Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jan 2009 22:37 UTC
Apple While we're on the subject of netbooks today, I ran across a story by Ars Technica's Erica Sadun, who writes for Ars' Infinite Loop (Apple) section. She poses that Apple already sells a netbook: the iPod Touch and the iPhone. I've heard many people make this claim before (including Steve Jobs himself), but I find it very hard to see the iPod Touch and the iPhone as netbooks.
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Whatever works for you
by shadow_x99 on Wed 14th Jan 2009 01:29 UTC
shadow_x99
Member since:
2006-05-12

This debate is a bit pointless... Consumers do not really care in what category their precious little toys
is categorized... What's most important is: They just works! (no pun intended)

I believe that for all active web-browsing (i.e. commenting on osnews) you are far better off with a laptop)

For all passive browsing (i.e. Just reading and not contributing to the overall knowledge of mankind), you can use with an iPhone or iPod touch.

So, I am using my MacBook to write this comment but I read the original story on my iPod Touch.

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RE: Whatever works for you
by RandomGuy on Wed 14th Jan 2009 02:14 in reply to "Whatever works for you"
RandomGuy Member since:
2006-07-30

I believe that for all active web-browsing (i.e. commenting on osnews) you are far better off with a laptop)


Depends on the size of your hands.
I believe Thom has stated that he has small hands and zero problems typing on his aspire one.
I think the size of my hands is about average and I don't really have trouble typing on the same model (keyboard wise). A slightly bigger keyboard wouldn't hurt but it's far from necessary.

Maybe I take a 10-20% speed hit but I can touchtype and that's what really makes or breaks a product for me.

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RE[2]: Whatever works for you
by shadow_x99 on Thu 15th Jan 2009 00:34 in reply to "RE: Whatever works for you"
shadow_x99 Member since:
2006-05-12

Sorry if I misled you... I was refering to the fact that it is a bit hard to write some complex text with an iPhone/iPod despite what Apple may want to make you believe.

In that regard, you need a Laptop (I'd like to say that a Netbook IS a laptop for me... Just an underpowered one)

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