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Your Questions About Sobre

Daniel asks…

Notícias sobre Katekyo Hitman Geração X?

Bom, desde 2010 eu vejo as pessoas comentando do fim do anime e tal, mas ai depois começaram a comentar que em 2011 iria lançar a segunda geração do anime, a Geração X e bom… ja estamos em 2012 e eu nao estou sabendo de nada, queria muito saber de alguma notícia sobre essa continuação e tal pq esse anime é F.O.D.A. hahahha

steve answers:

Categoria, quer dizer, versão do site errada, amigo. Você perguntou isso no Yahoo! Answers dos Estados Unidos.
Bem, eu nunca ouvi falar sobre KHR Geração X. Deve ser invenção dos fãs.

William asks…

Ayuda Sobre Odontologia?

Fui Al Dentista Ayer, Me Tiraron Placas Por Todos Lados ect ect. Cuando Duermo Mis Dientes Me Duelen Y Siento Mi Macada Torcida Aunque La Odontologa Dice Que Todo Anda Bien. Ademas Tengo Paletas Y Los Dientes Que Le Siguen Estan Un Poco Torcidos. Mi Pregunta Es… Hay Posibilidades De Que Pueda Ponerme Braces??(Brakets, Frenillos No Se Como Les Llamen Ustedes.)
Tengo 18 Anios En Enero Cumplo Los 19.

steve answers:

A cualquier edad puedes usar Braces, pregunta a tu odontologo sobre ponertelos, probablemente los haya obviado de decirte porque son caros. Igualmente consulta, yo los use y me salvaron la vida.
Saludos!

Maria asks…

What does QUE SOBRE actually mean?

When I ask someone “about what?” I like to say it in spanish “que sobre?” But when I put it into a translator it says “that on” lol am I saying it right??

steve answers:

You’re actually saying it wrong, it should be: ¿Sobre qué? Or ¿Acerca de qué?

Sharon asks…

slogan sobre pie de limon en español?

steve answers:

Its been ages since spanish classes, but what i am guessing you are asking how to say the slogan “sobre pie de limon” in spanish.

Isn’t “sobre pie de limon” already spanish?

James asks…

HOw do you say “Put your hands on me” in Spanish?

is it Pon tus manos sobre ?

steve answers:

Pon tus manos en mi.
Put your hands on mi.

Pon tus manos sobre mi.
Put your hands over me.

Pon tus manos encima de mi.
Put your hands on top of me.

Tócame.
Touch me.

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Your Questions About Lenovo Core I3 Laptop

Donald asks…

What is the best laptop for under £500?

What is the best laptop for under £500?
I’m looking for a new PC to run my games better and preferably have bigger storage.
I don’t mind the operating system but I’ve been with Windows 7 for a while so that is what I’m most used to.

steve answers:

£450 to £550:

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Products/cat/Laptops/refine/max~550$min~449$46567~59712

Understand that you cannot upgrade the CPU easily, and graphics upgrading is even harder. What you buy should be used for years, so try to find some more money if you really want a better laptop.
Gaming is controlled by the graphics card, unless the CPU is really weak. A second gen core i3 is a bit weak in the Acer, but probably just enough for 80% of gaming supporting a GT 640M as shown.
GT 740M is better than GT 635M is better than HD 7670M is a little better than GT 630M and do not go lower. Strike the GT 710M and GT 720M off the list. Lenovo Ideapads are the best, and Toshiba Satellite Pro should be OK, and Acer is not as reliable generally.
You need to consider each one at its price and what it offers.
There are 15 in the link, but 6 are GT 710M and 720M, leaving 9 to choose from, and 3 are are just different colors of the same Lenovo Z580 laptop. Some have free delivery, and some have a fee to deliver. At £550 is Lenovo Z580 with a touch screen, core i5-3230M and a GT 740M with a full terrabyte HDD and 6GB RAM. It is the best of them, but over your price limit.

The other place is Curry’s with £100 cashback on £499 and over laptops.
One to consider:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-envy-m6-1232ea-15-laptop-black-21321360-pdt.html

£550 minus £100 cashback a few weeks later.
HP Envy with a core i5-3230M and HD 7670M 500GB HDD 6GB RAM.
That would be like Toshiba L870 £480. The Toshiba has a slower CPU but a 17.3″ higher definition screen and 8GB RAM. The Toshiba is heavier.

GPU to gaming:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html

Windows 7 is leftover systems and refurbs and used systems now, except a few custom builds.
You can put back the start menu, and skip the start screen

http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/708472-list-start-menu-replacements-windows-8-a.html

Windows 8.1 did some fixes.
If you have heard of Apple Dock, that is interesting to put in Windows

http://www.winstep.net/nexus.asp

Windows 8 may need a media play. Realplayer, VLC player and others are free.
Win 8 boots and shuts down faster normally, but has an annoying full screen mode. You change the OPEN WITH application to have it more like Windows 7.
Windows Update hangs sometimes. That too is fixable. Windows 7 is better than 8, but I would not take an inferior laptop to get it.

Beautiful left-over Asus, but is £600 as mark-down from £700

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_N56VM-S4089V_1352938.html

The GT 630M is not great, but in older games is fine, and this one is 1920×1080 resolution. That’s 1080p with twice the pixels of 1366×768. It also has a bluray player and an external sub-woofer speaker. It’s a top 3 brand in your price range (Asus, Samsung, Lenovo Ideapads)
Very nice laptop, but the 1080p does slow the frames per second. It is WINDOWS 7.

Sandra asks…

Would a Lenovo laptop be good for a college student?

I need to get a laptop for college, and i can’t afford the Mac book pro. So I was looking at Lenovo laptops. My price range would be anything below $550. But i need something to last me a long time and that i can depend on. any suggestions?
I also used Skype quite a bit so anything with a webcam and microphone would be great!(:

steve answers:

I wouldn’t recommend Lenovo because of their unreliability regarding their warranty, repairs, and phone support. Their products are pretty good, but if anything ever goes wrong, it’s a nightmare trying to get it fixed.

I would definitely recommend the HP Pavilion dv4t-5100 Entertainment Notebook PC. Here are the specs:

14-inch HP Pavilion dv4t-5100 Entertainment Notebook PC for $549.99
2.3GHz Intel Core i3
4GB memory
500GB 5400-rpm hard drive
Intel HD Graphics
Built-in battery (10 hours)

It does have a webcam and microphone too. It’s great value for the price. And I really trust HP, they have great customer support if anything ever does go wrong with your laptop. And I’ve had an HP desktop for more than six years now and it’s still going strong. They’re a really great company, and this is a really great laptop.

I hope this helps!

George asks…

What is the best price(in india) for lenovo G580 laptop?

Specifications
4GB DDR3
500GB
1GB GRAPHICS CARD
3rd GEN
CORE I3 DOS.

steve answers:

You’ll probably find better answers to this question in the India’s Answers! Forum. More people in that forum would have better and more current information on prices in India than people here in the USA.

Jenny asks…

What does a decent gaming laptop require?

I would like to purchase a decently running gaming laptop. I really want it for Minecraft but It’d be nice for it to work well for other games, I’m not sure which ones. Anyway… I don’t know anything about this stuff so I was just wondering what I should look for, like how many GB etc. I was looking at the toshiba satellite c855-S5201 at Best Buy. I don’t have a lot of money so this would be a great price for me. Thanks. Just as long as Minecraft runs well it’ll be good for me

steve answers:

That laptop is a very low performance laptop
E1-1200 / HD 7310. Same basic specs as I just answered here:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AiwSOlKONcSkH_5fX4O1hdbty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20130826152319AAZNd9I

Minecraft runs on just about every new laptop, including that overpriced low performance one you found.
That laptop is C55D-A5240NR with a little bigger HDD storage.
“No, I am afraid to say that unless you think Minecraft is gaming.” is the way I start, because Minecraft is a very low graphics and CPU requirement. If you want higher level gaming, you need a higher level graphics, and raising CPU cannot hurt either, and both are available at a lower or similar price than the Toshiba you show at $300 at Best Buy.

Just about every laptop except C-50 and C70 CPUs and the E-300 and E-450 run better than E1-1200.
Lenovo.com outlet for scratch+Dent+refurb
The Asus at Best Buy

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+14%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive/8850089.p?id=1218914354022&skuId=8850089

The Dell at Best Buy

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/8786054.p?id=1218893506517&skuId=8786054

Or go just a little higher at Best Buy, or find a different store. Both of these above are also low performance, but better than the Toshiba.

Not many new laptops are around at $300 and lower.
Use the graphics and CPU table in the referenced answer.
You would be happier with at least HD 3000 or HD 4000 in the core i3′s or an AMD A6 or A8, even if it has a few dead pixels or surface scratches at the big discount at Lenovo Outlet at Lenovo.com with a 1 year warranty.

Lisa asks…

How good is this processor for a laptop?

Processor:

AMD Dual-Core E1-1200
- 1.4 GHz
- 5 GT/s
- 1 MB L2 cache memory

Additional info’:

Operating System: Windows 8
Memory: 6GB
Hard-drive: 750GB

You can view everything here:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/compaq-cq58-241sa-15-6-laptop-18093451-pdt.html

Many thanks!

steve answers:

Your other question deleted.
Both Compaqs are weak choices.
Will give you a little background information to understand one from another first and lay out another few choices.

First, as long as they have a standard 6 cell lithium ion battery, the battery life is never as long as advertised because that is measured wireless off, minimal tasks, screen set lowest brightness. Instead, the weaker the CPU and graphics, the longer the battery life, and that is a tradeoff you have to decide.

Excel and powerpoint can run faster with a good CPU and sufficient DRAM.
Brand quality articles/surveys – read the last two years, ignoring Apple as completely crazy in price.

Http://www.pcworld.com/article/2020725/apple-macbooks-lead-in-laptop-features-and-reliability.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/244419/laptop_reliability_and_satisfaction_macbooks_rule.html

HP-Compaq and Acer-Packard Bell can be considered on a par as relatively low end quality/reliability after reading both articles.

CPU and graphics performance here:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

1) COMPAQ CQ58-241SA at Curry’s £299
AMD Dual-Core E1-1200 (passmark 718 (netbook level)), Radeon HD 7310 (G3D score 153 – very weak), Windows 8, 6 GB low speed ram, 750 GB, 3 x USB 2.0, 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN (slower version. Gigabit is faster when ethernet cable plugged), 0.3mp low light cam, multi-touch gestures and on/off button, 6-cell Li-Ion polymer, 2.45 kg. Summary: Big HDD netbook of larger size with DVD.
2) Compaq CQ58-151SA at HP £280
Celeron B820 (passmark 1496) Intel HD Sandy Bridge estimated G3D 180, Win 7 HP64, 4 GB DDR3
single 1x4GB probably 1333 speed can add another 4GB for about £25, 500 GB, HDMI, 3 USB 2.0, 0.3mp low light web cam, TouchPad with on/off button and support for multitouch gestures, 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN, 2.45 kg. Summary: faster performance, Less RAM, smaller HDD, Win 7, HDMI. Otherwise similar.

3) Acer-Packard Bell TE11 with free mouse. For £305 delivered.

Http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/Packard_Bell_TE11_Core_i3_Windows_8_Laptop__NX.C0AEK.007/version.asp

Core i3 3110M (Passmark 2900). Intel HD 4000 (G3D about 400), 4 GB, 500 GB, Windows 8 Home (64-bit), 3 USB 2.0, webcam, HDMI, 10/100 ethernet, 2.5kg. Summary: higher CPU and graphics power substantially. Brand a little lower than Compaq, but not by much.

4) Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E535 £297.47 after rebate

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_ThinkPad_Edge_E535_1277385.html

AMD A4-4300M (passmark 1787), Radeon HD 7420G (G3D 275 (corrected from error in table)) Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit, 1x4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM open slot, 500GB HDD

http://shop.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/thinkpad/thinkpad-edge/e535/e535-datasheet.pdf

2.45kg, gigabit ethernet, 4 usb 2.0, bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, esata, expresscard, fingerprint reader, pointing stick (little red button), superior quality business level. 1mp cam, other features unstated.

5) Thinkpad Edge E530

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_ThinkPad_Edge_E530_1277379.html

Similar to #4 but Intel Pentium Dual Core B980 Processor. Passmark 2301, G3D appx 270

Of the 5 PCs, Unless you are dying for the big HDD of #1, there is nothing special about either compaq. Not quality or features in any way, unless you want long battery life and don’t mind response delays.

The Packard Bell has the best CPU and graphics. That would be the fastest response time.
#5 Lenovo Linkpad E530 is an interesting choice. Small business class system with better ethernet, keyboard, fingerprint reader, and a better CPU and graphics than either compaq.

I would say #3 and #5 are best choices in a personal decision of performance vs features.
In your use, with a touch more patience in computing time in spreadsheets and powerpoint that you were going to see even bigger with Compaq, I would go a Thinkpad – #5.

To answer this question directly:
The Compaq is a netbook put into a bigger shell adding DVDRW with a bigger HDD and more RAM. Its processor and graphics are a cheap netbook to match the build quality. If you understand initials, it is a P.O.S.

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Your Questions About Black Apple Macbook Pro

Sharon asks…

MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?

Hello there!:)
I am about to start my second year of college and I am thinking of buying a MacBook as I need something that is going to last!:)
I need one with good memory and that is pretty fast.
I don’t know much about computers, how much does 128gb flash storage hold? Is that enough? Is it better to go with 256gb flash storage? And if so how much does that hold?

Thank you!! :D

steve answers:

Can I suggest this. It may not be an apple, but it is a perfect student laptop. But to answer your question 128 should be more than enough. At the end of the day documents do not take up much space. If you need extra you can get a flash drive.

Suggestion
http://www.very.co.uk/sony-vaio-pro-13-intelreg-corereg-i7-processor-4gb-ram-128gb-hard-drive-13-inch-touchscreen-ultrabook-black/1282100321.prd?aff=google&affsrc=acquisition-_-computers_ultrabooks-_-3NPDK-_-VAIO_Pro_13_Intel_Core_i7_Processor%2c_4Gb_RAM%2c_128Gb_Hard_Drive%2c_13_inch_Touchscreen_Ultrabook_Black&cm_mmc=google-_-PLA_Electricals-_-Google+PLA-_-3q6HpIK1_27149166794

George asks…

Do Mac book pros come in black?

And another question:
Which would be better for a 15 year old? Mac book or mac book pro?
I would use it for school; obviously. Just doing projects and write ups. And i would also use it for the internet and for my ipod, oh! and for pictures. :D
oh, and for elektrey:
i did! but my friend kept saying they did so i decided to come here for the answer. . .

dick

steve answers:

Go with the MacBook. I have a White MacBook and a MacBook Pro. The Pro is only in silver. I love them both but if you are going to just use them for school, go with the MacBook. The Pro is what I use for work and gaming.

Good luck! You can never go wrong with an Apple.
:)

Thomas asks…

HELP? ME? APPLE PRODUCTS?

My macbook pro went black after i plugged in my ipod touch charger?

My Mac book pro went black screen after I plugged in my iPod touch 4th gen charger. I went to the apple store and it passed all the test they have so it is not my computer, they gave me a new charger for my Mac thinking that was the problem. I wanted to update my ipod software from my Mac and it suddenly went to black screen.

steve answers:

Unfortunately, apple locks down their products as much as they can because they think the average user is too stupid to need to troubleshoot or repair something, and that’s also how they get you to shell out $1500 for a new mac when it breaks. This may be a hard issue to spot. Your black screen could be a number of problems but there’s so little diagnostic information included with Mac OS that it’s incredibly hard to spot.

Apple store “geniuses” are also functionally stupid so I wouldn’t trust them on telling you what the problem is.

Next time, don’t get a mac. Other laptops are a lot easier to diagnose and repair.

Mary asks…

Macbooks…. Please answer …?

Can you give me the full names and images of Pink Macbooks please? Thnx. ;)

steve answers:

Sorry, but Apple does not make Macbooks in any color but white as of right now. The Macbook Pros and Macbook Airs are aluminum colored with black back-lit keyboards.

However, you can buy cases that are colored, or you can pay to have it airbrushed another color.

Donald asks…

When can i expect the Apple MacBook Pro line to be refreshed this year?

steve answers:

There might be a delay, Intel has had problems with the Sandy Bridge processors in fact actually recalled them, but PC Vendors howled they would lose money so Intel is releasing the faulty chips for computers that don’t use the flawed portions.

Apple hopefully won’t accept such inferior products as it could result in more warranty calls, refunds and replacements. So they might wait for Sandy Bridge rev2 to arrive and pass the tests of a few months in the field.

Rumor has it the hard drives and the Superdrives are leaving the MacBook Pro line, if this is true, then it would mean very expensive FLASH memory. $1200 for 500GB, but then with no Superdrive could cut the cost a little. Also they likely will remove the anti-glossy displays to save money.

It’s not even funny, one can buy a 1TB external drive for a mere $100. But will have to pay $1200 for 500GB of FLASH. Very stupid of Apple to go all Flash, but they are like that. Think we are all made out of money.

I hope Apple doesn’t make ANOTHER mistake like they did removing all the popular black MacBooks for those crappy, underpowered, near worthless iPads.

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Your Questions About Orange Laptops Contract

William asks…

Can i use a dongle just for the evening, once my dad has turned the home internet off?

Starting next week, the internet will be going off from 11pm due to my sis who is on her laptop far too later at night, shes starting college so dad wants her off her computer ect.

this is starting when he goes on holiday, so it will just be me and my sis at home (i’m nearly 19) so its not a case of taking the laptop away from her, and not turning it off so i can still use the internet.

can i buy a dongle that i can use after the internet is off? whats the best one to get, a pay as you go, or a contract? i’m on contract with orange on my phone if that helps :)

no silly answers – i’m hopeless with computers haha

thanks
i’m not in his good books so to speak – i’d rather not turn it on and off – anyway i won’t be able to – its in his room anyway
it will be mostly facebook and skype really – talking to friends who live abroad

steve answers:

A dongle would do the trick, except that they all have usage limit, 1GB/3GB/5GB etc but they go up in price with usage limit, so could work out really expensive, I use an O2 one when travelling , its almost £25/month for 5GB usage, do NOT go with ’3′, they are really crap, you will be in tears after a few days.

Should talk to your dad, why waste money when you already have internet. Sad,

Sharon asks…

Iphone 4s help please! 10 points! and i will answer yours! ?

Ok so I have just took out a iPhone 4s on contract with 600 mins, unlimited texts and internet. It will be delivered to me on Wednesday. I took out the contract from Orange and I’m from the UK. Well my question is will I be able to use the phone as don as its delivered? Or will I have to set it up on a pc first? Ad I don’t have a pc or laptop or even a internet connection in my home. And if I do have to set it up on a pc could I use my friends pc? Even though she don’t have an iPhone, and how do I set it up? Is it easy? I’ve never had an iPhone before and am pretty excited about it :) just want to use it as soon as I get it mainly for apps and siri.

Thanks in advance.

steve answers:

You dont need a computer for anything on you iphone unless you need to download off itunes like music.

Joseph asks…

Look at this?

Can you have more than one broadband supplier coming through one phonle line in the uk if you pay for the both. The reason why I am asking is because pc world has an offer on -
If you get Orange Broadband you get a FREE laptop, you might think well, what’s the point of having another supplier when you’ve already got one? but, for that price you get the laptop so for the broadband price I’ve got the laptop which I was thinking of buying anyway (which is much cheaper this way) and the orange broadband aswell-FANTASTIC!!!! I t does say that you can not get this offer if you already have another supplier but you can if your contract has ended or ending with another supplier but maybe they don’t think about the people that will or don’t mind having two broadband suppliers.The website for the FREE laptop at PC World is here:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/freelaptop/?int=home_nav

steve answers:

No only one broadband supplier on one line at a time.

Maria asks…

What can I get if I want to keep my phone but change my contract?

Hi, my UK mobile contract is coming to an end and I don’t really need a new phone.

I see all these adds for a “free iPod Touch” or “free laptop” if you switch over to them and take one over their overstocked handsets but does anyone know if this there are any companies that will do better if you don’t need a phone?

Thanks

steve answers:

I went to orange kept my old phone got a sim only deal no contract you can stop it at any time i got 1200 mins to mobiles all landlines free and 150 texts

you can change options to unlimited texts instead depending on if ur a text freek or not you can keep the same number to just port it over prices start at £20 up to £35 good value

go to orange.co.uk sim only deals pay monthly

Paul asks…

Can anybody tell me how good are these mobile broadbands?

I want to use my laptop outside the house, I’ve contemplating these mobile broadbands, vodafone, orange, O2, Tmobile, but I don’t know how good they are and if it is worthy, do you use mobile broadbands? Are they good? Which one is the best one? Please advise me. Thank you folks.

steve answers:

If you need broadband on the go then the only real option is 3G technology as provided by the mobile phone companies. Of course the speeds are not going to be what you would get from fixed line broadband so make sure you do need to internet on the move. If you don’t need it on the move, stick with fixed line broadband and install a wireless router so you would at least have wireless access in yout home.

If you do decided to go for mobile broadband then you have to choose between O2, Orange, 3, T-Mobile, and Vodafone. The most important thing is that you have a good 3G signal in the areas you want to use your mobile broadand. If you currently have a mobile phone, check the 3G signal in the desired areas with your phone, and if they are good stick with your mobile phone provider.

Or if you want to look at all providers visit a comparison site (see the links below to resources) and look at the following; coverage, price, contract length, and other peoples opinions.

Look at the links below and you will get everything you need.

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Your Questions About Asus Netbook Battery

Steven asks…

Is MSI a good brand of netbook? Is it better than Lenovo or Asus?

How good are MSI branded netbooks in terms of performance? I was looking for a reliable netbook to buy, and I came across this brand, but I don’t know much about it.
To be specific, I came across the model MSI Wind U210. Is this better than the Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 or the Asus EEEPC 1005P? Here are the criteria:
1. Multitasking
2. Battery life
3. Speed
4. Durability
5. After Sales Service
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

steve answers:

I bought my wife an MSI Wind U100 for Christmas 2008. She uses it almost every day and is very happy with it. I’ve used it a little and it seems pretty good. I looked at netbooks for myself early this year & considered the MSI Wind U135. I thought it looked pretty good, but I preferred & bought the Acer Aspire One AO532 with the 250GB hard disk & bigger battery. I’m pretty happy with it. It gets a good 8-9 hours of usage on the battery between charges. It feels pretty solid.

I looked at the Asus 1005 & really didn’t like the feel of the keyboard. The Asus seemed more cheaply made than many of the other brands.

I think all the netbooks are pretty similar in terms of performance, since they almost all have 1GB of memory and the Atom processor. For better battery life, you want the N450 processor, not the N270 or N280.

The Toshiba NB305-N410 is probably the top of the line, but it’s a little more expensive. Also, the Samsung model that Best Buy has exclusively seemed pretty good, although the battery isn’t as powerful as most of the other models.

The one review of the Lenovo I read said that the S10-2 touchpad was really bad. I never found a Lenovo locally that I could put my hands on to try it out, so I didn’t consider it further.

Donald asks…

If I want a mini netbook from Asus, should I get the eee pc 1005ha or the eee pc 1008ha?

For those of you who don’t know these model numbers, the 1005ha is thicker than the 1008ha, has a little better battery life, but has a removable battery and can have it’s ram upgraded if needed. HOwever, the 1008ha is much sleeker and thinner which allows for better portability but I don’t know if it’s worth the trade off of battery life and not having the option to upgrade my ram if I would ever want to in the future.
Do you think its worth the sleekness to sacrifice customability or should I get the thicker model?

steve answers:

The review for the 1005ha look promising here:

http://www.liliputing.com/2009/06/asus-eee-pc-1005ha-review.html

and the http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/04/asus-eee-pc-1008ha-hands-on/

The 1008ha is clearly the winner for looks and technology.
The 1008ha Is one of the more recent machines on the market and that alone is a dead giveaway of which one of the 2 is Better.

Mary asks…

Asus Notebook V/s Netbook?

Hi,

According to you, which one of these two is better for casual video conversion? Is it Asus A52N http://in.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=Zfkff8kvHmCtwfIK or Asus Eee Pc 1215T http://in.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=rZuUAha4BV6gGBSc# Since 1215T is more compact & has better battery life, I don’t mind if it turns out to be slightly slower then A52N.

Thanks!

steve answers:

Asus Notebook is best from my point of view

Sandra asks…

Which netbook should I get? ASUS Eee PC 1005-HAG or Acer Aspire one A150?

ASUS has 160 GB, Win 7, 48 Wh battery, 1 Gb RAM
Acer has 120 GB, Win 7 Pro, 58 Wh battery, 1.5 Gb RAM
Im buying either from eBay, which one should I choose?!
Im just using this netbook to take to class, notes, websurf, thats it.
Both are valued at $160, I dont have enough money to push over the $200 limit

steve answers:

My opinion…. Is to spend the extra $100 if even that and get a dual core laptop off of ebay… You will be glad you did, most netbooks cant handle simple website browsing and sometimes even note taking. They are very slow an unresponsive. What is the max you want to spend? You should chexk your local criagslist site ass well

Laura asks…

My ASUS Eee 1005PE MU17 battery life…?

It kind of sucks. The description and manual says it’s supposed to last 11 hours fully charged. When I got my laptop, I charged it for 8 hours before turning it on. I turned it on, signed in, all that good stuff.

The next day, I let the netbook COMPLETELY die down, then charged it overnight.

I’m pretty sure it wasn’t anywhere near 11 hours of use, maybe 7, if I was lucky.

Same thing happend today, and right now, fully charged, it says 5 hours and 48 minutes lef, 100%.

Has anyone else had this problem? It’s slightly upsetting, I was looking forward to using this laptop for travel, and trying not to worry about charging the battery so much.
Oh, and my battery life icon bounces rapidly.. From 5 hours, to 3, to 7, to 8. Is that normal?

steve answers:

Battery life is dependent an a number of things, the Operating System, peripherals, etc. 11 hours may be the time you could expect out of an Operating System that’s a little more conscientious with it’s power usage, such as Linux.

You could possibly find out more on the Asus website to get an idea of what to expect for your specific setup.

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