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Will a netbook suffice for my needs?

by gordish03 / August 28, 2009 1:10 AM PDT

Hello all. I am new to the site and researching the netbook vs notebook issue. I am leaving my current job in which I was supplied a Dell notebook that I used for personal use at home as well. I have gone back to school as well so I will will need a new laptop.

I will need it for internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, & itunes(3 ipod nanos and roughly 1000 songs).

Will a netbook satisfy those needs? Also, what sort of memory and battery life should I be looking for?

I appreciate all the help.

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Currently all batteries have a life of 300 cycles.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2009 3:12 AM PDT

Only Apple seems to offer 1000 cycle batteries. So for now, life of the usual batteries do not vary among the names.

Why a netbook? At the usual 350 to 399 bucks you can have a regular size notebook.

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Think big
by misterez / August 31, 2009 9:50 AM PDT

Go with a larger notebook. I'm not at all happy trying to use my netbook for actual computer work.

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