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Old 15 August 2014, 17:53   #1
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Anyone use them thinking about one just for web browsing etc
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Anyone use them thinking about one just for web browsing etc
Will they be a lot heavier to hold than the conventional paperbacks.... ??
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why not iPad or droid tablet? if just for browsing?


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Will they be a lot heavier to hold than the conventional paperbacks.... ??

No just like a tablet but with a key board
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Cos I am getting old the bigger screen the better and it's sits on your knee I have to hold the iPad
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ok - I been told from my suppliers, they have replaced netbooks now, along with tablets.

Don't have much storage onboard, but for browsing that should not be issue.

Long battery life 7 - 8 hrs.

looks ideal for what you want...

Not used one though !

my other company (IT) makes me slave to Microsoft...I need the full applications and able to install.

although now proud owner Samsung tab 7, windows phone 8.1 , iPhone and Sony Tab 11 8.1


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Using one right now. An Acer C720, and it is great for what I need.

Fast boot up, browser with apps, no software bloat - great screen, keyboard, and battery life. I bought it in the states for $180

I also have a laptop, smart phone, tablet, etc and switch between them depending on what I'm doing; but for the forum, blogs, and so it it is great.
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No just like a tablet but with a key board
We used to call those "laptops" in my day
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Works out fine for me. Like yourself, bigger the screen the better
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We used to call those "laptops" in my day
Remember "portables"?

Generally wouldn't have wanted them on your laptop for any length of time.

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