Bashing Netbooks

I do not fully understand why people keep reviewing netbooks and trying to determine if they are underpowered. It is true that the netbooks came from things like the One Laptop Per Child program, but the new generation of these devices, produced by Dell, HP and Asus are quite different. I do not believe that these systems should be compared to their full size counterparts at all, but sometimes, you don’t need all of that power. I personally use my laptop and my netbook, each for different roles. My netbook is primarily for things like checking email, viewing pictures and doing classwork. My laptop is for tasks like photo editing, watching videos and doing everything else.

To make this simple, it pisses me off that people are trying to compare two completely different types of systems and try to make something simple and mobile seem like it is an underpowered “toy”.