SMB Guide: How to Buy a Netbook

By James Maguire | Posted June 02, 2010

The iPad hasn’t totally eclipsed the netbook yet, and there are still plenty of reasons you might want one of these small cousins to a cheap laptop. Of course, it pays to know what you're looking for and what to expect for your hard-earned dollar. That's where a shopping guide comes in handy, and wouldn’t you know, we can hook you up. Datamation has the latest intel on the best netbooks for your small business.


Choosing the top netbook -- that is, the top netbook for you -- requires deciding which options are most important to you. In other words, the “best” netbook is the one that best fits your own individual fingers, budget and desire for workplace or personal style.

Truth is (the netbook makers don’t admit this) most units have pretty similar specs. Today’s mini-laptops exist in a pretty narrow price and performance range. From the snazziest souped-up netbook to the bottom-end netbook, they offer (more or less) the same:

A 10.1-inch screen, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Windows 7 Starter Edition, 3 USB ports, a Webcam, 1,024 x 600 pixel display and an Intel Atom N450 CPU.

Read the complete small business netbook guide

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