IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

A buyer's guide to the top 10 netbooks

Thinking about getting a netbook, but don't know where to start? We take a look at 10 of the most popular netbooks out right now.

Acer Aspire One D250

acer D250

While we said in our review that we wouldn't rush to recommend the Aspire One D250, it deserves its place here for those who are looking for something new and different and the D250 offers both in the guise of dual-boot between the still hot Windows 7 and Google's Android.

This feature makes it unique in the market. There's also a very pleasant 10.1in LED backlit screen. With a six-cell battery now fitted as standard, the otherwise run-of-the-mill netbook has enough staying power to make it worth considering, especially at the price.

Acer Ferrari One 200 399

Ferrari One

If the affordably-priced Acer D250 is a Ford', this Acer is priced like a Ferrari, so it's lucky that it is one then.

There's no good reason for the Ferrari One 200 to exist, except for the fact that it's fun. It's draped in fantastic red paint and abounds with slightly cheesy touches such as large side vents and tyre effect rubber stands that are sure to put a smile on your face.

It's also blessed with some intriguing tech such as an XGP port, while its Athlon X2 dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM help it to the top of our netbook performance charts.

Asus Eee PC 1005HA 209 ex. VAT

acer 1005

In our last netbook round, up we went with the Asus 1008HA Seashell for its smooth looks and great screen, but this time we're more swayed by the affordability of this back-to-basics netbook.

Smooth curves and great looks still abound on the 1008HA, but it's still a sturdy affair.

Featured Resources

Big data for finance

How to leverage big data analytics and AI in the finance sector

Free Download

Ten critical factors for cloud analytics success

Cloud-native, intelligent, and automated data management strategies to accelerate time to value and ROI

Free Download

Remove barriers and reconnect with your customers

The $260 billion dollar friction problem businesses don't know they have

Free Download

The future of work is already here. Now’s the time to secure it.

Robust security to protect and enable your business

Free Download

Recommended

Nokia and Google score breakthrough in Android 13 network slicing
Network & Internet

Nokia and Google score breakthrough in Android 13 network slicing

25 Aug 2022
16 ways to speed up your laptop
Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

13 May 2022
Nokia wins Indosat contract to expand 5G across Indonesia
5G

Nokia wins Indosat contract to expand 5G across Indonesia

4 Mar 2022
Nokia and Ligado partner on 4G, 5G enterprise private network
5G

Nokia and Ligado partner on 4G, 5G enterprise private network

5 Jan 2022

Most Popular

How to secure your hybrid workforce
Advertisement Feature

How to secure your hybrid workforce

23 Sep 2022
What your hybrid workforce needs from their laptops
Advertisement Feature

What your hybrid workforce needs from their laptops

21 Sep 2022
Why collaboration is key to digital transformation
Sponsored

Why collaboration is key to digital transformation

13 Sep 2022