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The thing I never understood was it was no harder to carry around a genuine laptop than a Netbook...though I say the same thing about a tablet. If I can't fit it in a coat pocket, I might as well have a laptop bag over my shoulder. Though I suppose the ladies out there can put a tablet in their purse...I wish man bags were more sociably acceptable. I'd carry all sorts of stuff with me.

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I loved the hell out of my netbook while I had it.
Thing was perfect for taking notes in class and taking on trips.
Tablets are nice and all but typing with any sort of real speed can be a pain.

The problem with them was that people expected to use netbooks as daily drivers and for that they just fall short.

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The problem with them was that people expected to use netbooks as daily drivers and for that they just fall short.

This sums it up PERFECTLY. People bought them as their main PCs when they were NEVER intended to perform such duties.

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I still like netbooks and feel they have their place.

My netbook (which I just recently sold..) had great battery life and had more features that I look for than those that a tablet can offer. 9 hours of battery life with the ability to do pretty much anything I could hope for (programming, typing essays, any productivity work basically). Tablets aren't really viable for that solution and I'm not sure if Ultrabooks can offer the same sort of battery life. Even if they can, their price point isn't all that appealing for myself (and I assume many others).

I do like Ultrabooks as well, though. I'm just not sure if they offer as good of battery life (which is personally my main concern). Ultrabooks do have the benefits of bigger resolutions/screens and more performance, but are those really worthwhile for everybody? My little Atom had enough kick behind it to allow me to run anything I could reasonably expect to do on the go for hours on end. The resolution would be nice but it's my fault for getting a 10" netbook in the first place.

I think continuing to offer netbooks would be a good idea for the consumer as it allows for more choice (but a terrible idea for OEMs because of a lack of profitability). They're the smallest and most affordable laptops out there that are still very capable and have their own benefits.

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The thing I never understood was it was no harder to carry around a genuine laptop than a Netbook...though I say the same thing about a tablet. If I can't fit it in a coat pocket, I might as well have a laptop bag over my shoulder. Though I suppose the ladies out there can put a tablet in their purse...I wish man bags were more sociably acceptable. I'd carry all sorts of stuff with me.

They are if you get the right kinds...

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I used mine to log into work back in the day while I gamed on my desktop. Other than that, it was pretty useless once tablets came about. Glad I sold mine and got $125 for it when I did.

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They are if you get the right kinds...
Leather bags go really good with different clothing choices

Heh, I just have a laptop bag from 1999...still in good shape and I can carry my laptop and all sorts of other stuff...mainly tools, but some times spare clothes for the kids or whatever. Trouble is you can't take it into a store without having staff follow you to make sure you don't shoplift anything or having people look at you like you're crazy...however, mommy over there can walk around with a bushel big purse with no questions.

Ugg...I hate it. Not fair I tell you...NOT FAIR.

Though I can at least have a backpack on in most places, but then my wife yells at me for that and says I look like I am going camping.

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Ok Netbooks are not as bad as people claim them to be. The PROBLEM with them is that people were trying to bite off more than it can chew. Of course it cant run crysis! Yet its been tried, and when it doesn't work, we ask the forums for help. My little Lenovo has done me well over the years for my OCN browsing needs, Youtube, Music, and Movies.

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I got 4 years of use out of my acer aspire one until I got a tablet and realized how much faster it was a doing everything, though that's not quite a fair comparison, considering how much technology had changed in that span of time, operating systems, etc. But for what I used it for, it did the job quite well.



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