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Thread: Have you submitted yourself to the Netbook craze?

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    I was looking at the available dishes (Toshiba NB100, Acer Aspire One, Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Mini Ui3520, Samsung NC10, Asus EEE 1000H, HP Mini 2140, et al.) and I'm keen on getting myself one of these little things once the cash comes back.

    ATM I'm thinking of waiting for the Samsung NC20, seeing as it comes with a 12" screen (it's an XL-netbook, as opposed to a subpar notebook), and I saw the 8.9" screen on a gal's EEE and it was really tiny.

    Dell's already launched something on this new 12" netbook league (the Dell Inspiron Mini 12), but I know Samsung always has the better craftsmanship.

    This seems like the ideal mini laptop to take to lectures and the like. Provided the keyboard is spacious enough (I hear the Samsung NC10 already is 93% of a full-sized, the HP Mini being 92%, so this NC20's must be even bigger) it can be used to write papers, surf the net, watch a few XviD's and listen to music. Nothing too power-hungry, but definitely an incentive to stay off enticing PC games.

    Has anyone here purchased one of these lilliputs and would like to share the experience/success/in-success if such is the case?

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    Nobody on FST has purchased a netbook yet?

    Somehow that seems unlikely.

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    No, I still got at least a couple of years on my 17inch desktop replacement laptop. While it's nice for me to have something just as powerful as a desktop, it freaking sucks hauling this bitch around campus. My back would definitely like me to hop on the netbook bandwagon. I'd probably consider buying one if they dropped down to under $150 . Until then using a combo of the back breaker and a smart phone seems sufficient enough.
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    Well you push the price limit a bit down but I definitely agree they are, in general, a bit overpriced as we speak (at least the good ones).

    Reaching a below $150 value seems impossible, however. Unless it's a refurbished deal or something.

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    I recently bought an NC10, and I'm loving it. It's great as an HTPC too.

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    Why would I want half a real notebook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat Faced View Post
    Why would I want half a real notebook?
    It's not instead of

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rat Faced View Post
    Why would I want half a real notebook?
    It's not instead of
    OK...

    If I have a Notebook, why would I get something not as good to replace it.

    If I didn't have a notebook, why would I just want half of one..


    Does that make more sense JP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat Faced View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul View Post

    It's not instead of
    OK...

    If I have a Notebook, why would I get something not as good to replace it.

    If I didn't have a notebook, why would I just want half of one..


    Does that make more sense JP?
    If you have a car why have a bicycle. If you have a 40'' plasma tv why have a 20'' one. If you have an oven why have a microwave. If you have an apple do you really need an orange.

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