A Look at Small Laptop Computers
Gadget enthusiasts are head over heels about small laptop computers which are so tiny they can fit into a book bag or a purse and come with customizable skins. Are these as functional as mainstream units?
These units are very light, weighing only about 2 lbs and run familiar operating systems with sufficient memory for daily computing tasks the just like a desktop PC. Some though use Linux or other systems not very familiar to most users. These tiny processors come with a lot features and options making them perfect for combining travel and work.
The leading minicomputer according to consumers is the Asus Eee PC with its 9.5 hours of battery life in just one charge. However, it operates on Linux which is actually customizable and quick but is simply unfamiliar to Windows users. It can be switched over to Windows though with some technical help.
Are there any other tiny data processors?
The thinnest unit today is the Sony Vaio X505 with 10.5 inch screen at only 1.7 lbs. Its battery life is very short at 1.5 hours and the memory is not sufficient to run major applications however, its being thin is novelty enough for most consumers.
The Acer Aspire released two minis; the AOA150 and Vivienne Tam HP. The Vivienne Tam HP offers a feminine style with its floral printed skin. Both of these units have 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processors and 1GB of RAM however the HP has a smaller hard drive and shorter battery power.
The MSI Wind is pre-loaded with Windows XP and features condensed keys on the keyboard’s periphery making the letters and numbers appear in full size. It has more USB ports and comes with an Ethernet port and card reader.