Replacement for Classmate

Sorry if this has been answered before, but I haven’t been able to find it.

I want to replace the driver station Classmate. I have been looking at 10-11" screen Acer and Asus net/notebooks as candidates. I am fond of the ~300 Acer Eee series. Is there anything special I need to avoid?

Specifically Windows Versions or 64bit?

You need at least windows 7. (XP works but is unsupported this year)

The classmate has a ssd hard drive for durability.

I would say if you have the budget I might go for something with a bigger screen and a more powerful processor. The classmates, and most computers with 10-11" screens are fairly slow, and upgrading to a faster computers makes robot communication stabler, usually speeds up the camera speed, and allows you to do more complicated dashboards.

But if you do want to stick with a netbook, just make sure it has Windows 7 or 8, and if you can buy one with an SSD because that will make booting alot faster, which helps when you have to occasionally reboot between matches.