Here are two excellent mini laptops, one of which was made for shoppers who are on a budget and the other one for people who need a powerful tool.
Asus Eee PC 1018PB-BK801 is a very small, very inexpensive laptop at a starting price of $249. It is more suitable for students and people who are a lot on the road and their work isn’t too demanding. On an average it’s got an 8.2 average rating from CNET editors.
The 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor has a single core and paired with the 1 GB memory it offers an average performance. The 250 GB hard drive on the other hand is quite spacious for such a machine. As you might have guessed it, the graphics card isn’t high tech either; it’s only an integrated Intel GMA 3150, which should be enough for someone using this laptop.
The good news is that this is really a small and light laptop, in total it weighs 3 pounds with adapter and has a 10 inch screen. Also, it’s only 0.9 inch thick, this is an excellent portable PC.
In the department of features, one might say that it only has the bare essential, like three USB ports, an SD card reader and a VGA port. For networking you can either use wireless or modem.
A bigger and more powerful laptop is the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 3626. This too is highly rated, especially by users, giving it almost a perfect ten.
Performance wise it can compete with any mainstream laptop but more importantly, it’s smaller than one. In total it weighs 4.5 pounds, a bit heavier and bulkier that the previous ASUS, this laptop was created for a more demanding user. It comes equipped with a 12.1 inch screen and is 1.3 inches thick.
In the inside it’s got a dual core 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 M540 processor and a 4 GB internal memory. The hard drive also offers more space, in total 320 GB. Finally, the Intel Media Accelerator HD graphics card offers great visual but games will not run smoothly.
It does not come with an optical drive but has a truckload of other features, like: 3 USB, a VGA port, an SD card reader and an ExpressCard/54. Also, it has more options for networking, wireless, modem, Bluetooth and optional mobile broadband.
Maybe its only fault is that it’s quite expensive and a bit heavy.11