Netbooks

Netbooks, which are small and less powerful than regular laptops, are another splurge gift, lightweight to carry and easy to use in cramped spaces like tray tables. Try a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP008990" title="Lenovo Group Ltd." href="/topic/economy-business-finance/technology-industry/lenovo-group-ltd.-ORCRP008990.topic">Lenovo</a> S12 (left) for about $435 or the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA  for about $350, both available at <a href="http://amazon.com">amazon.com</a>.<br>
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"With the proliferation of onboard Wi-Fi, I've thought about a tablet PC or a netbook," said Brett Snyder, who spends a lot of time on airplanes and writes a blog at <a href="http://CrankyFlier.com">CrankyFlier.com</a>. "The seat pitch is so awful on some of these airlines that a full laptop is hard to use."
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( Chicago Tribune / October 14, 2009 )

Netbooks, which are small and less powerful than regular laptops, are another splurge gift, lightweight to carry and easy to use in cramped spaces like tray tables. Try a Lenovo S12 (left) for about $435 or the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA for about $350, both available at amazon.com.

"With the proliferation of onboard Wi-Fi, I've thought about a tablet PC or a netbook," said Brett Snyder, who spends a lot of time on airplanes and writes a blog at CrankyFlier.com. "The seat pitch is so awful on some of these airlines that a full laptop is hard to use."

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