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Wild Blue Installers...laptop/netbook recommendation needed.

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I just signed up for the online course to get certified, which will be followed by the hands on course, and a laptop with wifi is required for the class. I don't currently have a laptop, and I know I'll need one for the field, so I'm curious what some of you use. I know it's mainly to get inside the modem, and a guy I shadowed for a day was using something like this
small, lightweight, and good battery life. This would be fine for my hands on training as well, I'm assuming, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask the people that do it every day, and get some feedback. Thanks in advance!
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Just for this purpose I would look at a cheap netbook with great battery life and the ability to swap the battery.
Most of the time I just use the customers computer.

Anything with an ethernet port will work, cheap is good, so long as it boots fast.

I have an old Acer laptop that I use if the customers computer...
Has XP or Vista.
Takes more than a minute to go from off to the internet.
Their web browser has so many tool bars there are only a few inches at the bottom of the screen to view web content.
They just have wireless devices.
get a laptop with WINDOWS XP..... i have a little acer aspire one its small and compact
As far as the laptop/netbook........the ASUS having an SSD is a little something to consider for sure, since it will be in and out of a truck every day.
I'm trying to keep the cost down as much as possible, without sacrificing too much, so I might go with this
as opposed to this
because it's a little cheaper, and will still meet my needs, as far as I can tell.
But, I'm definitely considering this too
just because that's a good price right now for a full sized laptop, and to be honest, the bigger screen wouldn't hurt. I saw it in a Newegg email first, and knew Amazon would adjust their price the same day, which they did.
Well, maybe now I'll choose between the ASUS I listed above, Acer, or possibly a Dell

as the full size ASUS is 10-13 days out on shipping at the moment. Must have sold out....it was in stock earlier. I still like the idea the idea of a full size screen, especially for $329. My reading vision isn't all that great, so the bigger screen helps a little. Not a deal breaker though.
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