Why is my netbook so slow?

Debbie from Milpitas, CA

Episode 1487 (2:09:01)

GPD Pocket

Debbie has a GPD Pocket netbook computer and it's really slow. How can she get it to run faster? Leo says that an Acer netbook computer is slow because it's cheaply made and underpowered. She was paying for the size, not the power. A better option is to go with a Google Chromebook. It's light, cheap, and has far more power. Another good option is to take that GPD Pocket and install Linux on it for more speed.

Image By Jiri Brozovsky from Ostrava, Czech Republic (GPD Pocket (Ubuntu version)) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons