Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 13:31 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Hardware, Embedded Systems The NPD group has done a study into customer satisfaction among netbook buyers, and they came to some surprisingly unsurprising results. As it turns out, people who expected a notebook when they bought a netbook were more likely to be disappointed than buyers who set out to buy a netbook from the get-go. No doodoo, Sherlock.
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Main Machine
by Kancept on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 14:46 UTC
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I used to lug around my 17" MBP. I then bought a Dell Mini9 and loved it. So much so that after 3 months with it, it became my main machine. I have another machine to do video editing and big photo editing on (my kid's alienware gaming rig), but I don't do that often. This machine has been great for light photo editing and everything else I do.

Just 2 weeks ago, I got my hp mini 2140 and have moved to it. It has the bigger keyboard, which makes programming easier, and a real HD instead of a tiny SSD. Admittedly, that tiny SSD was barely enough, and I stopped downloading so much, which was a productivity booster.

I bought them with linux, but use OSX on them. I do have the Windows disks for them as well, but was not impressed by it on them. Linux on the mini9 was neat, and I really liked the interface. The linux implementation on the hp looks good, but wasn't very functional for me.

I really like this 2140, it's my main machine, and just plain works.

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