Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 15:07 UTC
Editorial Last week, Apple again repeated its claim that the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of filling the netbook niche. They also claimed that netbooks can barely be called personal computers. Both of these statements are complete and utter nonsense, but instead of writing down some high-level definition of what a netbook is, I decided to simply write down all the things I do with my netbook that the iPhone/iPod Touch cannot do to make the difference between the two that much more tangible.
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Not disposable
by RavinRay on Tue 28th Apr 2009 00:36 UTC in reply to "..."
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If you need to replace the HD or other hardware from your netbook, or change the OS, or anything, then you don't need a netbook, you need a laptop.

Well, I'm willing to upgrade my IdeaPad 10.
Netbooks are cheap and disposable machines witch goal is to cover basic tasks and it will last at least a couple of years or less.

Cheap? Yes. Disposable? Most certainly not! Why bother making a short-lived machine? Doesn't make sense. And tell that to netbook owners who use Autodesk and Adobe suites on their netbooks.
The problem is that people want to treat netbooks as laptos, and that is wrong.

What's wrong with that? When you look at the two objectively, netbooks and laptops have the same basic design with differences here and there, not enough for them to be treated differently.

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