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Acer Aspire One AOD250-1151 Netbook $229 at Amazon


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#31 MsChrissyGil  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 12:37 pm

How are you guys getting them without tax? I bought 2 and they charged me $39.40 for tax. :(

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 1:01 pm

Im wanting the purple one with WIN 7......

#33 aztater  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 3:51 pm

which is a better deal this netbook or the Emachine Laptop at WM on BF

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 4:05 pm

Seriously asking, but do you guys think that we'll be able to get a 10.1 screen cheaper than the $199 before christmas? Not counting walmart's emachines(u couldn't pay me to go there bf) or the one office max has bf cuz the closest one to me is over an hour away.

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 4:38 pm

yea i'm trying for the netbook tomorrow. If I can get the emachine at wm great but otherwise tomorrow's my big bf. lol

#36 sassyaztec  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 4:38 pm

How are you guys getting them without tax? I bought 2 and they charged me $39.40 for tax. :(


what state do you live in?

#37 sassyaztec  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 4:42 pm

Is everyone agreeing this is a good deal for a decent computer?? I might have to run to Target in the morning. I love Amazon, but it's worth the extra hassle to be able to return easily. I always buy big ticket items at B&M stores. Just my comfort level.

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 5:02 pm

Can someone please help me, which is better the emachine at walmart on BF or this netbook that will be at Target tomorrow? I have a target close if this is a better deal.

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 5:06 pm

Can someone please help me, which is better the emachine at walmart on BF or this netbook that will be at Target tomorrow? I have a target close if this is a better deal.


What do you want to do with the laptop???? What do you need it for....

#40 angelic680  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 5:08 pm

Seriously asking, but do you guys think that we'll be able to get a 10.1 screen cheaper than the $199 before christmas?

Not counting walmart's emachines(u couldn't pay me to go there bf) or the one office max has bf cuz the closest one to me is over an hour away.


I was going to see if walmart would price match Office Max on BF....LOL :gdparanoid:

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 5:28 pm

A noooooooooooooooo brainer! Get it while it's hot... and it's hot. Purchased a red one. Think about it, no tax, no shipping, no idiots to fight with or 'hoping' there's one left, and it'll be dropped off at your doorstep. Plus it's roughly $70 off best price anywhere. Thank you to the poster (jmecherul) and this forum.:D

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 5:33 pm

i was just coming on here to post the target acer for tomorrow, i was gonna ask about it being a good deal, but i see others are excited about it too! I will be jumping on that baby, especially bec i can use my MIL's associate discount! im not really picky about colors, so ill take what i can get.

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 6:00 pm

ooooooo looks like this deal is gone:gdlicklips:

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 6:24 pm

LMAO.Now thats funny.I was pretty sure thats what it meant but the reason i was asking is i always like to compare things before i buy them.TRU has in there Big Toy Book a HP one for $299.I was comparing the specs with this Acer and the HP one has 16 GB where as this one has 160gb and its cheaper so i thought maybe i was missing something.


The 16GB drive in the HP netbook is a SSD, or solid state drive. It's a different sort of technology than regular hard drives, and can have many advantages, but they are much more expensive per GB, hence the small size. Here's a wiki article if you are interested in reading more about it. :) HTH.

http://en.wikipedia....lid-state_drive

#45 mrmogway  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 6:46 pm

The 16GB drive in the HP netbook is a SSD, or solid state drive. It's a different sort of technology than regular hard drives, and can have many advantages, but they are much more expensive per GB, hence the small size. Here's a wiki article if you are interested in reading more about it. :) HTH.

http://en.wikipedia....lid-state_drive


I believe that the SSD's disadvantage is that when they encounter bad sectors/disc areas they then are ignored and unavailable. Which after time kind of keeps subtracting disk space until it's then limited. Could be wrong but... please correct me if I am. New technology=goofy rumors. :)

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 6:56 pm

I am going to try for one tomorrow at Target. Easier and faster to return if they go cheaper.

#47 Buschbaby  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 7:07 pm

Is the Target netbook in store only? I see similar models online.

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 7:07 pm

$289 now

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Posted Nov 21, 2009 - 7:41 pm

I believe that the SSD's disadvantage is that when they encounter bad sectors/disc areas they then are ignored and unavailable. Which after time kind of keeps subtracting disk space until it's then limited. Could be wrong but... please correct me if I am. New technology=goofy rumors. :)


It's certainly possible, but I have no idea. :D My post was the extent of my knowledge about these drives, as I prefer to go with more storage. I just wanted people to be aware that it wasn't a typo. Thanks for adding more info - I appreciate it!

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 6:27 am

Thank you for the heads up on the sale at Target. Got there when they opened and got a blue one for my son!

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 6:37 am

DawnH44 ~ Thats so great was there a lot of people when you got there :confused:

#52 MsChrissyGil  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 7:33 am

what state do you live in?


Washington

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 8:00 am

144 GB LOL

that's a huge difference in storage space. I probably would never buy anything with 16GB of storage. The media cards I used in my camera 8GB, couldn't imagine a computer with only 16GB.


The smaller drives solid state drives. Solid state drives are faster, more stable and consume less power. I use my hp mini on the road and often have to run on battery, I chose a 16 GB solid state drive; It is really easy to use my external passport drive when I need more storage. It really all depends on what you need your netbook to be able to do.

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 8:02 am

Oh on a side note, this morning I picked up two of teh $229 Gateway netbooks at bestbuy; now my niece and nephew will be happy, I could have perhaps got a better buy on BF, but now i can get sleep instead.

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 8:06 am

Washington


Amazon's headquartered there so that's why you pay tax. Since they are a local business for you, you have to pay tax in-state. I think any store that has a B&M location in your state, you end up paying sales tax on-line.

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 9:10 am

I picked up the Acer from target this morning... No line, barely anyone in the store. I am now having doubts about my purchase. XP versus Win 7, 3 hour battery versus 6.... I just wish there was an easier way to make this decision. At least I can return it easlity enough. :(

Jenna :eyepoppin
 


#57 MsChrissyGil  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 9:31 am

Amazon's headquartered there so that's why you pay tax. Since they are a local business for you, you have to pay tax in-state. I think any store that has a B&M location in your state, you end up paying sales tax on-line.


Well that stinks! Atleast I got them without having to deal with BF. :) My kiddos are going to be so excited. Thanks a bunch for the info!

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 9:54 am

OK, to answer the question about whether the $199 & $229 netbooks are better than the $198 emachines deal at Walmart - it's apples and oranges. The netbooks are loved for their ease of portability (found usually 11" or smaller). However, it doesn't have a disc drive - so no playing CDs or DVDs unless you plug in a portable disc drive. The emachines is not a netbook but a 15" notebook and does have a DVD disc drive. It's also a 2 GB RAM with 160 Hard Drive. I believe it comes with Windows 7. My kids want to watch movies so unless I find a notebook that come close to the $198 emachines at WalMart, I'll be up early and in line on BF. Hope that helps!

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 9:54 am

DawnH44 ~ Thats so great was there a lot of people when you got there :confused:


There was a line quickly forming so I ran out of my car to join them. But they were all there in hopes that a ZuZu shipment came in (which it did not). I was the first person at the electronics counter...however, the man behind was buying two. So I'm sure they were going quickly. The employee wouldn't tell us how many they had...I'm guessing not a lot.
Target did have that Mindflex game so people were grabbing them...but for $80 I just don't get it.

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Posted Nov 22, 2009 - 9:56 am

I picked up the Acer from target this morning... No line, barely anyone in the store. I am now having doubts about my purchase. XP versus Win 7, 3 hour battery versus 6.... I just wish there was an easier way to make this decision. At least I can return it easlity enough.
:(


How much are the Win 7, 6 hr battery life ones?



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