their release just over a year ago with the launch of the Asus EeePC,
netbook computers have become the fastest selling items in the computer
Netbooks are cheap, light and low powered portables designed to spend
most of their time connected to the Internet.
The idea is people using web 2.0 tools don't need high powered computers
as most of the work and storage is done over the net.
Generally netbooks have a low powered central processing unit (usually
an Intel Atom), a small hard drive, no CD or DVD drive and only one
or two USB ports. Often they come supplied with solid state hard drives
(SSDs) which consume less power than the traditional hard drives.
As a result, they don't run things like games and high end application
very well, if all. However, for users with more modest needs, they can
be a very good choice.
Netbooks are terrific little units and meet the needs of many users.
If these will work for you, they are well worth look at.
Almost every vendor, with the exception of Apple, now have a model
on the market.