Powerful hardware and responsive software
Imagine an Envy x2 at half the price running Android instead of Windows and that is essentially the SlateBook x2 in a nutshell. This 10.1-inch detachable has more in common with the Envy x2 than the Split x2 - and that should be taken as a compliment. These HP models may not look as sleek as the Asus Infinity models, but the FHD IPS display, solid workmanship, versatility and outdoor usability are all indubitably better than the larger and more expensive Split x2.
Quite good despite the plastic components used
The HP SlateBook x2 is a fast hybrid device and performed quite well in most of the benchmark tests. Barring the cramped keyboard, reflective screen and the below average audio experience we did not find anything missing in the device. Lack of 3G may be an issue for some. Sure the rear camera is a disappointment, but that should never be a consideration while buying a hybrid device.
OK netbook BUT not so good for WiFi
I needed something small for travel and didn't want a big laptop to be my whole carry on. I thought about some of the 'Pads, but didn't want to spend that much for web surfing, email, a little shopping and maybe some spreadsheets or documents. I bought one of these with a free upgrade to Windows 8 "Professional". Well it wasn't free, it was $15, but still not a bad deal. Anyway this worked great on a trip, I was able to use the hotel WiFi just fine.
Tough as nails, Incredibly versatile
Fully rugged devices obviously occupy a niche in the market, intended for those who face potentially hostile working environments. Emergency and military services, field workers, those into extreme sports and the like are obvious markets, but this kind of device is also great for people who want to be able to work in harsh weather conditions or simply be sure that, no matter how clumsy they are with their laptop, it (and its data) will remain intact.
Truly not bad
This is a convenient little laptop. The 320GB of space is fine for me. However, 1GB of RAM just barely makes the cut these days.
Naturally, I'm on the internet with three tabs open, and playing music on iTunes. Other times I'm running sophisticated music software, exporting large files, and jumping back and forth between necessary programs.
Great little PC
It's the size of an iPad, but thicker because of the keyboard. I use it with a Verizon mini hotspot that's about the size of a credit card. Battery life for the MiFi is so-so, so I keep it plugged in at home. Battery life on the Mini is acceptable being about 4-6 hours. I have a spare battery and swap them out, but not often. The Mini 110 keyboard is totally usable, even though I'm not a fan of touchpads. Everything works. Screen resolution is not Mac Retina, but it's totally acceptable.
A battery life of up to eleven hours
With so many netbooks out there, it can be difficult to find the right one. The HP Mini 110-4250 is a solid choice. The dual-core processor on this notebook computer is impressive, and the comparatively long battery life means you can do a full day's work without recharging.
Good battery life, Build quality
If you're looking for a basic portable machine but don't fancy a tablet then a netbook is the way to go. The Eee PC 1025 is an excellent choice: the battery life is impressive and the usability grows on you after a while. It's got an impressive range of connections and a decent screen and will serve well as a secondary machine or travelling alternative to your main device.
Beautiful design, solid body
The Asus 1025CE is perhaps the best netbook of the moment. Beautiful and solid built, it does pack the latest Atom platform, a good keyboard, a nice matte screen and solid battery life. There's one thing though that might ruin it for you: upgrading memory is complicated.
Great for the price
For $280, this is a great netbook. It won't replace your home machine, but it's small, light, and the battery really does last for six to eight hours. Using a 4GB memory card for ReadyBoost makes it fast enough to be useable for Office and internet, while the machine is already capable enough to stream video.
Great build quality, Good battery life, Well-priced
The Acer Aspire One D270 is a true upgrade in terms of not just hardware, but also performance and battery life. In addition to easily handling normal tasks, the ability to play 1080p videos flawlessly, earns it extra brownie points. The 10.1" screen is good enough, and it is even possible to hook it up with a larger display that will go easy on your eyes. It comes with Windows 7 Starter and MS Office 2010 Starter, so you don't have to invest extra funds for these essential software.
Best for thinness and weight, 1GB RAM is fixed
The X101CH comes with a tiny power adapter (4.6x 2.8x 6cm) that plugs right into the wall. The keyboard is somewhat improved from the N455 based X101H. All surfaces are matte, non-reflective, including the screen. The older X101H and fanless X101CH are two of the thinnest and lightest netbooks due to a 7mm height hard drive and 3-cell battery.
The 1GB RAM cannot be upgraded, as it is soldered on the motherboard. This makes a big difference in use.
Fanless cooling = quiet, Slim and light
Netbooks are arguably on the way out, but as one of the last of a dying breed, the Asus Eee PC X101CH makes for a nice finale. Performance from its new Intel "Pine Trail" Atom processor isn't a huge improvement and you're still restricted to light workloads, but the ability to finally play Full HD video smoothly makes this netbook a far more attractive proposition than many.
Eye pleasing design
The Acer Aspire One Happy 2 sells for around Â£229 and for that price range you get a decent netbook that is well built, sports an attractive design, and provides a standard performance. Additionally it offers users the choice of booting with Microsoft Windows 7 Starter edition or, for quicker access to functionality such as web browsing, Android 2.3.1.
The Acer One Happy 2 is one stylish device that's easy on the eyes. Its performance is quite good, and the product is not expensive either. On the other hand, it didn't do too well in our battery tests. However, as mentioned earlier, the device's relatively brighter screen could be the reason behind this.
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