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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by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 21st Aug 2009 21:51 UTC
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I don't use mine as my main machine, for gaming or for anything requiring some power. I have a desktop for that. My netbook is for portability, and it does that well.

I use it to take with me on vacation to hold photos from my camera. I take it to work to configure routers and such. I play some Starcraft on it.

I have an eee 900 and it is the perfect size. Screen as big as it can be in a chassis that small. Keyboard smaller than usual but still usable for me.

I hate it how netbooks keep getting bigger. I also hate it how they all have glossy bodies, and sometimes glossy screens now. I don't want a fingerprint magnet, and I want a screen that shows me what I am working on, not a reflection. There are no models of netbook I would even consider getting right now to replace my 900.

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