Looking for a mini laptop.

  1. ownercj
    Froyo Sep 13, 2014

    ownercj , Sep 13, 2014 :
    Does anyone own, had, or knows someone with a mini laptop with decent specs? If so, was it worth the money and was the battery life good?
    I'm looking for a mini laptop with:
    1 GB or more of ram
    Single or dual core 2.0ghz processor x64 architure only. I know a dual core will drain battery life more, so single core makes the battery last longer.
    I don't care about screen size, but it most likely will be small.
    Has to have a WiFi card or a USB port.
    I want a battery that will last at least 6 hours.
    I don't care what OS.
    I want a hard drive with at least 200 GB, no sdram with 32 GB. I need space.
    Also, if it's around $400 that'd be nice.

    Could anyone help me? I'd greatly appreciate it!

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  2. Mr Sprinkles
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

  3. Lunatasian
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

    Lunatasian , Sep 13, 2014 :
    Those are some outdated specs.... You could get that in 2010 for under 320!

  4. pablofg1978
    Head Moderator Head Moderator Sep 13, 2014

    pablofg1978 , Sep 13, 2014 :
    look on ebay, I have and old HP mini 210, with 2gb of ram, 320 gb of hard disk and atom prossesor, and had 3 years old

  5. JvZeijst
    Honeycomb Sep 13, 2014

    JvZeijst , Sep 13, 2014 :
    dont know bro ill keep an eye open! Guess the Surface Pro 1 i5 128gb wont work for you, its cool device and very portable! maybe asus t200, oh wait the storage, does it need to be system storage or file storage? that asus has 32 system and additional 500gb drive in the keyboard dock..

  6. jackill
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 13, 2014

    jackill , Sep 13, 2014 :
    I got one...you can have it for 50 EUR...pick up in the netherlands only :)

  7. supermoney
    Donut Sep 13, 2014

  8. dbanez25
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

    dbanez25 , Sep 13, 2014 :
    have you ever consider chromebooks? they are cheap, powerfull and long battery life.

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  9. ownercj
    Froyo Sep 13, 2014

    ownercj , Sep 13, 2014 :
    Does the surface pro have decent battery life, and is it x64? I can deal with a 128gb HDD.

  10. ownercj
    Froyo Sep 13, 2014

    ownercj , Sep 13, 2014 :
    But all the ones I saw had no HDDs in them.

  11. dbanez25
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

    dbanez25 , Sep 13, 2014 :
    thats what makes them fast..you can always get a flash drive or usb external hd if you want.

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  12. Iseek1
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

    Iseek1 , Sep 13, 2014 :
    Research Chromebooks

  13. Iseek1
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

    Iseek1 , Sep 13, 2014 :
    most all do have 16 or 32 GB SSD drives and connect to and store in the cloud, which can be Google, Dropbox, Box, etc

  14. Milad
    Lollipop Sep 13, 2014

  15. Iseek1
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

    Iseek1 , Sep 13, 2014 :
    yes, there are those as well, plus most all have SD Card slots so you can use up to 128GB SD cards

  16. VincentRTS
    Honeycomb Sep 13, 2014

    VincentRTS , Sep 13, 2014 :
    I would say get a nexus 7 which is on sale for the next few days and a bluetooth keyboard you can connect to it. It would pretty pretty decent specs and options you'd need for the most part. I've had my fair share of mini laptops and as much as i liked having a keyboard connected to a screen, it just didn't compare to a nexus7/keyboard setup. On top of that , I think most mini laptop use windows CE or something... at least they did when I had one. or 6 actually... lol. Either or, its up to you.

    The nexus 7 2013 32 gig is for sale for 159.99 on ebay right now, if so inclined.

    Anyhow, good luck!

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  17. Dexter Morgan
    Community Veteran Sep 13, 2014

    Dexter Morgan , Sep 13, 2014 :
    Technical Details

    Screen Size11.6 inches
    Screen Resolution1366 x 768
    Max Screen Resolution1366x768
    Processor1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 1007U
    RAM4 GB DDR3
    Hard Drive500 GB
    Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA HD Graphics
    Wireless Type802.11 a/b/g/n
    Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3

    Other Technical Details
    Brand NameAcer
    Item model numberNX.M89AA.004;V5-131-2629
    Hardware PlatformConsumer Electronics
    Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Item Weight4.4 pounds
    Item Dimensions L x W x H15 x 3.60 x 9.50 inches
    Color Black
    Processor BrandIntel celeron
    Processor Count1
    Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
    Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA-600
    Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
    Optical Drive TypeNo
    Audio-out Ports (#)1
    Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

  18. Roykej
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 13, 2014

  19. ownercj
    Froyo Sep 13, 2014

    ownercj , Sep 13, 2014 :
    I really appreciate your help, but I want a hdd because I'll do lots of writing to the disk, and as far as I know, SD cards and SD ram are flash memory, and I will probably degrade it faster than I would a normal hard drive.

  20. Iseek1
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

    Iseek1 , Sep 13, 2014 :
    plus Google docs will do everything MS Office will do, and there are lots of extensions and apps you have access to for what ever you need to do as well