Mar 2 2010

Netbooks: The Lighter the Better?

Averatec, a South Korean laptop manufacturer, has just released what they deem the lightest 10-inch netbook available on the market today. Weighing in at a mere 2.2 lbs, the N1200 is truly a technological achievement, even within the netbook community.

The remarkable levity of this new netbook doesn’t come without sacrifice; regardless of the newly constructed lithium-polymer batteries implemented, the battery life lasts a mere 3 hours without charge.

Averatec has made one thing clear: netbook manufacturing companies are still striving to create more portable and convenient devices. Although portability in netbooks is extremely important, this compromise raises questions concerning a balance between efficiency and portability.

Nevertheless, the N1200 will be released in three different versions: one $330 model equipped with Windows XP and a 160GB hard drive, another running Windows 7 for $350, and finally, a $380 model with a 250 GB hard drive along with an extended battery pack.

Averatec’s new N1200 netbook can very well succeed and set a new standard in terms of portability, but if not, perhaps some netbook manufacturing companies need to re-prioritize when developing new models.

Via Techspot

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  1. cultural issue said:

    All I’ll really be doing is going on the internet. Do netbooks have fast internet connections and will there be things I can’t do on a netbook that I could on a laptop?

    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:18 am

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