Lower cost Computing NETBOOKS - NetBooks "Rock" !!!!
by Donald Todd
Net-Books "Rock" !!!!
When big road shows come to Spokane, I work with the IATSE (stagehands) union to bring in the gear and set up the cameras, projectors and video walls. For the most part the multi-tattooed roadies who sleep and live out of a coffin sized bus bunk carry a backpack that holds a NET-BOOK rather than a NOTEBOOK computer. These Net Books are equally "tatted up" with paintings, cartoons and stickers from the road. These new sub $500. NET-BOOKS are making life better for the roadies as they travel so far away from home.
I have built many computers over the years, some very zippy (a few years ago) to do video editing on, when I ran a TV studio. I am comfortable dealing with a computer sales person. I tell people I know not to take what a sales person at the Big Box Computer, stores want to sell you. I want them to understand what they need first. If your goal is to just surf the net, send and receive email or just watch a movie on the net then a Net Book will do the job and is an even greater value. Many Net-books are under or just over $300. bucks.
One draw back people point out is that Net-books do not have a CD rom or DVD drive. If you need a CD player/recorder or a DVD player/recorder you can take one out of your old machine, go to a thrift store, find one on Craig's list or eBay and then place it in a $30 external case that you can plug into the net book with a USB cable.
I have a larger Laptop I travel with and will be getting a new NET-BOOK, to extend my travel reach and help me drop a few LBS on the road. So do what the Rock N Roll Roadies do, use a net-book, save money and stay connected where ever you travel.
Donald C. Todd, Spokane, WA.