So you've been looking for an ultra-portable laptop to browse the web and do some word processing. You could get an Eee PC or an Acer Aspire One. Get one of these instead.
Why it is better:
Build quality and style (read some reviews of it if you think I am exagerating). Brushed aluminium case is hardwearing and stylish and the build quality dumps all over the competition.
Screen. 1280*768 minimises scrolling. No good if you wear reading glasses oh and it's shiny which I know some people hate.
Keyboard. The best of any of the group - almost full size and good to type on.
The downside is you get a via c7-1.2Ghz processor which is significantly slower than the atom chip in the other two - even clock for clock. It will handle web browsing, word processing even playing back 720p video if you use the right player that utilises the chips hardware acceleration. Anything that requires serious grunt is not going to work however but you don't buy a netbook for stuff that requires serious grunt.
Ram is easily upgradable to 2GB and XP works very well on it - this comes with Linux preinstalled.
Massive 0.1% quidco available.
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* VIA C7®-M ULV Processor
* 1.2 GHz, 128 KB L2 cache
* Standard memory 1 x 1024MB DDR2
* Memory slots One SODIMM memory slot
* Memory upgrade Upgradeable to 2048 MB maximum
* Chipset VN896NB and 8237S SB
* Internal hard disk drive 120 GB
* Hard disk drive speed 5400 rpm
* Optical drives No Optical Drive
* Weight Starting at 1.2 kg (weight will vary by configuration)
* Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.3(at front) x 27 x 16.5 cm
* Display type TFT
* Display size 8.9 inches diagonal
* Wireless technologies Intel® Wireless LAN 802.11b/g mini-pci card, Bluetooth
* Wireless capability Yes
* Modem 56K modem
* Expansion slots Slots available for additional devices: ExpressCard/5 4 slot, 1 Secure Digital slot
* External I/O ports 2 USB 2.0 ports,
* Stereo microphone in,
* Stereo headphone/line out,
* Optional VGA webcam,
* Power connector,
* Software included Additional software available from the Web: HP Client Manager Interface, Java Card Security for HP ProtectTools
* Operating system installed Linux
* Compatible operating systems Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 32-bit
Graphic / audio
* Graphic subsystem name VIA Chrome9
* Video resolutions description 1280 x 768 WXGA
* Audio High Definition Audio, stereos speaker, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated stereo microphone
* Keyboard 92% full-sized keyboard
* Pointing device Touchpad with scroll zone