Asus Eee PC 1001P and Lenovo ThinkPad Notebook – My Two Favorites
Buying a laptop these days can be pretty tricky because there are lots of brands out there looking vying for your attention. I have been following the laptop market for years and hence all my friends consult me before buying their laptop. Looking at what the market currently has to offer, my two favorites are Lenovo ThinkPad notebook and Asus Eee PC 1001P. Apart from that, I have short listed two more. Make sure you go through these laptops before buying one.
1. Sony – There is no specific model number; they are all really great. I have written a lot of Sony laptop reviews over the years, and have seen that these notebooks are a bit costly. Sony gives a lot of importance to the look of their products and hence puts in a lot of eye candy. You mostly pay more for the good looks and not better performance. But there are also some Sony laptops costing more and giving mind blowing performance.
2. Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Netbook – Dell has always been really good in making notebooks but I am mentioning a Netbook here since it is a bit different from others out there. I liked this computer because it gives a lot of features that you’d find only on more expensive Netbooks. The price of the Mini 10v is kept below $300 and hence the deal is mouth watering. The chassis of this unit too feels good.
The Mini 10v is not perfect though, I didn’t like that Dell doesn’t give as many configuration options as that on the other Netbooks. The screen doesn’t have that edge-to-edge glass found on the Mini 10 either. I would still recommend this Netbook as it gives excellent value for money.
3. Lenovo ThinkPad notebook – Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks are made for business users and the best thing about these laptops is the comfortable keyboard. I have two Lenovo notebooks to recommend; get the one that suits you the most
• Lenovo ThinkPad X201 3626 – This is a small 12 inch laptop housing a very powerful processor, the battery life is really good and the build quality too is excellent.
• Lenovo ThinkPad X100e – It has one of the best keyboard I have ever seen in a Netbook. The screen is matte which is seldom found in laptops or Netbooks these days.
4. Asus Eee PC 1001P – This laptop is again made for people who think looks are very important. I was a bit wary about sexy looks, as I assumed that the manufacturer would charge more for it. However, the price is kept at $299 which is really good. The battery life of this Netbook too is on par with other products in the competition. On the flip side, this computer doesn’t have any thing out of the box as compared to other Netbooks in the market. The hardware inside is the same. I would still recommend this to you owing to the good looks and low price.