Monday, 22 November 2010

Netbook, or iPod Touch?

Christmas is coming, and it seems that everyone in my family is getting new tech. Lorraine is already the proud owner of a Kindle, and Aidan will be getting... well, something. Even Ryan got a kiddy laptop for his birthday.

So, I'm feeling a bit left out. To compensate, I've pretty much convinced myself that I'll be having something nice at Christmas. The question is: what?

Originally, I was determined to get a 4G iPod Touch. Mine is 1st Gen, and I love it. But now apps are being released that don't work on 1st Gen, and some are actually apps that I want. It's inevitable that I'll upgrade.

Lately though, I've been thinking about getting a netbook. There are some decent ones available for a pound under 200 quid, and if I had one I could probably keep my blog up-to-date a bit better. The iPod Touch is fantastic for browsing message boards, but as a second PC it's not ideal. The whole family uses our laptop... this way, I could probably have the best of both worlds.

But the new Touch is fantastic...

What do you folks think?


  1. I vote for a new iPod Touch :)

  2. Paul - I've been trying to go the whole month of November using my iPad as my primary computing device (yes, including NaNoWriMo!), and it's proved to be surprisingly capable. If you're thinking that the Touch may be functionally up-to-scratch, you may want to consider stretching that little bit further to the iPad :)