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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Primarily small tasks now
by leos on Thu 20th Aug 2009 14:21 UTC
leos
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I have a 701 4g. It runs EeeBuntu with relative success. Although the netbook remix interface sucks awfully so I removed it.

When I first got it I used it for all sorts of things, even for C++ programming and such. Now that I have a 24" iMac I just can't justify staring at that 7" screen at home, even though it is fun to compute in any position or chair.

So now I just use it for watching movies in bed or while I'm making dinner, and of course for whenever I need to take a little machine with me. My wife and I are heading to europe in a few days, and of course the Eee is the only machine I would think of taking. The other laptops are way too big and fragile, this thing is bombproof and can go anywhere.

I think if I had an iPhone I probably wouldn't need my 701, but that's too expensive and I hate paying monthly fees. I still think the 701 has some good points that the later netbooks completely missed out on. I would never buy a netbook without an SSD, or robust design.

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