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Best netbooks for GPS?
Fast LT1
I am looking to purchase a netbook to keep mounted in my car instead of draggin my 14.1 inch HP around with me. I wanted to know if these netbooks will run Garmin Mobile PC well? I was looking at a Samsung since it has the matte screen and will reduce glares.
wrestling396
I am running Garmin Mobile PC on my Samsung N120 and it works great. You just need an ac adapter or something to keep it charged if your going on a long road trip.
Fast LT1
How is the screen in the car? Is it easy to see, hard to see? Can the laptop run itunes and Garmin Mobile PC?
wrestling396
I have never tried to run itunes also. I just use my CD player in my car. The screen is easy to see. I just set the laptop between my two front seats if I have a passenger or sit it on the passenger seat. I got an ac adapter from accstation for it for I believe $10 and it works great.
Fast LT1
Are you running the Windows 7 Starter?
wrestling396
No, I am using XP Pro. Windows 7 shouldn't effect it much. I run my netbook on silent, and it does fine which runs the netbook at below default settings.
GadgetGirl
I have an Acer AspireOne D250 with the older Atom N270 1.60 GHz processor (Win7 HP). I frequently run iTunes, Garmin Mobile PC and Streets & Trips at the same time without any problem. I did put an extra gig of ram in it when I first bought it.
SpadesFlush
Have you considered UMPCs? For the sort of use you describe, I love my Viliv S5.
Fast LT1
I'm trying to keep the cost low, and those aren't too cheap compared to a netbook or a used laptop!
Ken in Regina
If you lived close to me I could make you a heckuva deal on an Acer Aspire One like Karen's, except only 1GB RAM and 9" screen.

...ken...
Mandolin Guy
I loaded Streets & Trips 2010 into my Acer One NAV50 with Windows 7 and it runs flawlessly. The computer is about 1 1/2 months old. The smaller screen takes some getting used to, however.

Generally speaking, I wouldn't buy the computer for everyday use, primarily because the keyboard is also smaller. It cuts my typing speed in half. Overall, it's a fine machine and does exactly what it's designed to do.
Fast LT1
I bought the Samsung n210 today. I'm just going to use it for email and web browsing mostly, but will also use it for GPS and itunes in my car.
wrestling396
You should be happy with that. I know I am happy with mine.
nevadagary
I have an Asus EEEPC and a Microsoft GPS 360 that I want to use to go 4 wheeling into the mountains. I would need aerial maps to drive the trails. I believe the bigger screen will be much easier to use than my handheld GPS.
Mandolin Guy
Nevadagary, if I'm not mistaken, that model has a hard drive. A four-wheeler could cause some problems if the heads start bouncing around.
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