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The Five Best Netbooks

Netbooks have become a dime a dozen, but these top five are the current cream of the crop

by LAPTOP Staff on April 11, 2011

We've got the Top 10 Notebooks, but if you're looking for a portable productivity machine that fits easily in a small bag, then you're in the market for a netbook. Since the category appeared in 2007 these low-power, low-cost mini-laptops have grown from tolerable companion computers to some being good enough for light gaming. These are our top five netbooks right now.

Samsung NF310

One of the best-looking netbooks yet combines sleek lines with a dual-core CPU and a high-res display.

Lowest Price: $363.29 | Read Review

HP Mini 1103

HP's netbook for older students provides excellent battery life at a low price.

Lowest Price: $274.99 | Read Review

Toshiba Mini NB505

For under $299, this netbook offers long battery life, a solid keyboard, and multiple color options.

Price: $299.00 | Read Review

Acer Aspire One D260

Acer's newest dual-core netbook has style and beefed-up specs to run Windows 7 Premium.

Price: $399.00 | Read Review

ASUS Eee PC 1215N

The addition of Nvidia's Optimus graphics technology makes this the best 12-inch notebook you can get under $500.

Price: $499.00 | Read Review

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