I was in the computer department of London Drugs last weekend, and saw their new house-brand netbook. It has the same specs as all other ones these days, but is priced about $200 more. Odd, for a house brand ("Certified Data").
Anyhow, a young man was looking at it, and asked the salesman about the specs. Salesman then asked, "What do you want to use it for?"
"Photography," came the answer.
"This one is too underpowered for that. It's only good for sending email."
I wanted to speak out, to tell the customer that netbooks are powerful enough to even watch movies. And run Picassa. Etc. But I failed to. I wasn't sure how to let him know that the salesman was untruthful.
I am guessing the salesman was hoping to sell the young man one of the overpriced, sub-notebooks made by Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sony -- ones that cost 5x-8x more than the capable netbook.