Whilst I do have laptops, the reason I have a net book too, is so myself and my dad can do simple things like just checking emails, or completing online transactions without having to bother with the laptop. Owning a net book is really quite a nice little perk, since they are quick to fire up, light, easy to carry around, etc, it makes them very convenient indeed.
Admittedly, I was never really aware of the brand Psion, so I was not sure if I was going to get the best product for money here. In fact, for a brand (which I think is not that popular) the net book is quite expensive at around £150 or more. I have seen many netbooks for cheaper, including ones for £80.
However, deciding to bite the bullet, this netbook is actually fairly decent.
Obviously, it is extremely small, but what I really love is the battery life, which for me lasts for around 7 hours, so it is just so handy to have in the lounge turned on, and whenever feeling an urge to go online - there it is!
I also love its simplicity, and find it really easy to use. Great for both me and my dad who are not technology wizards (although I am fairly great with technology).
So far, I have not encountered any problems with the net book, so reliability wise it gets a big thumbs up.
The only thing I dont like about this is that I just don't think its the most stylish net book out there, so if you want a great look, I would look elsewhere!
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