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    Dirt cheap tablet or netbook for writing away from home

    I want something I can use to write with away from home, for those days when I'd rather just chill at the Barnes and Noble next to work rather than going home or want to write during my lunch break, ect. It doesn't need to be good, just something that I can either add a decent keyboard to (for a tablet) or an old/used netbook. I need to be able to connect to the net so I can do the research that often accompanies writing, but beyond that it doesn't need to be fast or anything. I'm thinking a netbook might be a better idea since I saw some used ones from sellers with good ratings on amazon, and would prefer to be able to use word or the open office equivalent. for a tablet, I could always use google's internet based word equivalent, but I don't think that would be as reliable (and I'd rather not put my writings online as far as my book is concerned, even if it is under a password protected account).

    Just thought I'd see if anyone had any suggestions or experience with cheap tablets/netbooks as its not something I'd done much research on. Mainly I just want to avoid buying a COMPLETE pos that will die in a year and I'd prefer to spend under $100. The higher I go above that, the longer I'll have to wait to get one.

    Thinking of going with this because its not even $70 used including shipping, the seller as a good rating, and includes a new 6 cell battery:
    http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad...ywords=netbook
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    Also fuck video games.

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    Generally dirt cheap means dirt quality, so I say, good luck.

    Shit. I don't want to use my 20k post for this thread. Um...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Amok View Post
    Generally dirt cheap means dirt quality, so I say, good luck.
    Yeah, I was more wondering if someone was aware of a decent tablet that was going for cheap (I vaugely remember seeing amazon selling theirs pretty cheap, though maybe it was an E-reader) or a particular model of netbook that might be cheap if I find it used.

    It was worth posting this thread just for your response though, lol
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    Also fuck video games.

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    I'll ask around at work and see what others have.
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    Just thought I'd update this, but I found an excellent solution:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...nto-a-laptop-f

    I backed it last week. Basically its just provides a laptop interface for your phone, which is the perfect solution for me. I'm actually really excited to get this, its a shame I have to wait till February at the earliest. Not only did it not cost a ton, but now I'll be able to write away from home, and especially during my hour lunch break, without having to spend way more to get another device I'll need to upgrade eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Also fuck video games.

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    i bought a cheap ass netbook earlier this year. within 2 weeks i threw it in the trash. bought my macbook a few months ago and haven't looked back.
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