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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Acer Aspire One Netbook AOD257 or AOD270 for $137 at SDM on Dec 29,2012

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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Acer Aspire One Netbook AOD257 or AOD270 for $137 at SDM on Dec 29,2012

SDM is selling Acer Aspire One Netbook AOD257 or AOD270 for $199 plus Tax on Saturday Dec 29,2012.Its 20X points on the saturday which are equal to $63 worth of points.
Price=$199 + Tax -$63(Points)

There is a limit of 2 per customer for the netbook.
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Even at that price, is a netbook even worthwhile? Given tablets have essentially supplanted netbooks in the convenient computing area. And tablets are a much better form factor.

MS essentally, doomed the netbook segment to failure by limiting the screen resoultion. If MS didn't do that, perhaps they could of held off the tablet assualt. I mean the aweful resolution made them very poor devices for surfing.
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It's not $137.

The netbook is $199.99. You get 199 x 10 x 20 = 39,800 Optimum points.

You can redeem 38,000 points for $60 (maybe more on bonus redemption days).
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Busybuyer888 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 6:07 pm
Even at that price, is a netbook even worthwhile? Given tablets have essentially supplanted netbooks in the convenient computing area. And tablets are a much better form factor.

MS essentally, doomed the netbook segment to failure by limiting the screen resoultion. If MS didn't do that, perhaps they could of held off the tablet assualt. I mean the aweful resolution made them very poor devices for surfing.
My 10 years old 9" 1024x600 JVC is a way better machine for browsing than iPad. What kills it is the battery. I travelled quite often(have been using the JVC for 10 years) and this year I tried not to carry it and brought with me the iPad and the deficiency is nights and days, other than the battery department.

Of course, for being a toy(or quick 1 minute usage), iPad wins hand down.
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My Dell 1012 mini gets over 6 hours of battery life, runs full Win7 Ultimate, and can do absolutely everything a full sized computer can do, except I can carry it as conveniently as any stinky crap tablet. Its also got built in 4G wireless, and GPS, I can text with it, make voice calls, even video calls, not to mention free calls via Skype...so it can do everything my cell phone can do AND its a full Windows computer...tablets are for kids to play with in the car, netbooks are a MUCH more useful form, unless ALL you want to do is play YouTube videos...

PS: With an extended battery I could get over 9 hours between charges, but I prefer keeping it small with a normal battery, and find 6 hours use at a time is fine for virtually everything...

PSS: And while I haven't done it *yet* I can upgrade my screen to a 1366x768 model, but find the 1024x600 one is fine for everything I've encountered so far...
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gn22 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 6:32 pm
My Dell 1012 mini gets over 6 hours of battery life, runs full Win7 Ultimate, and can do absolutely everything a full sized computer can do, except I can carry it as conveniently as any stinky crap tablet. Its also got built in 4G wireless, and GPS, I can text with it, make voice calls, even video calls, not to mention free calls via Skype...so it can do everything my cell phone can do AND its a full Windows computer...tablets are for kids to play with in the car, netbooks are a MUCH more useful form, unless ALL you want to do is play YouTube videos...

PS: With an extended battery I could get over 9 hours between charges, but I prefer keeping it small with a normal battery, and find 6 hours use at a time is fine for virtually everything...

PSS: And while I haven't done it *yet* I can upgrade my screen to a 1366x768 model, but find the 1024x600 one is fine for everything I've encountered so far...
Totally agree. I just wish my netbook started up as quick as my tablet. Other than that, the netbook wins hands down for more serious computing.
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so that's like pay $214 to 225 and get around $60 worth of free SDM stuff back.
Lone_Prodigy wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 6:11 pm
It's not $137.

The netbook is $199.99. You get 199 x 10 x 20 = 39,800 Optimum points.

You can redeem 38,000 points for $60 (maybe more on bonus redemption days).
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what is the battery life for the Netbook ?

or put the other way


3 cell or 6 cell battery?


tablet = no bilingial keyboard
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juno1st wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 7:32 pm
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tablet = no bilingial keyboard
Disagree. Most (if not all) tablet supports Bluetooth keyboard which can be bilingual. My Transformer dock happens to be bilingual as well.
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Is 199 their regular price? I don't see it in the new flyer.
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Busybuyer888 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 6:07 pm
Even at that price, is a netbook even worthwhile? Given tablets have essentially supplanted netbooks in the convenient computing area. And tablets are a much better form factor.

MS essentally, doomed the netbook segment to failure by limiting the screen resoultion. If MS didn't do that, perhaps they could of held off the tablet assualt. I mean the aweful resolution made them very poor devices for surfing.
it depends on what you use a netbook for, try using a tablet for school and you'll start understanding, tablets to this day is nowhere close to windows in productivity (obviously i'm talking about android and iOS not windows RT)
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medalgo wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 7:51 pm
it depends on what you use a netbook for, try using a tablet for school and you'll start understanding, tablets to this day is nowhere close to windows in productivity (obviously i'm talking about android and iOS not windows RT)
I always feel that tablets are for browsing and viewing. Not so much in editing anything for extend length.
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tkboyz wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 8:12 pm
I always feel that tablets are for browsing and viewing. Not so much in editing anything for extend length.
for simple in the couch quick browsing may be :-)

Just think why all the modern browsers have multiple tabs.
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The 270 has the n2600 cpu while the 257 had n570.

The n2600 is the newer cpu so go for that one. I have the 270 and it came with a 6 cell battery. I upgraded the ram to 4 GB but Win 7 HP will only recognize 3 GB. Win 7 Starter only sees 2 GB, even though there is 4 GB installed.
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Is this in the flyer? I can't find anything online about this. Where is everyone seeing this?

thanks

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