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Netbook as main machine?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by scorwitz, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. scorwitz

    scorwitz Thread Starter

    Jan 16, 2005
    My sister is worried that her laptop is about to be become unusable (power cord receptacle is lose and about to fall out) and asked me if I thought a Netbook could serve as her main computer.

    I recommended against it, because I know she likes Facebook/Youtube/Hulu/Netflix Streaming.

    Am I correct in my assumption that she should spend more for another laptop? She has very little expendable income.

  2. Compiler


    Oct 11, 2006
    Netbooks are not really made to be desktop replacements. They are very small, not very fragile. For a portable small computer, I think they're quite good. Surfing the net, email, etc. Streaming video is usually very hard on the hardware.

    Here is a recent review on netbooks. http://www.anandtech.com/show/3679/gateway-and-acer-netbooks

    She'll be spending about $300~350. The performance of netbooks are about the same as a 1.3Ghz P3 CPU.
    I usually recommend $600+ notebooks for quality, but there are some okay ones for $400+... they are not the best but are far better, performance wise over a netbook with full size keyboard and bigger screen.

    Maybe she'll like this $290 netbook: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Asus-1001P-MU17-PI/13439370
    Here are some 15" Notebooks for $380~$500: http://www.walmart.com/browse/Compu...3870353&search_sort=4&selected_items=+&depts=
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