Dec 13, 2010

Things to Consider before buying Netbooks - Cool computer Tips

Netbooks are a branch of subnotebooks, a rapidly evolving category of small, lightweight, and inexpensive laptop computers suited for general computing and accessing web based Applications.
Here are some tips, some important points which should be considered before buying netbooks. netbooks are inexpensive but it doesn’t mean that you should go ahead and just buy any netbook that you see first. There are a few things that you should consider first:
Consider your needs and wants - There are roughly two types of netbooks in the market today, netbooks with Solid State Drives (SSD) and netbooks with Hard Disk Drives (HDD).
SSD netbooks boot faster, are able to withstand impact and are generally more reliable in terms of performance. But they are also notorious for having low storage capacities (the SSD netbooks that do have high storage capacity are very expensive).
On the other hand, HDD netbooks can store up to 160GB of data on the hard drive, but they are less tough than their SSD counterparts.
Consider the brand - There are many brands of netbooks out in the market today. ASUS definitely created the netbook market in 2007, but other manufacturers followed soon after, including Acer, Lenovo, HP, Dell, and MSI, among others. Different manufacturers have different signatures, e.g., Asus for small keyboards. Different brands of netbooks are known for different things, and it does pay if you research on what these are.
Linux or Windows XP - Just like there is competition between Windows and Mac in desktop computers, for all of the models of netbooks there is a Linux version or a Windows XP version. The only main difference is which operating system the manufacture loads on the netbooks at time of order.
There are advantages and disadvantages to each operating system loaded onto netbooks. Linux is known for its security and stability. Malware and other infections are rarely complained of by Linux users. On the other side, Windows XP has the advantage of popularity. Because most pc users are use to a Windows platform operating system, it is difficult for a Windows user to switch to a Linux platform.
Consider User Reviews - One way to put netbooks to the “test” without actually using it is to read reviews users write about specific netbooks. Manufactures are always going to portray their product as the “latest and greatest” product on the market. User reviews are an honest, first hand rundown on a particular netbook model. Another great way to get reviews of specific netbook brands or models is to search for forums on the different netbook models.

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