Back To School Guide 2012: Netbooks
11/08/2012 | Nicholas Griffin
We have already covered tablets on the back to school guide, now it’s time to show you some Netbooks.
Netbooks are great laptops for people on a budget with a need for portability, I have been using my HP DM1 netbook for about a year now and I’ve gotta say it makes like so much easier knowing you can chill on a bus playing a game or typing out a document without any weight on your shoulders (literally).
Netbooks are not for everyone however, so keep that in mind when looking through the list, and if you don’t like the sound of them make sure to keep tuned for our Ultrabook and Laptop lists.
As there’s not that many Netbooks around anymore we were lacking on a choice to show you, but below are some of our favorites that we could find brand new.
The first is our budget netbook, ASUS X101CH, which includes and Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive, alongside which is a 10.1 inch screen, SDHC memory card reader and 2 USB 2.0 ports.
There is also Integrated 802.11b/g/built-in, as well as a VGA and HDMI port, the screen also packs a 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution.
The ASUS will set you back around £199 and comes with Windows 7 Starter installed.
The ACER Aspire One is the next on the list and packs similar specs to the ASUS but has a £229 price tag.
To be honest the only deference between this and the ASUS actually is the price tag and that it includes an extra USB port and ACER branding, but if you want some of those ACER built chips and software included you will have to pay the extra bit of cash.
Next up is HP’s answer to the netbook with the 210, this lightweight netbook includes a 10.1 inch screen like the rest, but packs a punchier 1.9GHz processor, alongside that it also comes packed with Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator 3650 and Beats Audio technology.
The Beats Audio really helps to set the HP’s same old 320GB hard drive and 1GB RAM apart and is probably the best reason to pick one up for yourself.
If you would like to pick one up you might be surprised at its £229 price-tag, all in great specs, this one is most defiantly the steal.