There is no perfect netbook.. but lets try to make it.
As all these small computers have good and bad features, we need to use the good parts of each to get the perfect Netbook.
This is my take. If you want to share yours, comment here or link to your blog post about Your Perfect Netbook.
You can only use features or parts from real netbooks..
My Perfect Netbook:
I like it small. The original Eee PC 700 was perfect for mobility. But the screen needs to be bigger. I want 8.9 inches, but not a glossy one. I would love touch screen but as there is no netbook with touch yet, i can't have it..
UPDATE: as Gigabity M912 seems to qualify as netbook, I can have touch screen ;)
The mouse pad needs to be bigger and better too. I want the one on Eee 900, with multitouch. I think it's the best mouse pad ever. But the mouse buttons need to be lighter. I don't know which one has the lightest.. I want the lightes ones. Eee 700/900 keyboard would do fine for me.
Then the looks.. I want it to look a bit more stylish. I want Acer Aspire One's looks. Looking like the Acer but sized as the Eee 700. But all black on black. And I want the speakers on screen frame like on Acer.
Another part I want from Acer is the 3G card slot. But with the 3G card of course! from LG as it has GPS too. I would take the bluetooth from Amilo Mini.
I want more accessible slots too. Just like on Eee 901. I want to be able to upgrade stuff easily.
I have to go with SSD. I have broken too many HDDs on my mobile computers. The biggest and fastest righ now is on Eee 1000 .. it's 8GB. It's ok for my needs. XP fits fine.. yep, I would take XP Home as XP pro is not available on any netbook.
CPU. We have Atom, Celly and VIA C7.. I want Atom. And I want it with the Asus over and under clocking software.. with the button. Yeah buttons! I want button/swich like on HP 2133 to enable/disable wireless. Wifi card would be from 901 as it's b/g/n.
I want the webcam and mics ( dual array ) from 901.. or maybe webcam from Amilo Mini as it has auto focus.
I need good battery life but i want to keep it small and light. So it needs to be 4 cell. Best ones are on Eee 900 USA versions ( 5800mAh @ 7.4V ), It would give me 5 hours.
So the full specs would be:
8.9 inch 1024 * 600 touch screen
Intel Atom at 1.6Ghz
1.3 Mpix auto focus webcam with dual array mics
Ethernet, Wifi, bluetooth, GPS and 3G HSPA
3 * USB, SD card slot, VGA out, mic/headset port
Stereo spekers on the screen frame
Multi touch mouse pad
5 hour 4 cell 5800mAh battery
225 mm * 165 mm * 35 mm 920g
I would pay $700 to $800 for it.
Am I forgetting something?
Hmm.. just remembered that I want keyboard light too.. but none has it? ( typing in a dark balcony.. )
So how about you?
Link to your blog post or comment here.. or do both.
Links to others perfect netbooks:
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Friday, August 29, 2008