Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Top Ten Netbook


1. Asus EEE PC 1000HE
CPU: 1.66-GHz Intel Atom N280, Display Size (inches): 10" Display, Wide Screen: Yes, Total HD Size (GB): 160GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 3.2Lbs.,

Bottom Line: Asus delivers a more refined take on its Eee PC -- and manages to do it for less than $400
Price When Reviewed: $399




2. Acer Aspire One AOD150
CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270, Display Size (inches): 10" Display, Wide Screen: Yes, Total HD Size (GB): 160GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 2.9Lbs.,

Bottom Line: This new, bigger Aspire One
Price When Reviewed: $349







3. Lenovo IdeaPad S10
CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270, Display Size (inches): 10.2" Display, Wide Screen: Yes, Total HD Size (GB): 160GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 2.7Lbs.,

Bottom Line: Faster than its mini-notebook brethren, the S10 offers enough perks to make this a top pick for serious mobility.
Price When Reviewed: $449




4. Acer Aspire One (XP-Based)
CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270, Display Size (inches): 8.9" Display, Wide Screen: Yes, Total HD Size (GB): 120GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 2.3Lbs.,

Bottom Line: Considering its bargain-basement price, the Aspire One is a steal. That is, until you realize you need the six-cell battery.
Price When Reviewed: $349




5. Asus EEE PC 1000 XP
CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270, Display Size (inches): 10" Display, Wide Screen: Yes, Total HD Size (GB): 80GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 3.2Lbs.,

Bottom Line: Asus fixes most shortcomings of the Eee family with its newest--and biggest--mini-notebook.
Price When Reviewed: $449





6. HP Mini 2140
CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270, Display Size (inches): 10.1" Display, Wide Screen: Yes, Total HD Size (GB): 160GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 2.6Lbs.,

Bottom Line: The HP Mini 2140 netbook improves on the earlier Mini 2133, but retains the awkwardly positioned mouse buttons.
Price When Reviewed: $529




7. Asus N10Jc
CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270, Display Size (inches): 10.2" Display, Wide Screen: Yes, Total HD Size (GB): 160GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 3.5Lbs.,

Bottom Line: As a mobile business machine, Asus's N10Jc is a fantastic choice. But as a mini-notebook, it's a little on the pricey side.
Price When Reviewed: $649




8. HP Mini 1000
CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270, Display Size (inches): 10.2" Display, Wide Screen: Yes, Total HD Size (GB): 60GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 2.25Lbs.,

Bottom Line: HP's new netbook features sleeker lines than its competition, but some problems still hold the Mini 1000 back.
Price When Reviewed: $540




9. Dell Inspiron Mini 9
CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270, Display Size (inches): 8.9" Display, Total HD Size (GB): 8GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 2.3Lbs.,

Bottom Line: Dell's first mini-notebook is a solid deal, but a couple minor design choices hold it back.
Price When Reviewed: $474





10. MSI Wind U100
CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270, Display Size (inches): 10" Display, Wide Screen: Yes, Total HD Size (GB): 80GB Hard Drive, Min. Weight (lbs.): 2.6Lbs.,

Bottom Line: MSI's Wind is a hardy - if vanilla - mini-note, but for the Windows XP faithful it offers enough oomph for the job.
Price When Reviewed: $499


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HP - Mini PC 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition - 10.2" BrightView Display

Key features for this netbook are as follows:

  • Vibrant red with peony flower inspired design
  • 10.2 inch BrightView display
  • Windows XP Home
  • Ethernet
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G versions coming in December
  • MSRP of $699



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Monday, 19 May 2008

HP Pavilion TX2110US 12.1" Laptop

For those whose active lives require constant access to high-performance, easy-to-use computing and communication tools, the HP Pavilion TX2110US Entertainment Notebook PC provides the ideal convergence of these features with exceptional entertainment options. And it's light enough to take everywhere! Its 12.1" screen twists 180° for presentations and DVD playback - and folds flat to enable the convenience of capturing hand-written notes and drawings. Staying in touch has never been easier with the integrated HP Webcam. With AMD Turion 64 dual core mobile technology and the same viewable screen content as a 15.4" system, the TX2110US provides all the power and performance of a mainstream notebook PC without the additional weight. Interact directly with your system using your finger or stylus. Erasing notes on your screen is just like using a pencil: flip the pen over and erase! Use Windows Journal to take notes as you would on notebook paper. The tx2000 can convert handwriting into typed text. 12.1 diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800) BrightView Widescreen Touch-screen display, Panel rotates 180 degrees and folds flat NVidia Geforce Go 6150 (UMA) with up to 527MB Shared Graphics Memory Built-in Webcam and Microphone LightScribe Super Multi 8 x DVD+-R/RW Drive with Double Layer 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Bluetooth Fingerprint reader 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter - MMC, SD, MS, MS Pro, xD ExpressCard 34 Slot 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone out; Microphone-in, VGA, TV-Out (S-Video), SPDIF Digital Audio, RJ-11 (Modem), RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions - 8.82 (L) x 12.05 (W) x 1.52 (H) Approximate Unit Weight - 4.53lbs


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HP Pavilion TX1420US 12.1" Laptop

The HP Pavilion TX1420US Entertainment Notebook PC provides the ideal convergence of features and the latest in mobile computing technology. It's light enough to take everywhere with a 12.1" screen that twists 180 degrees for presentations and DVD playback while traveling or fold it flat like a slate for reading documents or watching videos. Use the touch screen and stylus to navigate applications or capture handwritten notes. Enjoy high-gloss, sophisticated style with HP Imprint finish in Wave, a flowing linear design inspired by a Zen rock garden. Listen without disturbing others with included stereo earbud headphones and control content from up to 10 feet away with the HP Mobile Remote Control that can be stored in the system ExpressCard slot for convenience. 12.1 diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800) BrightView Widescreen Touch-screen display, Panel rotates 180 degrees and folds flat Built-in Webcamera and Microphone NVidia Geforce Go 6150 (UMA) with up to 559MB shared Graphics Memory LightScribe Super Multi 8 x DVD+-R/RW Drive with Double Layer 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Integrated Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader 5-in-1 Memory Card Adaptor (MS, MS Pro, SD, XD, MMC) ExpressCard 34 Slot 3 USB 2.0, Headphone w/SPDIF Digital Audio & 1 stereo; Microphone-in, VGA, S-Video, RJ-11 (Modem), RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions - 8.82 (L) x 12.05 (W) x 1.52(H) Approximate Unit Weight - 4.49lbs (w/weight-saver)

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Apple MacBook MB403LL/A 13.3" Laptop

* 8x slot-loading SuperDrive with the following write speeds: 8x DVD±R; 4x DVD±R DL (double layer); 4x DVD±RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW
* Mini-DVI port for video output (VGA adapter and mini-DVI to DVI adapter sold separately)
* Built-in stereo speakers and omnidirectional microphone
* Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in
* Combined optical digital audio output/headphone out
* Two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 400 port
* Built-in full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and embedded numeric keypad
* Solid-state scrolling trackpad for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
* Kensington cable lock slot
* Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
* Measures 12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 5 pounds

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Toshiba Satellite A215-S5815 15.4" Laptop

The Satellite A215-S5829 notebook delivers cutting-edge technology that's built to match your lifestyle mobile and multitasking. Systems feature the latest AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology and 1GB memory for great performance. A 15.4" diagonal WXGA TruBrite display shows off media from a DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash that reads and writes up to 11 formats. High-speed wireless LAN 802.11AGN lets you work cable free. The 160GB hard drive provides ample storage and faster speeds to make quick work of multimedia files. Packed and priced to go, it's great for students and everyday use. 15.4 diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800) TruBrite TFT LCD display ATI Radeon X1200 with up to 319MB allocated shared graphics memory DVD+-R/RW Super Multi Drive with Double Layer Atheros 802.11B/G Wireless 10/100 Ethernet 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter - MMC, SD, MS, MS Pro, xD ExpressCard Slot (34/54 Slot) 4 x USB 2.0, Headphone out; Microphone-in, VGA, TV-Out (S-Video), IEEE-1394, RJ-11 (Modem), RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions - 14.3 (W) x 10.6 (D) x 1.55 (H) Approximate Unit Weight - 6.05 pounds

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Toshiba Satellite U405-S2830 13.3" Laptop

The Satellite U405-S2830 laptop places high value performance on the design you want to buy. Featuring a dazzling 13.3-inch diagonal widescreen WXGA display with stunning TruBrite technology, get more from your views in a compact laptop. It doesn't get much more portable than this, at just 4.85 pounds the Satellite U405-S2830 is ergonomically and sleekly redesigned, the chassis features an integrated hinge design for flexible screen adjustment and smooth, clean lines. This laptop delivers a host of features including wireless connectivity, DVD SuperMulti drive, and Webcam for entertainment to go. With the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 3GB RAM, enjoy superior speeds in every application you choose to run. 13.3 diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800) TruBrite TFT LCD Display Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with up to 358MB shared video memory Built-in Webcam and microphone Labelflash SuperMulti DVD+-R/RW Drive with Double Layer Support Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 802.11A/B/G/N 10/100 Ethernet LAN Bluetooth v2.1 (EDR) Fingerprint reader 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter - MMC, SD, MS, MS Pro, xD ExpressCard 54/34 Slot 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone out; Microphone-in, VGA, IEEE-1394, RJ-11 (Modem), RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions - 12.4 (W) x 9.02 (D) x 1.38 (H) Approximate Unit Weight - 4.85 pounds

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