Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    843

    Default netbook or tablet

    which would you recommend ? To be used for something to surf the web and watch the odd tv on demand in the lounge/bed etc.

    Recommendations/comments most welcomed

  2. #2
    Wanderer
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    7,408

    Default Re: netbook or tablet

    i say a tablet, for consuming.

    also that if you travel via car, bus, plane, there may not be enough room to use the netbook properly esp when the person in front leans their chair back.

    the keyb may also be small for some people esp if you learnt to touch type.

  3. #3
    Old guy
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,366

    Default Re: netbook or tablet

    +1 for tablet

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    843

    Default Re: netbook or tablet

    let me add this to the mix, that i forgot to mention earlier. The other thing that I want to be able to do is take it with me when i go travelling so I can surf the web via wifi (as offered by most hotels these days) download photos and plan the next stage of the trip - booking trains etc.

    Taking that into account also still the consensus is for tablet ? When I was overseas recently didn't see any of the travellers with a tablet all had netbooks and the very odd laptop (way too big and heavy to throw into a backpack).

  5. #5
    Senior member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Masterton
    Posts
    27

    Default Re: netbook or tablet

    Just got my first tablet. Very impressed, way better than a netbook for the tasks you describe.

  6. #6
    Soaring like an Eagle gary67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    In a field in Hanmer
    Posts
    14,532

    Default Re: netbook or tablet

    Netbook= closable lid to prevent screen damage, real keyboard, decent battery life

    Tablet= lighter, thinner

  7. #7
    Wanderer
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    7,408

    Default Re: netbook or tablet

    Travellers prob have netbooks b/c they are cheaper and with photography you can download images onto the HD for backup (with its larger HD) and perhaps run software like Photoshop and Lightroom, Aperture etc.

    In the past and maybe still, the pads are no that popular yet, previous the $$$ iPads were the only option.

    Most hotels won't have free internet, that's been my experience. Hostels tend to be free, half the cheaper hotels yes but once you get to the proper 3* plus they are billed per MB/day. For NZ, most of them are not free incl YHA. BBH might be free I heard though. Occasionally you might be given a 50MB voucher at checkin via zenbu and some of the nicer places have them targetted for families (motels) and you might be asked to not download or view video.

  8. #8
    Golden Oldie smurf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Dunedin
    Posts
    498

    Default Re: netbook or tablet

    Whilst I have not owned a tablet, I do own a netbook and have travelled extensively overseas with it. I have found unobtrusive and convenient. A significant advantage to me was that as someone has previously mentioned, the lid closes and thus protects the screen against scratches. No problems were experienced with the varying voltages.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    843

    Default Re: netbook or tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Most hotels won't have free internet, that's been my experience. Hostels tend to be free, half the cheaper hotels yes but once you get to the proper 3* plus they are billed per MB/day. For NZ, most of them are not free incl YHA. BBH might be free I heard though. Occasionally you might be given a 50MB voucher at checkin via zenbu and some of the nicer places have them targetted for families (motels) and you might be asked to not download or view video.
    Interesting as 90% of the places I stayed in over the last 6 months in the US, India and Oz all had free wifi. Guess its a bit hit and miss dependent on where you stay really, but this will only change with time and improve one would expect.

    Don't do hotels/hostels in NZ really so can't comment on that. Usually camp or rent batches, but there is always cafes in NZ where you can buy (or if you're really lucky included in the price of the coffee) get wifi.

    Can tablets be hooked into a normal wall socket Internet outlet or are they all generally wifi ?

    There seems to be some good deals on netbooks sub 500 at the moment

  10. #10
    Computer "Specialist" Agent_24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    64 Bitville
    Posts
    14,164

    Default Re: netbook or tablet

    I would rather have a netbook or small laptop...

    It's going to be cheaper, probably faster, and has better support for things (like USB ports, Ethernet and Flash) unlike the iPad for example
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

Similar Threads

  1. Which Tablet
    By dpDesignz in forum PressF1
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-06-2011, 04:26 PM
  2. Best Tablet PC
    By pranay in forum PressF1
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-12-2005, 05:08 PM
  3. Tablet
    By taly in forum PressF1
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 28-10-2005, 09:23 PM
  4. Tablet
    By splatman41 in forum PressF1
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-07-2004, 07:35 PM
  5. tablet
    By Ron Bakker in forum PressF1
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-09-2002, 08:49 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •