a budget to work to needs to be provided.
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i dont perticularly care about a budget but definatly less than my 1600 fullsize laptop possibly around 300-500
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834200150

Edit: http://www.circuitci...e=25-49530891-2

Edited by phillpower2, 21 April 2011 - 01:03 PM.

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that looks like a small laptop. I was talking about a netbook the really small solid state machine. something like the hp mini but with a better processor and graphics card

Edited by mikeloeven, 21 April 2011 - 02:29 PM.

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"1080p" is a resolution of 1920x1080. Most little 10" 'netbook' screens are 1024x600 but, I have seen at least one that can do 1280x768.

There are a number of 15.6" and larger laptop screens that can handle that resolution, but they start at roughly $850. For example:

http://www.newegg.co...e=1&PageSize=20
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i still want a netbook. i just need it to be able to smoothly decode 720 h264 files of course i'll scale the window down when i am watching it on the netbook. it is the file performance i am worried about. i am looking for a tiny super portable media netbook that can handel large rez filetypes
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720p=1280x720

Acer Aspire One AO522-BZ465 Netbook
Diamond Black AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50 (1.00GHz)
10.1" Screen
Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Max Resolution: 1280 x 720
1GB Memory
Max Memory Supported: 1GB
250GB HDD 5400 RPM
Windows 7 Starter
$329.99 + $12.20 Shipping
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834215067

Pros: Can display 1280x720 on 10" screen, for less than $350
Cons: Weak CPU, Slow HD, 1GB maximum RAM, Windows 7 Starter
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and what do we have if we up the price a bit

though the windows 7 thing is not an issue as ill probibally wipe and install xp as soon as i get it
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Cost is the equivalent of $445.78 here in the UK
Quick specs;
Product Acer Aspire One 533
http://www.acer.us/s...reone/ao533.htm
Intel Atom N475 (1.83GHz), 1GB RAM, 10.1-inch **1024x600 LED-backlit display,
250GB hard drive, 128MB Intel 3150 integrated graphics, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit,
802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0.

**I found this review which states that the netbook is also available with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720

For a few more euros, the user can equip the netbook with a 10.1 inch screen with a native resolution of 1280x720 pixels (HD-ready display) and a Bluetooth module. The "smaller" model with the native resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels is available with both a matt or glossy display


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SAMSUNG NF310-A01 Netbook
Intel Atom N550 (1.50GHz)
10.1" Screen
Max Resolution 1366 x 768
1GB DDR3 Memory
250GB HDD 5400 RPM
Windows 7 Starter
$359.99 + Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834131089

Pros: 1366 x 768 on 10" screen, for less than $360
Cons: Weak CPU, Slow HD, 1GB RAM, Windows 7 Starter

Looks like this is about the best you can do at the low end with a 10" screen.

To start getting serious with a 10.x" screen solution, pricing starts at ~$1000 (USD).
http://www.tigerdire...3534&CatId=4013

More: http://www.tigerdire...&Sort=1&Recs=10
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meh i can wait another year and save up for a high end machine
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Sounds like a plan. :D
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well necro posting here but
i did eventually find something that fit the profile of what i wanted. i settled on the acer iconia tab.
it functions like a ipad but can easily play 720P mkv files with media player classic so that is what i eventually found for my portable media player.

ICONIA TAB W Series
W500-BZ467
Windows® 7 Home Premium - 32-bit version - AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50 (1.0GHz, 1MB L2 Cache) - 2GB DDR3 Dual-Channel memory - 32GB solid state drive - Acer® 10.1" HD Multi-Touch LED-backlit TFT LCD (1280 x 800) - ATI Radeon™ HD 6250 Graphics - AMD A50M Fusion™ chipset - 802.11b/g/n WLAN - dual webcams - Dolby® Advanced Audio® v2 Audio Enhancement - Bluetooth® - HDMI® - USB ports - Acer® FineTip keyboard - 2-in-1 card reader - 3-cell battery - 1-year limited warranty
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