Netbooks have become such a hot topic and they perform almost as well as a notebook. Notice the size of the Netbook in comparison to the coffee cup in the image above, they are small and super lightweight. I recommend purchasing a 10" screen if you are planning on using it as a portable computer for your business. You can surf the web, connect on your social networking sites and run almost any business or personal software. Also, many mobile phones allow you to tether your computer to your phone for Internet access, eliminating the need for the $60 per month fee for a mobile broadband card.
TIP: Processors are generally not as fast on Netbooks, which means you shouldn't have too many programs open at the same time.
My recommendations for a Netbook:
- Windows 7 Operating System
- Intel Atom Processor (533 MHz or higher)
- 1GB memory or more (remember you're going to install Studio, Photoshop Elements, etc.)
- 160GB hard drive
- Always purchase an extended warranty for any portable computer