Netbooks for the helpless
December 7, 2012 7:35 AM Subscribe
Help an easily confused person with netbook needs (or do I want a starter ThinkPad?) - some snowflake details inside. Particularly interested in 11" netbooks, but at a huge, giant loss about how to proceed - like, ridiculously helpless here.
posted by Frowner to Computers & Internet (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So I have hitherto always used a 13" Mac laptop, but it's on its last legs. I'd like to nurse it along as a spare for home use but have a netbook for daily use. Daily use would be mostly reading the internet, downloading music and writing via something like Google Docs, and uploading pictures from my camera when I sell stuff on eBay. I would like to be able to make PDFs. (You can tell how device-savvy I am, right?)
I'm also really excited about having something smaller to carry around - my laptop is heavy! I do not think I want a tablet, because I want a device with an integral keyboard.
I have about $400 to spend for the laptop itself and could kick in some extra for more memory. I would like an 11" netbook since I have fairly large hands and find the smaller keyboards difficult. What do you recommend?
Next question: how do I add the memory?
I have read review sites but find them overwhelming and contradictory.
You're talking to someone who has an old boring non-touch-screen-y phone, no iPad, no tablet, nothing like that. I do not play games and generally watch movies on the teevee screen like an old fogey. So gear all your advice accordingly.