Netbook as main machine?

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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.

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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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