Holding onto Hope for the Netbook of my Dreams!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DELLsFan, May 31, 2009.

  1. DELLsFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2009
    Oh yes, everyone is tired of the rumors and discussion of this, but I can think of no better place to discuss this without being flamed right to Hell. :eek:

    I want an Apple Netbook! That's right, I've said it! I'm hoping Steve Jobs will walk out with one after Schiller gives his Keynote as part of the "One More Thing" tradition in Apple keynotes. Well, wouldn't it be cool if he did? :D

    Anyway, I really do prefer a small form factor for traveling and for work on the couch, etc. I wouldn't mind a MacBook, but I'm waiting for the rumored re-Brand to Pro on the Unibodies and with WWDC just around the corner, wouldn't I be ill-advised to buy anything until after we knew what was definitely coming and announced?

    Part of me also wants to grab a DELL Mini, hack it, and just be done with it. :p It's torture keeping this wad of cash in my pocket! June 8 can't come soon enough! What do you all think?

  2. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    I don't understand why people want an apple netbook. It's called the macbook air. :rolleyes:
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I seriously doubt half of these people really know what they're going to get. Reading a 9" screen is a ticket to headache hell for many.
    The MB air or a possible 12" PowerBook replacement is all I want.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    And trying to type on a mini mini keyboard is horrible.
  5. AlexJayPhillips macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    Apple Netbook announced at WWDC 2009

    I hate to crush your spirits but I don't think there would even be a mention of an Apple Netbook at this years WWDC. If there is I will be very shocked. Apple have been quoted saying the an Apple netbook is very unlikely due to the small form factor creating a poor user experience. I reckon Apple are working on a alternative; a touchscreen tablet/Macbook Mini... or something along those lines. It'll be in a different league to the Netbooks; redefining portable computing in true Apple fashion. It is unlikely that apple will invest money into a unstable market, the need for netbooks could die out in a few years. Apple only release products which dominate very mature markets: mobile communications, portable media players and obviously computing. I don't think Netbooks have "taken off" so much to deem them necessary for Apple's attention.

    Don't expect it anytime soon. It's a minimum of a year or so away. Spend the money on the Dell Mini.

  6. DELLsFan thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2009
    Aw ... my spirits are crushed already! I'm totally obsessing.

    Part of me would love the new MacBook that will surely be revamped soon. Oh, and I'd REALLY love the MBA, but um ... my obsession is not worth that price - yet ... sorry.

    Another part can't wait to Hack a DELL Mini 9 or 10v ... :D

    The last part still thinks we're in for a big surprise on Netbook plans from Apple. If not at WWDC, definitely this year.

    So ... yeah ... I'm pathetic. The choice with the most value for the moment would be to fuel my DELL Mini obsession. It wouldn't be a real Mac, but it sure would be fun to Hack. Hell, for sitting around on the Bean Bag chair - watching a movie, it would serve me well ... (I'm not a touch typist, btw, so hunt-and-peckers like me actually do quite well on a small keyboard)

    ... at least until Apple DOES release a new toy!

  7. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...Sony's P isn't selling well due to the price and if :apple: can't be competitive, they shouldn't try...but it would be nice to see what :apple: would offer...
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Go ahead and get the Dell Mini. It should temper your enthusiasm for netbooks after about a month of normal use.
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Trust me, you do not want a netbook. It seems cool at first, but using one in real life is fun at first but the experience degrades over time. It's too small and having it on your lap is a problem. I'm only 15 and I'm pretty small and the netbook just doesn't go onto a lap. The screen is pretty bright (LED backlit) but way too small. I squint at my Lenovo S10's 10".
  10. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I would love a 10inch apple netbook.

    Having owned 7inch, 8.9 inch and 10 inch netbooks I can say 10inch is a nice size for what a netbook is SUPPOSED to be for. (Internet and email while on the go).

    I travel with a ton of camera gear and every little bit of weight and space counts and netbooks are a perfect option for me while traveling. And if it gets lost or damaged I'm only out $350 vs $2800 for my mbp.
  11. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    The MBA isn't a netbook. Have you seen how much they cost, it's an ultra portable which isn't the same thing at all.
  12. Hal1980 macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2009
    I too don't understand the interest in netbooks. When you travel around, you have files, books, etc. Is a 9" computer really that different to carry around than a 13" or 15"? Besides I don't want a disposable computer with a screen too impossibly small to render useable (I already own an iphone), and a keyboard that makes typing miserable.

    I'm waiting for a MBP revision, but wouldn't buy an Apple netbook, much less anyone's netbook even if the thing levitated and was fueled by passion instead of batteries.

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