Laptop or netbook?

United States
March 20, 2010 11:40am CST
I'm up in the air on one of these. I need a laptop or netbook, but all I want to do is check emails, surf the web and message my friends. Which one should I get?
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@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
22 Apr 10
if you can spend $500 you should buy Archos 9 Tablet its IBM (ipad) kind of tablet.. see it on youtube..
• United States
22 Apr 10
Thank you. That does look like an awesome PCTablet.I'm going to look into it more though.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
20 Mar 10
If all you really want is web browsing capability, then a netbook will probably be your best option. They're generally less expensive, and they're also a lot more portable and handy if you move around a lot. Most of them are also good for basic capabilities like word-processing. A netbook is not a good option if you want to store or edit photos, so if you're one of those people who puts a million photos on their Facebook or Myspace, you'll either want external storage or a laptop. Netbooks also are not good for gaming, which is one of the main reasons that I chose a laptop instead of a netbook. My laptop is Acer brand, and I've been very happy with it ever since I got it. Acer makes one of the more popular netbooks and I've heard good things about it.
• United States
20 Mar 10
Yeah I heard good things about acers. That will be my number one choice. Thanks
@common_man (1799)
• India
20 Mar 10
For thee things you want to do, netbook will be better option, economical as well as effective and efficient.
• United States
20 Mar 10
Thank I was leaning towards a netbook but I'm still unsure.
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
I suggest you go for the netbook. It is especially made for functions like internet surfing, e-mails, and online chats/messaging programs. Also, it is smaller and easier to carry around.
@fiazio (736)
• India
20 Mar 10
probably a netbook. But when you're opening multiple tabs each having flash/java then a netbook tends to be super slow.