by Nathan on Mar.18, 2009
In the last year these little computers have become a big hit. The past couple of weeks I have had three friends get a new Netbooks. Personally I carry my laptop around with me, so having a netbook just doesn’t suit me. For them however it was a perfect solution. Portable, cheap, and they run Linux. What more could you want.
How about not to be screwed over by cell companies selling Netbooks at a “subsidized” price with a two year contract. The computer industry moves too fast for this to be a sensible option for the customer. Yet AT&T, Verizon and others are doing this. These computers are Netbooks, which means they are cheap, and underpowered. How does anyone expect these computers to be usable in two years?
I would personally not even think about getting a subsidized Netbook from a cell company. They are going to lock you into a two year contract, paying $60/month, and in a year you’ll have a messed up slow computer.