The NETBOOK petition

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


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

  1. You bet!

    18 vote(s)
  2. No thanks

    14 vote(s)
  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2005
    We the undersigned (er forum members) want a Macbook Nano.
  2. .Andy macrumors 68030


    Jul 18, 2004
    The Mergui Archipelago
    George Friday
    Craig Billson
    Fiona freepers
    Devon Drakenbildge
  3. djellison macrumors 68020

    Feb 2, 2007
    Pasadena CA
    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"

  4. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    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


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    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


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    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


    Aug 5, 2007
  8. millar876 macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2004
    Kilmarnock, Scotland UK
    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


    Dec 12, 2007
    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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