Mini Notebook Computers - How They Are Good and Bad

By Mark C. Taylor
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Mini notebook computers are the latest great thing to hit the computing field for the typical user. You see them everywhere and students love them. They are so much easier to carry around than a full-size laptop. But will they really do what you have in mind? Are they the best option for you?

If you talk to different people about the same product, you are bound to get varying opinions. So even though feedback is always helpful, in this case it just may not be enough to warrant a purchase.

Your best bet would be to go to an electronics store and spend a little time talking to one of the personnel there to discuss what you will be using you mini notebook for. Only then can you make a reasonable decision. However, do check on line before purchasing the one you choose as you might find the best deals there.

It may sound simple, but the big deciding factor is going to be what you will primarily be using it for. Yes, I know that sounds like I'm hedging but it is true.

If you travel a lot and are constantly out of your office, trying to keep up with personal emails and contacts, then mini notebook computers may be the perfect choice for you. They are good for word processing and working on spreadsheets. Your typical office work and keeping up with your contacts. Also good for surfing the web depending upon other factors below.

If, on the other hand, you like to pursue your hobby as a gamer then you will more than likely want to pass and go with a full size laptop. That's because of less RAM and processors that are weaker than the desktop versions. If it's a resource intensive program, or application, you will find that mini notebook computers just aren't for you.

Something else to consider is the size of the screen. Of course, with a smaller unit comes a smaller screen, which for some may not be an issue. But if you are used to larger print it may take some getting used to. It could be on the smallest screens available on mini notebooks that you just can't see all of a webpage at one time and you will find that annoying.

Also, make sure to check out the keyboard. Women tend to not have much of an issue here, but for a lot of men this could be a deal killer. Men normally have larger fingers which have quite a bit of difficulty making their way comfortably across the keys. This is one reason why talking to different people about the same product might not yield the best suggestions for you.

Spend some time typing on some of the models of mini notebook computers and see if you typing skills diminish greatly. Some netbooks have designed their keyboards in such a way that the keys are flat and with little to no space between the keys making it easy for the bigger fingered of us to hit more than one key at a time. Annoying.

However, if you look around you might find one that slightly raises the keyboard and but space between the keys making touch typing on these smaller computers much easier.

The great thing about mini notebook computers are their compact design making them easy to haul around with you. You just have to make sure that their performance isn't compromised in return.