[Nottingham] Miss netbooks? Think they were maybe too bulky?

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Feb 15 10:58:52 UTC 2017

Strangely enough... As seen at the meetings, I'm still using a decades
old Acer Aspire One netbook from the first days of the various Linux
netbooks that did very successfully smash into a new Market niche.

Until that is... Microsoft noticed and then 'persuaded' the
manufacturers to double the spec and halve the battery life for the sake
of pushing Windows at above twice the original pricing...

More recently, we have the Chromebooks that only just now compare

And then there are the "RaspberryPi" netbooks/laptops that keep popping
up ;-)

The GPD is interesting for portability but for myself, I'll be watching
this one from the sidelines...

BTW: Usual Angel NLUG meeting *Tomorrow* !


On 15/02/17 10:44, Fay Knight via Nottingham wrote:
> To be fair my old netbook still runs OK with Openbox; comes in useful
> for meetings where I can't be bothered to lug a full sized laptop around.
> But I would definitely look at something like this when the netbook
> eventually dies.
> On 15 February 2017 10:30:19 GMT+00:00, Jason Irwin via Nottingham
> <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>     Check this out:
>     https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-pocket-7-0-umpc-laptop-ubuntu-or-win-10-os-laptop--2#/
>     Interesting little idea.

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