Post # 1
I’ve decided it’s time for me to get a new computer, my desktop dies about 4 years ago and I’ve been borrowing hubby’s laptop ever since.
I’m starting prereqs for a grad program in the spring so I want something that I can use for class (and of course gmail, FB, WB). I’d also use it to upload photos.
Can I do all that stuff on a netbook? Does anyone have one? Are the keyboard/screen annoyingly small?
I hate using the internet on my iPhone b/c the screen is so small but I like the idea of having a netbook which will fit in my purse.
Post # 3
We got a netbook a few months ago and we both love it. Super light and easy to travel with it. We have an 11 inch and I don’t think it is annoyingly small, I can read everything quite easily. I don’t think the keyboard is small either, no problems typing or hitting too many keys at once. You can use the internet, I use google docs for presentations, spreadsheets etc. but I believe ours also has word (never used it). We have uploaded a couple of vacations worth of pictures on to the computer, but once again, I usually move them to a web based storage site so I don’t have to deal when the computer is done with its life. There also is a flash drive so you can move data around that way as well. We did add antivirus software though. The battery lasts around 8 hours. I’m a big fan!
Post # 4
I think it depends on how you’ll be using the computer. We have a netbook and a laptop (ok and a desktop :), but they have very different purposes. The netbook we mainly use for travel. It’s super small and lightweight, plus we are able to access the internet anywhere, so it’s really handy for weekends away and business trips. Our netbook (an Acer) doesn’t have a cd or dvd drive, though, so it’s hard to load programs on it (can basically only load applications that can be downloaded off the internet). Also, the small screen and keyboard make it difficult to see, sometimes, so I don’t like to use it for long periods of time or for applications with detailed views (e.g. I don’t use it for gaming).
We also have a Macbook Pro, which we use for more extended computer activities. We game on it, use it to watch movies, and my husband has some programs loaded on it that he uses for grad school. Also, if I’m at home and I want to be on the internet for a while (and not on the desktop), I will use the Macbook over the netbook because of the screen size. It’s just a lot easier on my eyes than straining at a tiny screen for a long time.