Top 5 mini laptops: What's your pick?

This younger sibling to notebooks is successfully gripping its stand in the markets. These laptops are not only compact and portable, but also the prices are exceptionally nominal. Let’s throw some light on some innovative mini laptops, which you can opt for your computing purposes. Here’s a list of 5 netbooks available in India to pick from:

Dell Latitude 2100: U.S based company, Dell has been designed a compact machine keeping in mind the needs of students and professionals. Dell Latitude 2100 is powered with the Intel Atom N270 processor and Intel 945 GS Express with an optional DVD+/-RW. User can opt the machine either in a three-cell and a six-cell lithium ion battery.

Eye catching feature of the laptop is its stylish looks and compact design. Its hard drive is replaceable with a solid-state drive. With support for Windows XP Home, Windows Vista Home Basic and Linux Ubuntu version 8.10, it includes three-in-one memory card reader and VGA port for connectivity. The Latitude 2100 is available at the starting price of Rs. 23,000.

Lenovo S10: Lenovo is not a new name in laptop arena. Lenovo S10 is a good option for the customers looking for an affordable, yet good looking machine. The laptop features Intel Atom processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache), 160GB Hard Disk, 1GB DDR2 667MHz, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB Ports and 3 in 1 Media Reader. The machine runs on Windows Vista Home Basic. It lets users pick between 80GB and 160GB hard drive. The machine is worth just Rs. 14,000.

Samsung N120: World's largest conglomerate introduced a highly portable 1.27 Kgs Samsung N120 with 10.1-inch Widescreen SuperBright WSVGA LED display. Astounding features of the laptop includes 1.6 GHz Intel Atom ULV Processor N270 that is specifically designed for low-power devices; graphics are maintained by Intel GMA 950 Graphics chipset. The laptop features WiFi 802.11b/g wireless LAN and Bluetooth +EDR connections, 160-GB 2.5-inch internal hard drive along with integrated 1.3 MP webcam, three USB ports, VGA resolution webcam, 3-in-1 Media Card Reader supporting SD, SDHC and Multimedia Card (MMC), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet LAN connection, 56kbps Modem/Fax connection and 2.1 channel speaker system with 1.5W subwoofers. The N120 runs on Microsoft Windows XP Home. 7.4 volts battery offers up to 8 hours of battery life. The price is fixed as Rs. 24,177.

Acer Aspire One: Next in the list is a very economic mini laptop by Acer, a Taiwan-based multinational electronics manufacturer. The machine embraces features like Intel Atom processor, 8.9-inch LCD screen, built-in webcam, 1 GB RAM, up to 160 GB of HDD, easy-to-use Mail software application suite and battery life up to 3 hours. The laptop is a good combination of looks and functionality and available in Sapphire Blue, Brown, Black, Pink and White colors. Acer Aspire One laptop is available in India for an estimated price of Rs. 21,999 (Windows XP) and Rs. 19,999 with Linux base.

Toshiba NB200: Recently, Toshiba has introduced range of compact notebooks. The NB200 is a good machine for every category of users. The 10.1-inch screen is coated in a glossy finish. The NB200 is built around an Atom N280 processor and 1GB of RAM along with three USB ports.

An astounding feature of the laptop is that has used a shock-proof hard drive that adds an extra level of protection for your data. It comes with a Full-size QWERTY keyboard, Touchpad, 3D Motion Sensor, LED Backlit Display and Integrated Web Camera. The netbook is available in two colors namely; Satin Brown Color with Pleats & Cosmic Black with Fusion Stripe. The new Toshiba NB200B-A1712 Netbook is available in India at price of Rs.25, 500.

So, what’s your pick?
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