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Intel Atom Based Laptops best value for money

This is the quick review of Intel atom based laptops to help you decide which one to opt for.

None of the other laptops are coming with windows xp these days and if you buy one with vista chances are you will regret later on.

So, why to go for Intel atom laptops ?

Here are the few quick reason

  • Extremely cheap.
  • Small size and light weight.
  • Not for heavy processor oriented task but for presentation, surfing, browsing and blogging on the move.
  • Bundled with windows xp that's a big plus.

Here are the top contenders you can opt for:

Hp Mini 1109tu
Hp Mini 1109tu priced Rs. 21490

Acer Aspire One
Acer Aspire One priced Rs. 20999

Lenovo S10
Lenovo S10 priced Rs. 20,900

Dell Inspiron Mini 12
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 priced Rs. 30,000

Comparison Chart

Features Hp Mini 1109tu Aspire
One
Lenovo
S10
Dell Inspiron Mini 12
Operating system Win XP Home Win XP Home Win XP Home Win XP Home SP3
Processor type Intel Atom Processor N270 1.60 GHz, 512 KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB Intel Atom processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache) Intel Atom Processor N270, (1.6Ghz, 533Mhz, 512KB L2 Cache) Intel AtomTM Z530 Processor (1.60GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB 1024 MB 1024 MB
Memory type DDR2 533 MHz DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM DDR2 533 MHz 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Internal drives 80 GB 120 GB 160 GB 80GB
HDD speed 4200 rpm 4200 rpm 4200 rpm 4200 rpm
Display size 10.1 inch Diagonal LED BrightView Infinity Wide Screen 8.9 inch WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD 10.inch WSVGA Glossy Screen Glossy 12.1 inch WXGA display
Display resolution 1024 x 576 1024 x 600 1024 x 600 1280X800
Graphic subsystem Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 500
External I/O ports 2 USB 2.0, RJ-45, Headphone-out/Microphone in combo jack, AC adapter 3 USB 2.0 ports, External display (VGA) port, RJ-45, Headphone-out/Microphone in combo jack, AC adapter 2 USB 2.0 ports, External display (VGA) port, RJ-45, Headphone-out/Microphone in combo jack, AC adapter 3 USB 2.0 ports, External display (VGA) port, RJ-45, Headphone-out/Microphone in combo jack, AC adapter
Speakers Stereo 2 built-in stereo speakers 2 built-in stereo speakers One external speaker
Microphone Webcam internal mic internal mic internal mic
Network interface Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet 10/100 ethernet, Broadcom® BCM5906, PCI 2.3 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
Wireless technologies 802.11b/g WLAN Acer InviLinkâ„¢ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi 11b/g wireless4 Mini PCIe adapter 802.11g mini-card
Dimensions (W x D x H) 26.17cm x 16.66cm x 2.513 cm 9.8 x 6.7 x 1.14 9.8" x 7.2" x 0.9" 11.77" x 9.02" x 0.92"
Weight 1.11 kg 995 g 1.2 kg 1.236 kg
Color choices Black Sapphire Blue, Seashell White, Golden Brown, Coral Pink ruby red, classic white, bold black, deep blue, pastel pink Black, white, pink, red,green, blue, purple, orange, stickers
Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Starting Price Rs. 21490 Rs. 20999 Rs. 20,900 Rs. 30,000
Website HP Mini Aspire One Lenovo Ideapad Dell Inspiron

Conclusion:

These laptops have some limit.It is not a replacement for a desktop so don't store huge amount of data on it or use it for photoshopping or editing videos.

Use these as a thin and light way to browse websites, write notes and send emails on the move.

For bloggers atom based laptops are great, I'm greatly impressed with their light weight and cheap price.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 written by