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OK, what am I missing here?? Why does anyone want a netbook...seriously? :alchi: Must be for those goobers who watch movies on an ipod.
 

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Light, easy to carry, doesn't get as hot, go w/a 10.1" screen though...
 

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Am now confused...
 

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I have a HP mini-note and it's great for work - easy to carry, great for meeting notes or presentations, takes up little space.
 

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Alot of people dismiss netbooks as not being "real" computers or being too small to be useful. I merely contribute the opposing point, "laptops" with 18 and 19" screens (they do exist) beg the question as to why buy a laptop to begin with?

I find Netbooks extremely useful and for the kind of computer use I do, actually more useful than a full on notebook. I like how light they are and that they can go anywhere with me. I have a 12.1" HP Tablet right now and even that is too big to feel like a comfortable extension of my arms when I'm moving around on my bed or what not. My brother's Lenovo S10 was just perfect.
 

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I have a 10.1" Acer netbook and a 14" Compaq laptop in addition to the desktop. Netbook is in the bedroom, laptop is in the living room, desktop is in the office.

My work laptop is larger (almost 16", the largest I would ever consider traveling with). Desktop replacement laptops are OK, but I'd rather get a cheap and powerful desktop and go for mobility w/the laptop.

I guess if I could only have one computer, however, I'd go w/the large laptop since it can do all things OK.
 

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My boss and my Co-worker both have netbooks from the store. (we do give it a lot of computer trade as my girlfriend's computer came from work too :) ) They like them a lot, but I can say bullshit on the "Gets less hot". Not quite the child-melting, steel-converting heat of my old R30, but not cool either. They are fine for plenty of work and the ones we sell, at least, have 160 GB fixed disks, so they can hold plenty of useful software. The lightness/smallness factor is very good, and they are plenty of computer for plenty of people. We sell one with an inbuilt 3G cell-modem and one without, and they are fine for what they are.
 

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My boss and my Co-worker both have netbooks from the store. (we do give it a lot of computer trade as my girlfriend's computer came from work too :) ) They like them a lot, but I can say bullshit on the "Gets less hot". Not quite the child-melting, steel-converting heat of my old R30, but not cool either. They are fine for plenty of work and the ones we sell, at least, have 160 GB fixed disks, so they can hold plenty of useful software. The lightness/smallness factor is very good, and they are plenty of computer for plenty of people. We sell one with an inbuilt 3G cell-modem and one without, and they are fine for what they are.
I agree, I think the ones with the tiniest (low quality) LCDs and 4, 8 and 16GB SSDs are questionable at best for real daily use, but the S10 my brother got is INFINITELY expandable due to an EASY to access lower plate which reveals BOTH the hard drive bay AND the RAM slot (alot of Netbooks have soldered RAM or require disasembly of the entire machine to get to the disk) and a factory 160GB platter disk, I think it's 160 anyway. The only drawback to the Lenovo is the uber-small shift key, but if you want to set it up on a small desk you can still connect a USB keyboard to it for long documents.

In fact, there's no reason you can't hook up an external LCD, mouse AND KB and use it as a desktop replacement at home. Sure you might not be playing WoW on the thing, but if you do web surfing, Office type stuff and and listening to music it would be fine. The LED backlit LCD is another awesome bonus.
 

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My boss and my Co-worker both have netbooks from the store. (we do give it a lot of computer trade as my girlfriend's computer came from work too :) ) They like them a lot, but I can say bullshit on the "Gets less hot". Not quite the child-melting, steel-converting heat of my old R30, but not cool either. They are fine for plenty of work and the ones we sell, at least, have 160 GB fixed disks, so they can hold plenty of useful software. The lightness/smallness factor is very good, and they are plenty of computer for plenty of people. We sell one with an inbuilt 3G cell-modem and one without, and they are fine for what they are.

The Acer netbook I have puts out SIGNIFICANTLY less heat than any laptop I've used. It's not even close.
 

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Alot of people dismiss netbooks as not being "real" computers or being too small to be useful. I merely contribute the opposing point, "laptops" with 18 and 19" screens (they do exist) beg the question as to why buy a laptop to begin with?

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Its still more portable than a desktop.
 

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I guess if I could only have one computer, however, I'd go w/the large laptop since it can do all things OK.
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I needed something that would run my graphics programs for work, render 3D models fairly well, will run the latest games when I'm at home, and be easier to move between the two locations than a full tower.
A notebook DTR (desktop replacement) is the only machine that fills my needs.

Here's my latest:

Asus W90Vp-A1
-18.4" WUXGA (1920x1080)
-Intel Q9000 Core 2 Quad running at 2.7ghz
-CROSSFIRE DUAL ATI HD4870's DDR3 DX10
-6GB DDR2 800MHz RAM
-2X Blue-Ray Read/8X DVDRW Super Multi Combo Drive
-2x 320GB 7200RPM WD
-Sound Blaster X-Fi 7.1 Xtreme Audio
-5 Altec Lansing speakers + subwoofer built in.


















Scores 15,000 in 3DMark06 stock out of the box. Others have pushed it to 20,000.
That bests many desktop gaming machines.
 
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