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Not a Netbook
This isn't a netbook, it's a mini-laptop.
Given that the original, winning, spec for a netbook was a low power, low weight, low capability (bit of email, bit of web, maybe a bit of light Office stuff) computer that was easy to lug around and gave a decent battery life then this has to be an almighty fail.
Stretching the definition of "netbook" here.
A 12" screen and £399? I think we're stretching the definition of "netbook" here a little. 12 months ago this would have been called an ultra-portable laptop, especially since it's £50 more expensive than the basic Dell 15" laptop model. Netbook to me says cheap and tiny, not average-price and slightly smaller than normal.
That's not a netbook
At 12.1 inches it's almost as big as my vaio SZ. With dual core and an nvidia processor chucked in...
Nah, it's just a budget laptop, and it may not even be all that "budget" either.
What I've been waiting for?
Unanswered question, weight?
If it's not too heavy, I think I'll be buying one.
If it comes with Linux I will buy it
My wife's HP is approaching the time when it will be due for replacement. If this beast comes with Linux it may make my pos-Xmas sale shopping list. While I may grudgingly buy something with HP (as it is nearly guaranteed to run Linux) I am definitely not paying for Vista 2.0.
On earth is that classed as a netbook, or "mini laptop", it's got standard laptop grade everything!
So for less than £78 more I could get a proper mobile laptop with a ULV Pentium processor, 13.3" screen and built in DVD-RW drive. So much for the small cheap computers netbooks were supposed to be.
SSD or it's not a netbook...
If I have to worry about crashing disk heads if I drop it, then it's not a netbook. Nor is it a netbook if I can't fit it in my tankbag.
Netbooks fit in the map pocket of a site coat anything bigger is a laptop
Yeah yeha maybe it's not a 'netbook' by your varied definitions, but it's an unsurprising evolution of the sector. Netbooks have been a runaway success, but the main criticism of them has been the tidgy screens, and lack of horsepower. Hey presto, what do we have here...?
However, I must say my netbook which has Core2 Duo and a 19 inch Full HD screen is better.
And what's wrong with that? Would like to know how the 330 bencarks against the culv stuff that's flavour of the month ATM
if it's light, it's a win
If this comes in at around a kilo, charger included, it's not competing against budget boatanchor notebooks, it's competing against higher end machines, the Thinkpad ultralights and high-end lightweight Macs. These are machines people buy with weight as a factor more important than cost.
If the screen opens properly it may be something I'll buy - I gave a netbook to my sister last year for Christmas, after figuring out how bad the keyboard was for the actual work I do, which involves typing but does not need a lot oomph. The screen was a problem, also, since it didn't fully open.
Sis liked it, I enjoyed playing with it, but even as a personal machine, it didn't work out.
This? This might do well for me.
A bloody laptop...obviously
Spinny HD as Gene Cash rightly said is a fail befoer you even start.
My 701 may have a tiny screen (and a tiny SSD), but it runs office productivity software, VLC and Firefox with no problem...its also rugged, the small screen is less prone to damage and its not gonna start throwing bad sectors if I drop it while its thrumming the HD...which is the whole point of the damn thing.
Definately not a netbook
£200 too much and 2" too big.
[quote]Yeah yeha maybe it's not a 'netbook' by your varied definitions, but it's an unsurprising evolution of the sector. Netbooks have been a runaway success, but the main criticism of them has been the tidgy screens, and lack of horsepower. Hey presto, what do we have here...?[/quote]
what do we have here...?
Answer: A F@cking notebook, NOT a netbook. GET IT???
E.G. If I buy a small car I don't want to be forced into buying space for a family. UNDERSTAND???
And by the way my single core NC10 runs Windows 7 just fine and has done for a while ;)