Unlike regular laptops, mini laptops or netbooks are smaller, easier to carry around, and most of all lighter. These are not the only benefits of a netbook, the highlight feature and what drives people to opt for them is the battery life, lasting a whole lot more than on a usual laptop. While you can use a regular laptop for around 3-4 hours at best without power, a mini laptop can go for more than double that time. We therefore decided to make a list of the best mini laptops available. The first netbook ever was the six inches wide Libretto 20 from Toshiba’s line of Libretto sub-netbooks, dating back to 1996 and weighing only 840g.
10. HP mini 110
Our first choice – the mini 110 – is a great netbook, allowing its users to access the internet, write documents and even play games. The battery is guaranteed to run for eight hours, while the mini laptop is powered by an Intel Atom N455 with energy-efficient performance (you can upgrade to Atom N570) and 1GB system memory which can also be upgraded to up to 2GB. The LED is 10.1” in diagonal. A 250GB HDD lets you store whatever data you may need. Last but not least, the mini laptop has 3 USB ports.
9. HP mini 210
HP Mini 110’s big brother is the 210 – a netbook capable of displaying resolutions of up to 1024 x 600 on a 10.1” screen. The stock version comes equipped with 1GB DDR3 of RAM and a processor capable of running with 1.66GHz – Intel Atom N455. The hard-drive is 250GB big and spins at 5400 RPM. A six-cell lithium-ion battery will keep the tiny thing up and running for about eight hours.
8. Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
What really set this netbook apart from others from its kind is the dedicated video card. The Lenovo X120e features a 11.6” high-def screen capable of displaying resolutions of up to 1366 x 768. Powered by an AMD Fusion Processor E-240 at 1.5GHz and 1.0GHz FSB, an AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphic card, 2GB DDR3 RAM and an HDD of 320GB, this mini laptop is an excellent choice for anyone who wants more power and quality.
7. Samsung N350
The seventh choice in this list of best mini laptops is Samsung’s N350 – a netbook packed with goodies such as an Intel Atom N550 processor at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, three USB ports, and a 250GB HDD. In addition, the 10.1” screen is capable of displaying a maximum of 1024 x 600 resolution. If you wanna play games on it, you can do it, but don’t expect to run Call Of Duty – Modern Warfare.
6. Asus Eee PC Lamborghini VX6
You want something fancy and powerful? How about Asus’s Lamborghini VX6? Don’t let yourself think that the name was chosen randomly – this little monster is capable of a lot of things as it hides under the hood 2GB of RAM, a dual-core Intel Atom D525, and a powerful Nvidia ION graphics card. Want more? It has more! The VX6 features a 12.1” screen (1366 x 768), three USB ports – two of which are USB 3.0, VGA and HDMI outputs, and a 250GB HDD.
5. Toshiba NB500
This sleek looking netbook features a rubberised lid (available in various colors) – which is great if you’re into leather, latex, and rubber, hehe. On a serious tone, the NB500 weighs only 1.3 kilos and packs a single core processor – the Intel Atom N4500 at 1.66GHz, 1GB of RAM, and a 250GB HDD. There are also three USB ports, but no Bluetooth connectivity. Another feature of this product is the 10.1” Glossy LCD (LED-lit) capable of displaying 1024 x 600 resolution.
4. Samsung NF110
When I first saw this netbook I said to myself: this looks better than any laptop I’ve seen so far. However, besides looks the mini laptop is equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 technology, a single core Intel Atom N455 processor at 1.66GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 10.1” Anti-Glare LCD (LED-lit) displaying a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600, and a 250GB HDD.
3. Acer Aspire One AO722-0022
Our list of ten of the best mini laptops continues with this tiny but powerful product from Acer, the Aspire One AO722-0022. The standard memory is 4GB DD3 of RAM, while the netbook features an AMD Dual-Core C-60 at 1.0GHz, a graphic module powerful enough to let you play 3D games – ATI Radeon HD6250, 500GB HDD, 11.6” CineCrystal LCD with LED-lit at a resolution of maximum 1366 x 768, 3 USB ports, one VGA and one HDMI port, and more. Battery can last for up to six hours.
2. Toshiba NB550D
Our number two contestant is yet another Toshiba NB series – the NB550D. It has a 10.1” Glossy LCD LED-lit display (1024 x 600), 1GB DDR3 of RAM, an HDMI output, three USB ports, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 250GB hdd. The Dual-Core AMD C-50 processor runs at 1.0GHz while the video decoding is impressive as it lets you watch 1.080p HD videos on YouTube, but only with the help of the HDMI output.
1. Asus Eee PC 1016P
Asus 1016P is truly a versatile product from the company that continuously invested energy and money into developing the finest products. This one is powered by an Intel Atom N455 Processor, has 1GB DDR3 of RAM, a 160GB HDD, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 10.1” LED-lit display (1024 x 600). The battery can last a whopping 13 hours without being recharged, making the Asus 1016P a true netbook.