Will You Be Buying a Netbook to Use Airplane Wi-Fi?

Will You Be Buying a Netbook to Use Airplane Wi-Fi?

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Taryn Williford
Sep 21, 2009

We buy our machines tailored to our home workspace. A desktop for the always-upright type, or a laptop for the sometimes-my-couch-is-my-desk type. But what about the desk-away-from-home-in-the-sky types?

As we're sure you've seen, plenty of big airlines are now offering Wi-Fi service on their flights.

If you're not already one of the laptop faithful, do you plan on grabbing a netbook (or adding one to your holiday wish list?)?

If we flew more than we do (right now, it's only a few trips a year—mostly for pleasure), it would definitely be worth it to shell out a few hundred for a limited-use (basically browsing only) netbook to keep us busy on long flights. If we decide not to go the route of netbook, we'll definitely be considering a Wi-Fi capable iPod Touch to keep us in-touch in the air.

What about you, Unplggd readers? Let us know in the comments.

(Image: Flickr member Magitisa under license from Creative Commons.)

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