We take a look
at some of the smallest and lightest laptop
Intro - Smallest And Lightest Laptops
Each year, computer
companies release what they hope will be
the smallest and lightest laptop on the market.
Portability is very
especially for business workers, and you'll want to find a laptop that
in weight, and small in size, but that still has all the features you
fulfill your computing needs.
The market for laptops
had been advancing at a steady pace
in the last few years, with smaller and lighter laptops creating
like tablets and netbooks.
Asus and Acer both
dominate the netbook market, and
Apple has one of the most popular tablets, the iPad. To create a true
for the smallest and lightest laptop, many computer manufacturers have
rid of some features on their smaller models, including the DVD, CD,
Super Small Laptop Computers
One of the contenders for
the small and light laptop is the
UMID mbook M2. It's a noticeable improvement over the M1 models, and is
portable. The weight is less than one pound and the display is 4.8
offers many features for such a small unit, and you can even get it
with Windows 7. Although it is powerful for its size, the M2 may be too
for many laptop users.
The Asus Eee PC T91MT
Tablet is another contender for the
smallest and lightest laptop title, although it loses out to the M2.
is only a bit over two pounds, and although it is light in weight, it
large enough to be used comfortably. You can update to 2 GB of RAM, and
offer free online storage, as well. The screen is 8.9 inches,
so it's quite a
bit larger than the screen on the M2. A full battery charge will give
five hours of use. Price-wise,
Tablet is comparable in price to the M2, or just a bit higher. But you
watch movies on the screen, which is harder with ultra-small models.
Acer makes a good small
and light laptop, although it
doesn't compete with the M2, size-wise. It does offer a lot of
for its size - 2.4 pounds - and the price makes it competitive. Its 8.9
display compares favorably to the Asus T91MT, and this machine runs
as well. It has three USB ports, which is excellent for a netbook, and
WiFi capabilities, too. This model is not the choice for you if you are
go, however, since the battery life is only about 2.5 hours. The price
than $300, though, which makes it a better value for your money.
Tiny Laptops - Big On Features
HP makes a mini netbook
too, the Mini 110-1125NR. It's even
a bit larger than the Acer, but it still weighs less than three pounds.
processor speed and storage are competitive with the Acer and the Asus,
screen is a more easily viewed 10.1 inches. You can get up to eight
battery life, as long as you're using features that don't tax the
model also has a 92% of full size keyboard, which you'll find very
Sony has an entrant in
the smallest and lightest laptop
category, the VAIO Lifestyle. It only weighs 1.4 pounds, so it is
contender. The processor speed and RAM are comparable to the other
have mentioned, and the screen is 8 inches in width. A built-in
webcam are handy touches, and it has GPS functionality. It still runs
Vista, which may be a negative for some potential users. The battery
about four hours on one charge.
The drawback on the VAIO
Lifestyle is the price, since it is
about $900. This is a much higher price than any of the other models we
looked at. In fact, you could get three of the
cheaper, smaller laptops
for the price of one of these models.
The Toshiba Mini NB305
looks mundane at first glance, with a
typical processor and a bit less RAM for its size. But if you're
looking in the
10.1" screen range, this is a good buy. Toshiba designed the trackpad
keyboard so that they feel more like what you'd find on a 12" laptop.
NB305 only weighs in at about three pounds, and you can get nearly
usage on one battery charge. This model is competitive pricewise too,
Smallest And Lightest Laptop Netbooks
The new smaller netbooks
are the next wave in mobile
computing. You'll be attracted to them not only because of their size,
because the prices are often lower than those of their larger
Business users appreciate netbooks because they have the capabilities
laptops, in a smaller size. There are many various netbooks vying for
of smallest and lightest laptop. Sure, the larger laptops have better
due to the screen size, but no one wants to be bogged down by a heavy
On the lower part of the
spectrum of netbooks, there are
some models, as we have discovered, with lower prices. They boast
space, modest memory and good power. The more expensive netbooks may
than a full-sized laptop, and these usually have more powerful
processors and a
bigger hard drive. Simple tasks like checking email, word processing
surfing can be easily done on cheaper machines, but if you're into
business use or hard-core gaming, you'll need more than some of these
laptops can offer you.
If you wish to buy your
netbook or laptop online, it's a bit
difficult to determine the actual size you'll be getting. If you check
sizes, for example, be aware that the laptop's overall size will be
the screen size. Still, smaller laptops and netbooks will be able to
into a handbag or messenger bag. If money is not an object, you can get
netbook with almost all the extras of a full sized laptop.
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