Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 12:25 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The big thing in notebooks right now are netbooks. They're cheap, more than powerful enough for day-to-day tasks, and small enough to actually carry around without anyone even noticing you're carrying one (not a bad thing in some parts of the world). However, they also receive a lot of criticism, such as cramped keyboards and displays that are too small. So, at Kaiwai's suggestion, here's a question for you all: how do you use your netbook?
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The same as I would a regular laptop
by computeruser on Thu 20th Aug 2009 12:49 UTC
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2009-07-21

I use my netbook mostly in same way I use a regular laptop. I run Windows 7, TrueCrypt with FDE, Office 2007, Opera, Eclipse, PuTTY, Cygwin, Media Player Classic, and Pidgin.

The only thing I don't do is virtualization - I haven't tried because I doubted it would perform well, but there have been a few situations where it would be useful.

I don't use my other laptop at all; even though it is much more powerful and gets better battery life, it weighs twice as much (4.5 lbs vs. 2.2 lbs)

If I had a need for more power in a laptop, I'd probably consider the Latitude E4200 first (2.3 lbs, close in weight to most 10" netbooks, but with 12" WXGA, a Core 2 Duo, up to 5 GB RAM, and a more powerful Intel G45-based GPU)

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