Best netbook 2011
Which are the top rated netbooks in 2011 ?
The times when personal computers were heavy and had units that were placed under the desk are long gone. Nowadays netbooks are the newest rage, thanks to their lightness, slimness, performance, impressive battery life, small screens, low-powered components and, finally, price. However, is really difficult to find the best netbook in 2011. Their target is diversified and thus they appeal to categories such as students, people who work in the business sector (and have to travel a lot) and also home users.
The candidates to the best mini laptop
Stores worldwide offer an impressive array of netbooks and this makes choosing one of them to buy a very hard thing. You will have to take your time and think about the following: reason to search and buy the best netbook in 2011 (will you play games on it or rather use it to watch movies and do homework?), performance (including battery life), design, reliability and price.
Here is a list of the top rated best netbooks that are available on the market in 2011. Maybe they will help you find what you want.
Apple MacBook Air
The Apple company makes what are undoubtedly some of the best rated netbooks out there in 2011. Their design and build are both excellent.
This device is available in two versions: an 11.6″ one and a 13.3″ one. Specifications are also top-notch: there’s a ULV processor, Nvidia 320M graphics, 2-4GB of memory and SDD storage.
All these allow for playing games and enjoying multimedia content. The battery life: 5 hours.
One of the drawbacks for this amazing netbook is its expensive price, difficult to access by a lot of people. Is one of the most important candidates to the best netbook in 2011.
Asus EeePC 1015PEM
This 10″ mini laptop is considered nowadays one of the best devices in its class and it is the first from Asus with a dual-core Intel Atom processor. The design, 6 cell battery, 250GB hard-drive, 1GB of DDR3 memory, 10.1″ display, ergonomic keyboard, trackpad and solidness make this netbook one of the most loved netbooks in 2011.
HP Pavilion dm1z
The HP Pavilion dm1z is one of the best and fastest netbooks available today, due to its impressive AMD E-350 processor, launched in 2011. It comes with the following specifications: 1.6GHz, 3GB of RAM, 11.6″ widescreen, Microsoft Windows 7 Premium Edition compatible, AMD Radeon HD 6310M graphics card, 320GB storage capacity and external primary optical drive. The battery life is great: the HP Pavilion dm1z can run over 7 hours.
The new Samsung NF310 was selected Editor’s Choice in its category. The reason: its Intel Atom N550 processor, very good user experience and high-resolution screen.
And that’s not all: reviewers also praised it for its good looks, great battery (7-8 hours on a charge), keyboard and trackpad.
Cons: it only comes in black and is rather pricey.
HP Mini 5103
The HP Mini 5103 is among the best netbooks on the market. It is an expensive gadget, but worth the money. It features a dual-core Atom CPU, 10.1″ widescreen, 2GB of RAM, 1,366 by 768 resolution, finger friendly touch screen, Intel GMA 3150 Graphics Card and very good battery. A downside: it doesn’t come with an HD decoder card.
Asus EeePC 1215N
This netbook’s compactness makes it one of the most popular gadgets ever made. It’s also very comfortable to carry around; what is more, it comes with a solid body and good trackpad and keyboard. The dual core Atom D525 processor and Nvidia ION Optimus technology make this device one of the fastest on the market.
This new Asus EeePC 1215N performs well, is portable and has an affordable price. You can even play games on it. The operating system it runs on is Windows 7.
Another advantage of this product is its battery life: 5 to 6 hours on a single charge.
Acer Aspire One AOD255-1203
Acer is known to offer expensive netbooks and the company shows no sign of ever giving up on this habit. Among the product’s pros: the dual-core Intel Atom N550, battery life (over 7 hours), slimness, weight and full-size keyboard. Negative bits: if you want to upgrade the memory, you’ll encounter difficulties.
Apple MacBook Pro 13
This netbook is praised by many. Why: it comes with powerful hardware and graphics, solid design (aluminum unibody casing), ergonomic keyboard and trackpad and, finally, beautiful display. When compared to other devices, the new Apple MacBook Pro 13 features an optical unit, an impressive battery (offering 10 hours of life) and an illuminated keyboard.
Sure, this is one expensive netbook, but you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
Asus EeePC 1201N
Lenovo ThinkPad X100e
If you are a businessman and want a really good netbook, then this is the one for you: the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor works great, there are 2GB of RAM (upgradeable to 4GB) and the keyboard is excellent, as are the resolution and screen.
Lenovo ThinkPad X100e runs on Windows 7 Professional.