[ubuntu-uk] New netbook?

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 15:36:38 UTC 2014

7dayshop.com have some refurbished Acer Aspire One notebooks at £179.99
which might fit the bill. They're nice little machines - I have a similarly
specced Lenovo Edge for mobile use, and they happily run Xubuntu. I would
find a cheap 64GB or 128GB SSD to improve battery life if you were going to
be out for any length of time.


On 4 October 2014 15:25, Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com> wrote:

> Hi there .....   I just got back after some time away using my netbook.
> It is a Samsung N150 currently running Lubuntu 14.04 as it had become far
> too slow on recent Ubuntu releases.  I want to upgrade to something faster
> that can run Ubuntu 14.10 at a fair speed.  The thing is, I don't want to
> go much larger in physical size.  10" or so is ideal for me. I tried an
> Android tablet, but really prefer the netbook.  I could get by with a
> tablet running Ubuntu if there were such a thing, but I can't understand
> why netbooks are now in a minority.  I could possibly go for a low-end
> Windows netbook if I knew for certain that it was fully compatible with
> Ubuntu.  Obviously I prefer not to pay for an OS that I'm going to wipe!
> Any thoughts or suggestions?  I don't do gaming - I just want something
> that will do e-mails, internet and documents.  I use cloud sync for
> documents and I keep Thunderbird and Firefox in sync with my desktop.
> Kind regards,        Barry.
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