Light, Portable, Powerful, Functional, Cheap
Mini laptop are on the rage lately. Mini laptops
are extremely light weight making them extremely portable. Because mini laptops are so petite they can travel
with you to more places and more often compared to a heavy conventional laptop. The extreme portability of a
mini laptop allows you to quickly forget you are carrying a computer around.
How light are they?
only weight about 1.5 to 3 pounds. In comparison, a normal size
laptop can weight up to around 11 pounds. Wow...what a big difference that can make when carrying a
laptop around all day!
Cool Tip: Mini Laptops are called by many names like for examples: mini notebooks,
untraportable, mini-notes and ultramobile. Don't let the different
names throw you too much. They all refer to a new breed of extremely small and light weight
How small are they?
Mini Laptops are small and I mean small. Here are the dimensions of
a ASUS Eee PC 900 mini laptop. A small foot print allows for easy travel anywhere anytime.
8.86" x 6.69" x 0.79-1.33"
How functional are they?
Mini laptops are much more functional than you might think.
They are not computer power houses when compared to conventional notebooks. However, they have almost all of
the standard features of a normal size conventional notebook. Like USB 2.0 ports, PC Card Slots, VGA port,
Ethernet port, Webcam and of course Wi-Fi. It is a real laptop but smaller and lighter.
You can surf the Internet, send and receive emails, type up a quick Word document,
work on that spread sheet or PowerPoint slide for your next presentation. Do the normal things you
would do on a conventional notebook without the extra weight and size. They even sport the latest
Windows Vista Home Premium OS software too.
What about the CPU speed?
Mini laptops having been coming out with some nice CPU's to make them
functionally fast. However, the faster the CPU the more the cost goes up. You can see CPU's speeds
from 800mhz up to 1.8ghz. Keep in mind that it was only a while back when full size laptops had the same
How much memory?
mini laptops range from 512meg to 4gb or better. Many
conventional laptops have the same memory capacity as well.
What size hard drive?
Hard drive sizes for most
mini laptops range from 16gb to 80gb or better. Some mini
laptops hard drives are solid state drives up to 16gb in size with no moving parts. This allows
them to reduce their overall weight of the full unit. Some mini laptops still have conventional hard drives
and sport sizes up to 80gb.
Screen display size
Mini laptops screen sizes hover around 8.9 inches. Ultraportable mini
laptops hover around 5.6 inches for there screen display.
Who makes them?
Most computer company's are producing mini laptops. The five top
mini laptops are being sold by Dell, HP, Acer, ASUS and
Mini laptops prices
They start around $299.00 and go up to $1399.00 on the high end.
If you want a laptop but a whole lot lighter,
ultra portable, ultra compact laptop than a mini laptop might just fit your bill. They are easy to carry
and use. Mini laptops are even affordable for most people. I would not be surprise to see a cell
phone built into one soon.