Netbook Review Blog

This is a blog devoted to netbook reviews. Our aim is simple -

Provide the most in-depth netbook reviews and help our readers make the best decision.

Will Netbooks be around in 5 years?

Netbooks have grown from zero sales (they were introduced by Asus in 2007) to 12-4 million sales in a year and a half.

Projections are -

  1. 15-20 million sold in 2009. 
  2. 40 million sold per year by 2011-2012. 
  3. A third of total computer sales by 2012.

A lot of people dismiss netbooks because -

  1. They don’t realize that netbooks let us do 90% of the things we normally do i.e. search, check email, watch a movie, surf the net, listen to music.  
  2. They undervalue the importance of portability and mobility. Netbooks now have 6 hrs, 8 hrs, even 12 hrs of battery life. They’re light and fit in a purse (admittedly a slightly bigger one).
  3. They also undervalue the importance of money. Having a $350 netbook that you can carry around everywhere and use as a second or third computer is priceless.

Samsung is a new entrant to netbooks (and they have some very well reviewed, beautiful netbooks) and they’ve already sold a million plus netbooks. This is not a niche that is going to disappear.

Netbooks are not going away.

What Netbook Should I get?

We are building up the site slowly to ensure we get things right.

However leave a comment and we’ll definitely research any requests you might have. We are well versed with netbooks and will help you make the right choice.

A few quick tips to keep in mind -

  1. Acer, Samsung, and Asus are the top 3 brands. In our opinion, in that very order. 
  2. Make sure you get a 6 cell or 9 cell battery. Only get a 4 cell battery netbook if its battery life is adequate for you (should be 4-6 hrs).   
  3. Check on screen sizes and get a 10″ netbook or a 12″ netbook rather than a 9″ one.
  4. Check on the keyboard and make sure that its big enough for you. Most manufacturers indicate the size compared to a laptop computer’s keyboard. Its important to ensure this works for you as you use the keyboard non-stop when using a netbook.
  5. Differentiate between matte and shiny screens and choose your preference.

The top 3-5 netbooks in our opinion are -

  1. Acer AOD150.  
  2. Samsung NC10. 
  3. Asus 1008HA Seashell. 
  4. Samsung N310
  5. MSI U115.

However, please let us know what features are most important to you, and we’ll research the best netbook fit for you.

2 Responses to “Netbook Review Blog”

  1. Just want to introduce a new line of notebook/netbook Cooling Stands from a Danish company, which might have your interest:

    http://www.chill-innovation.com/userfiles/file/ChillDesk%20Notebook%20Cooling%20Stands%20UK.pdf

    The ChillDesk MiniXL CD-100 is especially made for netbooks in a stylish aluminium design and with a unique adjustable fan.

    Additional info and pictures etc.: http://www.chill-innovation.com/misc.php?site=default&content=1

    Thanks!

    Kim Morgen
    Chill Innovation A/S

  2. Hi Kim. Looks like a “cool” product. hehehe
    Any information on pricing? There’s none on your website.

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