|View Results: Buying a Netbook computer?|
|I have one now||391||41.46%|
|Plan to buy this year sometime||266||28.21%|
|I don't think so||68||7.21%|
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|01-03-2009, 11:35 AM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2001
Location: San Francisco
Do you presently own or hope to purchase a Netbook / Mini Notebook PC?
If so which model? Where and how will you use it?
BTW, I've got a business idea and am just doing a little snooping (not spam)... more about that later.
|01-03-2009, 12:02 PM||#2|
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Land of Flat and Straight EH !
Was just at Best Buy looking and can't make up my mind. I like the extra storage on the HDD based units but like the idea of the SDD units (no moving parts).
Linux while interesting might be too much of a learning curve for me, XP would be fine.
My hands are huge so the keyboard size is still a little daunting.
Love the concept and would love to have one for traveling. Maybe this winter sometime.
I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch.
Here it goes down, down into my belly...
|01-03-2009, 01:27 PM||#5|
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Bisbee, Arizona
Anything with XP
It will live in the garage with tuneboy installed for my Speed Triple. My cast-off desk top takes up a lot of space on the workbench...
|01-03-2009, 02:04 PM||#6|
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, ON
I have the Dell Mini Inspiron or whatever they call it, very handy for moto travel.. sure beats lugging my 17" laptop! And I use it for surfing this site and email. It has a solid state 16GB "hard drive" but about 3 or 4 USB ports to plug in external storage devices if needed, for me, it's perfect.
ADV decals, patches & flag? Here
|01-03-2009, 02:11 PM||#7|
Yes! No snow.
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Unemployed Graduate ... HELP!
Had this unit right at a year now and it is great! XP 160GB, 2GB, T5450 1.66GHz, finger print reader, LED light, DVD 8x
Battery life is an actual 4 hours on the net.
|01-03-2009, 02:53 PM||#8|
I have motopsychosis
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
I'm gonna spring for the Dell Mini 9. You can get one with GSM wireless.
Temple, TX -> Cape May, NJ -> Mobile, AL -> ECity, NC -> Kodiak, AK -> Mobile, AL -> Sacto, CA -> Cape Cod, MA -> New London, CT -> San Francisco, CA -> Juneau, AK (summer of '13) -> where to next?
|01-03-2009, 03:01 PM||#9|
Out standing in my field
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Got the wife a Mini 9 for Christmas. We wanted something small to carry on our 2-up trips.
|01-03-2009, 04:05 PM||#11|
Joined: May 2007
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
In the spring I hope to pick up a Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu.
I'm just going to supplement the 16 gig with other SD cards..
Just for surfing, Email,manuals, and Ham radio software..
|01-03-2009, 04:07 PM||#12|
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: SF Bay Area
I have a Thinkpad Tablet X61S. Nice box. Batt Life is the shitz
'04 BMW R1150RS/// Gone, but not forgotten
'07 HD XR 883R Sportster "Widow Maker"///Gone!
Just passing thru, recording the motogeist
|01-03-2009, 04:16 PM||#13|
The further the better!
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Another way to go if you have a smartphone is Celio Redfly.
This is a great product made by some really "out of the box" thinkers
The advantages over a netbook are
-Always have a free Internet connection anywhere you have a cell signal. This is huge because I camp a lot.
-10+ hour battery life
-No software to buy or constantly update
-You always have your data with you even when you don't have your redfly (because its on your phone)
-You can use USB flash memory drives to store extra data and pictures
-No data loss if the Redfly was badly damaged or stolen. (Even though these things are more sturdy than any laptop I have ever used besides the old Panasonic tough books.
-You can hookup your ipod and watch movies and video.
The disadvantages are
-Can't run Garmin Mapsource for routing but you can run Google Earth, Google Maps and Garmin XT. With a little practice you can do just as good of a job routing directly on a Zumo as you can on your PC.
-Can't upload to smugmug as easily as you can with a netbook but you can still upload using "Olde Faithful"
-Can't edit digital photos very easily or resize them
-Can't process raw image files
-Can't stream movies but you could watch them on your phone screen or hook your ipod up to the redfly for full screen video
If you have a powerful Windows Mobile smartphone then you might as well take advantage of it. My laptop has not left my house since I got a Redfly.
2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2009 BMW G450x
|01-03-2009, 04:39 PM||#14|
Ride Far - Ride Fast
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Now only Montreal
That is so cool. I've got a Blackberry Curve and never use it because everything is so small. This thing fixes all that, is perfect!!
Crap, I don't see a Blackberry listed as a compatible phone. Man, I was so excited
Beemers Past and Present: 74 R90S, 77 R100RS, 85 K100RS, 2x 87 K100RS, 96 R1100GS (getting hacked), 99 R1100S, 2002 R1150GS, 2005 F650 Dakar
Plus the occasional Triumph, BSA, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and KTM but who's counting
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|01-03-2009, 05:45 PM||#15|
KLR-riding cheap bastard
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Lost Wage$, NV
looking at the Lenovo S10 Ideapad.
nice price, should run OSX and have WiFi work, which the MSI Wind reportedly can't do because of their WiFi hardware.
the Asus Eee keyboard is too small for me, and the trackpad buttons are too stiff.
the Acer Aspire one looks great, except for the high-glare screen.
i'd love to be able to run Mac OSX, Ubuntu Linux and uhh.. perhaps that other operating system i've heard about from somewhere in the PNW.
unfortunately, Apple's offerings all have high-glare screens now. was hoping the new MB Pros would still be non-glare.
Sit tall in the saddle, Hold your head up high
Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky
And live like you ain't afraid to die
And don't be scared, just enjoy your ride.
"... in my version of Heaven you get all your dogs back." – Mista Vern
"Old dogs don't die, they just wait for you in another place." – Twilight Error
I'll show you a place, high on a desert plain, where the streets have no name.
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