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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Nothing its broken
by Karitku on Fri 21st Aug 2009 13:18 UTC
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So acer one, what can I say: it sucks. I made major mistake when buy that piece of plastic junk. I knew Acer wasn't best but atleast some other 500 euro laptops I had bought were pretty good.

First mistake was classic, SSD. More like FDD, that thing is so slow that doing anything productive is waste of time. Second mistake was memory, adding more remains me Hot Shot joke where eye operation was needed do thru rectum. Third mistake was "Linux", if I was Linus I would sue them for calling it Linux.

So firstly I did the eye operation that fixed slowness of "Linux", then I decided to change OS to Vista. That took 6 hrs to install and after instensive surfing, using my main computer, I found memory hack thing that solved the awful SSD speed. After few months I fixed SSD problem by giving it boot and installing HDD, sanding the ZIF cable reminded me why I sometimes want to kill IT engineers (with barehands). Well that worked fine for few months until HDD gave in. Correction, HDD works fine but apperently the motherboard pins are broken or something because even after changing cable it refuses to work with it. And to get those cables I needed to buy 10 euro IDE converter. Atleast I can use HDD in my desktop or I would unless nail thin piece of plastic that keeps the wretched ZIF cable connect wouldn't come off.

So now its broken and waiting day when I start soldering SATA port in it. Or rather day when I buy real laptop. Netbooks are cheap because they are rubbish, kind a like those cheap asian cars. Small, cheap and makes me want to kill myself, or guy who made it.

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