Last week I bought a NetBook for my brother-in-law. I will not tell the brand here because I don’t know if it was my bad luck, and I don’t have statistics to affirm that brand is not good. But since I finished the Windows pre-setup and installed Firefox and other programs he asked me for, the hard-drive started making a loud noise. After several reboots, turning it on and off, it continued to do so, so I gave up and returned it to the vendor.
I’m now analyzing other brands, since the interest for the small laptops still exists. I found this HP model online and thought it would be interesting in sharing with you, and maybe I can get some feedback on it. It is the HP2133, VIA C7-M 1.2GHz ULV processor, 1024MB DDR2 667MHz SDRAM memory, and a 120GB 5400RPM hard drive.
The price I found on a store was $299.99.
Here is a video showing the product:

3 thoughts on “NetBooks – Are They Good?

  1. the problem is the os, delete windows, install linux and be happy. although windows has more programs (like antivirus, antitrojan, antiphishing…) u will not need them 😉

    by the way, i recently bought a LG-X110, installed debian 5 and i’m very satisfied.

  2. I have a netbook and I absolutely love it. I dont do a whole lot on it though, I use a desktop for anything that is more processor intensive. I just like the netbook for surfing the web etc, and it works great for that.

  3. how could their arrive at that fiurge? It would be unrealistic if it was counting the number of downloads from Adobe.com. If someone downloads CF for free it doesn’t mean they have now become a CF developer. I downloaded Flex stuff but I didn’t get into it so I’m absolutely not a Flex dev. I doubt those are actual sales fiurges (would be amazing if it were).Can we organise on a blog boycott for the next person to use the words c0ldfusi0n is dead in a blog post. 😉 Google has picked up 863 pages that say that and virtually all are written by CF bloggers. Don’t make it a self-fulfilling prophesy.

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