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Averatec Buddy

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The value for money and design also get good views, but some have doubts about the connectivity and battery.

performance, design, value for money, usability, keyboard

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Averatec Buddy is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Averatec Buddy

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Averatec Buddy from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, design, value for money, battery

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Averatec Buddy Notebook - Intel Atom 1.6GHz - 10.2" - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM - 160GB HDD - Wi-Fi, Fast Ethernet - Windows XP HomeAveratec Buddy N1030EA1E-1 - Atom 1.6 GHz - RAM 1 GB - HDD 160 GB - WLAN : 802.11b/g - Win XP Home - 10.2" Widescreen TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA ) - came

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Averatec Buddy

 

We unboxed the Averatec Buddy and immediately felt a sense of deja vu. We'd seen this Netbook before--dare we say, this Buddy felt like an old friend from the start. After taking stock of the Netbooks in CNET Labs, we traced this feeling back to the...

Strikes optimal Netbook balance between portability and usability; polished look; fair price

Terrible battery life; no option for solid-state hard drive; no Bluetooth

Two hours of battery life is simply not enough for the otherwise unobjectionable and basic Averatec Buddy Netbook.

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I absolutely 100% LOVE it !!

 

I got mine at Circuit City 1 day before they announced Chapter 11. I paid $349. Simple and Fast. I used an external CD Rom to Install Pinnacle Studio 12, Photoshop CS3 Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3. All of which work perfectly (Illustrator and...

Size, Layout, Processor, 160 harddrive, Media Card Reader 3 USBs VGA Cute yet Professional PRICE

In a erfect world it would have Bluetooth if nothing else to tether to a 3G phone. But other then that and the fact it doesnt come with a Genie and a bottle I Love it. Vista Smista

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Averatec Buddy

 

I did a lot of research before purchasing this unit and was leaning toward the Asus Eee pc before I saw this on sale during the Circuit City closing sale. Just the beginning of the closeout, so only got 10% off. So far, I am very pleased with this...

Keyboard has a very solid feel, with good pressure response. Full featured netbook with camera and nice bright screen. Solid feel and build. Onboard wireless has a very good range and holds a signal well. Runs very quiet and cool. Lg. 160gb hd

Battery it too small and not many aftermarket batteries available yet. Mousepad needs to be a bit wider. Very little paper documentation, but has an onscreen tutorial once you get into Windows

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Very capable little netbook. Only a couple of flaws

 

I did a lot of research before purchasing this unit and was leaning toward the Asus Eee pc before I saw this on sale during the Circuit City closing sale. Just the beginning of the closeout, so only got 10% off. So far, I am very pleased with this...

Keyboard has a very solid feel, with good pressure response. Full featured netbook with camera and nice bright screen. Solid feel and build. Onboard wireless has a very good range and holds a signal well. Runs very quiet and cool. Lg. 160gb hd

Battery it too small and not many aftermarket batteries available yet. Mousepad needs to be a bit wider. Very little paper documentation, but has an onscreen tutorial once you get into Windows

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Averatec Buddy

 

I got mine at Circuit City 1 day before they announced Chapter 11. I paid $349. Simple and Fast. I used an external CD Rom to Install Pinnacle Studio 12, Photoshop CS3 Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3. All of which work perfectly (Illustrator and...

Size, Layout, Processor, 160 harddrive, Media Card Reader 3 USBs VGA Cute yet Professional PRICE

In a erfect world it would have Bluetooth if nothing else to tether to a 3G phone. But other then that and the fact it doesnt come with a Genie and a bottle I Love it. Vista Smista

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I absolutely 100% LOVE it !!

 

I got mine at Circuit City 1 day before they announced Chapter 11. I paid $349. Simple and Fast. I used an external CD Rom to Install Pinnacle Studio 12, Photoshop CS3 Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3. All of which work perfectly (Illustrator and...

Size, Layout, Processor, 160 harddrive, Media Card Reader 3 USBs VGA Cute yet Professional PRICE

In a erfect world it would have Bluetooth if nothing else to tether to a 3G phone. But other then that and the fact it doesnt come with a Genie and a bottle I Love it. Vista Smista

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averatec notebook rocks

 

I have played with a few of these netbooks, and I really liked this one the best. The keyboard is outststanding, for a netbook

amazingly fast, fast boot, wonderful keyboard, speakers not bad for a notebook, solid, nice looking ; monitor nice

doesn't keep accurate time

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It's not the size that counts...

 

I couldn't count this as a con because it's probably my fault, but I broke one of the spring loaded retaining tabs for the battery. My Bad. I was yanking it out of my bag and it got caught. Just be careful with that.

Small, lightweight (obviously). Great keyboard layout considering the small form factor. More than fast enough for web surfing, word processing, playing movies/mp3's. I have even been able to install and use Photoshop CS2 (although some operations are...

Well, the only con is the lack of a disk drive (which is not really a con considering this is a netbook) but it does make it a hassle to install some programs. Fortunately the internet has just about whatever you need

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Good lil netbook

 

I would recommend this product to anyone who needs a small netbook for basic functions.

I purchased this netbook to replace a 17inch mediabook I had. This netbook was worked great for me so far. The size is great for me to bring to school. It boots up fast and shuts down fast, which again, is great for school. It runs quietly, even when...

Only battery offered is 3 cell. When Averatec comes out with a 6 cell for this netbook, it will be a lot more competitive with other brands

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Good lil netbook

 

I would recommend this product to anyone who needs a small netbook for basic functions. If anyone needs a case for it, look up cases for the Samsung nc10, as the Averatec has nearly the exact same dimensions of it.

I purchased this netbook to replace a 17inch mediabook I had. This netbook was worked great for me so far. The size is great for me to bring to school. It boots up fast and shuts down fast, which again, is great for school. It runs quietly, even when...

Only battery offered is 3 cell. When Averatec comes out with a 6 cell for this netbook, it will be a lot more competitive with other brands ; Also, the battery life meter is slightly off time wise. It registers 2 hours for me when fully charged, but...

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Product Specifications

There is a new movement in the world of notebooks. The Averatec "Buddy" notebook adds a new dimension to portability and function. All new design fulfills the need for a daily use, ultra portable notebook. It is small enough to go anywhere, big enough to type on. Your "Buddy" makes for a great travel companion. Take advantage of the built in wireless connectivity and browse the web, shop, chat, and even order tickets while you are out and about. You will find that all Averatec 10.2" mini notebook is a much needed companion and welcomed addition to your digital lifestyle. It's not too late, get on the road with your Averatec "Buddy".

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:2.6lbs

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.9cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:AVERATEC/TriGem Computer
Model:N1030EA1E-1/N1030EA1E-1R
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AVERATEC/Averatec Buddy

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /90 days warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950
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