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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by flibble on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 16:47 UTC
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I bought a MSI Wind (well PC World Advent branded one) a while back looking for a general purpose Windows and Linux PC ... and got one. It replaced and outperformed a UMPC I bought some years before at a quarter of the price.

Performance wise I've had no issues outside of modern (last 4 years or so) games, like any PC lumbered with the rubbish Intel integrated graphics.

Hardware wise, the height of the screen at 600px is a bit limiting and I dislike touchpads in general.

But all in all one of the best purchases I made. And no I don't just use it for the occasional "browsing, email and writing letters" niche that some people seem to be hammering netbooks into.

Netbooks are laptops, yes if I'd been stuck with a default crappy no-name Linux distro and no updates I might well be disapointed, but I'm not.

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