Well, Kim, you are always in good hands with the CNET community. This week there was plenty of sound advice from our members in regard to your curiosity of these so-called Windows CE Netbooks. After reading through our members' advice, I can sum it up in three words, "Don't do it!" While these "Netbooks" are offered at a very attractive low price, most of the time the price is low for a good reason--low quality with no technical support, at least that's what came to my mind first. But don't take my word for it, there's a laundry list of reasons provided by our members of why you shouldn't buy these--from the limitation of what the device can do to the reason Windows CE is not the right choice for this device. They are all good reads, so pay attention and we hope by the time you get through them you'll have a better understanding of these devices and why you may want to stay clear.
If any member has ever bought a Windows CE Netbook, we'd love to hear what your experience is with the device. We're all ears! Thank you for pitching in. Have a splendid weekend!
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Are these inexpensive Windows CE Netbooks on eBay even worth looking into?
My name is Kim and my question may be stupid but here goes
anyway. (Lee's note: No question is stupid.) While on eBay
looking for a used or refurbished laptop/Netbook for my
friend, I kept coming across these Netbooks advertised as
Really cheap. What are they? The description is as follows:
128RAM, 2GB hard drive? Running Windows CE 6.0. What is Win
CE? Is the hard drive a 2.5 laptop model or something
different? Can the hard drive be upgraded? My friend wants
one but I don't think it is what I term as a "normal"
computer. I asked her to wait and that I would ask the CNET
community about the Netbook first. I'm hoping that someone
can explain what they are, and how they work. I don't want my
friend to be disappointed and waste her money. But I'm really
curious about them myself. I've never seen them advertised
anywhere else either. A 2GB hard drive seems excessively
small as well. All answers will be greatly appreciated. Thank
you CNET community.
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