Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Netbooks Computer Comparison

After I posted the ‘Choose the right Netbook or Mini Computer Laptops’, then my friend asked me to do some comparison for the Netbooks computer based on the configuration which is suitable for most of the users and at least it can be used for 2 years with warranty.

Actually, she can do this Netbooks comparison by herself, but she need to take some time to browse many computer companies website then configure it and not sure the comparison is it right or not. So, I help her to compare the Netbooks computer and post it here, then she can share with her friends as well.

The comparison for the Netbooks computer or mini computer laptops based on around 10” display size with 90% ~ 92% of normal keyboard size and using Microsoft Windows. I will update and add in more Netbooks models:-




  Dell Mini 10 HP Mini 110 XP ASUS Eee PC 1005HA
Model Dell Inspiron Mini 10 HP Mini 110 XP ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK
Price (Based on 17/July/2009) $697 * $764 * $680 *
Color Promise Pink Pink Chic Black
Processor Intel®Atom®Processor Z530 (1.6GHz/533MHz FSB/512K Cache Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor N280 (1.66GHz, 512KB L2, 667Mhz FSB) Intel Atom N280 Processor 1.66GHz
Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition SP3 Genuine Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 Windows XP Home Operating System
Display 10.1" HD Widescreen Display (1366x768) 10.1" diagonal HD LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1366 x 768) 10.1-inch WSVGA 1024x600 LCD Display
Hard Drive 160GB, 2.5inch, 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive 160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM) + 10GB Eee Online Storage
Battery 56WHr Lithium-Ion Battery (6-cell) 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery 6-Cell Battery (63Wh)
Optical Device Dell External Multi-Format CD/DVD USB Writer HP dvd555s 8X External Multiformat DVD Writer ASUS SDRW08D1SUB Dual Interface External Slim DVD±R/RW Drive – Black ($70 *)
Wireless Card Wireless 802.11g (1397) Mini Card Wireless-G Card Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Webcam Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam HP Mini Webcam 1.3MP webcam
Graphics Card Intel®Graphics Media Accelerator 500 Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with a 5-in-1 Digital Media slot Integrated Intel Graphics
Memory 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 1GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm) 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM
Mouse Logitech V220 Cordless Optical Mouse - Ruby Red HP Laser Mobile Mouse Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse - BX3-00008 ($25 *)
Security Software Norton Internet Security 2009 AntiSpyware Edition, 15-Months Norton Internet Security(TM) 2009 - 15 Month Subscription Norton Internet Security(TM) 2009 – 1 User/3 PC – Small box – Retail ($50 *)
Office Software Microsoft Works 9 DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD Microsoft(R) Works 9.0 Microsoft Works 9.0 – Retail ($35 *)
Carrying Cases Altego 10-inch Clear Laptop Sleeve - Black HP 10.2" Mini Sleeve, pink Case Logic LNE010 Sub Notebook PC Case ($20 *)
Hardware Support Services 2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis 2-year HP Accidental Damage Protection with Pick Up and Return 2-Year Notebook Warranty Extension Service Plan ($90 *)
Bundle Softwares Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9, English N/A N/A
* Personal Comments Warranty and Antivirus is included, can’t remove. - Remove warranty can save more than $100.
- You can remove the Antivirus.
- ASUS notebook have to go through other resellers (i.e. Amazon)
- Not able to customize it. But you can buy other devices or softwares from the resellers (i.e. external DVD Writer, Antivirus, etc).
- This model price is cheaper compare to others in this table(Dell and HP).
- You can refer to ASUS Eee PC Comparison List.
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* Price always change. For the Netbook, the cheaper price is not mean you have everything or is the best. Always do more research and compare the Netbooks first then only make the decision. If you are not IT, then you should consider more.


When I configured the Netbooks computer in those computer website or check the Netbooks specification and found that the price of Netbook is not that expensive (usually less than $500) but after I put in more devices or Antivirus or warranty, then the price of Netbooks getting higher and even we can buy a normal computer laptops for that price. Your choice! Friend! Always choose the right computer laptops for your own used!

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