My 5-year old Sony Vaio is getting on my nerves. It's slower than a slower thing on slow day in slowsville. All I do on it is browse t'internet, listen to iTunes (with the music files on a separate hard drive) and general admin in Powerpoint/Word/Excel.I'll play around in Photoshop resizing images (nothing more complex than that) and I have some Bose speakers for quality of sound.
I usually download music from CDs and backup my photos to CD but could get a separate CD drive for a notebook, and I like a decent size and quality screen for viewing photos and videos.
It's used almost exclusively in the house - sometimes in the bedroom and sometimes in the kitchen so maximum portability not really that important.
I basically like the idea that a netbook is relatively cheap but tbh what I really want is something significantly more powerful than what I have now. I can't remember the exact spec of my Vaio but I'm guessing things have got a lot faster for a given ££ in the last few years?
So laptop or netbook?