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My hubz is takingsome classes to prepare for the possible job surplussing. He has signed up for 2 classes and the 1st one does the training on an ipod so we have added another to our collections of ipods. The 2nd class is done on a netbook. Which he just got. Did I mention that these both were included in the cost of the class? Hmmmm well....
I have been without my lappy for a bit now and I am playing on his netbook. I had wanted to wait until after Christmas to buy me a new one but only want to spend a certain amount. Of course all the ones advertized were out of stock!
I currently have open 4 different pages and it seems to be working fine. However I usually listen to my music from Pandora, Playlist, or itunes while on here. I haven’t opened any of those yet.
The things I use a computer for are this: email, social sites (you know who you are!), music, pictures and general searching.
I know for a fact I do not want a desk top...very uncomfortable to sit it on my lap while soaking up the rays in the yard.
So my question is this which is better for my needs? Do any of you have experience or an opinion on either?




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      Trudy S wrote Jan 19, 2010
    • I recently went through the research for the same thing! I ended up choosing the laptop as it was more versitile. I may not need all the bells and whistles TODAY but I know from prior experience that I usually overload the computer’s capacity far faster than I thought I would.  

      Netbooks are name such for a reason...really only meant to do online stuff and some light-weight word processing.

      If you think you will be running a lot of programs that are NOT net based...I would go with a laptop.

      That’s my opinion and I’m sticking with it!



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      Ladisheets wrote Jan 19, 2010
    • i am still wondering myself which one to get. Dell has a nice new mini out that is getting good reviews.

       i have a desk computer but would like something mobil.

      Hope we get more opinions here!



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      Mztracy wrote Jan 19, 2010
    • I always get laptops, HP.
      But now I have a macbook...I’ll never go back to a pc estatic



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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Jan 19, 2010
    • I would go with the laptop. For me a netbook would not be enough.



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      Yana Berlin wrote Jan 19, 2010
    • Vikki, in the last six months, we bought two netbooks for two of my children. They LOVE IT, while in school, however, as soon as they get home they want to switch to their laptops. The feedback I got from them is that it’s great browsing the web, taking notes, etc, but it’s is not to run any applications, or do any charts, financial programs, etc.

      I just got back from CES convention in Vegas, it was amazing to see all the new gadgets that are coming out on the market. It’s under 2 lbs, and has the capability of touch screen just like an iPone. It’s already preloaded with all the social networks, itunes, etc.
      we just have to get Fabulously40.com to be added to their list estatic

      Not sure when they will be on the market, but I think within the next few weeks, if you decide to get one, I think this is the way to go.



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      Angelcart wrote Jan 19, 2010
    • Vikki, my husband gave his laptop to his daughter for school since her’s crapped out.  He bought a netbook for when we travel.  It’s great.  He can check his email’s at work, skyp.  The skyp really saved us over the holidays because where we were at we didn’t have cell signal so he was able to skyp our buds to make plans.  At home we use a regular desktop.  Good luck.



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      Lazylola wrote Jan 19, 2010
    • I have a desktop and a Dell Mini, the mini was a lifesaver when I was at the hospital, it is so lightweight, I usually have 7 or 8 pages open along with Skype. It doesn’t have a CD rom but I like that I can throw it in my purse, or take it to bed, I actually keep it by my bed and when I have a sleepless night I just fire it up. I would love to get a laptop just to have it.



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      Linni wrote Jan 20, 2010
    • i would love to get my laptop up and running, however, if i get a chance to get another one, its going to be a macbook! i see kids at the school usuing the minis, and they are cute, but im not sure if they’d fit my needs..



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