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Old 09-14-2012, 10:03 AM   #61
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hah, who are you kidding? going back to read on a LCD screen with a hot laptop atop your lap? If you accept reading on a LCD screen, why not a LCD screen the size of a book on your hands?

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hah, who are you kidding? going back to read on a LCD screen with a hot laptop atop your lap? If you accept reading on a LCD screen, why not a LCD screen the size of a book on your hands?
I just prefer the simplicity of the basic functions of e-readers like my Kindle 4. And obviously, reading e-books on my computer isn't my first choice, but I just hope that standalone e-ink readers still remain over the years.

I've not yet had much experience with tablets, except what I've tried in store demos, and I don't think I'm the target demographic for them. They don't appeal very much to me, for whatever reasons. (I guess it's the touch screen functions)

I don't mind doing some reading on my netbook. I am typing this post right now on it, but it wouldn't be my first choice unless like I said, standalone e-ink readers became a thing of the past, a "former trend". I guess the actual possibility is a bit of a stretch, but I do hope the "basics" remain, to make e-reading accessible for all people.

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I just prefer the simplicity of the basic functions of e-readers like my Kindle 4. And obviously, reading e-books on my computer isn't my first choice, but I just hope that standalone e-ink readers still remain over the years.

I've not yet had much experience with tablets, except what I've tried in store demos, and I don't think I'm the target demographic for them. They don't appeal very much to me, for whatever reasons. (I guess it's the touch screen functions)

I don't mind doing some reading on my netbook. I am typing this post right now on it, but it wouldn't be my first choice unless like I said, standalone e-ink readers became a thing of the past, a "former trend". I guess the actual possibility is a bit of a stretch, but I do hope the "basics" remain, to make e-reading accessible for all people.
you noticed you didn't really answer?

Given e-readers dead and given the choice of reading on a LCD tablet or on a LCD netbook, you'd be reading on a netbook?! That frankly makes no sense.
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you noticed you didn't really answer?

Given e-readers dead and given the choice of reading on a LCD tablet or on a LCD netbook, you'd be reading on a netbook?! That frankly makes no sense.
Fair enough. I just don't care for tablets, but I like my netbook? Can't offer an explanation really, just I prefer what I prefer.

My netbook has a matte screen and I have seen people on the bus struggle or squint when a burst of sun glare hits their tablet's screen.... I've watched entire videos on my netbook on the bus with no problems.

And, also, keyboard vs touch screen. I so far haven't found many problems with my netbook.

Edited to add: The closest thing to a tablet I've used is a HipStreet e-reader (I bought it for my daughter and test drove it for her) which also takes videos. I tested a few videos riding on the bus, as well as a few epubs, and it was not as good an experience in reading as my netbook's screen.

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I like my netbook more than Tablets as well it has a 10+ hour battery and matte led backlit screen, I do use my Samsung smart phone a lot and it has the advantage of always being on me but sometimes you just need a proper computer for tasks.

I just see Tablets as to fragile to really be used out and about and then theres the glare issue.
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Trouble is, it's hard to find a netbook nowadays - tablets have driven them out of the market. I was looking for a little netbook for my son to have at school, and can't find one anywhere.
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The netbook I have is an Asus eeepc.(900 i think) It's the second one I've owned so far in the past 5 years. I still see that brand of netbooks in stores. Aren't they just like laptops, only cheaper and lower CPU etc? Tablets may be the new gizmo du jour, but I can't see them taking over... to me they seem to be like a different thing altogether for different functions. This is an actual computer with Debian Linux installed on it, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I most certainly hope I'll still be able to have a netbook a few years down the road. I've yet to meet a tablet that I'd drop my precious eeepc for.

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My Headache with the Touch is I will be reading & suddenly it skips several pages either ahead or back! Lay it down come back its again 3-4 pages off! I spend a LOT of time trying to find my place again.... Very Flustrating! Sticking to my K3
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The netbook I have is an Asus eeepc.(900 i think) It's the second one I've owned so far in the past 5 years. I still see that brand of netbooks in stores. Aren't they just like laptops, only cheaper and lower CPU etc? Tablets may be the new gizmo du jour, but I can't see them taking over... to me they seem to be like a different thing altogether for different functions. This is an actual computer with Debian Linux installed on it, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I most certainly hope I'll still be able to have a netbook a few years down the road. I've yet to meet a tablet that I'd drop my precious eeepc for.
The initial eeepc came in winxp and linux flavours:
They had to upgrade the win box to 1 GB to make it usable, the linux box with half as much was nevertheless more performant
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Sounds like the problem I had with my T1 when it first came out. I returned it & then bought another one when Sony came out with an update to fix that problem. I no longer have that problem with my T1. Not that I'm saying multi page turning is not likely to happen more than with button use.
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Aren't they just like laptops, only cheaper and lower CPU etc?
CPU etc in netbooks is now rivaling laptops, and often beats laptops of just a few years ago.

The only coherent difference I've seen mentioned is that netbooks don't have CD drive. (No idea if that's a universal standard, but that's how it was described to me.)

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Tablets are media consumption devices; netbooks/laptops/desktops are production devices.

Most people aren't actually involved in much computer-based production, so tablets are likely to become the dominant form over the next several years. However, authors don't write novels on tablets; movie-makers don't make films on them; accountants don't aggregate data from multiple spreadsheets on them; magazine editors don't do layout and photo-touchup on them.

There are probably isolated exceptions. One *could,* if necessary, do most (all?) of these things on a tablet. However, tablet software and hardware isn't well-designed for them, and isn't going to be; making them as versatile as computers would kill their main function: buy-and-play usability.

(I am keeping my PRS-505 active until it DIES because I dislike touchscreens, and the new BeBook is the only thing that seems to have the handful of features that matter to me--long battery life, file support for html or doc/rtf as well as an ebook format--and as far as I can tell, it's not sold in my country.)
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Sounds like the problem I had with my T1 when it first came out. I returned it & then bought another one when Sony came out with an update to fix that problem. I no longer have that problem with my T1. Not that I'm saying multi page turning is not likely to happen more than with button use.
It's interesting, but the only time my T1 does multiple page turns is when I'm using the buttons, it NEVER does it when I use the touch screens. Maybe I have a maverick device. My 350 and 950 are rock solid for page turning with either button or touchscreen.
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CPU etc in netbooks is now rivaling laptops, and often beats laptops of just a few years ago.

The only coherent difference I've seen mentioned is that netbooks don't have CD drive. (No idea if that's a universal standard, but that's how it was described to me.)
No CD drives in either of the 2 I have had, but USB ports, card slot (with adaptor for microUSD), wired plugin, headphone/speaker plug, quite a nice little computer. It'd bug the heck out of someone who wanted to play games where blazingly fast graphics were key, but for me, I just do my regular stuff on this and it suits me.

Yes, My husband says that there is faster CPU in the newer ones.

And yes, on a tablet, typing stuff like I do now would give me hand cramps. I like real keyboards, not some glorified texting gizmo.
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Agreed. i have two notebooks with a 11.6 inch screens:

One has Core i5 with 6 gigs of RAM
the Second has Core i7 with 4 gigs of RAM..

Small and powerful with full keyboards...better for production in my opinion than a tablet..and the both way just over 1kilo each..


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CPU etc in netbooks is now rivaling laptops, and often beats laptops of just a few years ago.

The only coherent difference I've seen mentioned is that netbooks don't have CD drive. (No idea if that's a universal standard, but that's how it was described to me.)



Tablets are media consumption devices; netbooks/laptops/desktops are production devices.

Most people aren't actually involved in much computer-based production, so tablets are likely to become the dominant form over the next several years. However, authors don't write novels on tablets; movie-makers don't make films on them; accountants don't aggregate data from multiple spreadsheets on them; magazine editors don't do layout and photo-touchup on them.



format--and as far as I can tell, it's not sold in my country.)
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