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Definition of a netbook

I’m reading a lot of about people buying a netbook because they think they are buying a cheap laptop.  I could see why people could get confused.  They see something that looks like a laptop next to a price tag that reads below $400.  The natural reaction is to wonder why anyone would spend upwards of $1,000 on a laptop when they can purchase one for less than half the price.

A netbook is not for everyone.  A netbook is meant to be a secondary system.  Something you take with on on trips.  It’s not meant to replace your work machine.  I use it to write, email, surf the web, and light duty task.  It has a low powered CPU, no optical drive, and weak graphics.  Look at it this way, you’re expecting a four door sedan, but what you’re really getting is a scooter.  Keep that in mind.

I have a quad core desktop to handle most of my work, a laptop to support my mobile needs, and my netbook to keep me occupied during long trips.  It is not possible for me to have the netbook meet all of my needs.  Now, for some people who do not rely on a computer as much, a netbook might be perfect as the only computer in the house.

More Netbook Madness – Asus Eee PC T91 and 1000HV

Well, at least this new netbook has something new and not just the typical Atom N270, 1GB memory, 160GB hard drive, and 10 inch screen.  I’m so tired of those specs already.  Every “new” netbook is the uses the same cookie cutter model…except Asus.

Asus just released the new Asus Eee PC T91.  It’s basically a 9 inch tablet netbook.  The screen swivels around and lays flat.

Asus Eee PC T91

Another recent Asus announchment is the Asus Eee PC 1000HV.  This was Asus response to the new Nvidia ION GPU.  The Eee PC 1000HV is basically an Eee 1000HE with an ATI Radeon HD3450.  The addition of the Radeon GPU helps the tiny netbook do Hi Def 1080P videos.  This is pointless since the native resolution of most netbook screens are not equip to even handle 720P.  Early reviewers are saying the video performance of the Eee PC 1000HV is nothing stellar.  My opinion about the 1000HV is to just get the 1000HE and wait for ION.

Asus Eee PC 1000HV