The results of our Netbook Survey have been tabulated and the response is positive. Students like the netbook. Here are the highlights:
The netbook earned a high score, 41% of survey participants gave it an A while 46% awarded it a B. No one gave it below a C.
The netbook earned high marks in all five areas of portability, connectivity, speed, overall usability, battery and screen size. But students really love its portability, battery life and connectivity.
While we thought the tiny screen might be an issue, but of those who used the netbook, 66% said it was great. (we did have 17 who declined to try the netbook because they thought the screen was too small)
If we buy more netbooks, which are much less expensive and have longer battery life than traditional laptops, survey participants want us to get a something with a DVD drive and, if possible, a better processer.
We asked students to rate by importance the factors were most important when considering a laptop of any kind.
Ability to run multiple applications
Survey participants rated speed as the most important factor, followed by programs available. In last place was battery life. What about you? What are most important features you would consider when purchasing a laptop?