My daughter is buying me a netbook. I have looked at various reviews and like asus. However, what is the benefit of Bluetooth? I am used to XP but am told that Windows 7 is easy and newer. Do any of them 'burn' a CD ( with external bit) I will use when travelling for internet, emails, photos,skype, a spreadsheet and photos. Max price £350 thank you.
I recently purchased an HP MIni-210 from Staples who have them on sale. Great machines, good spec and you can get them for around £240. One example click here I bought mine from the local store but got the version with the bigger hard drive the 1011ea for the same price but later upgraded the Windows 7 starter ot the full Home package so that I could have all the aero effects and other added features.
I use an external DVD writer from LG on one of the USB sockets and that works fine. I have no need of Bluetooth but my son uses it with his mobile phone and his SatNav.
I too have an NC10 - chosen for its large keyboard and 8hr battery life. You will find W7 takes a bit of getting used to, but it's quite intuitive. An external drive will only cost £20-30 and runs from a USB port. I do find the mini-mouse that I've bought easier to use than the Samsung touchpad. Font size? Assuming the same as XP, Ctrl and roll the mouse wheel to increase/decrease size of display.
Thank you all so much. I'll keep all in mind and decide over the next week when the day of purchase arrives. I see not all have 3G, is this for internet wireless when on the go or does just wifi do that?
If the Netbook is "3G" enabled, you can put a mobile phone SIM card in and connect to the internet via the mobile phone network. The same result can be achieved by plugging in a "Mobile Broadband" USB dongle, if 3G isn't built in.
WiFi lets you connect to a Wireless Router or public "Hotspots".