I have been looking at getting a netbook for sometime now but have been holding off hoping for a perfectly specced ION version. With the Netbooks being slammed by Steve Jobs at the launch of the iPad I thought I would do a quick comparison to see if they are worth getting.
|Description||Netbook (Samsung NC10)||Apple iPad|
|Size||10.28″ X 7.3″ 1.19″||9.56″ X 7.47″ X 0.5″|
|Resolution||1024 x 600||1024 X 768|
|Memory||1GB upgradeable to 2GB||Unknown at this time not upgradable|
|Storage||160GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB|
|3G||Option (via USB)||Option|
|Battery Life||8 Hours||10 Hours|
|Support for DIVX, mpeg, avi, theora||YES||Some|
|Price||£249||$499 (uk price probably £499 possibly £449)|
Biased Table? probably.
I just don’t see a use for it to be honest. It is very very nice and looks very slick. But it cannot replace any of the following which I use.
- ebook (sony PRS-505)
If it could replace 2 of the above devices or do what any of them did but better I would have bought one. But it just doesn’t fit anywhere within my needs and I am not spending close to £500 on something that maybe nice but would see little if any use past the initial excitement phase.