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or get an itouch refurb from apple with a bluetooth keyboard... now thats mobile
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or get an itouch refurb from apple with a bluetooth keyboard... now thats mobile
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No, it's not. Stop saying it is. I'm in college and a normal sized laptop and gaming desktop works best. I need something fast that's also not bulky while I'm on the go. A netbook is not gonna provide that. I bought an ASUS Eee PC and wanted to die after some days of using it. It's unbearably slow due to Atom. Ion doesn't really count, either. All it helps is with video, but the system is still unbearably slow if you open more than two or three programs.

OP, if you want an ultra-portable, you can get the HP DM1z for $420 and enjoy much more performance than a netbook.
A normal size laptop and gaming desktop might work best for you but maybe not for others. Not everyone needs something fast and ultra-thin and if they do they may not be able to afford it. As for the Atom processors, I find my Atom N280 processor sufficient for my tasks of taking notes and browsing the web/youtube.

I would have loved to get a powerful 12.1 or 13.3 inch netbook but my first concern was cost as I'm sure many college students would agree, so I chose a cheap netbook which you can easily get at a retail store for $230 after tax.

Most students from my observations only use their laptops for taking notes, browsing the web, watching youtube and checking email and other non cpu/gpu intensive tasks. I'm sure there are some students who need to use auto cad and photoshop and other intensive programs on the go, but for the rest of the students a netbook (10"-13.3") is perfectly suitable for their needs on campus, and the 10.2" netbooks are the cheapest, if you are lucky you can find 11.6"-13.3" used for a similar price, I found a nice 12.1" used netbook on ebay for $200 for my girlfriend.


Don't get me wrong, I understand your frustration with 10" netbooks, the screen is small and the keyboard takes some getting use to, but sometimes you just have to make compromises between college, work and hobbies.
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I would have loved to get a powerful 12.1 or 13.3 inch netbook but my first concern was cost as I'm sure many college students would agree, so I chose a cheap netbook which you can easily get at a retail store for $230 after tax.

Most students from my observations only use their laptops for taking notes, browsing the web, watching youtube and checking email and other non cpu/gpu intensive tasks. I'm sure there are some students who need to use auto cad and photoshop and other intensive programs on the go, but for the rest of the students a netbook (10"-13.3") is perfectly suitable for their needs on campus.
If you can handle apps taking 100 years to load, a horrible 10" screen with a res so low you'll have to scroll vertically, a CPU that will get tired once you open more than two programs, and machines that are horribly made, sure. I would've saved more money and bought an ultraportable, though. $400 isn't that much, and you get a much better system. I will never buy a netbook, nor do I recommend anyone to buy one.
    
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My wife is currently using an Asus 1018-P (Not the one from bestbuy). It works "okay" for what she is doing as a student. I will be changing it out this summer before she starts Vet School.

It is...SLOW. My God it's slow. I generally want to punch the keyboard when opening more than 2 things. Opening Microsoft Word 2011 can even be a challenge sometimes.

That's with 2GBs of DDR3, max RAM the motherboard can take. But, it cost under $400 and weighs nothing. Battery last near 9 hours. Pretty much does what she needs. It would just kill me to use something like that everyday.
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even with 3ghz dual core? seems weird to me....
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My wife is currently using an Asus 1018-P (Not the one from bestbuy). It works "okay" for what she is doing as a student. I will be changing it out this summer before she starts Vet School.

It is...SLOW. My God it's slow. I generally want to punch the keyboard when opening more than 2 things. Opening Microsoft Word 2011 can even be a challenge sometimes.

That's with 2GBs of DDR3, max RAM the motherboard can take. But, it cost under $400 and weighs nothing. Battery last near 9 hours. Pretty much does what she needs. It would just kill me to use something like that everyday.
That's what I'm saying. And now for $420 you can pick up something like an HP DM1z, which is a difference of night and day in terms of performance in everyday applications. I'd rather just save some additional $50 bucks and get something which I won't hate everyday.
    
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If you can handle apps taking 100 years to load, a horrible 10" screen with a res so low you'll have to scroll vertically, a CPU that will get tired once you open more than two programs, and machines that are horribly made, sure. I would've saved more money and bought an ultraportable, though. $400 isn't that much, and you get a much better system. I will never buy a netbook, nor do I recommend anyone to buy one.
OT: Proof? My mom's net-book doesn't do that? And what about the dm1z? They call it a notebook, but it's basically a net-book?

OF: I hate when you(LOL_Wut_Axel) post about things without proof. I've hated every thing you say since the first one I saw by you. For taking notes/web/word, a netbook is fine.
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even with 3ghz dual core? seems weird to me....
Um, we're talking about an Atom. A Phenom II X2 N660 is more than 3x faster...

It won't have any problems keeping up with everyday activities.
    
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OT: Proof? My mom's net-book doesn't do that? And what about the dm1z? They call it a notebook, but it's basically a net-book?

OF: I hate when you(LOL_Wut_Axel) post about things without proof. I've hated every thing you say since the first one I saw by you. For taking notes/web/word, a netbook is fine.
It's an ultra-portable. And for proof, you can find all the reviewers of Atom laptops complaining about the sluggish performance. There's tons to find.

What proof? There's plenty of it, whether it's reviewers or users. And for note taking, it still sucks. It takes around 20 seconds to open Word. If you want to conform with what Intel wanted for Atom users, which is absolutely sluggish performance with good battery life, be my guest.

Also, haters gonna hate.
    
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