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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laptop replacement
by AdamW on Thu 20th Aug 2009 15:20 UTC
AdamW
Member since:
2005-07-06

main system's a desktop, Vaio P is my only 'laptop'. I've always liked tiny PCs, I had a Vaio C1XD Picturebook for years (used to get all sorts of questions in coffee shops). Works very nicely now I've got the Poulsbo drivers behaving, and it's deeply deeply convenient to have a PC you can carry in the inside pocket of a suit jacket...

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RE: laptop replacement
by Kroc on Thu 20th Aug 2009 16:15 in reply to "laptop replacement"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Are you running Vista, and what’s the performance like? It seemed as the worst feature on the Vaio P was Vista itself.

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RE[2]: laptop replacement
by AdamW on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:48 in reply to "RE: laptop replacement"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

you forgot who I am? ;) of course I'm not running Vista. It runs Fedora 11 and does it rather well. Biggest bottleneck is the 4200 RPM hard disk (I didn't get the SSD model; the SSD's performance is also rather hampered by the odd design decision to use a PATA interface for it, from what I've read).

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RE: laptop replacement
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 16:18 in reply to "laptop replacement"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You have a Vaio P?

I envy you. Seriously. I want one of those *so bad*. Too bad I'm too poor for one.

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RE[2]: laptop replacement
by AdamW on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:51 in reply to "RE: laptop replacement"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

it was only CAN$1,000. Not really that much for a computer, if you don't see it through the 'but a crappily-built netbook is three times cheaper!' lens. I don't buy computers as toys, I buy 'em for the long term, I expect to be using this one for a long time to come. I kept the Picturebook for five years.

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