Do I Want A Netbook?
Netbooks are pretty much this year’s thing. I have seen a few people using them on the train and they look very useful and handy. Particularly if you want to knock up a spreadsheet or document while you’re on the train. They run a customised version of Windows XP, Windows Vista or a Linux distro which are designed to give you easy access to your applications without having to go through multi-layered start menus. In all, they are useful and usable.
So do I want one? Well, yes. Mainly because I don’t have one. In the UK, they are available for around £250 (~ $370 or 280 euros (according to XE)) and are about 1KG in weight. They are very very portable and are really useful for office apps or web browsing/email. They fit in a category between a laptop and a PDA.
In the UK, they are available from HP, IBM and from Acer. They are all lightweight, stylish, handy and useful for the quick jobs you need to do whether on the way to/from work (if you use the train or plane) or before a meeting. They are also very handy for people who can’t carry a full sized notebook. They are designed for use outside the office. And I want one.
So, if any company that makes these things would like to send me on to use and review, feel absolutely free. I will happily accept it and review it and put it up on this site. Linux distro for preference please.