What net books cannot do?

pls tell me what are all the things that a net book cannot do?
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  1. The point of a netbook is to be a mobile device that will enable you to do essential computer work on the go. They are tiny enough to put them in your bag and batteries can last for a decent amoung of time.

    You can use netbooks for:

    - Surfing web
    - Social sites
    - Youtube
    - Word processing (and complete office work for that matter)
    - Chat
    - Downloading stuff overnight using only a fragment of the power your desktop would use.
    - Do everything else that doesn't require C2Quad or GTx280 graphics

    You CAN'T:
    - Render
    - Play new 3D games
    - Watch 1080p videos
  2. it can do almost everything my smartphone can do because its basically a smartphone without the phone.
  3. Everything an average person would do, which excludes gaming.
  4. ^I play portal on mine quite reasonably ty, still can't play dvd's without an external usb disk drive though :-p
    Moto
  5. If you get a netbook with ION or Brazos, you can also:
    -play new games at very low quality
    -watch 1080p
  6. Motopsychojdn said:
    ^I play portal on mine quite reasonably ty, still can't play dvd's without an external usb disk drive though :-p
    Moto

    Not a high fps :P
  7. I don't know exact fps, but its more than good enough to play without tearing or stutter, keeps me from getting bored at work lol
    Moto
  8. amuffin said:
    Not a high fps :P


    I played Portal on my x120e, no lagg at all.
  9. Shoulda mentioned specs I guess, Eeepc 1015px, 2Gb ram, 2Gb sd as readyboost, win7 home prem. 32bit, no overclock
    Moto
  10. Source engine isn't what one can call demanding.
  11. Must go on yougamers and see what crysis would do to the poor thing hehe :P
    Big red box! Sorry Crysis will not run on your computer, 64mb video mem just doesn't cut it hehe :P
    Moto
  12. netbooks
    - can't run games on high resolution.
    - some (e.g. with older atom cpus) will lag/stutter during hd video playback or high bit rate video playback.
    - can't play crysis/metro 2033/gta 4.
    - can't render one frame from transformers movie.
    - can't play dvd/bd without an external player.
    - can't install/reinstall os with an internal odd. you'll need an external odd or - usb stick.
    - can't output to 1080p screen and play games well.
    - can't score higher in 3dmark than a typically configured pc with core i7 3960x overclocked to 5 ghz stable, with 64 gb ddr3 1866 ram, 512 gb ssd, radeon hd 7970s in 4 way cfx.
    - can't multitask as well as the pc mentioned above.
    - can't replace your pillow.
    - can't replace the little swimmers it fried while sitting on your lap.
    - can't replace cpus or gpus.
    - can't use thunderbolt/lightpeak.
  13. amdfangirl said:
    Source engine isn't what one can call demanding.


    Source Engine is an exception, not the norm. Most 1st person and 3rd person games generally uses a game engine that is more demanding than the Source Engine.

    Of course, Valve has been upgrading the Source Engine ever since Half-Life 2 has been released so in it's current state it is a little more demanding than it was back then.
  14. de5_Roy said:
    netbooks
    - can't run games on high resolution.
    - some (e.g. with older atom cpus) will lag/stutter during hd video playback or high bit rate video playback.
    - can't play crysis/metro 2033/gta 4.
    - can't render one frame from transformers movie.
    - can't play dvd/bd without an external player.
    - can't install/reinstall os with an internal odd. you'll need an external odd or - usb stick.
    - can't output to 1080p screen and play games well.
    - can't score higher in 3dmark than a typically configured pc with core i7 3960x overclocked to 5 ghz stable, with 64 gb ddr3 1866 ram, 512 gb ssd, radeon hd 7970s in 4 way cfx.
    - can't multitask as well as the pc mentioned above.
    - can't replace your pillow.
    - can't replace the little swimmers it fried while sitting on your lap.
    - can't replace cpus or gpus.
    - can't use thunderbolt/lightpeak.


    As popatim has stated, it would be like a glorified smartphone. It can do just about anything a smartphone can do except make phone calls.

    When comparing a netbook to a laptop, let's just say it is an underpowered laptop.
  15. popatim said:
    it can do almost everything my smartphone can do because its basically a smartphone without the phone.

    nice
  16. ^Skype anyone? :P
    Moto
  17. i wonder if Op's gonna check back on this thread.
  18. ^+1
    well op haven't confirmed his/her (i think his) email, and haven't posted anything else

    so we can only wish
  19. Assignment was probably due monday so....

    notebooks can't replace wheeljacks,

    Manage flight vector trajectories for atmospheric re-entry (factoring in a 30% power loss on the port engine and the fact that the primary buffer panel just fell off)

    skateboard, at all

    Move like Jagger,
    play the blues
    and finally, the one thing a netbook really can't do, (Are you ready?)

    Mend a broken heart......

    Aaaw
    :P
    Moto
  20. I use my tablet for school work......I guess it replaces some stuff, but I just don't think spending the money for a netbook is worth it.
  21. A netbook makes a good doorstop.

    But since the OP never responded back I guess we should just let this thread die.
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