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Netbook or Tablet?

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    nbbatt.composted 5 years ago

    Which is better one to purchase?

    1. Dorothee-Gy profile image79
      Dorothee-Gyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I also think it is not an either - or, but an as well. Both are cheap now, and there are definitely areas of life where the one or the other is more appropriate.

      If you look at the prices, if you buy a decent netbook ( I have a 12,1" eepc with a dual core processor, which has practically replaced my big laptop) and a normal tablet ((like an Archos 10.1, should be big enough), you're still way cheaper as it would have been a few years ago to buy one decent pc or laptop.

    2. kenhubs profile image77
      kenhubsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You will first need to identify what you want to use either the tablet or the netbook for, then you will be able to make an informed choice. For instance; if you are going to be typing a lot and would also like to use the software you use on your regular desktop pc then go for a netbook, if on the other hand you do not mind using a touchscreen or paying for applications and you love listening to music or watching videos a tablet might be in order. For general purpose use think netbook but for a more personal media-centric purpose think tablet.

  2. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    A tablet (I use an iPad) is an ideal second computer.  It may end up being the device you spend the most time with (that is the case for me) , but there will always be things (like updating the tablet) that you need a real computer for.

    The advantages of a tablet over a netbook include battery life, physical size, and weight.   If those are important, you should lean toward a tablet.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    I went with a netbook because of price.  It does the job well, but I anticipate getting a tablet within the next 2 years.

  4. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 5 years ago

    Netbooks are dead. Go with a tablet - the iPad is pretty awesome.

    1. yolanda yvette profile image60
      yolanda yvetteposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Netbooks are not dead.  It gets the job done.  It's not an ipad, but for the money I think they're awesome.

      1. jazz_kaur profile image60
        jazz_kaurposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Correct. Let me repharse it for you:

        Work + Productivity = Netbook
        Games + A bit of show off = iPad (which is a tablet)

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    Abbaschildposted 5 years ago

    I am sorry but you are all wrong!
    The only way to go is to get yourself an IBM XT and then you will be way past the forefront of technology(smile.

  6. slc334 profile image60
    slc334posted 5 years ago

    Definitely if you want to be productive, write a lot, or need special software, I'd lean to a netbook.  If you don't write very often, and really just want a great internet experience, go with a tablet.  I personally am waiting for the new android tablets to come out before I decide on android or iPad 2!  That being said, if I didn't have a laptop and I had to pick only one device, the netbook would be a clear winner.

  7. lanetodd profile image70
    lanetoddposted 5 years ago

    Tablets have countless apps, which is a big plus, and they are very portable. But for me, I like having a netbook, and also having a physical keyboard instead of the virtual keyboard on the tablets.  There are tons of tablets coming out this year, and some are both tablet and netbook, meaning they dock into a keyboard.  Google the Lenovo U10, Asus Slate, Acer Icona Tab W500, the Viewsonic Viewpad 10 dual boot (both Android and Windows 7),and the Motorola Atrix.  Also the Ipad does come with a keyboard that it docks onto as well. So many to choose from.  As far as netbooks, no fingerprints on the screen, just as portable, and more functional. I think Tablets are more for entertainment, netbooks can still be used for fun and for business.  The Acer eMachine EM250 or the Lenovo S10-3 are great netbooks at a cheap price.  And no contract to a large bloated cell phone company.

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Tablets are definitely NOT just entertainment.  VNC, ssh, RDP, Gotomeeting, Webex, Citrix... 

      Business tool.

      Nor do you need a data contract.  With the ipad, you can use Wifi and buy 250MB/30 days whenever you want - no contract.

  8. Rising Caren profile image81
    Rising Carenposted 5 years ago

    I'd like a tablet netbook.

    (If you've ever seen tablet notebooks: a laptop with a touch/tablet screen, you know what I mean)

    I'd love to have the power and keyboard of a netbook but the touch capabilities of a tablet.

    So where's mah tablet netbook!!!!!???

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    EthanWilliamsonposted 5 years ago

    Tablet smile

  10. gazook profile image86
    gazookposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't hesitate to go with a tablet. Netbooks (unless it's a high-end variant) will never replace a real laptop. Neither will a tablet, but they are a lot more fun wink

  11. markhubpages profile image60
    markhubpagesposted 5 years ago

    Of course it depends on how and where you will use it. Are you using it for travelling, or do you need moer speed?

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    movingfingerposted 5 years ago

    Check out my article on this vexing question..http://hubpages.com/hub/Kindle-vs-iPad-vs-Tablet-Pcs

  13. melpor profile image88
    melporposted 5 years ago

    Get a tablet. It is the shape of things to come. Notebooks are a dying breed and you will not see these in a year or two. Most laptops are barely hanging in there.

  14. lubima profile image60
    lubimaposted 5 years ago

    Tablet: Ipad2 16/32/64Gb wi-fi+3G- a lot of apps to download for whatever you want and need. /keep in mind- most of the apps you should pay through iTunes/.
    For Android users Galaxy Tab or Motorola Xoom- Android is going further and allows media and business apps to be easily downloaded /even for free/ Still Google market offers free apps for everything. Menu is approachable.

    At last but not least- Blackberry Playbook- well, smaller size than Ipad2, typical business tablet. Through the Blackberry Bridge program you can connect your Blackberry mobile phones with the Playbook and information get instanly to the tablet device /email accounts..../ Really smart...

    So netbooks...are like calculators....too old fasnioned for the tech development and people`s growing demands:)))