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Netbook or Notebook

Wooderson Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Hi there, before xmas I was really into getting a Netbook when the early ones were coming out sub £200.I've gone back to looking at them and there's some pretty sweet models however they're around the £300 mark which has got me thinking, surely I could spend £300 or say £350 and get a laptop that would wipe the floor spec-wise with your average netbook.
I did like the idea of something I could use away from my desktop but honestly I don't think i'd use the full portability of a netbook, just around the house and the odd trip, anyone go through a similar dilemma?
Ideally i'd like to be able to buy a netbook but be able to take it back if it wasn't for me.

Thanks for looking.
Wooderson Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
It really depends on what you want it for - if you want gaming and using high cpu using apps get a notebook

Whereas if you surfing the net and doing spreads/emails get a netbook - get the Samsung Nc10 -best thing ive ever bought has about 8 hours battery after a few charges and thats on full power no adjusting settings - now for notebooks getting 3 hrs out of it is lucky - plus this netbook comes with xp not the awful vista so the netbook will run so much faster than a notebook on vista at the same spec

Looks really nice

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#2
^^ I ordered one in blue this morning - looking forward to it coming :)
#3
You need to think about what you need a laptop for,You have already said you have a desktop so you dont need it for video editing and for gaming you could pay £700 for a laptop or £60 for a graphics card for your desktop,If all you want a laptop for is like me surfing the net while sat on the sofa with the OH or sat in bed watching iplayer or taking to the caravan to watch videos and do a bit of surfing then a netbook is plenty,
#4
robtallica
^^ I ordered one in blue this morning - looking forward to it coming :)


seriously mate best thing i ever bought the battery life is astounding and it boots up in less than a minute - nice bright screen - and the inbuilt webcam is a nice treat - keypad is brilliant but if im being honest the only problem i have is the touchpad isnt that great not rubbish but takes getting used to
#5
Cheers for the advice, I think part of the problem is I haven't had a play around with a netbook in the flesh, is the size sufficiently different to that of a smaller laptop?
Do you know of anywhere with a good return policy where I could buy the Samsung or possibly the MSI Wind?
#6
i've got a little acer aspire one

used it on hol to play music and vids and to backup my holiday pics

away from holidays i can use it for some aspects of work, but generally just use it to potter about on the net at home - i have it next to the settee so if something interesting is on the telly (say - summit on the news or whatever) i can VERY quickly log on to the net wirelessly (typically one minute from completely shut down computer) and do a bit of research

battery life is around three hours - perfectly adequate

linux OS - perfectly adequate

these are less than £200 now - great value
#7
Wooderson
Cheers for the advice, I think part of the problem is I haven't had a play around with a netbook in the flesh, is the size sufficiently different to that of a smaller laptop?
Do you know of anywhere with a good return policy where I could buy the Samsung or possibly the MSI Wind?


i think laptops are too big - the nc10 is well 10inch screen but its great - trust me its the perfect size used to have a laptop was too big and heavy to get out whenever
#8
dandoc2
seriously mate best thing i ever bought the battery life is astounding and it boots up in less than a minute - nice bright screen - and the inbuilt webcam is a nice treat - keypad is brilliant but if im being honest the only problem i have is the touchpad isnt that great not rubbish but takes getting used to


Yeah I've been debating it for a while. Wasn't sure whether to go for a new laptop or a netbook.

This way I can try it out and see if I need a full blown laptop aswell - as there's a desktop in the house already. With the nc10 I've got a truly portable option.

Only thing I'll miss is a cd/dvd drive, but I'll get used to using memory cards in no time I bet.

I heard the touchpad was rather small, I'll have to get used to it! Can't wait.
#9
I was having the same debate and finally settled on a bargain Acer 2930 on fleabay brand new boxed for £300, Samsung Nc10 money but great spec for an ultraportable. I did also buy a hp2133 on sunday though:oops:
#10
robtallica
Yeah I've been debating it for a while. Wasn't sure whether to go for a new laptop or a netbook.

This way I can try it out and see if I need a full blown laptop aswell - as there's a desktop in the house already. With the nc10 I've got a truly portable option.

Only thing I'll miss is a cd/dvd drive, but I'll get used to using memory cards in no time I bet.

I heard the touchpad was rather small, I'll have to get used to it! Can't wait.


as long as youve got a hard drive you can copy what you want

Touchpad is not a bad size its just its got a scroll thingy on it and sometimes you end up scrolling up the page - i mean im using my nc10 to type all this now and as you can see im not making any mistakes in my typing so its not too bad
#11
It depends on your budget really. Heres my experience:

The HP 2133 looks the best out of the lot - I mean it LOOKS GOOOD!!!!!! So beautiful!!!!!!!! But the processor is slow - very slow compared to the Atom and battery life is quite bad. this is about £185 from ebuyer.

Acer one - for some reason I really like the acer one even though it's not the best netbook, theres just something about it which I can't put my finger on. This should set you back about £150-£200 as asda had this on for £150. Battery life is terrible like the HP 2133, looks pretty nice.

The NC10 is the best by far, 8 hours battery on lowest settings, but still usable. Brilliant screen - even in sunlight. Bluetooth built in and everything works out of the box with Linux. But it's close to £300.

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