Tablets forum: Is the Apple iPad or Netbook right for me?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) March 26, 2010 3:21 PM PDT

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Is the Apple iPad or Netbook right for me?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 3/26/10 3:21 PM

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Is the Apple iPad or Netbook right for me?


I'm looking for a device that will let me check my e-mail and surf the Web when I'm travelling, but with a larger screen and storage size than any phone has. I thought a Netbook would be the way to go, but now the Apple iPad is coming out, I'm wondering if that would be a better choice. Any recommendations for Netbooks, or should I wait for the iPad? What are the pros and cons of both devices? Whatever I get needs to be portable and light enough to be hauled around a lot. Since I'm on the road quite often, sometimes for weeks, its battery life and charging options are important. All opinions and suggestions are welcomed. Thanks in advance.

-- Submitted by: Corey C.

Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but
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iPad vs. Netbook --Submitted by waytron
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19686_102-0.html?messageID=3279035#3279035

It all depends... --Submitted by Wolfie2k5
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19686_102-0.html?messageID=3275856#3275856

It really depends on what you want to do... --Submitted by Watzman
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19686_102-0.html?messageID=3275754#3275754

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