Top 3 Mini Laptops or Netbooks

Experts would agree that mini laptops are set to take over the realm of personal computers. In 2008, we saw a revolutionary shift in the sale of personal computers where for the very first time, the sale of laptops have surpass that of desktops. In 2009, we are observing a new trend where the sale of mini laptops (or netbooks) looks set to take over the portable PC market. In 2008 alone, it is estimated that over 10 to 15 millions units of netbooks was sold. Here is a quick look at some of the best mini laptops/netbooks available in the market.
It is undisputed that it was ASUS that almost single handedly spearheaded the mini laptops/netbooks market. It launched the ASUS Eee series a couple of years ago where it took the laptop world by storm. Not surprisingly, the ASUS Eee series today remain one of the best-selling mini laptops/netbooks in the world.
The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10-Inch netbook is currently one of the most popular models. It comes with a 160GB hard drive and is powered by a 1.66Ghz Intel Atom processor. It has a 10" display and weighs at just 3.2 pounds. On a single charge, the little netbook can last up to 9.5 hours.
What you will get from the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10-Inch netbook is a durable and reliable machine. The ASUS Eee series has a wonderful track record where some owners have reported that it has used one for years without a single glitch or breakdown.
Another popular netbook model is the Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165 10.1-Inch netbook. This model has similar specs as the ASUS model above but it comes in a variety of colors, i.e. red, black, white and the very popular sapphire blue. This slightly cheaper model comes with some exclusion of features. For example, it does not come with Bluetooth and have a slightly shorter battery life.
Following closely behind in terms of popularity is the Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-Inch netbook. The NC10 have identical specs as the Acer Aspire One but it comes with Bluetooth connectivity. As you can see, most of these three popular netbook models are nearly identical when it comes to specs. All there are built by highly reputable brands that have excellent track records. Due to that, the biggest distinguishing factors that set them apart from each other is their radically different designs.
The Asus Eee sports a more traditional and solid design. The Acer model has a slightly more stylish design with rounded corners and smooth lines. The NC10 on the other, in my opinion, has the most stylish design. It has a minimalist design and a high gloss cover with the name Samsung imprinted in shiny fonts.