Best Netbook Of The Year?

We only have 3 more months to the end of 2010. This year, we have seen lots of new netbook model popping up, and many of them has added (or will be adding) the dual core Intel Atom processor and Nvidia ION 2 graphics to their specs. Netbooks are no longer a device used merely for Web browsing and Internet application which it was originally designed for. So which is the best netbook of 2010? Some reviewers say it’s the Eee PC 1215N, but I think it’s still too early to say now as we are yet to see the performance of the Acer Aspire One D255 and the Asus Eee PC 1015N which will be released in the next 1 to 2 months. Both models will feature the new Intel Atom D550 CPU and the 1015PN will even be running ION 2. It will be interesting to see how these 2 new models compared to the others.

Netbook Comparison Tool Makes Netbook Shopping Easier

In order to find the best netbook that’s suitable for yourself, you need to do some research and comparison. There are so many netbook models available on the market today, which make netbook comparison an uneasy task. If you face this problem too (having too many choices and do not know where to start), this netbook comparison tool will be a great help.  It allows you to select a few netbook models and then display the specs, user reviews, and prices for each models in a table so that you can compare them side by side.

Google Announced Chrome OS Targeting Netbook

There has been rumors about Google releasing OS for quite a while, and Google finally did. Google recently announced on Google blog that they will be realeasing a Linux-base, open-source OS which will be a lightweight system with minimal user interface. They called it the Google Chrome OS. It will have minimal interface just like Google Chrome web browser, and will mainly targeting netbook computers. It’s expected to be available on netbooks in the 2nd half of 2010.

Sony Finally Release A Netbook

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Sony released a mini laptop called the VAIO P few months ago, and refuse to call it a netbook. In fact, the over high price of the VAIO P does not qualify it as a netbook. Today, Sony finally released a real netbook, the VAIO W series, which comes with standard netbook specs and price:

  • 10.1-inch screen, 1366×768 resolution
  • Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz
  • 160GB HDD
  • 1GB RAM
  • webcam
  • GMA 950/W-LAN
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5-hour battery pack
  • Windows XP Home Edition

The Sony VAIO W netbook is expected to be released on August at a starting price of $499.

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Toshiba NB205 Released

toshiba-nb205-n310-brown-cover-450Toshiba finally released its first netbook in the U.S. market. The Toshiba NB205 is an 10-inch netbook that comes with mostly standard specs that are similar to most of other netbooks on the market today:

  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N280 processor
  • 10.1-inch diagonal widescreen
  • 1GB DDR2 800MHz RAM, upgradeable to 2GB
  • 160GB HDD2
  • 6-cell battery
  • Full-sized keyboard

Although being late to the market, Toshiba manage to produce a top quality netbook that’s comparable to any other netbook available on the market today. Check out the review of Toshiba NB205 here.

HP Mini 1101 Now Available

HP Mini 1101 which was announced recently is now available for order on HP website. With a starting price of $329, the new HP netbook comes with a 10.1-inch, 1024 x 576 pixel display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g WiFi, and a 3 cell battery.

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Another edition of the netbook, Mini 110, is also available for pre-order now. The HP Mini 110 will give you more choices on the netbook colors, as well as  operating systems (Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux with HP’s Mi Edition user interface).

HP Introducing Mini 110

HP is introducing a new netbook model, Mini 110, which is a 10-inch netbook with several improvements on top of its predecessor. There will be 3 editions of HP Mini 110: Mini 110XP, Mini 110 Mi Edition, and Mini 1101.

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The HP Mini 110XP comes with a 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor, and Broadcom accelerator chipset for decoding HD video up to 1080p. This edition of netbook will be released on June 10 for $329.

The HP Mini 110 Mi Edition comes with Ubuntu Linux and HP’s custom Mi Edition interface for the operating system. It will be available with up to 2GB of RAM and a hard drive up to 250GB. Prices start at $279.99. The HP Mini 110 Mi Edition should be available June 10th for $279.99.

The HP Mini 1101 is very similar to the HP Mini 1000. It will either have XP, XP Pro or Vista for OS, a 6-cell battery and internal 3G connectivity features.  The HP Mini 1101 will set you back for $329 and will hit netbook stores on June 1.

If you’re an HP fan who haven’t recently purchased the Mini 2140 due to its high price, the HP Mini 110 will be the right choice for you.