What is the best netbook for internet use only?

Zack December 16, 2010
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I’m looking to buy a netbook purely for using the internet, maybe also with a simple text program.

I’m thinking I might install Linux, just to make it faster, i.e. less resources and junk I don’t need from Windows, from what I understand. Correct me if I’m wrong, please!

Any suggestions would be great, thanks!

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  1. Smayonak
    December 17, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Consumer Affairs regards the Samsung NF210-AO1 as being one of the best netbooks on the market. It has a best-in-class battery life, which is also a good indicator that it's reliable. Oftentimes laptops with lower power requirements have fewer issues in the long run.

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/electronics-computers/computers-internet/computers/netbook-ratings/models/overview/samsung-nf210-ao1-99040330.htm?INTKEY=I95BEE0

    http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/computer-peripherals/notebook/others/NP-NF210-A01HK/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail

    However, Squaretrade found that Netbooks have substantially higher fail rates than other kinds of notebooks. And a normal notebook costs only slightly more than a netbook, which gives a traditional laptop more value in comparison.

    http://www.squaretrade.com/htm/pdf/SquareTrade_laptop_reliability_1109.pdf

    • Rocketcitygirl
      February 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

       I just want a small 7inch notebook to use for playing music from pandora, anything I should know before I buy?  Thanks!

  2. Antriksh Yadav
    December 17, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Get the cheapest possible netbook out there (which will be just perfect). Then install Ubuntu Netbook Remix or Jolicloud (both Linux, free) on it.

    If you wait until next year, you can probably get a netbook running the upcoming Google Chrome OS, which is purely made for the web. It's basically an OS with just the Chrome browser, all built on Linux, which will be awesome. See my blog post for some details: http://goo.gl/tVlYB