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(OT) Experiences with Netbooksby bms (Monk)
|on Mar 28, 2012 at 00:51 UTC||Need Help??|
***DISCLAIMER** I am very biased as I use my netbook for practically everything.
Good day everyone.
Netbooks have certainly come a very long way in a short period of time. Ranging from Alienwares gaming netbook to general purpose Asus, HP, Acer, etc... So, here's my question to everyone else: What do you think of netbooks?
Personally, I have a HP Mini 110 loaded with PeppermintOS and 2 gigs of ram. I couldn't be happier with it. I do the majority of my programming with it and I also use it for all my computing needs such as text processing, watching videos, and playing SNES games.
I really love it. I picked it up for under 200 bucks and it was a great choice, though I never thought I'd use it as much as I do now. It has a long battery life and though people say the screen is too small, I have no complaints; my terminal and gvim windows fit very nicely and required very simple modifications to suppress my initial complainsts.
It works great for me as I don't use IDEs, I keep my windows maximized anyways and just tab through them, and I use mostly Perl and Python so compilation time isn't really an issue, until it comes time to build/test Android apps in Java. Even then, it's not a big deal to me.
So, my experiences have been overwhelmingly positive. I really love it for its portability, battery life, and the way it just works so well for me.
So, I'm just curious if anyone else feels like I do about this niche.