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Comment by kosmic
by kosmic on Fri 21st Aug 2009 15:26 UTC
kosmic
Member since:
2007-09-24

For me the real netbook is still for coming.

Why there is nothing like the very good and old powerpc G4 12" from apple ?

12 inches, great processor and a DVD writer, and of course 1024x768, for me the best netbook of all times ;)

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RE: Comment by kosmic
by kaiwai on Fri 21st Aug 2009 16:23 in reply to "Comment by kosmic"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

For me the real netbook is still for coming.

Why there is nothing like the very good and old powerpc G4 12" from apple ?

12 inches, great processor and a DVD writer, and of course 1024x768, for me the best netbook of all times ;)


The very question was asked when the MacBook Air came out; many people I know were expecting the return of the 12inch 'PowerBook' but found that they were greatly disappointed. I question the wisdom, quite frankly, of MacBook Air when the people I've talked to were hoping for a 12inch PowerBook like laptop. Small, powerful and functional.

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RE: Comment by kosmic
by Accident on Fri 21st Aug 2009 20:02 in reply to "Comment by kosmic"
Accident Member since:
2005-07-29

I would say the old TC-1100 was the best netbook ever made if it was made today. I got mine with docking station for $300. I have it setup as dual screen too.


Main Specifications:

Processor: 1.2GHz Pentium M
System Memory: 2 GB SDRAM
Hard Drive Size: 160 GB
Screen: 10.4" XGA (1024x768) display
Video Adapter: 32MB Nvidia
WiFi Adapter: Integrated WLAN 802.11 a/b/g

Expansion Ports (Tablet):

Ethernet: Integrated 10/100 Adapter
Modem: Integrated 56K MiniPCI Adapter
Sound: Onboard
USB Port: Yes (2)
PC-Card (PCMCIA) Slot: Yes (1)
Monitor Out Port: 15-Pin VGA
SD Card Slot: Yes (1)

(Docking Station):

Ethernet: Integrated 10/100 Adapter
Optical Drive: CD-RW/DVD external
Sound Card: Onboard
USB Port: Yes (4) (6 altogether)
Monitor Out Port: 15-Pin VGA

Operating System: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TC1100

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RE: Comment by kosmic
by Lennie on Sat 22nd Aug 2009 00:15 in reply to "Comment by kosmic"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I got a touchbook on pre-order:

http://www.osnews.com/story/21075/Want_Touch_Book

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