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Old 04-14-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I recently ordered myself an ASUS 1000HE model from Amazon, blue color. Until now, I have never even heard of a netbook (or mini-laptop) until a coworker told me about the one she had. I have been looking for something much lighter to take along mostly for internet use, music and moderate tasks.

This saves me big time from having to lug my heavy-ton full-size laptop and case through the airport security lines where you have to remove it to place in the tray and then have to go through the hassle of putting it back in.

With such a small size like the netbooks, would we still be required to remove them from the small sleeves to place them in the tray?

Also as a side, have you been able to use your laptops while in flight? I have never been able to use mine because my battery is shot so its dependent on the outlets. With my netbook I hope to receive today, it would be nice to be able to use it in flight (as long as my wi-fi and bluetooth is disabled) without having to worry about battery life. And makes such a nicer smaller carry on!
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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I recently ordered myself an ASUS 1000HE model from Amazon, blue color. Until now, I have never even heard of a netbook (or mini-laptop) until a coworker told me about the one she had. I have been looking for something much lighter to take along mostly for internet use, music and moderate tasks.

This saves me big time from having to lug my heavy-ton full-size laptop and case through the airport security lines where you have to remove it to place in the tray and then have to go through the hassle of putting it back in.

With such a small size like the netbooks, would we still be required to remove them from the small sleeves to place them in the tray?

Also as a side, have you been able to use your laptops while in flight? I have never been able to use mine because my battery is shot so its dependent on the outlets. With my netbook I hope to receive today, it would be nice to be able to use it in flight (as long as my wi-fi and bluetooth is disabled) without having to worry about battery life. And makes such a nicer smaller carry on!
You are trying to use logic and reason when thinking about the TSA. Women with tiny sandals still have to remove them, children can't take a sippy cup through security, buy a bottle of water or soda in a shop inside the secure area and you still can't take it aboard the plane.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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... buy a bottle of water or soda in a shop inside the secure area and you still can't take it aboard the plane.
Where?? Anywhere in the USA, if you buy the drink after you pass through the TSA area, you can carry it on the plane. The only place I've been in the last year that did NOT allow me to carry post-security drinks onto the plane was Honduras.
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