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Netbooks Prices, Reviews and Specifications


Netbooks are the smallest and lightest possible laptops, with capabilities on par with tablets. Most netbooks weigh about two to three pounds and have limited storage capacity. Unlike larger laptops, netbooks don't have optical drives for reading or writing CDs or DVDs.

Acer Aspire One AO756-2626

The Acer Aspire One AO756-2626 is an 11.6" netbook that runs a Windows 8 operating system. It is light and portable and works well for basic computing tasks.

While it runs a Windows 8 operating system, the netbook does not have any touch-screen capabilities, a feature found on some small laptops. It has a high-definition screen with a 1366x768 resolution, which is higher than some other netbooks, and the screen can be mirrored on a larger screen in full 1080p through the HDMI port. It weighs just over 3 pounds, putting it on the heavy side for a netbook - some 11"-13" laptops weigh less.

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Asus Eee PC Flare 1025C

The Asus Eee PC Flare 1025 is a 10.1" netbook that runs a compact version of Windows 7. The model is highly portable, weighing less than three pounds, and works well for basic computing tasks such as surfing the Web and checking email.

The Asus Eee PC comes with plenty of connectivity options including three USB ports, a VGA port and an HDMI port that can mirror high definition images onto a HDTV. It also has an SD card reader and an RJ-45 internet input.

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Gateway LT4010U

The Gateway LT4010U is a lightweight and portable netbook that runs on a compressed version of Windows 7. Gateway is now part of Acer, another popular maker of netbooks and laptops.

It has Wi-Fi connectivity and is meant for on-the-go basic computing needs such as answering emails and keeping up with social networks. It has one-touch integration with Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. It also has several connectivity options, including three USB ports, an HDMI port and a VGA port.

The Gateway LT4010U runs Windows 7 Starter, a smaller, more-compact version of Windows 7. With a basic version of Microsoft Office installed (Word and Excel only), the model can be good for children.

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