Laptop buying advice forum: I like the portability of Netbooks, but is it for me?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) December 10, 2010 12:11 PM PST

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I like the portability of Netbooks, but is it for me?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 12/10/10 12:11 PM

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I like the portability of Netbooks, but is it for me?


Netbooks, I need advice. I've been looking at these and
trying them out at stores. These are so portable and one can
have a "combined" e-reader, gaming station, Internet access,
and video/music player, all on the go. But the 1GB of RAM and
160 to 250 GB hard drive memory makes these computers so
slow. Do you think it is better to get a Netbook at the
current price, or get a very small notebook/larger netbook
(11-12" screen) with 2 GB RAM and pay a little more, or wait
and see if this media improves and gets faster and cheaper? I
like this better than a cell phone because of the screen
size. But I hate the slowness. Do you think the price will go
down? Advice, opinions, any input please...I'm dying to get
a Netbook, yet I hesitate. Thanks.

--Submitted by: Fran M.

Here are some member answers to get you started, but
please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this question.

It depends on what you want --Submitted by: High Desert Charlie
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-19680_102-5043836.html

Netbook vs. Notebook--Submitted by: TheBig3
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-19680_102-5043993.html

Things You May Want To Consider--Submitted by: ajtrek
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-19680_102-5044040.html

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