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Top 5 Best Travel Computer Netbooks

So your looking for a laptop to take with you on your round the world adventure but your not sure what kind of notebook or Netbook to get. If your like me you don't want an expensive laptop large and cumbersome travelling to remote parts of Thailand. You want something light weight small compact and energy-efficient.

Netbooks really came onto the market a few years ago when Asus released their version of a Netbook back in 2007. Now all the big manufacturers have made Netbooks and is still a growing market. A Netbook is not as powerful as a laptop but it's perfect for word processing surfing the web and loading your photos if that's all you really want to do while you travel then you'll just love having a Netbook. Oh yeah Netbooks are super cheap!

Now a Netbook doesn't have as much power as a full blown laptop computer but it's not like your programming android devices or creating the latest kindle game now is it. Writing an email on an iPhone might be possible but it's annoying as hell if you want to write a lengthy letter or several this is when you know you need a Netbook. If you like big ass screens then your probably better off going with a laptop.

Netbooks are lightweight, low-cost (most Netbooks sell betteen $250-$400), and are extremely portable that is if you don't mind carrying a side pack around which is useful when your travelling anyway. A Netbook used to be expensive back in 2007 but 5 years later they are much more affordable, faster, more powerful, and so much easier to use.

Here picks of some of the best netbooks out there on the market right now:

Acer Aspire One AO722-0473 11.6-Inch HD Netbook (Espresso Black)

Acer Aspire One AO722-0473

Acer Aspire One Netbook

The Acer has a fast AMD Dual-Core Processor that makes this Netbook fast and smooth. Comes with a windows home edition for those people who like using windows. A 320gb hard drive and 2GB DDR3 ram makes this Netbook read more like a laptop. But it still is a Netbook and even though it has an 11.6inch screen it still shouts small and weighs a measly 3.21 pounds!

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Nokia 10.1-Inch Booklet 3G (Black)

Nokia 10.1-Inch Booklet 3G

 Nokia Booklet 3G

This is the only Netbook on this list that has built in 3G capabilities. This is a great feature let me tell you, the convenience of having a Netbook or booklet as Nokia has named it is the ability to go anywhere and do anything yet still have computing power available. Internet is an important thing and if you just have your Netbook without the Internet you may be better off just carrying around a pen and paper.

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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215T-MU17-SL 12.1-Inch Netbook (Silver)

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215T

 Asus Netbook

Asus in my mind is one of the best players in tablet computers and Netbooks. The products they make are always small, durable and have as many features as the latest iPad. The Asus Seashell 1215T is no exception either. It has one of the biggest screens in any Netbook on the market, a clear webcam built great for travelling and using skype. Runs on a windows home premium edition and has a nice 350GB hard drive.

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Dell Inspiron iM1012-799CRD Mini 1012 10.1-Inch Netbook (Cherry Red)

Dell Inspiron iM1012-799CRD Mini

 Dell Mini Netbook

You know Dell get's a bad rap sometimes but I really like their products, they always look great and work well. The Dell Mini Netbook is a great but probably not the best value for money. It's 10.5 inches by 7.8 inches making it super small and portable. Though the Netbook only comes with 1GB ram and a 250GB hard drive it still performs extremely well for all the tastes you'd need to perform while travelling around the world.
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Toshiba NB305-N600 10.1-Inch Netbook (Blue)

Toshiba NB305-N600 10.1-Inch Netbook

 Toshiba Netbook

You know I think the Toshiba Netbook NB305-N600 has one of the best screen resolutions of any of the discussed best Netbooks on this list. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery the Toshiba Netbook comes with lasts super long they say about 8 and half hours but all depends on what your doing, if your just surfing the Internet then this baby will probably last about 7 hours.

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Chris founded LivingThai.org in 2011 and has received over 3 million visitors. He has lived here for over 10 years and speaks reads and writes very good Thai.

10 Responses to Top 5 Best Travel Computer Netbooks

  1. Ben Johnson January 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    I am afraid i would have to disagree with you on your number one choice ‘Acer Aspire One Netbook’. The others i would definitely agree with. In the past Acer used to be pretty good, as they used to be made in Taiwan. Then they moved the outfit to Mainland China. And, since then things have gone drastically done hill! My first Acer i had four years ago, i had to change the graphics card and the replace the screen within the first year!. The second Acer i had, two years ago. I had to change both of the graphics cards within the first year. Replace the motherboard within the second, and the battery lasted barely 2 years! Acer notebooks get very hot, and this is what fries the circuitry all the time! I even used to place my notebook direct onto a desktop fan, but still used to heat up badly and then cut out! If you are still reluctant to believe what i say, next time you go passed those small IT repair centers at the shopping Malls……just see the vast majority of notebooks that are waiting to repaired! Yes, most of them are Acers! (And no, i am not a gamer).
    I have just bought myself an ASUS Intel i5, and comes with a 2 year worldwide warranty as standard, and ASUS was voted in the top 3 worldwide Notebooks for durability.
    So i think maybe you should reevaluate your number one choice.

    • Chris January 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      I agree with the ASUS i5 notebook but it’s a laptop not a netbook. I’ve heard bad reports about their notebooks to but the netbook is pretty good in my mind.

  2. Patrick January 31, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Hi Chris,

    I would highly recommend the Toshiba NB550D as it has harmon/kardon speakers facing upwards from the keyboard and it provides excellent stereo sound. The only downfall to the NB550D is it’s only expandable to 2gb RAM.

    On another subject… Love your website and the information you provide!

    Cheers Matey…

  3. Banjo January 31, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    Curse you Chris I just bought my travel laptop last year.
    I’m quite happy with my choice though, a 15″ HP Pavilion with heaps of space.
    It’s a bit heavy but I checked out the smaller screens and my eyes just aren’t up to it.

  4. Bentley January 31, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Doesn’t Apple make one? I had a bad experience with a Dell (laptop not netbook) and since that time I switched to Apple and their MacIntosh system and I won’t buy anything else.
    I guess Apple doesn’t make one since you did not mention it.

    • Chris January 31, 2012 at 7:39 am #

      I think they do but i’m not a apple guy i’m more of a bannana.

  5. Joe February 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Can you do a post on getting online with a laptop/notebook while in Thailand?

    I want to get an air card or whatever they are called where you plug a sim card in so I can connect to the internet when I’m out and about. Any ideas of what I should go with?

    • Chris February 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

      Good idea i’ll get to it this month.

  6. trini March 20, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Hello Chris,Just discovered your site,and love how informative it is. A veritable Cornucopia of relevant Thai Information for All and sundry. My question,I have an Asus Transformer Tablet,in your opinion will this be an equitable substitute for traveling over a Netbook ? Cheers!

    • Chris March 20, 2012 at 1:25 am #

      Depends on what you do with the tablet, if it’s just for tweets movies facebook, then sure, but if you are a writer or actually do a lot of typing then a netbook can sometimes be better.

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