Popular Netbooks Comparison

Over the holiday season, I helped my users to pick laptops. To my surprise, those so-called netbooks have occupied the top spots of the best selling list. I have complied a list of several popular netbooks running Windows XP.

Brand Acer Asus Samsung HP MSI

Aspire One

Eee PC 1000HA




Display Size 8.9 10 10.2 10.2 10
Resolution 1024×600 1024×600 1024×600 1024×600 1024×600
Weight (lb) 2.2 3.2 2.8 2.38 2.6
Processor 1.6 GHz Atom N270 1.6 GHz Atom N270 1.6 GHz Atom N270 1.6 GHz Atom N270 1.6 GHz Atom N270
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Storage Size 160 GB 160 GB 160 GB 60 GB 160 GB
Battery 6 Cell 6 Cell 6 Cell 3 Cell 6 Cell
USB Ports 3 3 3 2 3
Camera 1.3 M 1.3 M 1.3 M Unknown 1.3 M
Street Price $380 $390 $460 $450 $430

If you look at all the models available on the market, you can see a lot of variations. However, the popular models are similar in spec. They typically have the Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive, and 1.3 M camera. You can not go wrong with any model listed here.

One thing to note is these netbooks have a smaller keyboard and trackpad. Before you buy one, you might want to try one at your local retailer and see if you can live with them.

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