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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Netbook versus Laptop

  I have been asked a lot recently about the worth of "those $200.00 - $300.00 Laptops". For the most part they are (and for simplicity I shall refer to them as) Netbooks.  


   To be honest, Intel© describes what one needs to know, in it's simplest form, at the following:
http://www.intel.com/consumer/learn/netbook.htm  

Of course, this is only a small portion of the availability of products on the market, but I want to point out to those inquiring, that Netbooks are very limited in what they can do. The FAQ in the link above says it very well:

 "...       Can I replace my aging laptop with a netbook?
No. A netbook doesn't have the processing power and functionality you'd need to run many of the applications your current laptop supports       ..."

Not to imply that netbooks are useless, just that, as the name implies, they have been designed for internet usage, and little else. 

So, the bottom line is: what do you want from the machine, an email checker or a home theater media server?



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    If you could arrange it so that most of what your employees do is web based, including their office suite, (word processing, spreadsheets and slideshows) would you need to purchase expensive 'business' machines, or could you get away with an inexpensive Netbook?

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