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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No netbook at all for me
by biffuz on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:43 UTC
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I can't really understand this netbook madness. They are just too small and too slow to be enjoyable.

I really prefer my office notebook. It is a big, bulky and heavy Toshiba, but its Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz is a wonderful CPU and its 3 GB of RAM lets me run XP, OSX in a VM, development tools and a lot of other stuff with no paging file. It's got a terrible Intel GPU, but of course that's the office laptop, I don't use it to play WoW.

For me, I just bought a 13.3" MacBook Unibody - the previous model, not the current "Pro" - at 20% discount, and once I sell my older black MacBook, I'll have paid for it less than most netbooks sells for ;)
And it is a perfectly portable machine, with a very good battery, and it CAN play WoW nicely.
At these conditions, which one would have you chosen?

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