Originally posted by ecking
I hate subnote books and the idea of them. Where and when are you that you need something that small? What kind of tasks would you need that for? Checking email? Get a pda. I just don't see the need for something like that, that is so annoying to use. 12 inches is too big?
Travel task. I want a full keyboard to type my mail. I want to use Tiger instead of some half-wit pocket pc O/S on a PDA. I have a HP iPaq 5555. Wireless everything, and it sucks to use for email while traveling.
Scheduling rail passes, plane reservations, and having full copies of my important doc's on hand in a encrypted disk image are important. Oh yeah, being able to open Excel documents, write letters in Word, and do invoices/quotes, and calculations away from my office to email back would be nice to make sure my company stays running.
Using FUGU, thank God for those who created that program, to gain access to my home iMac is a must. PDA's just don't cut it for that stuff. Ease up on your subnotebook outlook and realize that some of us need it.
I would settle for a 1 GHz processor (or less), 40 Gb hard drive with 1 GB of ram being optional. Ethernet, wireless network card, one firewire and one usb 2.0 port are a must. Beyond that, it is just extra's.
Is 12" too big?
, for hardcore travelers or business guys on the go in the field, it is too big and to heavy.