Posted by: rubberhawk | April 7, 2009

What’s wrong with netbooks

Yesterday I was driving past Harvey Normans and decided to call in to see what all the fuss was about(I’ve never been thair before. While I was in there I checked out the laptop section and for the first time saw these fancy netbooks in real life. A netbook for those who don’t know are small cheap ultraportable laptops with screen sizes that rarely top 12″. They tend to be all about battery life, weight and are usually heavily underpowered compared to normal notebooks. They are the latest craze in the notebook world. While I was browsing the shelves I was approached by the saleswoman and had the following conversation:

Her: Hi, can I help you?

Me: I was just looking at the netbooks. How much are they?

Her: Well the Aspire is €350 and the other one is €399. The Aspire comes with 1 gig of RAM and 160Gb hard drive….(she rambled on for a minute or two about them).

Me: And the Toshiba costs €399?

Her: Yes

Me: Why don’t I just get that one for the same price?(pointing at a full size laptop right next to it)

Her: Well [netbooks] are very handy if you want to carry them around a lot, whereas the bigger ones are better for playing cds and music and doing work and stuff.

Me: Anything useful really.

Her: Yeah…

To be honest, anytime I see pictures of netbooks the gimmickiness of it all reminds me of that onion video.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: