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  1. LilacBleeds

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    I just ordered myself a new netbook, as my laptop's screen has decieded its wants to go all white with multi-coloured lines down and as I know from the work combi oven's screen keeps doing this and the screen lcd panel was fired I have done it to my laptop :(

    I have had the laptop since 2008 :( and it was 17.1 inch screen and had a massive 750 mb hard drive and it was an Acer and I actually like Acer and it was a great price too...... It will saddly be missed so in the mean time while I save up for a laptop I have got a netbook as I need something for the internet as I am off work sick and if my mum is on the PC I can't do anything on the internet only by my HTC which kinda gets annoying so I have ordered this:

    AcerAspire One Happy D255 10.1 inch Netbook - Lavender

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    Cool cool. Netbooks are great fun. Though, if you have the chance (not sure if you can change your order..?) but you may want to look into an 11 inch. I have a netbook with the 10.1 in screen and it seems a bit... cramped. Though, depending on your OS, you can F11 to go full screen. Which really helps.
     
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    There isn't anything I like other than this I don't mind small screens as I am used to small things but its the colour and that anything is better than on my mobile really but I will be happy with and it was in the sale and its the cheapest as I don't have much money so that was a good price
     
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    It did look like a good price (though I am not current on by pound to USD conversion rates ;) )

    It'll be a huge step up from the mobile phone though, and 10.1 in isn't too bad. Just sometimes it gets a bit crowded.

    I forget the name of the site, but there is a site out there with netbook optimized software, which would probably be quite helpful.
     
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    First thing I would do with one of these, is change the OS to Linux Mint or Ubuntu. TBH Windows 7 'Starter' and 'Home Basic' are rather limiting.

    I see it also comes with Android 2.1, does it have a touch screen?
     
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    I agree on all counts. 7 Starter is limited in multitasking, 32bit, no Aero, etc. I have no idea why MS created it, XP is superior in every way and will run faster on a netbook. Going a step further, linux as mentioned would be even better.
     
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    When I get it i may ask for help about Linux
    The uk pound to the dollar is something like 1.68 which isnt as good as it used to be but when in the uk i can't find any cheaper ones or ones I like and I loves vista most people hated it but not sure about Windows 7
    And for the person who said is it touch screen I didn't see that part in the description

    this is the description

    The Acer Aspire One Happy D255 netbook is a stylishly compact and impressively lightweight netbook giving you easy access to wireless communications on the move.The Acer Aspire D255 is a versatile netbook designed to suit your lifestyle - surf the net on the comfort of your sofa using WiFi, enjoy social networking, study on the move between lectures or check your business e-mails while travelling on the train. Weighing just 1.25kg - little more than a bag of sugar! - this easily portable laptop computer is equipped with 3 USB ports and a VGA connector for hooking it up to an external monitor.The Acer Aspire D255 netbook also includes the Android 2.1 OS, giving you a quick boot system for rapid internet access - you'll be surfing the web in just 15 seconds!The Acer Aspire D255's 10.1in WSVGA display also lets you enjoy images fine-tuned with the sharpest details and boldest colours - perfect for your digital photos.You can also use the built-in webcam and microphone for face-to-face chats with friends anywhere in the world via Skype.The Acer Aspire One Happy D255 netbook is also available in Candy Pink (PH520) and Turquoise (PH519).Useful info:Intel Atom processor N450 (512 KB L2 cache, 1.66 GHz)1GB RAM and 250GB hard drive10.1 inch LED-backlit LCD (1024 x 600) display1.3Mp webcam8 hours battery lifeWireless connectivityIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11 b/g/n WiFiMicrosoft Windows 7 Starter and Android 2.1Colour: LavenderAcer Aspire One Happy D255 netbookACER helpline: 0871 760 1000.
    The Acer Aspire One Happy D255 netbook is a stylishly compact and impressively lightweight netbook giving you easy access to wireless communications on the move.
    The Acer Aspire D255 is a versatile netbook designed to suit your lifestyle - surf the net on the comfort of your sofa using WiFi, enjoy social networking, study on the move between lectures or check your business e-mails while travelling on the train.
    Weighing just 1.25kg - little more than a bag of sugar! - this easily portable laptop computer is equipped with 3 USB ports and a VGA connector for hooking it up to an external monitor.
    The Acer Aspire D255 netbook also includes the Android 2.1 OS, giving you a quick boot system for rapid internet access - you'll be surfing the web in just 15 seconds!
    The Acer Aspire D255's 10.1in WSVGA display also lets you enjoy images fine-tuned with the sharpest details and boldest colours - perfect for your digital photos.
    You can also use the built-in webcam and microphone for face-to-face chats with friends anywhere in the world via Skype.
    The Acer Aspire One Happy D255 netbook is also available in Candy Pink and Turquoise.
    Useful info:
    • Intel Atom processor N450 (512 KB L2 cache, 1.66 GHz)
    • 1GB RAM and 250GB hard drive
    • 10.1 inch LED-backlit LCD (1024 x 600) display
    • 1.3Mp webcam
    • 8 hours battery life
    • Wireless connectivity
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
    • Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter and Android 2.1
    • Colour: Lavender
    • Acer Aspire One Happy D255 netbook
     
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    I will see how I get on with it and then go from there
     
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    my netbook has arrived today and loving everything about it at the moment :D

    its nice to be able to sit with my mum in the front room and be online too

    found the keyboard hard as my old laptop was a 17.1inch screen and can read everything on screen which is good and not been looking at it zoomed in either :D
     

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