While laptops give you much more freedom than a desktop computer, if you want a computer that is truly portable and always easy to use on-the-go, you need a netbook.
In addition to being extremely portable, the great thing about purchasing a netbook is that there are plenty of quality options that cost less than $400.
To understand exactly what’s available in this price range, here are the top five netbooks under $400:
#1: Acer AO532h-2223 10.1-Inch Matrix Silver Netbook
With up to eight hours of battery life, this Acer netbook can easily last throughout the day without ever requiring you to plug it in for a charge. It offers a multi-gesture touchpad, which makes it easy for you to navigate through applications and the Internet. And whether you want to video chat or record a video to upload, you can do so with the Crystal Eye webcam that is built into this netbook.
#2: ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Netbook
This netbook may have a low price and, at 2.8 pounds, a light weight. However, it does not skimp on performance or features. Thanks to its compact but powerful speakers, whether you are listening to music or watching a show on Hulu, you will have no problem getting a rich media experience with this netbook. And while it’s obviously a small device, once you start typing on the keyboard, you will find that it is actually very easy and pleasant to type on.
#3: ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1001P-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook
Not only does this ASUS cost less than $300, but it also provides you with up to eleven hours of battery life. If you’re always on the go but never want to put down your computer, you will find that the long battery life of this netbook is quite fantastic. And because this netbook has built-in 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, you will always be able to connect while you are on the go.
#4: HP Mini 110-3130NR 10.1-Inch Netbook
Thanks to its Intel Atom Processor N455, this HP netbook has plenty of computing power. And since you will probably be using it in a variety of environments, you will appreciate the fact that it has an anti-glare LED screen. Although its body may be small, it still offers plenty of ports. In addition to a 2-in-1 memory card reader, this netbook also offers an impressive three USB ports. Also, thanks to its HP Cloud Drive software, you will never have to worry about running out of space on your HP netbook.
#5: ASUS Eee PC T91SA-VU1X-BK 8.9-Inch Intel Atom Netbook
This ASUS puts a “twist” on the traditional netbook (pun intended). In addition to functioning as a standard netbook, you can twist this device’s screen to use it as a tablet. When you’re using it a netbook, you can easily control it with a few swipes of your finger. And when you are using it as a tablet, you can use a stylus to have precise control over it.