Midmarket: New Dell, Asus, Acer Netbooks Won't Bust the Budget

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2010-02-24
 
 
 

New Dell, Asus, Acer Netbooks Won't Bust the Budget

 

New Dell, Asus, Acer Netbooks Won't Bust the Budget

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Asus Eee PC 1005HA-P Seashell ($340.99) Utilizing Asus' Super Hybrid Engine, this netbook boasts an impressive 10.5 hours of uninterrupted battery life, 92 percent scaled keyboard, multi-touch touchpad and instant key (for quick access to touchpad-lock) and a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display. Also included are a 1.3-megapixel Web camera, 170GB hybrid storage (160GB HDD plus 10GB Eee Online Storage) and wireless connectivity.

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Samsung NC10-13GB ($284.99) Boasting a 10.1-inch screen, 1.6GHz Intel N270 Atom processor, WiFi connectivity and a weight of just 2.8 pounds, this netbook is highly portable and highly affordable. A six-cell lithium ion battery provides up to six hours of work time, and a 160GB SATA hard drive provides generous storage.

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Dell Inspiron Mini 1011 ($326.19) This Energy Star-rated netbook includes a 10.1-inch widescreen display, internal 802.11b/g WiFi connection, spill-resistant keyboard with multi-touch track pad, Windows 7 starter and an Intel Atom Processor. Processing power is enhanced with integrated Intel Media Accelerator Graphics and it includes a 1.3-megapixel Web camera.

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Toshiba Mini NB205 ($369.99) Built for long-lasting performance, the netbook offers nine hours of battery life, and also features a 160 GB hard disk drive, 1 GB of RAM (upgradeable to 2 GB), 54g WiFi networking (802.11b/g), Bluetooth connectivity, Fast Ethernet, and a Secure Digital memory card slot. It also has an integrated 54g wireless LAN (Atheros) that's compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks as well as Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1 + EDR), perfect for seeking out WiFi networks.

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Acer Aspire One AOD250 ($329.99) This Acer also claims nine hours of battery life and comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system, with features like Jump Lists to help better find and manage files. It also boasts an integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 video processor and a Crystal Eye Web cam, which supports Acer PrimaLite technology. An integrated Draft-N wireless LAN (compatible with 802.11b/g/n wireless networks) gets you connected in a hurry.

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HP Mini 311-1000nr ($399.99) Sporting a larger screen, at 11.6 inches, it also includes a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 160GB hard drive and Windows XP Home. An HP Web cam, 5-in-1-card reader and an integrated Nvidia Ion LE graphics processor round out the package. The device boasts up to 6.25 hours of battery life.

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Sony VAIO W Series ($499.99) Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system, this VAIO features an LED backlit 10.1-inch ultra-wide display, the Vaio Media plus Multimedia Streaming software media sharing application, Intel's 1.6 GHz Atom N280 processor, memory stick and secure digital memory card slots and up to seven hours of battery life with the included large capacity battery. WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in Web cam and microphone help keep you connected.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t ($499.99) The IdeaPad is a multitouch convertible tablet that functions as a netbook or a tablet, with its 180-swivel screen and slim design under an inch thick. The S10-3t also features DirectShare, so users can synchronize files with another notebook without connecting to the Web. It offers a 10.1-inch 1024x600 LED display and runs a Lenovo-modified Windows 7 OS.

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