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.
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.
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.
I went with a netbook because of price. It does the job well, but I anticipate getting a tablet within the next 2 years.
Netbooks are dead. Go with a tablet - the iPad is pretty awesome.
Netbooks are not dead. It gets the job done. It's not an ipad, but for the money I think they're awesome.
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(.
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.
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.
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!!!!!???
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
Of course it depends on how and where you will use it. Are you using it for travelling, or do you need moer speed?
Check out my article on this vexing question..http://hubpages.com/hub/Kindle-vs-iPad-vs-Tablet-Pcs
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.
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:)))
by loveofnight 9 days ago
What is the difference between a laptop, iPad, Notebook and Tablet or are they all the same?At face value they appear to be the same, just in different packaging.
by Tina 8 years ago
I am going to be purchasing one of these soon. I want to be able to take my hubbing and blogging outdoors! What do you reccomend? have you had any experience with any of them? Thanks in advance!
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Those of you with tabletsCan someone recommend a good tablet. Preferably one that is not too complicated but has the ability to connect a keyboard and has the flexibility of taking quick notes or sitting down and writing something lengthy.
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