what happened to the netbook form factor? are they still being made?

what happened to the netbook form factor? are they still being made?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My mom had one and it was stupidly slow

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They were stupidly underspecced for the same OS. Really expensive ones worked decently

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They were stupidly underspecced for the same OS. Really expensive ones worked decently

        meh i had a cheaper one than op's pic and it worked fine, was like 300 aud at the time, idea pad i think they called it. for office tasks and watching vids was all ye needed. now i have a 16 inch mac book that i have to lug around the fricking world. take me back .

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          get a 14 inch macbook then

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what were people even able to do on slow-ass netbooks?

      >muh slow netbooks
      Are you fricking morons? I hear this "argument" all the time. They were "slow" because they were meant to be cheap. But even the cheapest today's CPU's are fast enough for regular work so today's netbooks would be much more usable. E.g. a netbook with Intel N100 would be perfectly OK.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Eventually the bezzels got so big that they absorbed the whole manufacturing facility, lmao

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Replaced by tablets

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely zero people moved to tablets to do the things they did on netbooks

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You’re wrong as usual. Aren’t you used to being wrong about everything by now?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Your projection doesen't change the facts. I've seen no people use tablets other than when they're forced to. No app support, terrible UX experience browsing web, not very portable.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I've seen no people use tablets other than when they're forced to.
            Of course you wouldn’t have. You havent left your mother’s basement in 20 years.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Attacking my character won't make your own argument any more believeable. Look around you. Who have you ever seen using tablets?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Everyone uses tablet, you absolute moron. Tablets have replaced laptops. Actually touch grass once in a while and stop getting all your opinions and information from 4Cums, Chud.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Claiming the opposite won't change reality bud. Everyone is either on their phone or doing work on their laptop. There are no tablets

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No one used laptops for anything. I’m sorry you’re poor and have to grape post with your $120 Walmart HP laptop since you can’t afford and iPad or a Galaxy Tab.
            Keep trying though. Maybe one you’ll leave the house and see for yourself.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            meh not anymore
            most people just use their phones now
            guess its because phones got bigger

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >knows all about computer shit
            >tells other people to touch grass

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what were people even able to do on slow-ass netbooks?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nothing on the slow ones. People who owned real netbooks did work on them

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          girl in my class had a netbook she watched youtube on at home

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          All their use cases got stolen by smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks. Not everyone had a smartphone back then, tablets were complete garbage and laptops were bulky.

          I had one (Samsung NC-10 with Win XP) for uni. It wasn't fast but it was completely usable for web browsing, ms word and excel and basically everything a regular student would need. Back then software seemed less bloated.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yes they did Black person

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Replaced by tablets

      Absolutely zero people moved to tablets to do the things they did on netbooks

      >Absolutely zero people moved to tablets to do the things they did on netbooks

      They were replayed by the very thing in your pocket.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ultra books loved in on their territory.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GPD win max 2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shit form factor for normal use AND for gaming use

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shit form factor for normal use AND for gaming use

      I daily drive one, IT worker, works great. When onsite the battery last ages when not gaming.
      Plus I get lots of comments about it from qt3.14s :3

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bought one of these things off eBay, it was a complete piece of shit and I had to argue with the seller to honor their returns policy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh wait, mine was GPD win 2, not max 2. Idk if there’s a difference, but mine at least was a constantly crashing hunk of shit that needed special setting on my WiFi router that was incompatible with everything else because they used some cheap ass WiFi chip

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >provide example
      >"nooo not like that this doesn't count"
      People act like eee pcs were well known when the average person had no idea what they were

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >People act like eee pcs were well known when the average person had no idea what they were
        Most normies I know who are my age are familiar with the Toshiba NB500/NB510, due to their prevalence in schools, at least here in the UK. Much like how kids have Chromebooks now.

        vista happened

        These atom based shit boxes were around way into Win7.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, they aren't.
          If you showed people a picture you might get some "oohhh"s but the average person doesn't waste valuable brainmeats on fricking model numbers and shapes of laptops.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know about that. Quite a few people I have talked to about them remember them by name. This is normies who did shit like sports science as their degrees.
            I believe they remember the model name purely because of how shit they were to use.
            They joy of spending half of the lesson waiting for it to boot up.
            The fun of throwing them down the stairs because the repair is free.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Witnesses of car accidents, crimes and murders even when questioned only moments later can give wildly inaccurate if not outright fabricated stories when interviewed.
            If you just splurge all the details at them there's a good chance they agree with you to simply keep the conversation going or you are indirectly gaslighting them.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >provide example
      >"nooo not like that this doesn't count"
      People act like eee pcs were well known when the average person had no idea what they were

      >usb4/tb on both
      >occulink on one
      damn that's actually pretty good

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Laptop gets slimmer and screen to body ratio has gotten bigger

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    13 inch macbook air

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What is maid computing and how many percentage points will using it add to the probability I’ll troon out one day

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
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      >janny apple-fanatic deleted an on topic maidpost for mocking his favorite brand of consumer electronics

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    thank you for representing us trans queen of reddit here on this neofascist queerbashing website, you're doing god's work here truly

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry your feelfeels got hurt. Include me in the screenshot you show your therapist.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    vista happened

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    somehow all the manufacturers decided to stop doing them so people relied in tablets. Probably bc of the bullshit steve jobs said about the ipad.
    At least here they were sought a lot after they stoped being manufactured and for a while they were kinda expensive send hand

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing.

    >are they still being made?
    Yes.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no numpad
    it got trashed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >numpad
      Nobody has ever really wanted or needed this. The redundant keys are just a waste of space.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        found the brainlet that doesnt do math

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Normal people don't touch numpads and it was never a thing.
      Having a numpad was an exclusively ultrabook thing for eons.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh jee, I wonder what those numbers on those keys are. Its almost like the numpad isn't used 100% of the time, thus you can get away with putting it as a toggleable feature, thus reducing your keyboards size...

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The acer aspireone netbooks had a function lock to make some of the keys a numpad. I have LMDE on my ZG5 and can still browse the web, shitpost on IQfy, and watch videos in 360p.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >are they still being made?
    yeah, have for literally several decades
    they are nothing new and they never went anywhere

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      True

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >subnotebook from 1999 with decent specs
        impressive

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They're the Thinkpads of the retro/vintage computer community and a bit of a meme but only because they're just that good.
          Technically there's better thinkpads of equal size but they used to cost way more.
          Now all vintage computers cost a small fortune because tech yters like LGR ruined it for everyone.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Now all vintage computers cost a small fortune because tech yters like LGR ruined it for everyone.
            damn gays

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Like other anons have said itt, phones and tablets have absorbed all of the use cases a netbook was used for.
    >are they still being made?
    Chromebooks are the modern equivalent. Cheap laptops that are only good for web browsing, working out of Google Cloud, and videos.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's the advantage over phones or a tablet?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      push butan

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing anymore. Pretty much everything you can do on a laptop you can do on your phone or tablet. Laptops are a meme now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Physical keyboard. Virtual keyboards suck. When the machine only has one display, and that display is already small, you shouldn't waste half of it on collecting input.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you’re going to walk around carrying multiple monitors you’re a retsrd, just use a desktop PC. Laptops are meme no matter how much you try to make yourself feel good for being forced to use on due to being poor

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If you’re going to walk around carrying multiple monitors
          I never said or implied I would do this. I said the device needs a physical keyboard because virtual keyboards suck.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had an Asus Eee 900 in mid 2008 when these things were new.
    It was already obsolete the moment it came out. It had a CPU that was about as fast as laptops from roughly around 2001, it got pretty hot doing barely anything, the battery life was less than two hours, the keyboard was small and cramped and not nice to type on.

    The only things it had going for it was it was cute and desirable looking, and at the time, most laptops were big and heavy, and smartphones and tablets weren't common yet. As soon as those became more common, they did the "cheap portable internet machine" job much better and there wasn't really a good usecase for netbooks anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2008
      Back when ASUS wasn’t a dogshit company and product

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was an engadget fad and nothing more.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I had 1201HA.
      Thing is web became so bloated atom cpu could not keep up with that bullshit so in the end I could run autocad on it but couldn't load gmail web interface since it would time out before being rendered.
      Then there's small screen, used 10" 4:3 till recently, most webpages can't fit horizontally anymore.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >As soon as those became more common, they did the "cheap portable internet machine" job much better and there wasn't really a good usecase for netbooks anymore.
      BS. You could actually work on netbooks. Nothing can replace a physical keyboard.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the attractive feature was that most of these were <$200 and ran real x86 windows. I remember trying to find a half decent laptop and anything with a working battery and no bios password was $250 on ebay. Anything with 2 cores / 2gb ram was easily twice that. These weren't that slow on the flash based internet.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What? I loved my eee 901.
      I had a classmate that owned a Lenovo Netbook that he used to program on during recess and after school.
      I had no money but wanted a netbook so bad! I checked on online auctions, thought about buying a broken one and fixing it.
      And out of nowhere a cousin that lives in another country came to visit at she gave me her old asus eee because it didnt handle office 2011.
      And i did everything on my little eee!
      I brought it to school and played weird indie games with my friends.
      Learned Python on it.
      I brought it with my when i traveled outside of scandinavia for the first time in a sort of exchange program. And we filmed a vlog that i edited on the eee and uploaded to youtube during the trip.
      Windows XP was kinda laggy on it because of Asus weird drivers requiring their "Performance Engine", which was the last small push to try to run Linux as the main OS on it.
      It was the first laptop that i put stickers on.
      I had it on my first gamejams and programing events.
      I brough it all over and spent so much time using it when i worked as a roadie, i remember when i though it was amazing when Skype launched for Linux and i could chat with my friends not using pidgin.
      I built a small LAN-party org using that laptop.
      First laptop i did wardriving with.
      I moved from Ubuntu to Lubuntu when Unity launched because it was too heavy for the laptop, leading to me using Lubuntu as my main distro for almost 8 years.
      I learned about Linux server management on it, which laid the foundation to what is my career today.
      Still own that laptop, its prominently displayed on a bookshelf in my living room.
      It still works 100%, and its manufactured somewhere between 2008- early 2010.

      >As soon as those became more common, they did the "cheap portable internet machine" job much better and there wasn't really a good usecase for netbooks anymore.
      BS. You could actually work on netbooks. Nothing can replace a physical keyboard.

      True!

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I had the same Lenovo S10, when it was still new.
    Ran OS X on it. Made for a comfy, cheap Hackintosh, just as the Macbook Air came out.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I had a Thinkpad 11e a few years ago.

    11.6" screen, 7th gen i3, 8GB RAM, super lightweight. Great computer for travelling.

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the functional use of that much screen space and that big of a keyboard is the same as a phone, people already have phones

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Keyboard is not a problem, I can type on 10" laptop keyboard almost the same as on regular sized one.
      Display is issue if you don't have 20/20 vision.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Personally I hope that Non-Apple ARM laptops start gaining wider appeal. I don't need a powerful laptop, I just need something that can browse and can run a VPN and RDP into my Desktop at home.

    I got a Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Go for this purpose, it has fit my use case exactly, and I will absolutely shill for it. On a full battery this thing can last for a few days on light use like a smart phone. I wouldn't say it replaces the need for a phone, and I run it without a SIM installed but it basically fills the need of Low Powered Toaster Laptop that does the bare minimum I require.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >that can browse and can run a VPN and RDP into my Desktop
      So you need tablet with keyboard not laptop.
      RDP client sucks ass tho on android it's nowhere near as fast as native windows one, still usable.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        A decent Tablet with a Keyboard was more expensive than one of these used. The software ecosystem for Windows ARM is not as mature but a native MS-RDP client is worth it, imo.
        That does bring up one complaint I've had with this and similarly low powered laptops of the past, the touch pads almost always frickin suck.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I tried my luck with m$ surface, what a piece of shit. It has some kind of hardware bug/issue where it would drain battery over couple of days even if not used and completely turned off.

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    can get an 11e with 8gb ram and a n5030, its pretty quick with ltsc. as for sub 11.6 no i dont think there are any

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i picked up a 7" sylvania netbook a couple years ago and fell down that rabbithole, we only got one iteration in kmart and walgreens, but every couple of years they got a hardware update, most run android but there are projects to get proper linux on them. The windows CE model i had could barely handle 240p local video playback. newer iterations have competent hardware but i couldnt tell you what brand or model they are, its all chinkshit and ofc the screen and keyboard are still garbage

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I was interested in one of these and fell down that rabbithole too in like 2016 but never bought one.
      Some shittuber made a video about the sylvania one recently and now they're 150 bucks on ebay, I wonder if the new ones with quad core cpus can still run windows ce

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        i dont know anything about CE's driver model or how to even get install media, windows 10 and ubuntu have an arm distribution but thats pretty heavy

        i bought 4 of them for $100 during covid and at some point threw them away, just wait, these things are legitimately so shitty you shouldnt even pay original retail for them

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this is just e-waste

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        it looks like fun ewaste though

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    11" iPad with a keyboard case

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Americans got fatter, so did most Westdroids. They reach the point when they couldn't touch the keys anymore.

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