Laptop vs Netbook
My old desktop computer finally succumbed to a virus today and I'm looking to replace it. I decided that since I would be starting college soon, it would be smart to buy something small and mobile. I began searching for various laptops when the "netbooks" caught my eye. I read up on them and understand them fairly well but I know I need advice from someone experienced.
I don't plan on doing much besides writing word documents or browsing the internet while at college. I certainly don't need anything fit for gaming, video editing, or hi def photos etc... However I do think I'll need something that can store a reasonable amount of data on the hard drive (so maybe a netbook isn't that great).
I've also heard that netbooks can't multitask and run many of the applications a laptop can. Is this really a significant downfall? I assume by multitask they don't just mean it can't opening an internet explorer and skype at the same time right?
I am somewhat experienced with computers (replaced a cd drive as well some menial software tasks) so I don't need a system that has been dumbed down to ****.
If anyone could post some useful advice on deciding between the two I would greatly appreciate it. Also if you have any suggestions about specific laptops or netbooks that I should considering buying I would like to hear those too. (I don't do Macs)