Mini Notebooks are getting very popular these days. The idea of making the gadgets smaller and easily portable is increasing the popularity of notebooks. So I would like to help you people with some guidelines to be followed while purchasing notebooks. Mini notebooks are not designed to serve as a desktop replacement or main computer. They work well for basic web searches, emailing, spread sheet work and word processing.
- Go through the available options and select a tablet or netbook form-factor. The devices do not have a built-in keyboard, but do provide an on-screen substitute. A notebook bears a closer resemblance to a laptop, including a traditionally oriented screen and built-in keyboard.
- Select the size and weight of the device that interests you. Tablets are usually less in weight in at less than 2 lbs and are easy to carry in a bag, suitcase or large purse. Netbooks range from around 2 lbs to 4 lbs. There will be accessories along with it which might add up to the weight.
- Select as device that fits your expected storage needs. Netbooks and tablets have limited hard drive space when compared to a full notebook or desktop system. Tablets and netbooks use specialized hardware that can’t be easily upgraded in most cases.
- Select a device with a battery life that works for your needs. Netbooks and tablet devices typically have a minimum four hour battery life. Larger devices with more hardware have a shorter battery life. Decide how long you will normally need the device to function and choose a device that fits those needs accordingly.