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Best Mini Laptop

Best Mini Laptop

Mini laptops is a segment that all manufacturers have ventured into owing to their growing popularity. In this article, we will take a look at some of the best products available in the market.
Rahul Thadani
Not long ago, mini laptops were known as the traveler's laptop. The range was limited to a couple of models, and those who bought them were more interested in their features rather than the cost of acquiring one. But, today they have mushroomed all around and there is a huge market for them.

A mini laptop, or a netbook as it is more popularly known, is a very small and compact PC that carries out all basic computing tasks. The primary difference between a netbook and a regular laptop computer is that there is no DVD drive in the netbook, due to its small size. People who are always on the move and require a laptop to carry out various activities are the most widespread users of netbooks around the world.

Top Mini Laptops

Asus Eee PC 1016P
Asus can be credited with being the torchbearers of this revolution. Asus Eee PC 1016P has the distinction of being one of the lightest netbooks in the market. Its sleek design ensures that it fits easily in most backpacks and users don't get bogged down by its weight. The specifications of this netbook are:
  • 10.1" screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Intel Atom Processor N455 (1.66 Ghz)
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Windows 7 Professional operating system
  • Price: Starting at $450
HP mini 210
HP mini 210 finds itself on this list as it is one of the most affordable netbooks in this category. Although, its fragility to perform heavy multitasking can turn off people who want to play video games on their netbooks, it is a good companion as far as entertainment on the move is concerned. The configuration of this machine is:
  • 10.1" screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Intel Atom Processor N455 (1.66 Ghz)
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Windows 7 Starter operating system
  • Price: Starting at $300
Asus Eee PC 1001PXD
Although this netbook promises to support heavy multitasking and gaming, most user reviews have suggested that expecting it to work as smoothly as your PC can leave you disappointed. Otherwise, the netbook delivers on everything that it promises, the battery life is impressive, the keyboard size is as big as you get on a standard laptop and the resolution is impressive. The specifications are:
  • 10.1" widescreen with resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Intel Atom Processor N455 (1.66 Ghz)
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Windows 7 Starter operating system
  • Price: Starting at $250
Acer Aspire One AO722-0022
This list wouldn't be complete without the inclusion of Acer Aspire One. After all, this netbook has done itself a lot of good by winning the Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award. The netbook packs in power and performance, and at the same time is portable enough to be carried around without too much of a hassle. The specifications are:
  • 11.6" widescreen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels
  • AMD Fusion C-60 dual-core processor (1 Ghz)
  • 500 GB hard drive
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Windows 7 Home Premium operating system
  • Price: Starting at $400
The primary advantages of a mini laptop are that firstly, it is very light and small so it is easy to carry around and transport. Secondly, since the machine itself is so small, the battery life is amazing. These netbooks run on their battery for an average of about 6-8 hours, which is quite incredible for a laptop. Looking strictly at the configurations of all these machines, one can deduce that the Acer Aspire One is a notch higher than its competitors, but, it in no way means that the others aren't worthy. The netbooks mentioned in this article are some of the well-received and bestselling netbooks, and while choosing one for yourself, you should consider picking up one of these.