Small laptop computers are very convenient since they are so portable. They are used frequently by people who travel a lot, who study or do their work in coffee shops and just for those who like the small design especially if you live or work in a small space. Small laptop computers come in two basic configurations. An ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) is the smallest and the other is a subnotebook also called a Netbook. The biggest differences between the two are the display screen size, the software operating system and the processor capability. The UMPC has a screen size of 7 inches or less while a Netbook comes in 9 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch screens.
Small laptop computers consume less power and they enable you to do your work from anywhere at any time. Before you purchase one of these computers it is important to check out what kind of software they have, what the life and size of the battery is and its overall features. Many small laptop computers are now packed with the same specifications as the larger computers. These devices are becoming more and more popular and are expected to become one of the largest industries in computing. They are targeted at users with basic computing needs; for example – email, chat, music, videos, movies and just everyday use of the Internet.
The Acer Asper One comes in several different versions; each with its own size and specification but this small laptop computer consistently earns top marks from reviewers. It is not considered the absolute best Netbook on the market but you will most definitely get a lot of features and the laptop is affordable. You can surf the Internet, install a program and have tunes running in the background with no performance loss. The Acer has both a headphone jack and a microphone jack, which is a very nice feature. You can also upload pictures from your digital camera. And because of the size, you can carry this computer is a small bag or purse. This is one Netbook that performs as well as it looks.
The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 weighs a little over two pounds. It is rugged, very quiet, power friendly and very durable. Its external speaker provides good sound quality and the laptop provides over four hours of battery life.
The HP 2133 Mini-Note is a high spec PC and as good as any larger laptop. This laptop is small but solid and the extra wide keyboard makes typing considerably easier than some of the other small laptop computers. Its sound is very good and it is a fast enough machine to check emails, surf the web and write documents.
These are just three examples of a nice array of small laptop computers that are currently being offered at very good prices. Be certain to check all features to make sure the laptop you purchase will fit all your needs.