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Laptops vs. Netbooks: Which is the Best For Your Lifestyle?
Laptop and Netbook Reviews
Computers are very large part of our lives. In my case, they are vital since I use them to make a living online. Laptops made it much easier for me to be able to take my kids where they needed to go, while completing assignments. It also served as a form of entertainment for my autistic son. My laptop took the place of the portable DVD player I constantly carried. He likes the laptops a lot better because it has a much larger screen and better sound quality. The only problem I had was that it was large and heavy and I always had to keep my eye on it. That meant I had to keep an eye on my autistic son and the heavy laptop.
Soon, I started seeing ads for a much smaller version of a laptop called a netbook. I started wondering if I should bother buying one. Gratefully, my oldest son gave me one as a gift: an HP netbook. I was hooked. This little netbook was a mother's dream! Small enough to fit in my purse and it had everything I needed to get my work completed on time! On Christmas, I received another netbook. This one was a red Acer Aspire One. Love, love love the color! After an accident which I will explain below, I got a Dell netbook as a gift the following Christmas. I gave my daughter the HP when she left for college.
Can't decide which is a better fit for your life: a netbook or a laptop? Continue reading because I am going to share the pros and cons of each.
My Compaq Presario Laptop
The Pros and Cons of a Laptop
There are many reasons that laptops are great tools. The pros of a laptop include:
- their portability
- their large screens
- better sound quality
- more space for software programs
However some of those pros contribute to the cons. For example, they can be cumbersome. Great for movie watching on the go, but a heavy load to carry. If you're going to work, minus the kids it's not a problem. If you are working on the go, while your kids play at the McDonald's playground -it's like lugging a suitcase. If you're vlogging, you also need to carry a flip video, perhaps a mike and extra wires. I did it because I had to. When a better option presented itself, I took it!
On the Amazon links to your right, you will see the two laptops I own. They both need repairs. First, my son tripped on the cord of the Compaq Presario which damaged the charger's connections. Then he dropped the ThinkPad. I'm getting both of them repaired as soon as I can. I know an IT person that does it on the side for a great price. They both are great laptops, which I highly recommend. They need repairs due to unfortunate accidents which happen when you have kids. LOL!
My Red Acer Aspire One Netbook
My Dell Netbook
My HP Netbook
The Pros and Cons of a Netbook
I love my netbooks! The pros of a netbook include:
- built in video camera
- quick upload of a camera's memory card
- compact and light enough to carry in my Coach bag
This is a great tool, especially when you're always on the go. However, it has some limitations. I wouldn't recommend using it for your itunes. I believe it takes up too much memory. You can't upload anything on it by disc. Can't use it to watch DVD's or listen to CDs. Don't use it to play pc games either.
On the Amazon links to your right, you will find the three netbooks I own. I gave my HP to one of my daughters. I am getting the screen replaced on my Red Aspire One because I dropped it one too many times. My Dell is also going to get repaired. My youngest went on a Chinese site and got a virus. I didn't renew the Norton Anti-Virus on time. One of these days, I will learn!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my experiences with various laptops and netbooks. Please, be sure to share this with friends and family by email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or your favorite social media network. Don't forget to leave a comment below. Thanks in advance!