Carl Johnson on 20 Dec 2010 17:31:33 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Need Advice: Netbook for Christmas?

If you're used to large monitors, they'll get on your nerves fast.

Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC 8000x.

"Casey Bralla" <> wrote:

>I've been considering using some (well, all of it, actually) of my
>loot to buy a netbook.  But I'm worried that I may find a netbook too
>slow and 
>confining.  What does the group think?  Are they "worth it"?
>Here is what I'm looking for in a netbook:
>1.  Excellent portability
>2.  Long battery life (should be able to fly to Europe (~ 6 hours) on a
>battery charge
>3.  Linux (natch)
>I don't have anything really "practical" I want to do with it.  It
>really be a toy, but hopefully a toy with some utility.  I'll want to
>do some 
>surfing, maybe some real work (in short spurts) and also use it as a
>iPod music player.  (playing flac files, of course)
>I don't want a tablet because I want a true keyboard, even if it is
>than most notebooks.
>I've got my eye on an Asus with a dual-core atom.  By the time I buy
>the extra 
>GByte of RAM and a bluetooth mouse (I hate track pads), it will be in
>the $350 
>However, I could also bust my budget and get a budget laptop for $450. 
>would give more performance, but less portability and shorter battery
>My fear is that the netbook will be cool to play with for a while, but
>simply be too confining (too slow, too small a screen) to hold my
>Has anyone bought a netbook recently?  How do you feel about 6 months
>Would you buy one again if you had it to do over again?
>Casey Bralla
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