Netbooks, mini-notebooks, mini laptops, small laptops, nettops. Why, at one point, Microsoft has gone so far as to call them ULCPC’s (ultra low cost personal computers). Whatever you call it, you can’t deny that 2008 was the year for the emergence of the small but mighty Netbook.
Typically these are laptops with screens less than 13 inches and weigh less than 4 pounds. Their primary function is web surfing and email. They have less power than full size laptops, but hey – who needs to work on that PowerPoint presentation or churn through a resource intensive program when your uploading your photos to Flickr, Tweeting, surfing FaceBook, updating the webpage and emailing friends?
Starting around $399USD, they are the perfect accompaniment for our journey. Christine and I will both have one, and thankfully – unlike our backpacks – they won’t be a matching pair.
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