PLATFORMS: Thinking “temporary” while MCBA is in for repair

http://www.walmart.com/ip/eMachines-Black-10.1-eM350-2074-Netbook-PC-with-Intel-Atom-N450-Processor-Windows-XP-Home/15231329

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eMachines Black 10.1″ eM350-2074 Netbook PC with Intel Atom N450 Processor & Windows XP Home

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From $248.00

With its Intel Atom processor and dedicated graphics, the eMachines eM350-2074 Netbook PC powers through everyday apps and brings a great visual experience while remaining small and easily portable. This ultra-mobile black 10.1″ eMachines netbook PC is super light and less than 1″ thin, making it easy to tote anywhere. Plus, its larger keyboard and touchpad features are perfect for fast-paced, accurate data input while you’re on the move. With the eMachines eM350-2074 Netbook PC, you can stay connected to your mobile world.

eMachines Black 10.1″ eM350-2074 Netbook PC with Intel Atom N450 Processor, Windows XP Home

   * Intel Atom N450 processor

   1.66GHz, 667MHz Front Side Bus, 512KB L2 Cache

   * 1GB DDR2 system memory

   Allows you to do the computer basics of web surfing, emails and documents

   * 160GB SATA hard drive

   Store 106,000 photos, 45,000 songs or 84 hours of HD video and more on the black 10.1″ eMachines netbook PC

   * 10/100 Fast Ethernet; 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi

   Connect to a broadband modem or a wired broadband router with wired Ethernet, or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n WLAN built right into your PC

   * 10.1″ LED widescreen display

   Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with 64MB of dedicated video memory, supporting Microsoft DirectX 9

Additional Features:

   * Built-in 1.3 megapixel Webcam

   * 2-in-1 digital media card reader

   * 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x VGA port, 1 x headphone/speaker/line-out jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port

   * 3-cell lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hours battery life)

Software:

   * Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3

   * Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day trial)

   * Microsoft Works 9

   * Norton Internet Security (60-day trial)

   * Windows Live Essentials Wave 3 (with Photo Gallery and Writer)

   * eMachines ePower Management, eMachines eRecovery Management

Support and Warranty:

   * 1-year parts and labor limited warranty with toll-free tech support

   * Restore discs are no longer included with PCs. We recommend you use the installed software to create your own restore and backup DVD the first week you use the black 10.1″ eMachines netbook PC.

What’s In The Box:

   * Power supply and power cord

   * 3-cell Li-Ion battery

   * Quick Start Guide and documentation

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It should be good enough for a week. But, can I then put ubuntu on it?

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