The 5 Best Netbooks Today
Asus Eee PC 1018B ~$350
Atom-powered mid-range netbooks from ASUS have always been a good bet, and the Eee PC 1018PB is no exception. Featuring a brushed-metal design that's rare for a netbook, and an awesome touchpad, it's a good bet for people who need a netbook for general use.
Toshiba Mini NB505 ~$300
The design ot Toshiba's netbooks hasn't changed that much over the years, but that's because there's been no reason to alter it. With a large keyboard and touchpad and interesting exterior look, the N505 is sure to be a winner with students and mobile professionals.
Acer Aspire One AO722 ~$320
Equipped with AMD's C-Series Fusion processor, the AO772 trades some processor performance in for better graphics. It's a good system for someone who wants to play older games or watch 720p video, but also has a tight budget.
ASUS Eee PC 1215N ~$489
This 12.1" netbook is priced outside of the typical range because it's not a typical netbook. It has a dual-core Atom processor from the desktop line and Nvidia ION graphics. Though this reduces battery life to about 6 hours, it provides respectable performance. Unlike most netbooks, this one could serve as a person's main PC.
HP Mini 210 ~$300
If you want a stylish but inexpensive laptop, the HP Mini 210 is a good option. It's well built, with a stylish and smooth exterior that can be had in five different colors. There's also a lot of room for customization on HP's site, so you can either have a single-core or dual-core processor, 1GB or 2GB of RAM, and a number of hard drives.