extremely small alternative to a full sized laptop to carry around. It wasn’t until I actually got my hands on one that I noticed how great the 10 inch model was and the actual carrying size wasn’t that much bigger. So what was the big deal about the 10 inch model? Well keyboard size was what sucked me in.
Keyboard Size – Anybody who’s typed on both the mini notebook 9 and 10 inch models will tell you the same thing. The 9 inch keyboard is tolerable, but the 10 inch is years ahead. A lot of it has to do with manufacturers adjusting to peoples needs and better laying out the keyboard with that 1 inch of extra space. While it seems like a small detail, it’s actually one of the most important. Unless ultra portability it your main priority, look for a deal on the 10 inch models.
Hard Drive – You’ve got 2 large options for hard drives and a few small options afterwards. The big option is to decide if you want a SSD (solid state drive) or a standard hard drive with moving parts like what you would find in a standard laptop. The real questions you need to ask yourself is simple. How much an I going to store on this mini notebook? If the answer is a lot then you’re probably going to avoid the SSD style drives. They come in sized from 2-16GB in most mini laptops and that just won’t be