We've taken some of the most popular netbook activities and estimated the data usage for each.
Remember, these are just estimates. The size of your e-mails and downloads may differ from our examples.
|Activity||Estimated Usage||500MB per month||5GB per month|
|Sending an e-mail with a text-only attachment||4KB||25,000 e-mails/month||250,000 e-mails/month|
|Sending an e-mail with a picture attachment||1MB||500 e-mails with pictures/month||5,000 e-mails with pictures/month|
|Updating your Facebook status or visiting other social networking sites||220KB||5,000 Web page views/month||50,000 Web page views/month|
|Downloading a 3-minute MP3 song||4MB||125 MP3s/month||1250 MP3s/month|
|Playing online games||310KB/min||29 hours of game play/month||290 hours of game play/month|
|Sending/posting high-quality digital photos||1MB||500 photos/month||5,000 photos/month|
|Streaming Internet radio||1MB/min||8 hours of music/month||80 hours of music/month|
|Watching a 3-minute YouTube™ video||2MB/min||3.5 hours (55 videos)||35 hours (550 videos)|