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My EEE has been demoted to SNES/NES emulation on plane rides. The iPads have pretty much monopolized all other portable duties. I found 1366x768 really irritating/frustrating for web browsing as I was always desperate for more screen real estate. To be honest, just never really that happy with it.
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Ahhh I had the very first netbook, the Eee PC 4G (heck, it wasn't even called a 4G or 701 at the time). That thing was awesome - had only 4GB SSD and 512mb of RAM that I upgraded to 2GB and put Windows XP on a 8GB SDHC card. Stupid 800x480 resolution sucked though until I customized my resolution in windows. Everyone was awed by that machine. I used it for 2 years in college before eventually selling it on craigslist.
   
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post #83 of 231
To complement what I said about the news not being entirely correct, in the sense that 11.6" Netbooks are here to stay (and not necessarily all round better equipped ones like I said), here is an interesting piece of news:

$249 Chromebook is Amazon's top-selling laptop
 
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post #84 of 231
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Originally Posted by cloudbyday View Post

No kidding either. I have a friend that ended up with a Windows XP "anti-virus" trojan. Due to the number of pop-ups and back-end services running, the netbook crawled to a stand still. It was so stupid because it messed up safe mode and I was unable to run combofix or superantispyware. Because of the lack of an ODD, I couldn't run my Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Being an XP machine and the legacy bios, I was not able to boot from any flash drive.
At the time, I lived in a dorm so I had no access to a desktop machine and I had my laptop. I had to physical take out his HDD replace it with mine to remove his virus. Took me a looong time to fix.

You're doing it wrong.
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Not a fan of net-books and pretty much saw this day coming.
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yup. used to make fun of my friends using netbooks XD

btw @ tpi2007, chromebooks are an inferior race of PC (the normal race includes netbook as well as most everything else) that can run on ARM CPUs, uses mediocre and oudated smartphone graphics, do not use a real operating system, and cannot even function without internet. worst of all it uses google.
chromebook isn't even anywhere near netbooks, which are themselves already pretty terrrible.
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i agree a laptop is better, but if you dont have much cash and just need to web browse or other easy trasks i think netbooks are ok, never owned one myself but been scouring ebay for one llately hopefully find a descent one under 100$ smile.gif if i had more cash tho i'd go laptop or a surface pro tablet smile.gifthumb.gif
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Originally Posted by wongwarren View Post

Not a fan of net-books and pretty much saw this day coming.

What day ?

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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

I remember wanting to get a Netbook when the EeePCs were announced with Atoms instead of Celerons.
But then I was so freaked out about the horrorful performance that I steered clear.

Yeah, it was good in theory. Very lightweight, small screens for portability, good battery life if you got the right models. Not so good once you actually used one though.
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I'm using my cheap netbook for writing down the notes at my university classes. I've always been a slow writer with a pen and I think the netbook is not replaceable in my case. I have a big laptop as well, but I don't want to carry around a brick with me, the netbook is super light and works just as well in this case.

I like the idea of the new tablets though. You can put the tablet on a keyboard stand and use it almost like a netbook. One of the downsides although is the OSes available compared to the netbooks. smile.gif
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