Knight of Mars, Beater of Ass. (dazeydevyne) wrote in thequestionclub,
Knight of Mars, Beater of Ass.

Solve a family crisis!

OK, it's not that bad- but here's the skinny:

I'm starting university in the fall, and am in need of a laptop- my home computer is 6+ years old, and I'd like to be able to bring my work with me, rather than having to save it on a flash drive or anything like that.  My Mom (who is helping me out financially a little bit, but not enough to have a say in things like this) is trying to convince me that I don't NEED a full size laptop, and that I would be just fine with a netbook (like this one)

Now, from what I can figure out, they're SORT OF what I'm looking for, but I've seen conflicting reviews, and I can't seem to find one with Word or other Office products.

So, the questions:
-does anyone have one of these pint-sized computers?  Do you like it?
-is it possible to get Word & Excel on one, and if so, would it eat up all my memory?
-if you think I should go with a full size laptop, do you have any recommendations, or things I should look for? I've never owned one before, so I have no clue.  My budget is around $1000.  Is this reasonable, or should I expect to pay more?

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