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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Netbooks? Info Needed.. ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 1/10/12 11:04 PM

My husband likes to play cribbage and gin rummy. I do not like to play games and the kids are rarely around to play. We have a friend that is here occasionally and he likes to play but he won't be back till late March.
SO...I was thinking of getting DH a netbook to play these games on. I have seen some online games. But would a netbook work? I am thinking Netbook because he doesn't need a full on laptop plus it would be easier for him to handle and take places.Plus it has a LID to cover up with. Any thoughts or advice anyone?
BTW I am looking for something not very expensive but a good buy.

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Date: 1/11/12 1:01 AM

ive had a few netbooks - all cost less than 300.00 and work great 4 what i use them 4.

because the screen is small i might test out the games he plays to make sure the whole hand of cards fits on one screen.. i find i used "f11" lots on the netbooks.

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Date: 1/11/12 1:10 AM

Have you thought about a tablet e.g., iPad or Galaxy? If it's to play games and surf the Internet, you might be better with a tablet. You can get a keyboard to use with a tablet if you want to type a lot. check HSN; they have a convertible tablet/net book.

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Date: 1/11/12 1:41 AM

I thought a netbook would be best because my DH is an electronics killer. So the lid on a netbook would be good. I will have to ask someone I know if they are bringing their netbook to where I work soon, so I can see if the games will fit on it.

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Date: 1/11/12 2:14 AM

A netbook isn't going to be any more durable than a tablet- in fact, the hinge might make it worse, because they are less stable than something flat.

If he's probably going to drop it, he'll kill any of them, and at least they make Otterboxes for tablets.

On the other hand, if he's going to use it to play rummy/card games, why not just get him a rummy game? He can break a lifetime of those for the cost of one netbook.

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Date: 1/11/12 2:21 AM

You can get a "case" for a tablet that has a bit that goes over the screen, making it as durable as a netbook, or perhaps even more so.

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Date: 1/11/12 11:45 AM

My SIL and BIL play cribbage on their IPhones with each other, and I recently saw a guy with a tablet on the plane playing Boggle. Our little netbook purchased from Dell in 2009 for websurfing and light tasks is still going strong. We got it during one of those daily deals events and purchased it for $200. The battery has definitely decreased capacity over the years but that's expected. I don't play computer games so I can't attest to that factor but I love our little netbook.

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Date: 1/11/12 1:17 PM

ive tossed all 4 of the ones ive had in bags with books - brought them everywhere and theyve lasted fine.

inside parts have broken, they last me about a year. this one is ready to die as a matter of fact.

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Date: 1/11/12 3:44 PM

I have a question, can you download embird to a netbook? The small size of them would take up so little room next to my Brother.

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Date: 1/11/12 3:57 PM

My sister has a Sony netbook that is fantastic. I think the model name is Viao or similar. I like it because it is extremely well-built and sturdy with an excellent HD screen. The keyboard is also quite comfortable. In contrast, the HP netbook we bought recently for the kids seems quite flimsy.

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