help picking the right netbook
25 Sep 2009 @ 17.28
HI, I'm going to buy a netbook but the thing it's that I don't know which netbook I should buy, I'm going to use it like 10 hrs a day so I really need a strong netbook and one with a good battery lenght, I found a site where you can win a free Samsung NC10, and I started reading about this netbook it seems to be a good option but I want some personal recommendations about this or another netbook. Thanks
If you are using it for ten hours a day then get a full-blown laptop. Netbooks can be under-powered and you'll go blind staring at a tiny screen all day. You may also find you get frustrated that the processing power isn't doing stuff quickly enough. Think about your health and stress levels! Netbooks are for 'casual surfing' and doing some research on the train IMO. To spend a lot of time on a computer get a decent laptop or a desktop machine.
Just a heads up, the MobileMark test they use to determine battery life is misleading. Expect to receive several less hours of battery.
My mac seems to have pretty good battery life. I can get 4-5 hours using low-processor apps like a word processor or simple web browsing, and 2-4 hours using processor-heavy apps such as Photoshop. And the new generation ones are supposed to have even better battery life.