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MacBooks vs. netbooks: Guess which one wins with students


 

 

     Money talks. Especially when you don't have much of it.

Cash-strapped students returning to school may be looking toward less pricey computers called netbooks and shunning premium-priced products from Apple. Priced as low as $170, these minis have become popular among road warriors who want lightweight laptops with longer battery lives.

Now students may be taking a page out of the business traveler's handbook, according to a survey of 300 Americans released this morning by Retrevo, a technology review website based in Sunnyvale, Calif. A third of those polled said they planned to buy a netbook for school. About half said they would buy a desktop. A majority of students said they would not be buying a Mac. Click Here to read more.