I've had one of the very first netbooks for years now: the ASUS EEE 4G, with a gorgeous 7 inch screen and non-replaceable 4 gig SSD. Yet for all its flaws, the thing I find I need the most is resolution. It's 800x480 which is just nothing at all these days. I've lived with this for a long time and it's been a great little machine but it's frustrating to not even be able to surf the web well on it. I've even got a driver somebody hacked up to be able to run in a simulated 1024x768 but it doesn't work very well.
So I've been looking around for a new netbook. Most of what I see is still only 1024x600...I would've thought we'd be doing better than that by now. Doesn't seem like that big of an upgrade from what I've got.
But then I ran across the Acer Aspire One:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215067
The specs seem pretty nice and it's 1280x720. One issue is that it says the max memory supported is 1 gig which I couldn't live with, I'll have to do some research and see if it's replaceable at all.
Anyone have this netbook and can tell me what you think of it? Any other recommendations that have a better resolution than 1024x600? Should I wait for the "next generation" of netbooks, if it's coming soon?
I'm not considering that Alienware one, I don't want to spend too much.
EDIT: Now this is a badass-looking netbook, the EEE 1215B:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230006
Dual core, 2 gigs of RAM with a max of 4, and 1366x768 resolution. You get what you pay for though.
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