The NETBOOK petition

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by JW8725, Oct 27, 2008.

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Would you like Apple to bring out a low cost Netbook?

  1. You bet!

    18 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. No thanks

    14 vote(s)
    43.8%
  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    We the undersigned (er forum members) want a Macbook Nano.
     
  2. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    George Friday
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  3. djellison macrumors 68020

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    To be honest, no - I think they would screw it up. (the new MB and MBP's were a simple proposition that they screwed up amazingly well )

    I'd far rather they said "Here's an OSX 10.5 DVD you can install on the MSI Wind, Samsung, Aspire, and Asus Atom based Netbooks"

    Doug
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Apple doesn't really do 'as cheap as possible'. The Air *is* Apple's netbook - it certainly runs about as fast as one in >25C ambients and is arguably even more useless otherwise. I thought everyone was really excited about 'Brick'? It's a 'Brick' netbook. What happened to the fanboy's litany of 'it's quality, you have to pay for it'? Now go cheer Apple!
     
  5. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    somehow i think the "netbook"-craze is just that. a craze.

    i don't think the mbp or mb are really that heavy, which would want me to want a netbook...

    but hey. that's just me.
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    These petitions are getting out of hand. One thing at a time my friends. We have the FireWire petition, and the MMS petition. Lets just settle down and take a deep breath.
     
  7. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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  8. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    I, for one, would love a small, light apple netbook for taking to work, watching a couple of films on (biz trips away from office) and a bit of web browsing. There is no way that i would use it enough to necesitate an full fat mac laptop. Hence i realy dont want to shell out arround £800 for a bacbook that will mostly live in a draw somewhere until the 10-15 weeks a year i might use it. I wouldnt mind spending about £300-£400 on one that fits this usage strusture. and i WILL NOT BUY, EVER a windows netbook as using windows vexes me to a degree that such a device may end up having its aerodynamicness and ruggedness tested with a rapidly accelerating horisontal / latteral motion towards the nearest solid upright surface, thussly my iMac only boots into Windows to play games, then its back to happy mac land
     
  9. Melrose Suspended

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    Word. I agree. Personally, I don't see the big thrill w netbooks - I mean, if you want a dang cheap laptop with those specs can't you just browse Craigslist and pick up a bigger one that's a year old for the same price and better specs?

    Personally, I don't believe it would be in Apple's best interests to bring a netbook to market - they would build a nice looking one, good quality, blah blah everything we love about Apple, but it would diminish their long-standing image of building high-end stuff (even if their prices have come down in recent months and years). No. 2, Apple doesn't need to build a netbook, they really don't. They've got a laptop available for every type of user already, really. They offer a prestigious line of notebooks, why would they water their lineup down?

    I know there's folks that feel differently than do I, but that's my opinion.
     

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