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netbook for travel ?

by acrawley1 / February 5, 2010 12:56 PM PST

I have very little knowledge of technology. I am retired and travel quite a bit internationally . i need to keep up with emails and a bit of browsing . roaming with my cell phone is very expensive . i notice most airports and coffe shops etc have free wi fi so was thinking of getting a netbook for this. is my thinking right ? someone said get an i touch , its even smaller and lighter and does the same . any advice on this , and netbook choice will be welcome, and what extra software would i need ?

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I have a few.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2010 1:01 PM PST
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Netbook sounds like a good idea...
by hollyhock / February 9, 2010 11:22 PM PST
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If you're just looking to do email and some browsing then I think a netbook is the way to go. I think an iPod Touch isn't a bad idea but if you want to do anything more than simple email replies it might get tedious. However, keep in mind that in order to keep netbooks light and small the keyboard dimensions are reduced. I would suggest trying to find a store that sells a few kinds so you can try them out. Even if it's not connected to the internet you should be able to open a text file and test out the typing.

I have an Asus 901 (Linux) netbook and I LOVE it. There are newer models out there at this point but I got mine about 1 1/2 years ago and it's just right for what I wanted which was for travel and sometimes surfing the web while watching TV. My only complaint about ASUS would be that the service might be a little shaky. I haven't had to really use it but I wrote to them once about having trouble getting software updates to run and their response was pretty much don't worry about it if the laptop is working ok. Not my idea of a great solution. Other than that though I have no complaints.

Hope this helps...

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by jeff_windows_team / February 10, 2010 5:02 AM PST
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Cnet has a review section for netbooks located here-

If you want to browse the internet I would recommend sticking with a netbook- having a larger screen and actual keyboard are two things you will greatly miss if you get a smaller device.

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Netbook for Travel
by Harrysharma23 / August 4, 2011 4:43 PM PDT
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I think an iPod Touch may be better for it. I would like to share my Eurostar London Paris Train experience with you, it is comfortable and luxurious. Can you tell me about your London to Paris travel experience.


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