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BTW somewhat off topic but there's x86 chrome books out there for $200 and less. HDMI and all.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215914
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Completely close minded. I have owned two and loved them entirely. My friend owned two and did 3d modeling using 3DStudio Max on his HP Mini. He STILL uses his 3 year old HP Mini without any issues. Anyone that thinks they are so horrible is expecting far too much from a $200 laptop.

My point exactly. One can't get much from a $200 laptop and that's why I don't like them. And I absolutely hate the crammed keyboard, that's my biggest issue which also happens to be the reason I don't game on any laptop at all. I won't spend anything less than $330 on laptops.

Don't judge me if you don't exactly know how I think.
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The atom processor still blows away all the tablet CPUs out there and offers desktop app support through and through. The actual problem with netbooks were their crummy hard drive speeds (in terms of performance). The moment you stuck an SSD in those things the performance skyrocked. HD playback was even possible on the older models because of the faster read speeds. And we`re just talking 60mbps here.
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The death of net-books. Face the fact that even if it's not dead it will very soon. Have you ever used a Windows net-book?? It is horrible. The keyboard is crammed, the performance is horrible and even the build quality is not there. Don't talk to me about chrome-books because as it has been said above chrome-books can't even run without an internet connection. All you get with it is just a web browser and that's basically it.

You are the one ignoring the facts. The Chromebook IS a Netbook and is the best selling notebook on Amazon. So there is a market for them, Intel just dropped the ball by not being fast enough to implement a proper GPU and by limiting the specs. Besides, you can always install Ubuntu on one of these.

Also, if you scroll down the best selling list, you'll find at nr. 17 an Acer Chromebook that packs an Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU (not an Atom!), comes with 2 GB of RAM and can run Windows or Linux and costs just $255. It has only been released recently, so it will probably go up in the charts even more as the specs are very interesting for the price.

Most people not buying one of these are probably just waiting for 28nm Kabini APUs from AMD, which should arrive in March, and 22nm Atoms with Ivy Bridge graphics and out of order architecture, due sometime this year.

Oh, and don't use double interrogation marks, because as a matter of fact, had you read even the first sentence of my first post in this thread, you'd know that I owned one running Windows XP and now own one running Windows 7 Starter, and this one is actually quite good as I wrote in my first post in detail, it was also more expensive than the norm for a Netbook, but it was well worth the added cost. The keyboard is great, in fact I use it everyday. Not all Netbooks are born alike, this one has a chiclet type keyboard and it works very well.
 
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UMMMMM NO.
http://kotaku.com/5912757/the-origin-eon+11s-is-an-impressive-gaming-machine-masquerading-as-a-netbook
this is.
or this
http://www.notebookcheck.net/The-new-Clevo-W110ER-is-a-sub-1000-11-6-inch-Gaming-Notebook.74484.0.html
although more expensive, they are as powerful as a mid range full sized laptop. (a lot cheaper if found used)

Starting at $1000 isn't exactly competitive in the netbook market tongue.gif
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So much hate for the lovely netbook. I am typing this on my Acer Aspire One right now. I use it daily. It is perfect for browsing the web from my recliner.

Netbooks are not notebook or desktop replacements. They were cheap portable computers for browsing and minor office document work.
Why do they get compared to ultrabooks, because stupid people look only at size to compare them.
I could have gotten 2-3 netbooks for the price of a single "cheap" ultrabook. Yes the ultrabook is more powerful, but that is not the point.

I have a iPhone5 and a iPad, but they are not for surfing the web if your typing a lot. This post would take me 7-8 minutes on my phone and 4-5 on my iPad, but less than 2 on my netbook.

Is a netboook slow, yes, but for basic use nothing beats it IMO and I will use mine till it dies.


In all honestly, Windows 8 is the final nail in th coffin for the netbook, Metro apps will not work on its smaller screen, so no point in making them anymore.
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Metro apps will not work on its smaller screen, so no point in making them anymore.

IDK, Metro apps might have their niche. It's probably not people who work for a living using them, but touchscreen apps are great for toddlers and technophobes. Not making them anymore seems a little too drastic (but not much).
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Honestly, I love them and still use mine. Runs Ubuntu 12.04 with 2D Unity like a boss.

I find it funny when kids bring huge, heavy laptops to class and take notes with that. While I on the other hand can take a light and small netbook, with a full keyboard and take notes. It also fits perfectly on those armrest table things, unlike bulky notebooks. Also don't even get my started on tablets........I know that is what killed the netbook, but they are not productive at all, like a netbook.......tablets are toys and that is all.

As far as gaming goes........come on.... It is a portable device and if you always need to game wherever you go, then you have issues. If I wanted to game, I would do it PROPERLY, which is on my desktop......not on a portable device (laptop) that can barely push 40 frames on low-medium.... That is no way to game...if you can't put it on medium or high with 60 FPS, then it honestly is not worth playing. It would however be nice to have a GPU that could handle some smaller games.

My biggest complaint is the GPUs blow and cause the whole system to slow! The dual core atoms are actually capable, but the stupid GPUs hold them back.
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So much hate for the lovely netbook. I am typing this on my Acer Aspire One right now. I use it daily. It is perfect for browsing the web from my recliner.
Netbooks are not notebook or desktop replacements. They were cheap portable computers for browsing and minor office document work.
Why do they get compared to ultrabooks, because stupid people look only at size to compare them.
I could have gotten 2-3 netbooks for the price of a single "cheap" ultrabook. Yes the ultrabook is more powerful, but that is not the point.
I have a iPhone5 and a iPad, but they are not for surfing the web if your typing a lot. This post would take me 7-8 minutes on my phone and 4-5 on my iPad, but less than 2 on my netbook.
Is a netboook slow, yes, but for basic use nothing beats it IMO and I will use mine till it dies.
In all honestly, Windows 8 is the final nail in th coffin for the netbook, Metro apps will not work on its smaller screen, so no point in making them anymore.

Does an ultrabook cost more? Yes. Can you do more with an ultrabook? Yes. So what's the point of a netbook then when you get all the benefits of it on an ultrabook plus more?
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Does an ultrabook cost more? Yes. Can you do more with an ultrabook? Yes. So what's the point of a netbook then when you get all the benefits of it on an ultrabook plus more?

Is your "ultrabook" as easy to take around campus and to college classes as a netbook? Oh and does it fit as easy on the armests? Didn't think so.

Ultrabook is just a thin laptop, nothing more.
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