Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
Netbooks have a small niche market (I have no idea why, but we have some people who LOVE their Netbooks). I prefer the iPad to do those sorts of functions.
The iPad hasn't replaced anything I own (OK, the Kindle doesn't get much use, but it is much more readable in bright sunlight).
I don't have an iPad but I can see why they would be totally fun and great for entertainment.
I LOVE my netbook because it is small and lightweight, easy to get in and out of my handbag, no need for a separate laptop case. That is the best thing about it compared to a larger laptop. I use it when working out of town, in between appointments and while I'm waiting for appointments. I can do all my work documentation with our online apps, do reports with Word, and more. It does everything I need for work and is lightweight, easy to carry around, and has built in vzw modem for easy internet access. The speed is not like my fiber connection at home, but is decent enough for my purposes. And it cost only $149 when I renewed my VZW contract.