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Will the new iPad Mini be a good replacement for a netbook?

After 4 years (!!!), my trusty Acer Aspire netbook has finally stopped working. I need to replace it with something, but a comparable netbook nowadays costs about the same as the upcoming retina display iPad Mini (16 GB). I'm attracted to the idea of the Mini, but I don't know if it would fit my needs: 1) accessing and quickly searching through multiple 50-100 page pdfs during meetings and 2) taking meeting notes. (I have a spare bluetooth Apple keyboard I can bring with me for the notetaking, so I would not be stuck using the virtual keyboard.) So, would the new iPad Mini be a good netbook replacement, given what I'll be using it for? [more inside]
posted by hurdy gurdy girl on Oct 30, 2013 - 16 answers

 

Laptop / Netbook that runs cool and has long battery life

Interested in a Netbook or lower power laptop that runs cool (doesn't require external cooling like this) and has long (6-8 hour) battery life. Would like to run Windows 7 so Chromebook is not a good candidate for me. And of course want to come in around $200. I know there a lot of candidates here but would really appreciate user's real life experience. Thanks.
posted by gilast on Apr 23, 2013 - 6 answers

oy vey with the gaming

If I buy a newfangled Chrome netbook will my kid be able to use it to play Minecraft? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Dec 31, 2012 - 17 answers

Need to find a store in the US to buy a netbook.

Where is the best brick and mortar store to buy a Windows netbook in the US? [more inside]
posted by jim.christian on Dec 26, 2012 - 8 answers

What is a good cheap netbook to run SPSS on?

Any recommendations for an inexpensive and highly portable netbook? I want to run the PC version of SPSS on it and take it to my stats class. I will also want to check email, but that's about it. [more inside]
posted by mlle valentine on Sep 17, 2012 - 5 answers

The rest of the world has moved on to tablets, now I'm looking at netbooks.

Must every 2GB netbook have a glossy screen? Netbook shopping woes. [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Sep 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Acer netbook keyboard and mouse about to die

Acer netbook keyboard and mouse threatening to quit working any minute now. Hoping someone can point me to the right place for assistance before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by she's not there on Jul 22, 2012 - 6 answers

smashed my linux netbook, must replace in LasVegas

Emergency laptop purchase in Madison WI or Las Vegas NV. I dropped mine on the hard world. I go to Vegas tomorrow for research. What and where should I buy. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Help a n00b buy a harddrive

Recommend me a decent, cheap hard drive for my HP netbook (or at least a reliable site to shop from) [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Feb 24, 2012 - 6 answers

HAL-lite for Mom

What netbook should I buy for my mother who has very limited experience with computers? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Dec 21, 2011 - 33 answers

How to increase volume on flights?

How to listen to ipad/iphone/netbook while on noisy flights? [more inside]
posted by derivation on Sep 1, 2011 - 17 answers

What's the best device for reading and annotating PDFs?

What's the best device for reading and annotating PDFs? I'm trying to decide between a tablet pc (maybe the Lenovo X220T), a netbook fitted with a PixelQi screen, an Entourage Edge, an OLPC, or some sort of e-reader. Any other suggestions, are of course, welcome. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Aug 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Linux Netbook Happiness?

Linux netbook filter: So, I'm looking for a fairly inexpensive Linux netbook - mostly to websurf and do some light data-processing. I've looked around and the ZaReason, Inc. Teo Pro looks good for the price point. Do you agree? What upgrades seem worth the price? [more inside]
posted by driley on Jul 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Change or stay the same? The future of very personal computing

I have a well aged Dell e1505. I'm thinking about upgrading to a 11.6"/12.1" sized AMD Fusion based netbook. Performance-wise, will I suffer a setback, be about equal, or ahead of my Dell? [more inside]
posted by bionic.junkie on Jul 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Netbook indecision crisis!

Buying a netbook, but can't decide which one. Do you have one you love? One you hate? What's the best way to decide when all of the specs are same-same-but-different? [more inside]
posted by equivocator on Jul 10, 2011 - 26 answers

Internet-Notebook Computar

What is the lightest-weight netbook released in the past twelve months? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Apr 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Finding the Right Netbook

What's the best netbook for a 17-year-old boy for Christmas? Yes, I know I am an idiot to be asking this at the last minute. [more inside]
posted by Srudolph on Dec 17, 2010 - 9 answers

The long black friday

Post black friday, any good deals on Netbooks left out there? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Nov 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux. Several specific issues inside, but the gist is that I got fed up with Windows and started dual-booting Ubuntu 10.10 on several machines. Now I think I'm ready to make Ubuntu my permanent all-the-time OS. What are considerations and best practices I should consider? What am I not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Nov 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Netbook for Software Developer

I need a cheap netbook for a Windows .NET developer. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Oct 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Please help my nice travel to Peru/Ecuador/Mexico

Please help my niece traveling from England to Peru and Ecuador with advice about where to go and what to take: what is the best netbook/mobile broadband stick/ power plug adapter to buy in England? Also what is best cellphone with pre-paid service to buy Peru? [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Sep 15, 2010 - 7 answers

What kind of RAM should I buy for my netbook?

I currently have an Asus eeepc 1005P. I want to add an extra 1gb of memory to it, but I'm unsure of what kind of RAM I should be buying/looking at. I've looked at a few other forums and such but they seem to be a little vague as to what exactly I should be looking for. Help would be much appreciated
posted by uboat on Sep 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Jolicloud 1.0 Vs. Ubuntu UNR 10.04 FIGHT!

Jolicloud 1.0 or Ubuntu UNR 10.04 FIGHT! Which is suggested for an Aspire One AOA-100? [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

iPad for iProse: diss-iPointing?

iPad + wireless keyboard as a semi-serious writing tool? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 16, 2010 - 22 answers

Netbook and Powerpoint?

Can a netbook effectively run Powerpoint? If so, any recommendations? The primary use would be regular ol' netbook tasks (browsing the net, email). However, as an attorney, I also occasionally need a laptop to display Powerpoint slides via the courtroom's newfangled electronic display system (through the VGA port). Will a netbook be able to do this in a passably quick manner with an older version of Powerpoint / a similar program? With added RAM? Please justify my purchase of a $350 toy.
posted by seventyfour on Apr 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Unconventional uses for a netbook?

Unconventional uses for a netbook? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Apr 12, 2010 - 19 answers

help me install my monitor sans cd

I just bought this LG monitor, and after I got it home and unpacked it I realized it (of course!) came with an installation CD. Problem: I'm using it with my netbook, which doesn't have a CD drive. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Mar 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Netbook Recommendation Filter

I have decided to get a netbook with my tax refund and I wanted advice on what brand/model to get. I have read reviews online for netbooks, but I would like MeFi's input. I don’t want links to reviews or google results for ‘good netbooks’, I want advice from experience with different models of netbooks. What you like and don’t like about the one you have/used. [more inside]
posted by token-ring on Feb 11, 2010 - 32 answers

best linux for eee pc

What's the "best" linux distro for an ASUS Eee PC 1005HA netbook? [more inside]
posted by 6550 on Jan 4, 2010 - 15 answers

Which of these 11.6" PC laptops should I get?

Looking for an ideal 11.6" laptop/netbook for under $600. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Nov 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Unbreakable - the netbook/netbook case edition

Unbreakable netbooks/netbook cases?: I've realised the one feature I really need in a $350 netbook, is one I can get a case for one so I don't *break* it... [more inside]
posted by Elysum on Oct 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Fixing a netbook's corrupt registry sans optical drive?

How exactly does one go about fixing a corrupt XP registry or reinstalling XP on a device with no optical drive? [more inside]
posted by Teira on Oct 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Options for a small & cheap Mac laptop?

What are my options for a cheap, small Mac laptop? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Oct 2, 2009 - 25 answers

MacBook, Pro, or Netbook?

MacBook, MacBook Pro, or netbook for college? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Aug 21, 2009 - 51 answers

Solar powered Netbook?

Best netbook/solar combo recommendations for keeping a journal while on safari? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Aug 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me pimp my new eee pc.

I just bought an asus eee pc from woot.com (here's the link so you can see the specs.) I need suggestions. [more inside]
posted by SuperErin on Jun 11, 2009 - 18 answers

Slower than a three-toed sloth at a narcolepsy convention

GeekFilter: I just bought an Asus eee PC 900 (the model with the 16 GB HD). I needed a spare laptop fast, since my MacBook Pro had a mishap on the road and has to be repaired. I bought the eee at Best Buy, so it's running Win XP and not Linux. Problem: it's very slow. Question: should I return it, or put Linux on it when I get home? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Mar 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Should I get a new battery or a new laptop?

Should I buy a new laptop battery or a new laptop? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 15, 2008 - 15 answers

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