I grab a notebook and head out the door to work quite a bit and it seems that each time I do so I have to give pause and decide what gear to take with me. On the one hand I usually have a netbook to take, small and light and powerful enough to handle most of what I need to do. On the other hand I can grab a full notebook like the MacBook and take it instead. In my case the decision is not straightforward as the MacBook is not that heavy (5 lbs.) and has a 13-inch screen that keeps the size down. Netbooks usually have a 10-inch screen and weigh in about 2 lbs so they definitely are easier to carry with me.
The netbook decision gets hard to go along with when a 6-cell battery becomes part of the mix as that usually pushes the weight of the device up to the 3 lb. mark. It becomes harder to decide as the size/ weight gap narrows. I figure that a few of you have the same decision to make before you head out the door so here’s a poll to see what the collective thinks. Do you usually grab the netbook or the notebook if you have the choice?