Which Netbook is Right For the Job?

In this tight economy, part of anyone’s penny pinching effort is making sure that all purchases are worth their price and that they fit the buyer’s needs like a glove. When it comes to which computers are perfect for the job, netbooks have become a choice in a selection.

Just what are netbooks? Netbooks are small and portable computers between 7 to 10 inches in size, although the recent models have expanded to 12 inches. They are noticeable smaller than the standard laptops, which are usually 12 to 17 inches in size. Between a mini laptop (which is what a netbook is) and a regular laptop, a laptop is something that you can use as a primary computer. Mini laptops are not meant to be anyone’s primary computer since they run on less powerful processor. They also lack a CD-DVD drive. All told, netbooks are made primarily for basic office productivity, web browsing and email, and playing video and music.

If your job entails just basic computing jobs, netbooks are a great affordable option to get the job done. Here’s a list of mini laptops for your consideration:

HP Pavilion DV2

The HP Pavilion DV2 has 12.1 inch display and has a whopping storage capacity of 320GB and 4GB of RAM. With its ATI Radeon HD 3410 graphics processor and 512MB video memory, this gadget is something that you can use to play your favorite PC games. This is also perfect for graphic designers.

Samsung NC20

The Samsung NC20 has 12.1-inch screen and a keyboard that’s nearly full-sized. It has a 120GB hard drive and RAM slightly under 1GB. It powered by the 1.3-GHz VIA Nano U2250 processor, and is integrated with a graphics processor (the S3 VIA Chrome9 HC3).

The netbooks mentioned above are really just some of the netbooks that have come off the market since ASUS created the netbook category in 2007. In buying a netbook, price should NOT be your only consideration. Look at the specs like its processor, its hard drive space, and RAM capacity. Certainly, you don’t want to buy a cheap netbook with only 2GB in storage space.

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