Hey guys, I searched through but couldn't find many threads on this. We have computer labs all over campus, but I do my best note taking when typing. I have a 17.6 laptop that is massive and used as a "home" computer so I set out to find a 14" or similar notebook. I've really been thinking about getting a 10.1 netbook. It seems I can type just as well and the price is substantially better than the laptops I was looking at.
Do any of you have a netbook for school and absolutely love/hate it? I'd love to know your opinions!
Jan 18, '11
I have a Love/Hate thing with my Netbook.
I got it fom my cell service, so I can use either wireless broadband (cell service) OR regular www for an
internet connection - this is a big plus.
web connectivity almost anywhere
in class log on to learning sites
note taking is already typed (I type a lot of notes in to a hard form for studying on the go, repitition,compactness and accuracy)
in class refernece source - handy to have.
Speed - much slower than my Laptop
No CDRom - need to used a flash drive -requires pre-planning for recorded material
Web connectivity is less dependable, sometimes disconnects.
E-Mail, downlaods can be slow and costly, especially in cell/Roaming spots - they are charged as "data packages" - (learned this the hard way)
Overall it is a handy tool to be able to study in the parking lot with, work on and save things portabally,
But, as many other students don't have one, I found that the need to say no to borrowing "just for a minute"
or "could I look something Up" a frequent hazard - I'm weeding the leeches out slowly.
As a supplimental internet source -good
class note taking -good
Last edit by milzer2012 on Jan 18, '11
: Reason: spelling errors