Best Netbooks to Buy in 2010 For Your Teenager
February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019
If you are looking to buy computers for your teenager this 2010, you should consider the latest crop of mini-notebooks, also called netbooks, to hit the market. These compact computers are sleek, trendy and just as functional as basic desktop computers. In addition, these are also more affordable to boot.
Because they are not as bulky as desktop PCs or even full-sized laptops, netbook computers are a cool gadget for the youth. It is almost fashionable for teens to carry them around without fear of being branded a computer geek. Beyondheless, beyond being a fashion statement, having a netbook in hand gives your teen a tool to excel in school.
As the name implies, netbook computers are designed primarily for one thing – going online. It is very important for today's teens to live virtual lives along with their Web-based friends, particularly through various social networking sites. Equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and a fast web browser, netbooks allow teens to expand their horizons through the Internet.
Criteria For Choosing Netbooks
Computers, just like any other human tool, have specifications that are designed for a particular use. To illuminate, you do not have to buy a $ 300 power drill if you only need to put up a small picture frame on your wall. In the same way, you would not need to buy computers that come with all the bells and whistles of a top-of-the-line business machine, if all your teenager will do chat with his or her online buddies.
Therefore, before choosing a netbook for your teens, find out first what activities they will do with it. Are they going to use it purely for school assignments and research work? Will they need to play their favorite games in it? How often are they going to use it for watching movies or listening to their song collections? Do they have to make webcam calls with it? How much videos and photos are they going to store in the netbook?
By answering the above questions, you get a pretty good idea of what features or capabilities to look for when purchasing a teen-friendly netbook computer. It will also help you to choose one that will fit your budget just right.
Three Popular Netbooks For Teens
For 2010, several netbooks came out all targeted for the teenage market. Three of these stand out from the rest, based on their performance, price and features.
The contender from Toshiba, the Mini NB300 series has a standard 10.1 inch LCD screen, an Intel Atom 1.66 GHz processor, a 1GB DDR2 memory and a 160 GB hard drive. It is Wi-Fi enabled with a webcam and microphone built-in. The Li-Ion battery is rated up to 11 hours.
The ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE has just about the same specs except for a few deviations. It has a 250 GB hard disk, memory is expandable to 2 GB, it is Bluetooth enabled, and is rated up to 14 hours of power-on time.
Dell's Inspiron Mini 10 compares similarly with the other two. This netbook however is known to offer only 6 hours of computing time, limiting its functional mobility.
As a final note, the best netbooks for teens are those that they choose for themselves. So take the time to shop around for your teen's netbook computer together as parent and child, but let them decide which one to buy.