I don't know... I find netbooks extremely annoying to deal with (screen size, keyboard size/typing on, etc)... even more than an iPad. I find them impractical and less functional because of their size and the fact it uses an OS not catered to the device. Unless you have small hands, I'd recommend a real laptop or an iPad. Netbooks have more potential, but the device is crippled by how un-ergonomic and underpowered it is. At least the iPad compensates for its size by having a somewhat more fluid interface, potential for a keyboard, and an OS specifically designed for the device.You can do so much more with a netbook, with no interference from Apple. Plus a lot of netbooks are really small and lightweight, and it's quite annoying to type with iPad. You always have to rest it on something, and in many cases, especially in class, it ends up being your thighs, the desk or handheld. Not my preferred method of data input. In terms of coolness factor and graphics, I'd go for the iPad. If you really care about functionality and practicality, go for the netbook.
Mr Jobs, we know its you. Classic over-compensation.I'm just gonna say it, Apple products are for ****. They have a prestigious glow about them that just radiates douchebaggery.
It is. I don't own one, but I've used one and own an iPhone. They are great devices. I wouldn't buy an overpriced Mac laptop, but I would buy an iPad. Its a niche device that serves its purpose well. For internet browsing, casual gaming, email, facebook, and banking (nearly every bank has an app - and there is also mint.com which I'd recommend), I'd take the iPad over a laptop any day. For typing, development, design, gaming, etc - I'd choose a laptop. The netbook? Terrible for everything. Its too small to be useful and a one way ticket to carpal tunnel.I just wanna ask (for those who actually own one), how well does an iPad travel? For net access. Banking, accomodation/tour/train bookings...facebook...necessary things like that. Its small, light, and a little bit more web friendly than the phone, it sounds like a better alternative to lugging around a laptop.
One problem with that: $$$. It's too darn expensive for what it does, unless you want to get into the mac universe (and if you do, I can't blame you).macbook air.
i would love to have a laptop that coverts into a tablet but until then my laptop will do.