Top 3 Best-Selling Netbooks – Mini Laptops (As of August 2009)

Asus Eee Pc 1005HA-PU1X Netbook: Asus has been on the top of this bestseller’s list for as long as I can remember. This is not surprising as they were one of the first manufacturers that came up with the netbook concept. The new Asus Eee Pc 1005HA sports a new stylish design, a better keyboard, coupled with the latest netbook specs. Like the Toshiba Mini, this model is powered by the Intel N290 (1.66GHz) processor. In addition to the 160GB of storage, Asus also offer an additional 10GB of online storage. There were also some big improvements in the keyboard of this model. It feels very good to type on and the large right-shift key greatly improves the typing experience. One of my favorite features on this model is that the battery can last up to an amazing 10.5 hours on a single charge. Selling points: Stylish Design, long battery life, great performance and high-end specs.

Acer Aspire One AOD150 Netbook: This netbook model is one of the oldest models on the bestseller’s list. When it comes to specs and features, it doesn’t exactly have the latest ones but yet, remains to be a favorite among consumers. Although it doesn’t come with extra features such as Bluetooth, 802.11 b/n wi-fi (it comes with 802.11b/g), and the latest processor (it runs on the Intel N270), it still functions very well as an entry-level netbook. It has a sleek and stylish design, comes in a variety of colors and most importantly, well priced. In fact, the Acer Aspire One is currently one of the cheapest netbooks in the market. Selling points: Stylish design and low price tag.

Toshiba Mini Netbook: The Toshiba Mini is currently the latest entry to the list, and looking at sales figures, it looks set to give Asus and Acer a good run for their money. For starters it has most of the high-end specs of the Asus 1005HA. It even has an astounding battery lifespan of 9 hours on a single charge, making it the closest competitor to the Asus model. The Toshiba Mini differentiates itself from other models in terms of design and features. For starters, the Toshiba Mini has a matte external casing as opposed to the common glossy surface. This makes it much easier to maintain, as it doesn’t get fingerprint stains as easily. The only thing that I didn’t like about the design is the protruding battery pack on the back of the device. Other than that, this model has a very professional look to it. It also incorporates a very cool USB feature where you can charge your devices even when the netbook is off or on stand-by mode. Selling feature: Design, unique features and battery life.