With school beginning to start, many students are wanting netbooks (as well as adults) because typically the average PC user surfs the web, uploads photos and videos and social networks. Well thanks to PC Magazine, here are some tips you need to know before you buy a netbook:
Most netbooks are between 8″ to 10″ screens and the prices are dropping faster than the economy. The other tidbit is more and more power has been added in these tiny PC laptops, I mean netbooks, so they’re really worth looking at for anyone who wants a simplistic yet powerful PC laptop. Your first complaint? The keyboards have to be too small since the netbooks are tiny. Wrong. “Once upon a time, full-sized keyboards were few and far between, but oversized netbooks like the Lenovo S12 and the Samsung NC20 and even standard-sized netbooks like the Toshiba mini NB205 and Acer AO751h are now including them. The vast majority of netbooks still have cramped typing experiences (they usually range from 89 to 93 percent of a full-size keyboard), but expect that to change very quickly,” states PC Magazine.
Also, these netbook screens hold a powerful punch of screen resolution (standard with 1,366-by-768 but others like Lenovo’s are 1280-by-800 – full screen size baby!) PC Magazine also explains that the newer netbooks pack a punch. “You will find an abundance of USB ports, webcams, card readers, and built-in Wi-Fi. Netbooks don’t include optical drives—or at least not yet. (ASUS announced a netbook with one, but it hasn’t shipped yet.) Some, like the IdeaPad S12 and the Dell Inspiron Mini 10v, even have bonuses like ExpressCard slots and TV tuners. Bluetooth is a frequently seen feature in netbooks, while embedded 3G modems, which can use cellular signals to acquire broadband speeds, can be found in the HP Mini 5101 and Acer Aspire One (D250-1165).”
Now, if you’re going to buy a netbook, your processing power will more than likely come with the Intel Atom and typically 1gb of RAM, which is plenty for what a netbook is truly intended for. Last but not least, the price point of $300 to $600 is almost affordable by anyone, especially a college student who wants the power to surf the web, compress and edit video to send to Mom and Dad and even do their homework on Windows Office. Not too shabby if you ask me.
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