Are mini laptops worth buying?

India
October 21, 2010 1:44am CST
I want to buy a mini laptop. My friends have told me that it is worth when traveling as it is handy. Moreover, the price is also so low. Are there any other advantages of using mini lap tops. And what about the disadvantages?
9 responses
• Malaysia
21 Oct 10
One of the advantages of having mini laptop is energy saving in high level. After finishing electricity charge, it could last around 3 to 4 hours for usage. It is convenient anyway.
• India
21 Oct 10
Ok that is a good thing to hear
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
I agree, you can also add the factor that it mini laptop is good in travel purposes due to its light weight and mobility.
@tonyllenium (6267)
• Italy
14 Nov 10
i think if you consider o buy a mini-laptop or netbook you should understand that they are ok only because they are small and so really comfortable for tavels and mobility!!So if you consider configuration and so processor,ram,disk,graphics these mini pc are really unpowerful and so they cna be useful to do just simple things as surf the ent,check the mail,update your social network profile,read some documents or create some text files but nothing more..so if you need a real pc you should search for a laptop and not netbook if your purpose is to have a quick acess to the ent on the go..so netbooks cna eb a choice..
• Romania
24 Oct 10
Advantages: - small size Disadvantages: - small size, especially the screen - no optical unit - no ExpressCard expansion slot - only good for browsing the Internet, watching SD movies (not HD), watching pictures (maybe storing pictures, downloaded from camera, if you have enough hard drive space). - battery life is not that great
@jossml (464)
• Puerto Rico
22 Oct 10
Yes. I think mini laptops are worth to buy specially if you want to use it everywhere you go, and for internet and everyday applications. It saves space, electricity and money. If you are not going to use it for heavy graphics, games, design and other resource eater software, a mini laptop is OK.
@maximax8 (27048)
22 Oct 10
I have got a normal sized laptop and a mini sized laptop. At home I use my normal sized laptop because it is comfortable to type. I can see the print on the screen and it is so big that I don't have the scroll up or down. I took my mini laptop with me on a trip to Canada. When I was able to get on to the Internet it was worth having. I could go on to wonderful My Lot and check my messages. However the print was very small and hard to read. Then my typing was way too tiny for my liking. So these were my disadvantages. My advantage was it was light to carry and it was small. I think if wanting to use Internet on the move like traveling a mini laptop is delightful to have.
• South Korea
21 Oct 10
well its not really cheaper than the bigger one...its almost the same..I got one and I can say yeah its fine..but I actually regret buying the small laptop..I just bought it coz its whats in..but I love watching movies and the monitor is quite small..but of course the portability and the battery counts a lot too:) so it really depends on what you like
• Philippines
21 Oct 10
Hello there! Based on my own experiences with my notebook and also with my netbook, the following are the pros and cons of having a mini laptop or netbook: Pros: ease of portability, affordable price, suitable for travelers or students or young professionals who are always on the go and finally space saving feature. If you live in a small room or condo unit, then it is worth buying compared to a desktop pc. It can be used as a backup for your existing desktop if you have one. Cons: Easily outdated by newer models every quarter, built-in processor can't be replaced or upgrade, only HDD and RAM can be upgraded. No optical drive for playing discs, high risk of theft and robbery due to its value in the market. It can't do several multitasking compared to desktop models. It was built specifically for networking or social chatting with friends. It can be strainful to your eyes due to its limited size of the screen. Hardware repair can be a hassle since all of the parts are connected into the motherboard. With all of these, I guess pretty much you will have an idea or what to expect for in a netbook or mini-laptop. Finally, it all depends on your budget and needs. Is it a need or want only? Do I really need it for networking or for business use? Whatever your reason is do some research on your chosen model and ask for reviews from users. In the end it will help you choose the right netbook for your needs. After all, "An informed buyer is a smart shopper!" Hope this helps you in some way.
21 Oct 10
I personally don't see them as being worth the cost. (at least for myself) When you look at how laptops and personal computers advance over the time, within two years a fairly cheap laptop would be outdated and mid range one's aswell to some degree. I know a few people who paid silly prices and I don't think high expensive laptops are worth it unless the features are spec for the future. Seems a waste of money to buy something that will struggle to do things you want, I only see them as being useful for people who just want to browse the net.
@lxho99 (74)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 10
Yes. Mini laptop is worth to buy. It is small and easy to carry to everywhere. It is also save energy, normally it can be used around 3 - 4 hours, so you no need to bring around with cable. Actually, I also planning to buy one.