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Old 09-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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I am finding some high rated Netbooks for sale under $200. We are thinking about getting one for our daughters for Christmas as we can't afford to get them iPads.

Any cons to these suckers?

Primary use would be Facebook, general web surfing, and perhaps Netflix/Hulu usage.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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Well, a netbook is a bit more of a general-purpose device than an iPad. The only drawback is they're generally slightly bigger and heavier than an iPad, and not nearly as nifty and don't have the "ooh-aah" factor as an iPad... but I don't see any real drawbacks.
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Do you know if they generally come with any substantial amount of storage? And a CD drive and/or memory card port?
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I bought my kids netbooks a few years ago and they did not last. The memory was flash (which isn't always a bad thing) and there wasn't much of it. I wouldn't buy another one.
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Do you know if they generally come with any substantial amount of storage? And a CD drive and/or memory card port?
The one I have (Free from Verizon when I switched to DSL) did not have a CD Drive, but did have 2 USB ports. No ports for memory cards. But had built in camera for video chat and stuff.

Did OK when traveling. That was a couple of years ago, so I'm sure the ones out now are more powerful and have better functionality.
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