Is mini laptop worth buying?

By Lisa
India
May 8, 2009 2:16am CST
I have planned to buy a lap top.Recently i saw mini laptops which very cost effective,attractive and easy to carry.I am really confused weather to buy mini laptop or regular laptop.I want to know advantages and disadvantages of mini laptop versus their large counterpart.Please help me out. Thanks in advance.
4 responses
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
8 May 09
There are a couple of things to consider before you commit to a "mini". First, how much work are you going to be doing on it? The size and weight might be very attractive but if you do a lot of keying you're going to find that you won't have too much speed or accuracy on the smaller computer. Do you make CD's? The mini's don't have a CD burner in them. Which also means that you can't watch movies from DVD's on the computer. I am looking for a new laptop, and I got excited about the Mini's, but then I realized that you would be giving up something for the smaller size. One of the big things to me was the lack of a CD burner. Secondly I looked at them and thought to myself that as small as they are, they wouldn't stand up to heavy use. I am a heavy user so I wouldn't do well with the mini. I found laptops and notebooks that are five pounds...which isn't as light as a mini, but it still is lighter than the notebook I have now. I also looked at the mini and realized that even though they are lighter and cheaper will they really stand up to being taken out and around a lot? The price is very attractive, but notebooks are coming down in price too...some of them are very close to the prices that the mini's are being offered at. I didn't even get to the point of checking and seeing if they would handle a printer...I assume that they can, but by the time I thought about a printer I had pretty much decided against a mini. I think that the mini's were mostly developed for people who do a lot of internet surfing. If it's people who are in business or college and need all the features of a full sized notebook, then the mini really isn't for them.
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@gcabando (314)
• Philippines
20 May 09
I thinks not. I dont like mini laptops because it is easily broken. I like the more durable one.
@vekstr (179)
• Sweden
23 May 09
Yeah, my friend just managed to completely destroy his.
@vekstr (179)
• Sweden
10 May 09
They're cute and handy but slow and has embarrassing little HDD capacity.
• Philippines
8 May 09
Go for the mini. At least 10.2" screen. But don't buy the Sony Vaio pocket laptop, you almost can't read the small fonts. Regular laptops are now a thing of the past, they look like dinosaurs to me. LOL