Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Netbooks are best suited for Web surfing, documentation and basic multimedia functions, and the best netbooks are designed to be easily portable as well as economical.

Netbooks generally come with screen sizes between 9 and 12 inches and are typically less than 3 lb in weight, integrated with small keyboards. They also have much lower power consumption and benefit travellers with their long battery life of 8 hour or higher together with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth amenities.

In terms of efficiency, netbooks do not have performance levels to match laptops or even ultraportable laptops, typically running on single core processors like Intel Atom or Via. However it is necessary that you have at least 2 GB RAM and 120 GB HDD storage capacity for even the basic applications to run freely.

The best netbooks are low priced and even include a good operating system like Windows Starter at less than $500.


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Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015)
Getac V110
Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015)
Getac V110
$899 - $1,099
$219 - $299
$269 - $427
$1,299 - $2,199
$3,298 - $4,299
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Jul 2015
Jul 2015
Mar 2015
Jul 2015
Display Size
11.6 in.
10.1 in.
11.6 in.
12.0 in.
11.6 in.
Display
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
10.1 inches, Widescreen, 1280 x 800
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
12 inches, Widescreen, 2304 x 1440
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
Hard Drive
128 GB, HDD
16 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
256 GB, SSD
128 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
4 GB
4 GB, 4 GB
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows 8
Processor
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
1.8 GHz, Rockchip RK3288-C
2.16 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
1.1 GHz, Intel Core M-5Y31
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i5-5200U
Laptop Type
Ultraportable, HDD
General Purpose, Value, Widescreen
Value
General Purpose, Ultraportable, Business, Ultrabook
Tablet, Business, SSD
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 3.9 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.0 stars
Display
28% Positive
72% Negative
63% Positive
37% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
Look and Feel
50% Positive
50% Negative
91% Positive
9% Negative
62% Positive
38% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Battery
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Connectivity
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
66% Positive
34% Negative
37% Positive
63% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
100% Positive

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