In this post we will review the best netbooks of 2012 and we will be updating this post throughout the year. We will be using a number of factors to pick the best netbooks including price, popularity, graphics, battery life, and computing power. Let’s get right into it!
Best Selling Netbook of 2012
The most popular netbook of 2011 is the Toshiba NB505-N508BL, it has been in the best selling category for quite a few months now and has gotten great reviews on Amazon.
- Intel Atom processor 1.66 GHZ, 512kb L2 Cache
- 250 GB Hard drive
- 1GB ram
- 10.1 trubrite screen
- Comes with windows 7
This netbook has gotten over 104 reviews from customers who have bought it with a whopping 90 reviews either 4 or 5 stars. This gives it 4.5 stars out of 5. The top reviewer states that this is quality netbook at a good price and the keyboard is GREAT compared to other netbooks. The case also has a nice rubbery feeling.
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Best Price Netbook of 2012
The netbook that delivers quality at a great price is the ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU37-BK this netbook comes with all your basic specs, but at under $230!
- Intel Atom N450 processor 1.66GHZ
- 250 GB SATA hard drive
- 1GB DDR2 ram, can be updraged to 2GB
- 10.1 inch screen, matte
- up to 8.5 hours battery
- Comes with windows 7
Best Battery Life
With most netbooks you can expect 5-6 hours of battery life, a good netbook usually boasts up to 10 hours of battery life, but the ASUS Eee PC 1015PED-PU17-BK can go unplugged for up to 13 hours! This gives you a lot of time to be unplugged on airplanes, the couch, friends places, or in class.
- Comes with Windows 7
- 10.1 inch screen with LED display
- 1.83 GHZ N475 Atom processor
- 1GB ram, upgradeable to 2GB
- 250GB hard drive and comes with 500GB of free web storage
- built in webcam
Here is a quote from a customer who bought the Asus Eee PC 1015PED “Battery wise it’s about 7 to around 10 hours of normal usage (surfing, documents, installing and running software, etc.) which is extremely good.”
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Best Gaming Netbook 2012
A fairly new netbook on the market is the ASUS 1215N-PU27-BK, the previous model was very well received by gamers who also wanted portability, this new model improves on the previous model and still provides the power to game at a fair price of $484
- Intel Dual Core Atom D525 processer at 1.8GHZ
- Nvidia ION 2 dedicated video memory 512MB
- LED Screen, with HDMI output
- 2 GB ram upgradeable to 4gb
- 500GB SATA Hard drive
- Comes with windows 7 home premium
- Up to 6 hours battery life
Review – “The Asus 1215N-PU27-BK is a fantastic “unbelievably priced” portable. This netbook runs everything smoothly”
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