Netbooks… I Want One, Too.

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The Netbook, a small version of the notebook computer, has been quite popular lately. Especially now that the economy has been suffering, some people are turning to buy these less-expensive (~$200-$400ish) small-sized computers instead of the regular laptop. If what you mostly need is just to be able to use email, surf the web, and create documents, then a netbook would surely suffice.

It was Asus who first released the netbook called the Asus Eee PC in 2007. However, the roots of the netbook can be traced to Psion’s discontinued netBook line, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project and the Palm Foleo.

After Asus, other computer manufacturers followed suit, including Everex, MSI, Acer, Dell, and HP. Initially, it was only the Linux operating system which was used, but now, Windows XP based models have also been released.

The Top 10 Netbooks listed by PC World on March 6th, 2009 are as follows:

  1. Asus Eee PC 1000HE
  2. Acer Aspire ONE AOD150
  3. Lenovo Ideapad S10
  4. Acer Aspire ONE
  5. Asus Eee PC 1000 XP
  6. HP Mini 2140
  7. Asus N10Jc
  8. HP Mini 1000
  9. Dell Inspiron Mini 9
  10. MSI Wind U100

Ever since the Asus Eee PC was released, I’ve always thought of getting one (the pink one specifically) so I could use it on the go. And now, I’m glad I have more options. Unfortunately, I don’t have the money to spare right now. I just love gadgets and this would surely be a lovely addition, as soon as I have the extra bucks. I can’t really make it a priority right now though. [Sigh]

Photo Credit: zieak


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